Natasha Denona Metropolis Look

Yesterday I was watching Alicia Archer (kinkysweat on YouTube) do two looks comparing the Natasha Denona Bronze and Metropolis palettes and she inspired me to use the Metropolis palette.


I love the way Symbol, Shield and Imperia blended into each other.
I used Rhizome in the crease to blend the colors up

Other products used:

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX10
  • Wet N Wild Photofocus Loose powder
  • The Balm Time Balm concealer in Medium
  • Natasha Denona Sculpt and Glow palette
  • Chanel Bronze Makeup Base (discontinued and reformulated)
  • Colourpop Top 8 matte liquid lipstick and Cruel Intentions SSB
  • MAC Totally Taupless
  • Chantecaille Elephant Smitten

Monday Makeup Vol 1

When I started my blog I started with the intent of using it to list everything I used on my face in case anyone was interested. Then I realized how time consuming it is and didn’t do it, lol. Now that I have more time I figure I’ll give it a go and try to establish a habit.

Skincare: Tatcha Water Cream and Indigo Cream, Dr Jart+ Tigar a grass Color Correcting Treatment
Primer: Joah Beauty Pore De-activator and Instant Prime Activator
Base: Covergirl Full Spectrum in FS 110
Blush: base is Get Leid SSB topped with Kiko Milano Square of miracles
Bronzer: Chanel bronzer base (discontinued) topped with Kiko Milano Sweet Honey
Concealer: some super light Morphe one I can’t find at the moment (oops)
Powder: WNW Photo Focus Loose setting powder in banana
Eyes: Colourpop Fortune for this eye look: Ben/ Mo Problems / Fortunate /Strike It /Stacks /Trove
Mascara: Essence Forbidden Volume (don’t love)
Brows: Nyx Fill & Fluff in Espresso
Lips: Armani Lip Maestro in 101

Makeup Revolution Constellation

The Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless palettes are some of my favorite affordable palettes.

The color stories go so well together in each palette and there is a good variety to chose from. In addition, their tin packaging makes them stand out and hardy enough to travel with.

Today I used the Constellation palette which can look a bit intimidating as a work look palette.

$15 US

I managed to stay away from the one brown color in the palette and put together a look I felt comfortable going in to the office with while using the brighter colors

The colors were pigmented and easy to blend. Overall I was impressed at how vibrant the colors showed up.

Posting

I haven’t been posting because I’ve been struggling with how/what to post.

I want this to be a place I can go more in depth with reviews and products but if I forget something on a day then I don’t post.

So here are my looks for the last couple of days.

I’m in the middle of moving and am limited to what makeup I have, which I’m kind of liking lol.

Tarte Pro palette for the eyes

Colourpop Main Squeeze on the eyes

Natasha Denona Biba palette for the eyes

I started June makeup free so this has been it for June!

ND Biba Palette

This is the second time I’ve used this palette and it surprised me by coming apart on me.

I’m not sure exactly what happened, the shadow cleanly came out of the pan. Unfortunately I was in the car and I spent a few minutes trying to figure out what to do.

After collecting myself I was able to maneuver the shadow back in the pan and used a towel to press it back temporarily.

I’m not going to lie, it completely bummed me out. For $129 you would think I wouldn’t have any issues; I was able to repress it but I’m considering exchanging it anyway so I can avoid risking it falling out again.

Has this happened to anyone else?

What would you do?

Here’s today’s look using the palette

Shop my stash

I’m still going strong with sticking to a handful of palettes I selected for the month and, fortunately, I selected one that fit in perfect for today’s theme.

I decided to shop my stash and only use products I’ve had for a while but haven’t touched. Here’s what I used

  • Too Faced original Chocolate Soleil bronzer
  • Too Faced Natural Love palette
  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation in 310
  • Lorac Blush
  • Tarte Shape Tape
  • Colourpop super satin lip in 951
  • Anastasia brow pomade (this is one of two things I use and didn’t have anything else to use)
  • Becca Highlight in Opal (not pictured)

Overall I’m happy with my look and I’m glad I got to use old products I used to love

Here are the colors I used from the palette