Look of Today: A look for my anniversary, Notoriously Morbid neutrals and Fyrinnae Sexy Nerd lip lustre

Guys, it’s my anniversary today! My amazing hubby and I have been married for four years now. It was such a beautiful day, probably the most beautiful of my life. We had our ceremony up in the mountains…

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Remember sunscreen on your wedding day, folks!

And had the best party of our lives for our reception at an old, renovated industrial building with our family and friends.

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One of the best moments of the day!

It is amazing how much you can learn in four years! Back then I didn’t wear much makeup, if any at all. I knew some things from being on ballroom team and doing theater, but my every-day look was just mascara and a tinted lip balm, as we can see:

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What’s an eyebrow pencil? What’s eye primer?

I had decided to try to do my own makeup for my wedding and went to Laura Mercier to get some makeup for it. There I met an amazing artist who taught me the basics I needed to know. We liked her so much that we ended up just booking her to do my makeup, and my bridesmaids’ makeup. She helped me feel as pretty as I have ever felt for my wedding, following to a T my request to still ‘feel like me’ (now I know I was asking for no-makeup makeup, but at the time I wouldn’t have known to call it that). I felt so made up, but looking back I find that sort of funny:

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So subtle in comparison to what I tend to wear daily now! I’ve only been ‘into’ makeup for about a year now– April 2013 I decided to try to really develop my makeup skills, so what I do now compared to then is certainly fairly different. I’ve found myself wondering what I would have requested if I was getting married today… or maybe even if I would have done my own wedding makeup! But even though my look would be different if I requested it today, that doesn’t change the fact that I felt absolutely lovely, and I’ll always love the look.

Today’s Look

Here we are four years later! For my anniversary today, I wanted neutral eyes with a bright lip, something romantic with a pop without being too intense. I also wanted to give my Notoriously Morbid shadows a spin. Here’s what I came up with!

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I used Tea Tosh across the lid, blending toward the outer edges and into the crease with Ladder to Hell, and accentuating the outer V with Autumn Flowers.

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Today was the first day that I used Darling Girl’s Primed and Primped eye primer, and I’m pleased with it so far! I applied all of the shadows over that first, to get the blending I wanted, then tapped a thin layer of Darling Girl Glitter Glue over the shadow. After letting that dry down, I reapplied the shadows, blended through, and got the luminous quality of the shimmers from the shadows that I wanted.

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For blush, I put down a very light layer of YSL’s Kiss and Blush in Rouge Libertine and Illamasqua Hollow pigment. Then I used Darling Girl’s Don’t Eat The Apple closest to the contour, and My Pretty Zombie’s MDMA blush higher on the cheek. Of course, for contour I used Pumpkin and Poppy’s Oak Bark powder. I don’t have an indie highlighter yet, so I used NARS Albatross along the top of my cheek bone.

 

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To get a glowy-er look to my skin, I finished my foundation with Fyrinnae’s Hollywood Sorcery finishing powder across my whole face.

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For a lip that stands out, I used Fyrinnae’s Sexy Nerd lip lustre. It’s no secret that I love the lip lustre formula, and I found that this one leaves a bit of a stain behind, so even after eating a burger I didn’t have to reapply immediately.

exchange (6 of 8)Ta da!

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I plan on packing a picnic for the hubby and taking us up to a mountain crest nearby (where he proposed to me) for dinner, and hopefully catch the sunset while we’re up there. Gotta get packing!

Products

  • MUFE HD foundation in 110
  • Palladio herbal foundation primer
  • Darling Girl Primed and Primped eye primer
  • Notoriously Morbid Tea Tosh, Ladder to Hell, and Autumn Flowers
  • MAC fluidline in Dipdown
  • Covergirl Clumpcrushers in Black
  • Pumpkin and Poppy Oak Bark contour powder
  • Darling Girl Don’t Eat The Apple and My Pretty Zombie MDMA blush
  • Anastasia dipbrow in Auburn
  • Fyrinnae Sexy Nerd lip lustre

Edit: Picnic was a SUCCESS! πŸ™‚

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