This is actually from last night, but that’s ok. I’ve been using my portable makeup kit a LOT lately (always on the go!) and wanted to share a sample look. After experimenting for a few weeks, I’ve updated the go bag with a few different products. I swapped the Revlon Quad for the more pigmented and better wearing NYX Love in Paris Eye Shadow Palette in Je Ne Sais Quoi ($9.99) and switched out the Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss for a brighter blush (it’s been so chilly and I needed to warm my complexion up!). I used both of these new additions, plus the brow pencil, concealer and mascara from the original kit.
So here’s the look. I wish I had captured the original, work-appropriate look, but this is after I amped up the smokiness for nighttime. I’m also wearing Laura Mercier Stick Gloss in Peony ($22 individually or $48 for a set of four), which has a subtle sheen and seems to change color depth in different lights. I really like the NYX palette because there’s a really good variety of dark and light colors in matte and shimmer textures. It’s compact and super versatile, I love it! There’s a closeup of the shades from the palette in my smoky cat eye post from last week. I know it’s just because the palette’s name is French, but using it always makes me feel very Parisian Chic. With that in mind, I layered the plum color over the brown shades for a look that makes me think of dimly lit foreign films.
Enough sparkle for bright light, enough depth for low light: