FOTD + OOTD: Cheer

Sometimes, all it takes to have and spread good vibes is to just look the part. I was all about good vibes last Friday when I went to a shoot for Ferretti. I knew it was going to be a fun day, a good one, so I made sure my whole outfit was in tune with it.

Topshop blouse/ Soiree jhodpurs/ Ferretti tan wedges/ Parfois gold leaf necklace and ring 

I really liked my outfit that day but, yes, I should really learn how to pose. Never mind! The color combination and silhouette was what mattered. For makeup, I wanted to road test my Color Atelier palette from Shu Uemura for the first time. I only had 10 minutes to do my face since the call time for the shoot was early, so I just lined my eyes with two shades for that nice cheery pop of color.

Face: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, MAC Studio Finish concealer, Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer (for those really pesky blemishes), Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit (for dark circles), Clinique translucent loose powder, Guerlain Meteorites

Cheeks: Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in P Amber 83 for a barely there flush

Eyeshadows: Urban Decay Primer Potion, IR Soft Yellow Green 435 lined closest to the lashes, ME Soft Yellow 336 on top of the yellow green

Eye definition: Shu Uemura eyebrow pencil in Walnut Brown, L'Oreal Curl Collagene Mascara 

Lips: Paul & Joe Lipstick C in Afternoon Delight

So yeah, this is a neat trick to do when you don't have much time to apply makeup. If you don't have a reliable eyeshadow base, you can just wet your lining brush (with water, but preferably eyeliner sealant) before picking up the pigment; you'll get a solid color that lasts better. I would still advise to use a primer or sealant (both if you have super oily lids) for best staying power.

As a parting note, can I just say, I love these Shu Uemura eyeshadows? They are super vibrant and true to the color in the pan. I only needed to use one layer to get these true yellow/ green lines!

A more detailed review soon.