Come on, we all have them — those mornings when you just don’t want to haul yourself out of bed. But you do, and you throw on some blush (I usually go with Pink Fresque,) and some mascara (Fiberwig,) and some shadow (this one, Shimmery Nude by Aura Science!)
This shade is pretty standard, as far as shimmery nudes go, but I love it all the same. It’s creamy as heck, doesn’t crease, and glows gorgeously. For me, the undertones and depth are just right; it looks great as a hilight but also makes a really lovely eye-brightening wash on those mornings! Nothing gives me quite the same effect; other shadows are too light, or too dark, or the glitter’s too chunky or there’s too much fallout. I don’t know what I’ll do when this pan runs out!
(That’s a lie, I know exactly what I’ll do: cry.)
What’s your lazy-day shadow?
Just to get ’em out there so I can move them from my “Done!” folder to my “Product Photos” folder…
What is it? My lazy-day primer, Aura Science Airbrush. Discontinued, like the rest of the line, but nonetheless fabulous! It’s much thicker coming out of the tube than any other primer I’ve tried, and is translucent-verging-on-opaque rather than clear-ish. But when it comes to priming? Well. It does its job, and it does it well!It doesn’t give the same super-smooth finish as, say, Tarte Clean Slate, and it doesn’t absorb oil like Fyrinnae Velvet-Gel, but it makes skin look a little more even, and gives colours amazing “stick“. It’s what I wear when I don’t want to wear anything, but want to look a bit better!
So! Onto the photos.
Primer blended in. (Enlarge to see flawlessness!)
Blush, swatched. Perhaps a Lancome blusher, but I can’t remember which! The side with primer is obvious.
The lesson of the day? Invest in a good primer!
Not this one, because you won’t be able to find it, but something
. Maybe this
That’s right. Not only do you have to be smooth, nowadays you have to be shiny as well :P
What is it: Aura Science’s Shine glosses. Discontinued, so this’ll be short! After all, hemlines rise while the economy falls, right? If you remember, I’m also in love with their two-layered Reflect glosses. I love these more, though!! (But the Reflect applicators were way cooler.)
(Stop that. The economy is an excuse to wear a cute miniskirt, not to pretend that shirt is a dress. WEAR PANTS… leggings don’t count!)
My camera hates me and I’m a skint student.So photo is a little too orange.
Basically: they’re packed with shine, incredibly smooth, and absolutely gorgeous. I have Star Coral and Lippy Nude, both of which I adore! Star Coral is the wearable type of coral, and just a dab of it, sheered out, brightens and intensifies any other lip colour. Lippy Nude, on the other hand, is a stunning dusty plum. It’s pretty much what I’ve been looking for all my life — the shimmer-free MLBB gloss, perfect for a meeting with the boss or drinks with the girls.
I’ll let the photos do the talking.
The verdict? If you stumble across these in sale threads, definitely go for them. If not, don’t fret! I’m posting this today because I found a new gloss yesterday that I love just as much — honestly — as I love these. But I’m keeping the name and brand to myself until I post it… I promise I won’t leave you in suspense for too long!!
I will never understand brown-toned lip colours. Pink, peach, red — all those, I can come to terms with. But brown?! How nineties is that???!
Anyhow.Here’s some more Aura Science! Here are two line lip pencils (god, I love AS’ simple names!) in “Walnut Brown” and “Sugar Plum”, these simply-packaged pencils are incredibly creamy, and very pigmented!
Let’s start with the packaging: they’re a little on the long side and therefore a touch awkward, but it’s worth it. Why, you ask? (Shh, let me finish explaining before you ask questions!) The length allows for a lip brush on the opposite end, which though cumbersome in low-end pencils is absolutely freaking brilliant! in this situation. Because Aura Science isn’t skimping out here on the packaging, the lip brushes are soft but still dense and firm enough to apply colour gorgeously, weather it’s to blend out your liner or apply the perfect lipstick on top of it.As for the shades? Clearly, I won’t get much use out of Walnut Brown, but Sugar Plum is just the most incredibly versitile berry plum, wearable on both my medium-toned warm mother and my very fair, cool toned skin!I wish they still made these :(