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

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

    Oh, and MODEL HAIR in the first photo. That is all.
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    • 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!!)

  • You totally look unboring. I don't have much else to add because I'm too busy gawking at your eyes.
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  • I looOoove Muddy! Also notice you're using Fiberwig. Is it the one you were debating whether to get or not?

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

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

  • 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!
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    • 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 >.<

  • messywands

    WOMAN YOU'RE TOO PRETTY! <3
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    • Oh, please. This is coming from you?

      YOUR STATEMENT IS INVALID!

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

  • Jamilla

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

  • AdorableOnYourVanity

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

  • your skin is so flawless!!
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    • Haha, thank you! But we do post-production, and lighting makes a HUGE difference ;)

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

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  • Carla

    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…

  • These are such gorgeous photos of you!
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  • Janice

    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!!).

    • 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 : )

  • Janice

    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!

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