Sunday, August 25, 2013

Go Shawty...It's My Birthday!

This Saturday I celebrated my 40th birthday at one of my favorite Atlanta-area restaurants, The Iberian Pig, with a fabulous group of friends, good wine, and Spanish tapas.  I then celebrated on Sunday (I plan on stretching this "I'm 40" thing out at least a month, folks) with another group of friends at my favorite Atlanta brunch location, Rise-n-Dine.It was a wonderful way to start what all of my other  40-something friends have promised me will be the best decade yet.  And, before heading out the door for each getogether, I took a few quick snapshots so that I could share my "birthday faces" with you! (forgive the crappy lighting...wasn't the best time of day for pictures when I was leaving for either celebration)


Here is my birthday dinner face.  I decided to go with a bronze eye and a glossy, nude lip:


Face Products:

 - Makeup Forever HD Foundation #118
 - MAC Prolongwear Concealers in NW20 & NW25
 - YSL Touche Eclat in #1
 - NYX Matte Finishing Powder in Light/Medium (new love!)
 - NARS blush in Deep Throat
 - NYC Smoothskin Bronzer in Sunny
 - Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray


Eye Products:

 - Too Faced eyeshadow primer in Candlelight
 - From the UD Naked 2 palette - Bootycall (brownbone and inner corner), Snakebite (lid), Half-Baked (center of lid), and Busted (smudged over liquid liner)
 - Jesse's Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black (the most awesome liquid liner in the history of linerdom...review to come)
 - Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners in Bourbon (lower lashline) and Perversion (waterlines)
 - Benefit's They're Real mascara
 - Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil in Medium Ash and Brow Fix clear brow gel

Lip Products:

 - Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss lipstick in shade #17
 - MAC Lipglass in Strange Potion (from the Venomous Villains Collection)
 - Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Liner in Rosey

Here is my birthday Sunday brunch face.  For this look I opted for a soft, matte, gray eye and a pale pink lip:


Face Products:

 - Chanel CC Cream
 - MAC Prolongwear Concealers in NW20 & NW25
 - NYX Matte Finishing Powder in Light/Medium
 - NYC Smoothskin Bronzer in Sunny
 - Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface


Eye Products:

 - NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
 - UD Foxy (from UD Naked 2 Palette; all over lid), MAC Copperplate (lid and crease)
 - Jesse's Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
 - Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners in Bourbon (lower lashline) and Perversion (upper waterline)
 - Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil in Medium Ash and Brow Fix clear brow gel

And, can we just have a moment of awe for my new mascara, Buxom Amplified Lash in Loud Black, which I have been growing to love since I purchased it a couple of weeks ago.  However, I just happened to see in one of these pics how black and defined it makes my lashes look!

Props, too, to my new UD 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion, the BEST for tightlining the upper waterline!
 Lip Products:

 - Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Gracile
 - UD 24/7 lip liner in Wicked (used with a light hand and blended well!)
 - Revlon Super Lustrous Gloss in Pink Whisper (R.I.P. to this old and beautiful formula...the new S.L. glosses are thin and wimpy...booooo)

Thank you for letting me share my "birthday faces" with you!  I would love to hear from my readers in their 40's.  Do you consider this to be your best decade yet?  I would love your Fabulous Forties advice!






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