Eye Looks and Lip Combinations of the Week.

Eye Combination #1.

Eye Look #1.

Since my reunion with my beloved Illamasqua Ore Pigment, I have become obsessed with using this beautiful bronzy antique gold pigment almost everyday!   My Eye Looks and Lip Combinations have centered around this unique pigment.  As expected, whenever I wear Ore Pigment, random strangers compliment my eye look. This week, I have had four of the most pleasant and positive conversations, all with complete strangers, over a “silly” makeup item. The power of makeup!  All other face makeup remains the same as here unless otherwise noted.

Eye Combination #1.

Eye Look #1.

Eye Combination #1.

Eye Look #1.

Eye Look #1:

  1. Laura Mercier Eye Canvas EC-3 used as a base (reviewed here).
  2. Giorgio Armani blush #4 Sand used as a crease color (purchase here) *review coming soon.
  3. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus all over the lid (purchase here)
  4. MAC Life’s Luxury Powerchrome Pencil used as a base on the lid (reviewed here).
  5. Illamasqua Ore Pigment (seen here).
  6. Shu Uemura Tokyo Palatte W4 smudge under the lower lash line (reviewed here).
  7. Inglot #90 AMC gel liner used to tight-line the upper waterline (purchase here).
  8. MAC Copper Strip used on the lower waterline (reviewed here).
  9. Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen (reviewed here).
  10. Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara (reviewed here).
  11. Shu Uemura brow pencil in 02 Seal Brown (purchase here).
Lip Combination #1.

Lip Combination #1.

Lip Combination #1:

  1. MAC Prolong Wear Lipliner in Nice-n-Spicy (purchase here)
  2. Shiseido RD203 Lacquer Rouge (purchase here).
Eye Combination #3.

Eye Look and Lip Combination #2.

Needing to look a bit more conservative, I turned to my trusty MAC Powerchrome pencils from summer 2013 collection to achieve look #2.  If Life’ Luxury is unavailable, Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink is very similar in color.

Eye Combination #3.

Eye Look #2.

Eye Look #2:

  1. Laura Mercier Eye Canvas EC-3 used as a base.
  2. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus used all over the lid.
  3. MAC Life’s Luxury used at the base of the lashline and blended upwards.
  4. MAC Copper Strip used on the lower waterline.
  5. MAC Bronze eyeshadow used to line the lower lash line.
  6. Giorgio Armani #4 Sheer Blush used in the crease.
  7. Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen.
  8. Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara.
  9. Shu Uemura Brow pencil in 02 Seal Brown.
Lip Combination #3.

Lip Combination #2.

Lip Combination #2:

  1. MAC Prolong Wear Pencil in Nice n’ Spicy.
  2. Shiseido RD702 Lacquer Rouge (purchase here).

**Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #4 Sand was used in place of Chanel Cream blush in Destiny (61) and Inspiration (64) for both looks.  Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder (reviewed here) was also used.

Nails of the Week: Estee Lauder Smashed Nail Lacquer (reviewed here).

Nail of the Week: Estee Lauder Smashed Nail Lacquer (reviewed here).

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you a trip to Sephora is highly recommended to see Illamasqua Ore Pigment in person.  This is one of the most beautiful and well made pigments on the market.  MAC pigments are not as refined and do not adhere as well as Illamasqua.  I wish Illamasqua would somehow repackage Ore pigment or create a long-lasting cream shadow it its likeness.  In the meanwhile, remember to be kind and if the mood should strike, compliment someone…kind words never hurt.  I hope you found this helpful.  Be well and stay safe.

-M-

*Update:  Bloomingdales now sells Illamasqua (here)…The entire line!!!!!

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

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