Nude and Matte? Challenge Accepted part 2

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Okay, first, I love Spring, but sometimes Spring doesn’t love me! Sinus issues-am I right? I had to call in yesterday, it started as a manageable sinus headache and turned into a hades inspired sinus migraine! ugh, I really hate those! I slept when I could, and got loving from Isis and JiJi last night-when they wanted to love me. lol, Cats! 🙂

I remembered that I was challenged to use and do a nude face/lips this week! And so, tonight, I used my Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. I used the two golds, the lightest on my lid, and the darker in my crease with the very light vanilla-all the way to the right on my brow bone. I blended, but my squishy eyes don’t help you see that very well. I relaxed my eyes too. *shrugs* The blush is a bronzer/highlighter together from Physician’s Formula-that I just love to use. And the lips are the one’s from Victoria’s Secret Kit-I reviewed in Part 1, Adore, and the nude pencil.


I like it! Just a bit of enhancement that didn’t take long to put on, and won’t take long to take off.

We’ll see after Phase 2 of Operation Dramatic is completed tomorrow, if I still use this nude palette. 😉 I love playing with makeup! I always have! Oh and in other news, this jacket I bought a while ago, actually matches the Stitch Hawaiian shirt from Hot Topic I own! Woot!! I just love serendipity!

Nude and Matte? Challenge Accepted

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The other day, Patrick picked me up a surprise at Victoria’s Secret and saved it until today, he decided I needed it. Imagine my surprise when it’s a matte lip- no sparkly, no bling, uh… 😦 lol

But it has a lip pencil and a gloss. The challenge though is to wear it without the “gloopy gloss” as Patrick says and see how you look. Okay, I can do this. It’s only till Friday, and it’s a nice neutral. Neutral? Wow! Never thought I’d say that when talking about lipstick colors. The pencil does glide on quite well, and no pulling of my lip or skin. Then the Velvet Matte has an applicator and it goes on really well, it feels good too. Not bad, not sticky, not gloppy. It feels smooth, no fragrance either. Nice! At this point, from the ease of use to feeling good on my lips, I’m going to give this section a 9. There’s always room for improvement. 😉 (Learned that from my dad)

In the color department, it really is a nice color, not too dark and not to light. But it’s on a clean face, so have to see how it looks with other makeup on before giving this section a rating. It really is a pretty nude color! I’ll have to enhance the whole face tomorrow night and see how this all looks together.

Okay, Patrick threw away the box -it was in a set, but the matte color is: Adored and the lip pencil is Nearly Nude and they are both available at a Victoria’s Secret near you. Price wise- more on the expensive side, the whole kit was $24.50 and if you buy the pieces separately, it’s much higher than that. The breakdown is: Lip stain matte – 12.50, Lip pencil- 10.00 and glass gloss-12.00 so total is around 34.50, you save ten by buying the kit! wow! 😦

I’ll do another photo with the nude look lips tomorrow (well now today). Working thirds can be confusing-usually for other people that I talk to. LOL No Wonder Patrick doesn’t know what day is what.


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