Monday, September 22, 2014

FOTD: Purple Smoke & Becca Berry Twist Revisited

Becca makes some quality lip glosses, y'all. A little sticky with a crème brûlée scent, but beautifully pigmented. Since I'm trying to be berry purple this year (ha. ha. I couldn't resist), I wanted to do another look featuring Becca Berry Twist, which is a deep aubergine, shimmer-free gloss. And I wanted to do a plum smokey eye, because that was the most popular suggestion in response to this post.

Over a base of Laura Mercier Amethyst, I patted the plum shade in the Shiseido OR316 Floracouture palette all over the lid, blending it out lightly with the mauve shade of Shiseido RD299 Beach Grass. I stuck to plum for cheeks (MAC Stratus, which has become of my favorite blushes) and lips with Becca Berry Twist lip gloss. I guess this is also a plum spin on the monochrome look I did recently. YES. I love it when a single look strikes multiple goals off the list.
Berry Twist can be patchy upon application, but it usually looks okay if you're not taking close-up, full-face shots for a blog like a crazy person. Although, I do wonder what it would be like over something like MAC's Night Moth lip pencil.
Too much? Too purple? Too pale? This post did convince me that I don't need NARS Audacious Liv. So overall, +1, Larie.

Other makeup worn:
Origins Smarty Plants CC (Light/Medium)
Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Translucent Illuminator
MAC Lingering + Brow Finisher
MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer (NW25)
MAC Mineralize Concealer (NC20)
Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner

There's been no shortage of posts around here, lately - I know. I figure I might as well take advantage of it while it lasts; job things have been happening, but happening slowly, so blogging is a good way to keep myself busy. I haven't been buying much, so reviews are slow (unless it's backlogged stuff), but I'm digging through Pinterest looks and have somehow found myself fixated on unseasonable peach lips/cheeks and pastels, of all things. Maybe that'll be a FOTD post, or two. And I was also thinking of writing a fitness post, but I'm a casual gym gal, so it won't be a gung-ho thing.

What do you think of pairing dark lips and smokey eyes? What's your favorite vampy lipstick/lip gloss?