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Monday, 4 September 2017

Look of the Day: Suck It, Sunshine

Hi, everyone! If you had a peek at my last two posts, you'll know what I attended IMATS last week, my favourite makeup event of the year. At the beginning of the day, I didn't even think I'd be going, but I was meeting up with my blogger pals for lunch, so decided that it was still a perfect day to up my makeup game. I've been super inspired lately by some amazing looks using yellow eye shadow, so I thought I'd give the colour palette a try! 

Whenever I'm planning to sport a bold shade of shadow, I almost invariably reach for the Kat von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette, which is a true rainbow of hues. For this look, I applied Fran eye shadow (a true sunny yellow) all over my lid and underneath the eye. I then patted some of Legend (a shimmery lemon yellow) on the centre of the lid for some sheen and on the inner corners of the eye to brighten things up. I created a transition in the crease using Noble (a light neutral beige), added some extra definition with Vox shadow (a deep neutral brown), and highlighted the inner corners and brow bones with Skulls shadow (a frosty white). 

For the lips, I opted for my favourite deep cherry brown hue, Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Suck It. For a subtle shine, I topped Suck It with Tom Ford Lip Colour in Dark and Stormy. Given that the eyes and lips were both on the bold side, I chose a light layer of one of my new favourite blushes, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty!, which is from this year's Sephora birthday gift. It's a beaut! 

Here's a closeup of the eye, cheek, and lip shades: 

The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Makeup in Buff
Concealer: Smashbox Studio Skin 24 hour Concealer in Fair Light
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural
Bronzer: Revlon PhotoReady Bronzer in Bronzed and Chic

Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty! (from the Sephora b-day gift)
Highlighter: Kat von D Crushed Metal Shadow in Thunderstruck 

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Essence I Love Colour Intensifying Eye Shadow Base
Eye Shadow: (all from the Kat von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette): Fran eye shadow (all over lid, blended up to the crease, and underneath the eye), Legend Eye Shadow (in the centre of the lids and the inner third of lower lash line), Noble eye shadow (in the crease, as a transition), Vox eye shadow (to deepen the crease and outer corners), and Skulls (as a highlight on inner corners and brow bone)

Eyeliner: Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Brown
Mascara: Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara in Black and Forbidden Volume Topcoat

Lipstick: Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Suck It topped with Tom Ford Lip Colour in Dark and Stormy 

                                                    And a few more shots of the look:

This look definitely inspired me to play with yellow more often- such a cheery shade and easier to wear than you'd think! I'm also loving the pairing of brown and yellow shades for this summer-to-fall transition time. I'm fully ready for fall, but I may have to wear sunshine yellow year-round :)

What makeup shades have been inspiring you lately?

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!



  1. You wear colour eyeshadow really well, Jennifer! Gorgeous!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  2. I definitely couldn't pull off yellow eyeshadow, but you certainly can! xx


  3. So pretty! I love this look!

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