After spending a week in a makeup rut, I wanted to switch things up.  I needed a muse.  Lucky for me I recently bought Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet in Muse so I had an easy place to start.

Looking for a Muse Full Look


I actually applied NYX Nude Lip Liner followed by Hourglass Muse before beginning any of my other makeup.  This is typical when I’m feeling inspired by one particular product – apply the muse first and let it influence all my other choices.  I liked the way the red tones played with my navy shirt so I moved on to the eyes next and chose neutral colors.

Looking for a Muse Closeup

I used Too Face Shadow Insurance and a sweeping of Paula Dorf Eye Color in Wet Sand to create a base from lashes to brows.  Then I began building NARS Galapagos onto my mobile lids and buffing it out in the crease.  Build, build, build.  A touch of NARS Coconut Grove went in the outer corners for more depth.  Then I lined my upper lashlines with Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid Eyeliner and my lower waterlines with NARS Rue Bonaparte.  For mascara I chose Trish McEvoy Dramatic Lash Mascara.

Contouring has been different for me lately and I’ve been opting for NARS Contour Blush in Olympia under my cheekbones with a dusting of bronzer above and at the top of my forehead.  I’m trying to hunt down a taupe-ish contour powder to play with that won’t make my skin look ashy.  Olympia is working a as a rosy option, but has anyone had luck with very warm skin and taupes?  Let me know what you like!  Back to this look… I had a tough time choosing a blush.  I wanted the look to remain vibrant for summer, but I didn’t want to distract from Muse.  That’s it hit me and I blended Becca Beach Tint in Dragonfruit onto my cheeks.  I finished the look with a sweep of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light all over.

Looking for a Muse look

I got summer, nautical, and new lipstick in one.  A win, win, win!

What product has been your latest Muse?


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