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Today, my bright spot of an otherwise freaking nasty day, my LONG time friend (seriously, friends since FOURTH grade!) Emily was in town from Michigan and stopped over for a makeup sesh and a lunch outing... sans kiddies!
Emily usually goes for neutrals so we did a taupe/grayish green combo on her. I used to do makeup every once in awhile for prom go-ers and random stuff like that. I love to do makeup on other people and wish I had the chance to do it more often.
Emily has the best eyes to work with. They have a nice structure which made it easy to place and blend the colors. I have total brow envy too. I hate my eyebrows because their shape sucks and they need drawn in. I didn't have a brow color to match Emily's, so I left them alone, but really they didn't even NEED anything.
Here is the breakdown and pics. I seriously wish I knew how to use my camera better for sharper pics, but we take what we can get ;) It definately didn't look as shiny or as glittery IRL. It was green smokey goodness!!
On Emily I used:
(I don't remember the face stuff... she brought her own for that because, lets face it, we're not all NW25 and the Studio Sculpt that I use tends to break people out... don't wanna be responsible for that!)
Chanel Nude JC Blush on the cheeks and MAC By Candlelight to highlight all over
I started off with UDPP, then went to Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP in the inner corners and MAC Greenstroke Paint Pot on the rest of the lid. I used Mushroom from the Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Book of Shadows and then broke out the Chanel Murano Quad for the inner corners, and to blend. I used every color except for the darkest one. The for the highlight I used White Rabbit, also out of the UD AIW BOS.
I lined Emily's eyes with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero, Primed the lashes with Dior Lash Plumping Serum and used Mary Kay Waterproof mascara in black. Emily's lashes are blonde so I wanted to use a smaller brush to make sure I got them all.
Emily isn't a big lipstick fan, citing she can't find the right color. I think this is definately a great color for her. She's a gloss girl, but everyones gotta have a lippie ;) For this look I used Benefit Lady's Choice Lipstick and made her take it home.
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