I've been doing a 5 minute face a lot lately and its honestly because of the Burberry Eye Color Contour* stick in Dusty Mauve ($32CDN, 1.5g). Easy to use and incredibly flattering, even I, who must use at least two shadows, can happily apply just Dusty Mauve smoked out on the lids.
I received the shades in Natural and Dusty Mauve but I honestly always use the latter. Natural has a satin-matte thick creaminess that feels like stick foundation that needs warmth before it can blend. Its slight dryness keeps me from using it more. Dusty Mauve isn't a cream glide heaven either; its strangely like a cream to powder product that's halfway already to powder and yet somehow this works!
For reference these sticks are supposed to be creasefree, waterproof with a blendable creamy formula. I find the first two are very true and while blendable, blendability is more possible in the first 5 seconds after you've layered on color. Apply and blend this one eye at a time.
My five minute face lately has consisted of a few staples and a few new tries.
I'm trying to use up the rest of my SephoraPerfection Mist Airbrush Foundation* (which I love and will be sad to see go), and the Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Pencil and Full Cover Concealer (staples for 3+ years now!).
I'm also using the Diorshow Mascara in Pro Anthracite (not wearing in picture because like I said... aside from the first photo which I took today, I've been sitting on these photos for a long time). Honestly, it isn't doing much and while I like the subtle glitter in the shade, this really isn't amazing. But what has been great (aside from Dusty Mauve) is the WetnWild On Edge Longwearing Eye Pencil* in Wooden You Know. I was either expecting this to me super dry or a smudgy mess but honestly, its cheap, opaque and hella smooth.
What has been your fotd lately?