Friday, 9 January 2015

The Face: #12 - Urban Decay Vice 3 feat. MAC Rebel

It's been a while since I've put together a Face of the Day post - mostly because I don't really plan these and you need halfway decent lighting to get acceptable pictures. My friend Eva has given me a new tripod for my camera (thanks so much again!), so now I'm trying to get the hang of things and see how I can use it best. So naturally I thought the best way to practise is taking a lot of selfies! ;)

I've already written about the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette in my December Favourites; since I got it, it's basically been the only palette I used - there's just such a great variety of shades that lend itself to creating numerous different looks! I'm thinking about doing a series of eye makeup posts featuring the Vice 3, since I'm sure a lot of people got it around and before Christmas and it's just a great palette to play around with! 

For the eyes, I've used the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze as a base for several Vice 3 shades: Lucky (lid), Brokedown (crease), Reign (outer V), Bobby Dazzle (inner corner) and Truth (browbone). I used the Catrice Liquid Metal Gel Eye Pencil in Lilac is Back in Nearly Black to define the outer corner of my eyes as well as the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude in my waterline. For mascara, I used the KIKO Ultra Tech Curve

For my base I used my Catrice Nude Illusion Make up in Rose Vanilla (which is a way better shade match for me than the one I previously had - suits my mum much better) and the Essence All About Matt! Translucent Fixing Powder (which has been repackaged at least once since I bought it, but still exists!). Pretty sure I used the KIKO Natural Concealer in 01 under my eyes as well, but it would seem that it didn't want to be photographed and sneaked out of the picture above! 

I used LUSH Feeling Younger as a cheekbone highlight (which is unfortunately undetectable on the pictures, apologies), NARS Laguna for a little contour and Catrice Illuminating Blush in I Am Nuts About You as a blush. 

As always, I used the MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme in Deep Dark Brunette for my brows - it's become such a staple at this point, I still love it! 

For lipstick, I first lined my lips with the KIKO Daring Game Ace of Diamond lipliner in 27 Refined Burgundy and then filled them in with MAC Rebel, which definitely was my first ever lipstick love and is a tiny little stub by now! 

Phew, that's a long list of products, are you still there? If so, congrats! I tried to include links to  all the reviews of products I've posted before, so if anything especially interests you, click away! :)


  1. This has made me want this palette even moreee! I think it's a really good idea to do a series of looks with the palette as there is such a lovely variety of colours :). I love the close up of your eye, it is a great photo. I have been trying to do similar close ups using a tripod but haven't got the hang of it yet, maybe I need more daylight as it is dismal here in the UK. Do you use a light box?

    1. I definitely want to do more looks, there's just so much variety that the Vice 3 offers! :) I'll just try to space them out a bit so it's not a few of the same posts in a row! :D
      Thanks, I was pretty pleased with the result myself - it's really hard though, and it takes me ages to take decent close-ups like this. And no, no light box - just daylight! You can actually see it in the reflection of my eyes or in the reflection of my furniture, I'm just seated in front of my bedroom window! :) So when we have a sunny day, I always think I should probably take advantage of that!


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