Cover Girl's Firecracker: FOTD

I normally wouldn't even play around with an eye shadow palette that features white, medium-dark pink, and lime green. Those are not colors that I usually wear, but you know what? I need to break out of my comfort zone. Someone mentioned to me the other day that I was only wearing neutrals lately, and they are right - when you invest in that much of Chanel's summer collection, you really want to wear it all summer long. But today I was in the mood for something a bit different, and this fit the bill.

I used Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3 Kit Shadow, in Firecracker for this look. I used the white all over the lid, the pink from the lash line up to the crease, and the green as a liner on the top lash line and the bottom. Then because I thought it was very mod looking, I took my Rimmel Liquid Eye Liner in Noir (black) and did a medium thick line right at the base of my eyelashes on the top. Then a coat of Make Up For Ever Lash Fibers, and then two coats of my new Max Factor Vivid Impact Mascara in Blazing Black. As a finishing touch, I used Benefit Cosmetics Miss Popularity in each corner of my eyes, blending it with the green from the Cover Girl palette. What I really needed to finish this off was a cream pink lipstick, but looking through my lipstick bag, I see that I don't have a single one that would fit my total mod look going on. What does that mean? Yes, it means that I should probably head to a makeup counter. After all, one cannot be without the proper lipstick, now can they?

As a side note, I'm really into matte eyeshadows and creme lipsticks and nailpolishes right now. Don't take my word for it, but I suspect that you're going to be seeing a lot more of it - shimmer has been popular for several seasons and I think the pendulum is swinging the other way. The Cover Girl Eye Palette is completely matte, there is no shimmer to it at all, and I found myself really liking it.

Thank you to the random seller on ebay who is letting me use her photo of the Cover Girl eye palette. I forgot to take one, and I will replace it with my own just asap.

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