There's a reason that there were no posts today, I promise! We were literally out from 9 to 9 working on our two photoshoots, both of which went really, really well. We just want to say thanks to our amazing photographer and her super-awesome photo equipment, and to our models, who walked around in a bikini without complaining while the rest of us were shivering in jackets and coats and hats and scarves, and who offered to try to climb down a balcony in heels and a skirt for us. We really couldn't have done it without you guys!
So I can't show you the photos yet, but we will put up the finished spreads in a few days. In the mean time, I'll tell you guys about the makeup we did for the beach shoot. It was very gold/bronzey, and it may sound like a lot, but it's really pretty subtle, I promise.
For the face, we used a sheer powder (I can't remember which one it was, but it's comparable to Stila's Pressed Powder), MAC's Hello Kitty Fun and Games blush (sold out, but try eBay), and Urban Decay's 24/7 Concealer pencil. On her eyes we started with Urban Decay's Primer Potion, followed with a layer of Benefit's Creaseless Shadow in Birthday Suit as a base. Then we contoured her eyes using Benefit's Creaseless Shadow in Busy Signal, by applying the shadow on the outer corner of the eyes and blending it inward, and applied a bit of Nars powder shadow in Galapagos to the outermost corner of the eyes for a bit of extra definition. We lined the lash line tightly in Urban Decay's 2/47 liner in Lucky, and then loosely lined both lash lines with the gold side of the L'Oreal HIP shadow duo in Gilded, smudging it a bit. The overall effect is a contoured, soft gold/bronze eye that's striking, but wearable at the same time. Pictures later, I promise!