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Switching It Up With My Eyeliners

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I go through phases with my makeup. There are periods of time where I will wear nothing but red lips, then nothing but neutral eyes and then others when I do intense blush. I like that makeup gives me the ability to change up my look whenever I darn well feel like it. I go in and out of my eyeliner phase and now I’m back in it. I’ve been alternating between two new options and wearing them just with a nude eye and mascara and I love the look.
1. Rouge Bunny Rouge Nocturnal Ink Liner – I don’t have a steady enough hand for liquid liners with the flimsy flamsy brushes, so felt tip liners are always my friend.  But then the problem for me is the intensity with which the liner reads on my skin and sometimes it’s just too much – I love the look of an intense dark, thick liner……on other people. But I don’t tend to like it super intense on myself. So I was excited to get this one on my eyes because it was more of a soft black that can be worn lightly for just a hint of definition or built up to be a bit more bold (though it never gets crazy liquid liner bold to be honest). I’m currently wearing it as I type this post and I’m in my 8th hour of wearing it and there is no transfer to my upper lids (I just peeked in the mirror to check) and it still looks as smooth and even as it did first thing this morning. This will be on repeat for the next few weeks, I can guarantee you that.
2. Guerlain Les Tendres Eyeshadow Palette in Les Nuees – I keep seeing blue liner pop up on my radar, and I was itching to give it a go. I guess electric blue can be fun, but for me it’s not practical with my day job. I wanted to find something that gave me a bit of color and felt different than my black and brown, but can still fly under the radar. I received this Guerlain palette a few weeks ago, and instantly knew this blue was perfect. It’s navy but not too dark, royal blue but not too bright – and in the above pic I’ve applied it dry with an angled brush. I have also experimented by applying it wet for a more intense effect which also looks beautiful. The baby blue is not a color I normally wear but I have been putting it on top of the navy to change up the effect and it makes it more colorful but still subtle. The pink and white are sheer with slight shimmer so I have been wearing them alone on the lid – applied with a big fluffy brush to give a hint of shine on the lids. Shine not frost.The only frosting I like at this age is on my cupcakes, not on ma face.
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Spring Neutrals

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I wish I could say that the weather is moving towards spring, but sadly it’s not. That being said, the makeup collections are and the neutral tones are out in full force. Here is a look at some great options to wear this spring. Or right now – is there ever a bad time to wear neutrals? I think not. 
1. Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres in Dream – It took me a few minutes to even begin using this quad when I first took it out of the box. It is quite a stunner. The shape, the texture, the colors – it’s all screams decadence and luxury. As you can see from the below swatches, the texture is incredibly pigmented, smooth and applies very evenly. I didn’t even have to build those up, just one swipe was able to show the color adequately. There is a strong frost to this formula, so I prefer to pair it with my matte shades for a bit of dimension. But for those who are thinking about trying this out, it gets two thumbs up from me.
2. Cle de Peau Beaute eyeshadow quad in 309 – I’ve already professed my love for Cle de Peau Beaute quads before (read post here), so it should come as no surprise that I loved this one as well. The three beige shades seem quite pale but to be honest, they show up really well as lid colors for me. They give me a gorgeous glistening wash of color on the lids that I love to pair with bold or dark lips. The purple shade is a bit of a wild card, but surprisingly I love to wear it as a liner just by wetting an angle brush and dotting it along the lash line.
3. NARS Nude Scene duo eye shadow in St Paul de Vence – There were many strong opinions on NARS’ spring collection, mainly because it was so devoid of bold or bright color. I, for one, happened to love it. The duo is a bit on the bronzy side with an orange undertone, so I like to use both colors more in the crease than on the lid. The pigment is the same as most other NARS duo eye shadows and would be a welcome addition to anyone’s collection and will look good on almost any skin tone.
4. NARS Nude Scene solo eye shadow in Valhalla – This shade was a bit more of a surprise to me because of how sheer it swatched. I really had to dig into the shadow to get it to show up on my arm, so this is definitely a color I will need to wear with a primer or cream eye shadow underneath. The color, however, is a beautiful rose gold that looks great worn alone but even better when applied right in the center of the lid for a bit of brightness with a smokey eye look.  

5. Cle de Peau Beaute Extra Rich Lipstick Silk in 211 – This is my first CDP lipstick and I can say that it won’t certainly won’t be my last. The feeling is so incredibly creamy and soft, but the true unique aspect of it was the shape of the lipstick. It’s a square shape that surprisingly fits well on the lips making it easy to apply. And of course I can’t forget to talk about the color – it’s the most beautiful nude shade with just a hint of peach. 
6. Bareminerals Lipsticks Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks in Express Yourself, Dream Big and Fall in Love – While the Cle de Peau Beaute and Rouge Bunny Rouge lipsticks gave good coverage, these lipsticks from Bareminerals were complete full coverage. They give a strong opaque finish and I find are worn best when my lips are hydrated and exfoliated. The texture is a bit dry so I prefer to wear them underneath a lip gloss or lip oil, but the formula is very long wearing and the colors are the perfect complement to a bronzy neutral eye (which of course is my favorite kind of eye look to wear).
7. Rouge Bunny Rouge Color Burst Lipsticks in Watch Out! Eve and Whim of Mine – I think the surprise winner of this entire post had to be these Rouge Bunny Rouge lipsticks. I didn’t quite think anything of them when I first looked at them, and frankly felt they were just another nude lipstick. Until I put them on. I love when I try a product and it gives you that immediate “wow” moment. The texture of these are feel a gel-cream, and they glide on effortlessly. There is a slight sheen to them but the kind that helps make your lips look smoother and more hydrated, rather than glittery. I can already see these making the rounds in my makeup bag this spring. 
As a neutral lover, the spring collections are right up my alley and ones that I feel I will get a ton of use out of.

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What are some of  your favorite spring makeup collections? Leave me a comment below!

Past Posts

Video: October Beauty Favorites

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So many great favorites from this past month – it was hard to narrow them all down. Many of these you may have seen me talk about

Video: September 2014 Beauty Favorites

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Here is a look at my September beauty favorites. Below are swatches of all the products featured. These are all the products featured in the video: 1.