Forget spring.  I’m ready for summer!  During the first week of this month’s challenge, I created a look that I’m loving.  Of course I had to share.


A smoky eye with bright lips is such a fun pairing and completely the opposite of my normal combination.  I tend to opt for light shimmery nudes with a vibrant lipstick, but deeper neutral shadows wear equally well.  Using mostly matte eyeshadows keeps this look very wearable.


  • Primer:  theBalm Time Balm
  • Foundation:  NARS Sheer Matte Stromboli
  • Concealer:  Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Medium
  • To set:  NARS Light Reflecting Powder, Urban Decay All Nighter Spray
  • Contour:  NARS Laguna
  • Cheeks:  NYX Stick Blush in Orchid
  • Bronzing:  Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer


  • Primer:  NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof
  • Eyeliner:  Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on in Zero (smudged as lid base)
  • Lid:  NARS Coconut Grove
  • Lid and Crease:  NARS Bellisima
  • Mascara:  NYX La Amoureux
  • Brows:  Sonia Kashuk Brow Kit and Eye on Neutral eyeshadows


  • Color:  Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe in Sunkissed
  • Gloss:  Revlon Coral Reef

The eyes can be done heavier in a variety of ways…lining the upper and/or lower lashlines, lining the waterline, smudging the lower lashline, using heavier mascara and/or false lashes.  They can also be worn with absolutely any lip color.  A new go-to!


Life has gotten more hectic than I prefer so I’ve taken a break from blogging…even from wearing makeup!  Of course that means I haven’t been able to participate in the challenge, but there are plenty of looks I still want to create and plan to share as I do them on my own pace.  Stay tuned for more!