Uggggghhhhhh….this weather! I try not to complain, but boy is this winter craziness taking its toll!  It’s bad enough that I don’t own enough clothing to get through a week of freezing temperatures (#wtfflorida), but now even my makeup choices are being skewed by what’s going on outside.  The sweaters, scarves, and layering have turned my ready-for-spring color palettes into neutral eyes and pale lips.

“No more!” I say.  With shades from the new NARSissist eyeshadow palette as my inspiration, I am slowly but surely trying to brighten up my look again…even if the rest of me is still in a baggy sweater and slippers and I’m sipping yet another latte.

Slouchy Chic eyes

Starting with the eyes, I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion (the sample that never ends).  Then, with a fluffy crease brush I buffed NARS Coconut Grove from my lashline up through my crease repeatedly until I got the desired level of smokiness.  Most of the color was concentrated at my lashes.  I then took NARS Brousse II on a fine liner/smudger brush and placed it at my upper lashline.  For a touch more color, I wet my brush and added another layer of Brousse II, this time right at the base of the lashes.  Two coats of Too Faced Lash Injection mascara completed the upper portion of my eyes.

Slouchy Chic

I wanted my face to look fresh and bright so after applying Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer I mixed Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer with NARS Sheer Matte Stromboli foundation and buffed it into my skin.  I concealed my undereyes with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger, my spots with Custard, and brightened the inner part of my eyes with Sonia Kashuk Liquid Light in Aura.

No setting powder necessary (curse you, winter!), I finished my base with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light through my T-Zone and Radiant Light along my cheeks and jaw.  A light contour with The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 03 Medium Matte and a wash of NARS New Attitude blush on the apples of my cheeks.

For lips I chose Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color in Blushing (rather than the Pinky Beige and gloss that I’ve been sporting).  Then I filled my brows with NARS Bali, lined my lower lashline with Too Faced Perfect Espresso, and skipped mascara on the lower lashes.  That would make it look un-slouchy and un-cool.  Instead, I added Brousse II along the lower lashline.

And when this whole look felt too pulled together, I reapplied Blushing lipstick with the finger instead of from the tube to look more like a stain.

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How has the weather taken a toll on your makeup choices?

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by PR for consideration.