A fall face of the day (ft. Sephora Moonshadow and Annabelle Muddy)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It’s only a day late, EVERYBODY CALM DOWN.

(Read: sorry that it’s a day late! :P Hope you enjoy the FOTD – I just got caught up in all this Thanksgiving business and wasn’t able to find the time to post!)

Because I had originally put on this look for product testing (rather than to feature as a makeup look), it’s super basic – just a touch of blush, a bit of contour, and a whisper of colour. I found I had troubles getting a lot of pigment out of the Moonshadow palette, but I’ll talk more about that in the review. Primer (which I used) helps a bit, but it really does need to be foiled for that “punch” of pigment.

Well, then again, I’m fairly certain I chose the most finicky shadow in the palette to work with. Which was totally not my fault; I couldn’t help it! Hand me something sort of mauvey-pink and I’ll fall over my feet trying to get at it, every time.

The other product I was trying out for the first time was Annabelle Muddy, and I have to say: I’m impressed. For a brown liner, it’s remarkably unboring (shush, it’s totally a word), and the wear time is leaps and bounds better MAC Teddy (my other brown liner love, based on looks alone). The formula’s ridiculously smooth, and I was surprised to like it as much as I did!

(Which is dumb. Because – when aren’t I surprised by Annabelle? You’d think I’d have gotten over the constant shock by now.)

(Rae, 0. Lack of response inhibition, 1.)

Products used

Eyes: Sephora Moonshadow baked palette, Annabelle SmudgePaint in Muddy, MAC Matte2 Eye Shadow in Blanc Type, Imju Fiberwig Extra Long mascara

Cheeks & skin: Smashbox Matte Eyeshadow in Smoke (contour), MAC Matte Powder Blush in Fever, Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer in Light

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30 Responses to “A fall face of the day (ft. Sephora Moonshadow and Annabelle Muddy)”

  1. You're right! That brown eyeliner really is such a pretty colour.

    Oh, and MODEL HAIR in the first photo. That is all.
    My recent post Want To Try A Darker Lip This Season? Check Out These Four Lip Colours I’ve Fallen For This Uh, Autumn.

  2. You totally look unboring. I don't have much else to add because I'm too busy gawking at your eyes.
    My recent post Rouge Primer: Tudor

  3. I looOoove Muddy! Also notice you're using Fiberwig. Is it the one you were debating whether to get or not?

  4. LOL, thank you! It actually photographs pretty alright, despite the fact that it looks awful in real life. :P (Seriously, I need a cut like a fish needs water!!)

  5. Haha, thanks honey :P

  6. It is indeed! I caved (obviously) and am loving it :D

  7. Pretty Rae/Evil Rae — you've inspired a lemming for that shadow palette! Must rummage in stash for a dupe!

    p.s. CANNOT CALM DOWN!!!
    My recent post Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

  8. LOL! I seem to be inducing spontaneous flailing sessions this week.

    It's going to be a good one. :D

  9. Ok. So does that mean that you have natural lips-meaning sans lipstick or gloss-in these pics. CAUSE I AM JEALOUS AND LOVE YOUR LIPS.
    Oh, and the eyeliner is pretty too lol!
    My recent post MAC Street Cool Shadestick

  10. I wish! No, it just means that I was being a dork and completely forgot to photograph the lip product I put on, so I have no idea what it is >.<

  11. messywands, on October 11th, 2011 at 10:05 pm said:

    My recent post Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2011: Empress Kaleidoscope Lip Kit

  12. Oh, please. This is coming from you?


    (But you can have some ♥s anyways, too.)

  13. Jamilla, on October 11th, 2011 at 11:47 pm said:

    The liner is incredible, and as always, your lips are perfect! B)

  14. AdorableOnYourVanity, on October 12th, 2011 at 12:29 am said:

    Smudgepaints are like THE discovery of the year so far for me. Never seen such a product before which works so well, to my surprise, really! You look stunning <3
    My recent post SpaRitual In Pink Collection

  15. your skin is so flawless!!
    My recent post Suit Up

  16. I don't usually go crazy over brown liner, but Muddy is GLORIOUS! The all caps probably wasn't necessary, but I can't get over how pretty it is. Pretty FOTD too, by the way :)
    My recent post The Wednesday Wigeon No.35

  17. […] it in a FOTD here. But this is a pretty good depiction of what the shimmer looks like on the lid (click to […]

  18. Thanks, honey!

  19. Thank you! I haven't worn my Smudgepaint enough to pass judgement on it yet, but so far – REALLY impressed!

  20. Haha, thank you! But we do post-production, and lighting makes a HUGE difference ;)

  21. Psh, one word in all caps? That's nothing! :p It really is ridiculously pretty, though – loving it so far!

  22. I laughed at "Lack of response inhibition" :D *Some*one has taken some heavy-duty behavioural psych/neurology courses… On topic, sparkles!!! Yay!! You make me want to like neutrals…

  23. & so you should! Neutrals can be so much fun ;)

  24. These are such gorgeous photos of you!
    My recent post FOTD: Indian Summers

  25. Aww, thanks Valerie! : )

  26. […] more Fever, check out our original MAC Fever blush review and this Sephora Moonshadow FOTD. Filed under: Uncategorized Posted by: Rae Chen at 8:07 PM Previous Post: […]

  27. Just went out and bought Muddy based on this post :) Do you use the brush that comes with it to apply it, or another one? I have zero liner skills (I normally never wear liner, but this post inspired me!!).

  28. Eee! Thanks for letting me know, Janice ;) I hope you like it!

    I usually use the brush that comes with it (esp. on the go), but I sometimes use a fine liner brush instead. Either one should work! If you want a really thin, precise line, you could try something like this, but the built in brush is more than adequate for smudgey liner, or even just a thicker line : )

  29. Thanks :) I'm sure it's more my (lack of) liner skills than the brush, but I can't get a nice clean line like you did in this look – must practice!

  30. I find your posts extremely helpful because I have the similar eye feature!
    I am your new follower!
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