Thursday, April 18, 2013

Music Festival Series: Coachella Makeup Looks, Day 2

Coachella at night is magical! Top: Lit ferris wheel and tents. Bottom: Glow in the dark jump rope for anyone to join.
Happy Coachella! Here's day 2 of my music festival series, featuring my Coachella makeup looks. (Be sure to check out day 1 here!)

Oh yes, we danced, all right.

Day 2
88 degrees day/65 degrees night. Danced up a storm at Bingo Players and Phoenix (yes, there was a surprise performer who ignited the crowd). Embarrassed to admit I was that crazy fan who shed tears to my favorite band The XX. Hey, it was after The Postal Service -- another love -- and I was feeling musically emotional. Makeup passed the waterproof test.

Left: End of the night, closeup. Middle: Look of the day. Right: Start of the day, closeup. Look how well the liner stayed on!

CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara in Blue Black
Talk about pumping up the volume! The formula does run on the dry side, so yes, there was clumping I had to brush out. The good news is, my lashes were so thick, my sunglasses got in the way. That’s probably my favorite first world problem to date. The blue black color really did brighten my eyes, though you need to be in the sun to see the blue tone. The mascara stayed on all day without smudging.
$7.99 at

Covet Waterproof Eyeliner
Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner
I am absolutely in love with this liner! The dark navy is really elegant and provides the same intensity as my usual black. The retractable pencil is great for travel, especially given the fact that I forgot to bring a sharpener. The design even features a matte rubberized grip to guarantee no-slip application. The formula is a bit on the softer side, and I did have to readjust my pressure, but this darling lined precisely and stayed on perfectly for the whole day.
$19 at

mark Color Me In Eye Crayon in Go Gold
Gold can be gaudy, but not this token. The chubby stick was easy to use, and I loved how the golden hue instantly brightened without being too shimmery or reflective. The pigment is rich enough to hold on its own -- it’s more of a deep, true gold rather than just a glittery yellow. In a pinch, this can also be used as a highlighter on the cheekbones. I even experimented layering this eye crayon over lipstick and it created an awesome illusion of plumpness to my pucker.
$12 at

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipcolor in Shocking Coral
I know I already reviewed this lipstick on Day 1, but I loved this color so much I had to include it here. It’s actually quite difficult finding a bright pink lipstick that doesn’t stir up images of Barbie or Nicki Minaj. This color has just the right amount of coral undertone to make it very wearable on a normal person. Although the name implies an orange red hue, I would argue that this falls squarely in the pink category, making this a great girly option.
$7.49 at


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