I was being careful not to blend these two colors too much together. The final look appears somewhat like a cut crease. I've never done a cut crease intentionally. This might be the closest I've ever come to it.
So, my Pretties, meet Roaring.
|Semi cut crease look, right?|
|N.Y.C. 401B Caramel|
So, what do you think? I guess the flash washed out the look a bit. The blue was much bolder in person. I have such a hard time wearing blue but when I do dress my eyes up with it, I always pair it with brown. I need to neutralize it, tone it down. That's why I loved this duo at first sight. A really pretty, everyone-can-wear, brown and a bold, look-at-me, blue. The Yin and Yang of eyeshadow duos.
I applied the brown shade on my lid, of course. The blue shade went in my crease and along the lower lash line. The blue was difficult to blend out. I could not find the right intensity. I'd add it on. Too bold. Blend it out. Not bold enough. Add some more. Too bold. Blend it out...you get the point.
I chose not to wear eyeliner on my top lashes just because I felt like the blue was enough. I wanted that to be the focal point. I did line my waterline with navy blue eyeliner. But I did feel that the final look needed a high light so I used one by E.L.F. that I already had in my stash.
Lately, I have been into lighter shades of lips. I'm still on the quest for the perfect nude lip for me but for now, pale, like-my-natural-lip-color-but-better, shades are my go to everyday choice. This FOTD is the last day I will ever apply this tube of lipstick. While I was taking pics of my face, my one year old got a hold of my lippie tube and demolished it. Yup. Rubbed it all over my carpet. Yikes! So, that's why the photos show a totally destroyed lipstick.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS:
Do I like the colors? Yes. Were they effortless to apply? No. Fallout? No. Lasting power? Great! Fading? No. Creasing? No. Smooth? Very. Do I regret buy this? Never!
Again, my only complaint is the blue is a little harder to blend out. But I hear that's not unusual for matte shades. But who cares! I think it looks good!
THE VERDICT: ♥♥♥
♥ Eh, it's OK.
♥♥ I like it, it's a good product.
♥♥♥ I like it, definitely buy more.
(No ♥s means NO THANK YOU.)