FOTD- quick neutrals

I seem to be reaching for these couple of products quite often this week. And by “quite often” I mean every day. With the weather finally somewhat reminiscent of spring, I’ve been going for a very neutral yet fresh look this week. You will have to excuse the crappy iMac photos, my camera battery is charging as we speak.

And the eyes:

Products Used:


MAC Studio Sculpt foundation in NC25

Benefit’s BOing concealer

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium


MAC Soft Ocre Paintpot (a matte nude base)

SMH single eyeshadow in Creme D’Nude (very light creme for entire lid to browbone)

SMH single eyeshadow in Sin Sational- (a shimmery light peach for lid)

MAC Arena Eyeshadow (Shimmery light brown for a little definition in the crease)

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Violet Ink (a black violet eggplant color used to tightline top lashes and lightly on the waterline)

SMH single eyeshadow in Divine (a creamy shimmery white for highlighting the brow bone)

Fresh Supernova Mascara


NARS super orgasm blush (very shimmery peachy pink for apples of the cheeks)

MAC iridescent powder in Tenderdusk (a shimmery pink for top part of the cheek bone)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfect Topping and Pink Porcelain (very light shimmery highlighters for top of cheekbones)


Smashbox lipgloss in Pout (a sheer baby pink gloss)

SMH stands for Stars Makeup Haven, a website that sells both the palettes that Coastal Scents does, and single eyeshadows for the extremely cheap price of $4.95. My experience with these eyeshadows has been extremely positive. I bought two 28 palettes for less than the price of 1 MAC 15 palette. These eyeshadows are extremely pigmented and with 97 colors to choose from, its hard to find one you don’t like. My only warning is that some of the shadows are more like pressed pigments and are therefore rather prone to fallout. However, I’ve found if you use a sticky base like paintpots and a dense brush, you can minimize fall out greatly. The website is and the direct link to the shadows is

a note on dupes: I’ve heard that L’Oreal’s HIP eyeliner in eggplant is an extremely close, and much cheaper dupe for the Bobbi Brown eyeliner I used.

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