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FOTD: I Went to a Wedding Pt. Deux

My cousin got married on the 11th! Here is the face I put on for that day—12 hours after application! I was going to use a palette but ended up going back to a few singles I haven’t used much and an old favorite that I’ve stashed away in one of my drawers.

FOTD - Wedding 2 - Face

My face base is my usual one these days: a primer (Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer), the NARS Sheer Glow (Punjab), the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger), set with a combination of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders (Mood Light and Luminous Light) and the Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder (Refresh) for my under-eye concealing. I should note that this is the face of someone who did not touch her base up once for an entire 12 hours.

FOTD - Wedding - Eyes

I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion instead of a MAC Paint Pot, and holy shit I forgot how much I loved this stuff. Wowwww. It really is the best eye primer, in my opinion. I used Breathtaking from my bareMinerals READY 2.0 in The Scenic Route on the inner 2/3 of my lids. I used a combination of Addiction’s Truffle and Fudge on the outer third of my lid, with a beautiful haze in the crease c/o Nooner and Limit from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I also have a bit of Strange from the Naked 3 on my browbone, but I personally don’t think those do much of a difference, lol.

My wing is accidental and too long, drawn on with my Dolly Wink Liquid Liner. Mascara is by Pixy* and the lower lash line has Rouge Bunny Rouge’s Abyssinian Catbird in the outer third and Delicate Hummingbird in the center third.

FOTD - Wedding Face 1

Lipstick is the NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tonkin, which is a new purchase. It’s close to my fave, Montego Bay, but not as pink. Blush is Tarte’s Exposed, and I used the Addiction eyeshadow in Truffle for a very subtle cheek contour. Both pretty much faded away in this photo, but here’s a group picture in which you can kind of see them still:


I wasn’t a part of the entourage or anything like that, so I actually put on something a little (too?) casual for it. Oh well, I liked what I wore:

And then, here’s me with my sister and brother, yay:

And then, here is my cousin and his new wife, in all their cute glory:

Hope you liked this look! I like this business of mixing and matching eyeshadows. I really love having so much time to do my makeup. I think my favorite part of makeup is putting it on… the action and ritual of it.

And maybe the eyeshadow palettes.

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  1. I didn’t enjoy makeup application until recently. I only enjoyed the scouting and shopping part before.

    I love makeup application. It can silence my brain. With yoga, I get bored and I always count down to the next pose and I can’t wait for the session to be over. I can’t rush it coz I take a class. I don’t feel that with makeup. I want to have the time to do it.

    • Hahaha, high five! It’s so therapeutic no? And it’s like having a quiet time to play and not really think of anything else. I hate putting on makeup when I’m rushing, but otherwise, it’s a nice time to think. 🙂

  2. Before I even clicked on the post I wanted to comment on your liner: ANG GANDA! OK I know it might be a bit much for everyday, but I think this shape really works with your lids. It’s kind of awkward when you’re looking down but with your eyes open (straight on or profile) ang gandaaaaa 😀 And is it weird that I like Tonkin more when it’s faded? The color changed by a lot but it’s still a solid wash of color.

    • Yay, thanks! 😀 That’s actually a freshly applied layer of Tonkin—I meant my base was unretouched!

  3. Oh gosh, I thought I was the only person who actually enjoyed putting on makeup!! It’s like therapy, best thing there is 🙂

    • Hahaha it’s so great, I sometimes put makeup on and play, even if I don’t have to go out. Doesn’t make sense to a lot of people, but it makes sense to me!

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