For the complexion, I turned to my new Face Atelier products. My base is the beautiful Ultra Foundation in #1 Porcelain, which offers amazing coverage and a natural satin finish. It was truly a dream to apply and matched my skin's undertones perfectly! On the cheeks, I dabbed a generous helping of Face Atelier Facade in Chameleon, which is a gorgeous gel-to-powder product that blends effortlessly into the skin and offers a cool, rosy flush with a matte finish. I also massaged some of Chameleon onto my lips, which created a fantastic just-bitten look. As a contour, I dipped my Hakuhodo J5521 Tapered Highlighting brush into some of the mid- to deep taupe shades from the Kryolan Variety Eye Shadow Compact in V3 Natural, which imparted a super subtle shadow beneath my cheekbones.
To frame the eyes, I filled in my brows with a mix of the paler taupe shades from the Kryolan Variety Eye Shadow Compact in V3 Natural. I couldn't quite achieve the perfect shade for me, but the finish and texture worked wonderfully! These would definitely double as a fab brow colour if you can make the shades work for you.
The eye colour was all about my new Yaby Pearl Paints. These babies are ultra pigmented and I did my best to blend all five shades to create dimension and shape. I started by applying Baby Sapphire (a pale, icy blue) on the inner third of my lid, blending up to the brow. I then layered Sea Turtle (a shimmery seafoam) all over the centre of my lid and added a swipe of Summer Night (a mid-tone cool blue) along the socket line. To add a touch of warmth and depth, I applied Tamarind (a warm coppery brown) on the outer third of my lid, blending it into the crease. I finished things off by smudging Purple Iris (a warm, shimmery violet) along my lower lash line for a fun pop of colour. And voila!
Here's a closeup showing the texture of the Yaby Pearl Paints and Face Atelier Facade, followed by a full breakdown of the products used!
Foundation: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in #1 Porcelain
Concealer: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up NC20 (on blemishes and redness)
Powder: Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot (lightly on t-zone)
Highlight: BeneFit Watt's Up (on cheekbones)
Blush: Face Atelier Facade in Chameleon
Contour: Mix of the deeper taupe shades from the Kryolan Variety Eye Shadow Compact in V3 Natural
Brows: Mix of the lighter taupe shades from the Kryolan Variety Eye Shadow Compact in V3 Natural
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
Eye Shadows: Yaby Pearl Paints in Baby Sapphire (on inner corner, blended up to brow bone), Sea Turtle (packed on the centre of the lid), Summer Night (on the crease), Tamarind (on outer third of the lid and blended into the crease) and Purple Iris (along lower lash line)
Eyeliner: Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Stone Fox
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real!
Lips: Face Atelier Facade in Chameleon
And a few more shots of the look:
My first stab at these new products was really a pleasure! The professional inspiration behind these brands was readily apparent from the get go. The textures are highly pigmented, yet effortlessly blendable, the shades are unique, and the wear time was top-notch. It was fun to play with these cheery hues while channelling my inner makeup artist and feeling like a bit of a pro. Can't ask for much more!
I'm planning to write more in-depth reviews of the Yaby, Face Atelier, Hakuhodo, and Kryolan goodies from my IMATS haul, so watch out for those soon!
Have a wonderful weekend :)