First Post of 2 0 1 6! Winter Makeup: Winged Liner + Grey Lips

2016 Winter Makeup Nyx Cosmetics Stone Fox Suede Liquid Lipstick Ardell Lashes Ardell Double Wispie Lashes alyssakloves Makeup bblogger MakeupGeek

It is officially 2016.
Such an insane, yet incredibly rad concept!
2016 will mean 10 years out of High School for me.
It means more travel, for which I cannot wait!
It means stepping out, doing more.
I want 2016 to be the year I start freelancing in the spare time that I don’t really have.
Last year was such a blast, I couldn’t be more psyched to find out what this next one will hold!

A N Y H O W

About the makeup..
I have had the Stone Fox liquid lipstick (by Nyx Cosmetics) for about 2 and-a-half weeks now and just haven’t had a solid opportunity to bust her out. 
There were crazy things occurring that I couldn’t explain. But let me at least try:

• Toward the middle of November I misplaced my medium-sized zPalette full of all my MakeupGeek “neutral” shadows, AKA my everyday, go-to, and most used palette of shadows. Improvising using other products works but, man, that kind of loss cuts so deep, ugh! Long story short, I ended up finding it. It was hiding underneath the sun visor that was buried under the seat in my car. It was a Christmas miracle. 
• Because of the Holiday craziness, I hadn’t cleaned my brushes in like, three weeks; and therefore, my makeup was just not coming out right at all. That could be in my head but, maybe it isn’t. Either way, I ended up cleaning my brushes and things have been great ever since so, no harm-no foul. 
• Also due to the Holidays, I consumed a ridiculous amount of cookies and other treats, and because of all that delicious, sweet refined sugar, my face decided I needed to be punished. I was broken out so bad, I literally could not even put on makeup for a full seven days. It was so boring. 
• Lastly, I ran out of setting powder. That always seems to happen to me at the absolute most inconvenient times of life. I eventually ended up buying the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder though. Opinions on that bad-boy coming soon for   s u r e.

SO YOU SEE?!
All of those strange cosmetics anomalies happening within the same month…things just weren’t working out. 

But alas, I was able to put together a super neutral, super Wintery look using the cool-toned blue-grey lipstick, and I actually received about 4 different compliments on it that day! What better way to start the new year than branching out and being a little bold, yeah?!

2016 Winter Makeup Nyx Cosmetics Stone Fox Suede Liquid Lipstick Ardell Lashes Ardell Double Wispie Lashes alyssakloves Makeup bblogger MakeupGeek Nyx Cosmetics Nyx Stone Fox Liquid Lipstick MakeupGeek Creme Brulee MakeupGeek Latte Too Faced Glitter Glue Nyx Jumbo Pencil Milk Makeup Glitter Injections

Everything you need to know about this look is  H  E  R  E:

F A C E 
• L’Oreal True Match Foundation – W6 + W5 (applied using a Beauty Blender)
• Nyx Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer – Medium 
• Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – Custard 
• Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder 
• Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Pan – Clay (I use MakeupGeek’s Angled Contour Brush)
• Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
• Nyx Cosmetics Powder Blush – Dusty Rose
• Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish – Soft & Gentle 

B R O W S 
• Ardell Brow Gel – Dark Brown (*tip*: I use Clear Eyes to mix it up if it gets a little dry)
• MakeupGeek Shadow – Vanilla Bean (to set brow bone area)

E Y E S 
• Too Faced Shadow Insurance
• Too Faced Glitter Glue
• MakeupGeek Shadow – Latte (c r e a s e/t r a n s i t i o n)

• MakeupGeek Shadow – Creme Brulee (c r e a s e/t r a n s i t i o n)
• MakeupGeek Shadow – Shimma Shimma (i n n e r  c o r n e r)
• MakeupGeek Shadow – Pretentious (l o w e r  lash  l i n e)
• MakeupGeek Shadow – Corrupt (l o w e r  lash  l i n e)
• Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust – Pixie Dust (i n n e r  c o r n e r)
• Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk (w a t e r l i n e)
• L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara – Original
• Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner Pen
• Morphe Brushes Black Gel Liner

L A S H E S
• Ardell Lashes – Double Wispies
• House of Lashes Lash Adhesive 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year so far!

10 thoughts on “First Post of 2 0 1 6! Winter Makeup: Winged Liner + Grey Lips”

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words.
      I bet you could rock some pretty bold and bright colors if you wanted!
      Experimenting in your down-time is always a safe place to start!

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