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Makeup Wars: Color War! Making Teal Wearable for Work

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This week for Makeup Wars we’ve decided to hold a color war! We’ve all picked a color to show off somehow, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to show off the Fall 2013 products that NARS sent me a few weeks ago. I’ve been dying to use that bluish-teal color!
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NARS sent me a few products to try out.

• Yamal: This is a very basic, matte color that pretty much everyone needs. Really.
• Bavaria: Insanely, insanely pretty! It has a little bit of shimmer.
• Brow Perfectors: Yes, the image of the pencils at the end is way too bright, though you get a good idea of their shape and you can see the colors in the swatch. It comes in 4 shades and that shape does help it to give a more natural look when you fill in your brow. I’ve been using mostly Caucase, though Salzbourg also works for me
• Paimpol: This is a matte lip pencil, which does sound a bit strange, and the color is a bit translucent, but it seems to help create a great light lip. I can’t show it really in a swatch (it really blends in), and in pics on my lips it doesn’t show up either. In person it’s pretty great, you’ll have to take my word on it!

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This was my makeup look at work on Sunday. I took pics with my cell in the parking lot before driving home, so it isn’t perfect, but you get the idea! I first applied Yamal to my entire lid, up over the crease. I put Bavaria on the outer half of my lid, a bit darker at the very outer corner than the middle. I put black liner into my lash line, then using a smudge brush I picked up a bit of the Bavaria and smudged out the liner some. I loved the way the Bavaria blended with the black liner. I finished up with lots of mascara, the Paimpol lippie (See? Can’t really see it) and a little bit of blush (Lillium Stila Convertible Color).

I loved this look, it was more interesting than my more neutral looks that I usually wear to work.

(Also, pro blogging tip: be sure to take a selfie with your phone in the car, after you’ve been at work for most of the day. The indents in your nose from your glasses will make the pic post worthy!)

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 8.5.13
    Eugenia said:

    I had Bavaria put on me during the Nordstrom Beauty Bash and it really is sooo wearable and pretty! It looks great on you too!

  2. 8.5.13

    See, I normally wouldn't think to wear a color like Bavaria during the day but you totally made it wearable. Looks fab on you

  3. 8.5.13
    Phyrra said:

    Love your look! I adore Bavaria 🙂

  4. 8.5.13
    Anonymous said:

    I like this look at lot, looks great! I love injecting a dash of a brave color like greens, coppers, golds, yellows, even purples into everyday wear. Not easy as I am 41 but done this way.. it works! – Heather

  5. 8.5.13

    I flipping love teals on you. You seriously should do this all of the time.

  6. 8.5.13

    Very pretty, this has been the year of teal for me.Getting out of my comfort zone a bit!

  7. 8.5.13
    lizzybee said:

    Really really pretty! Thanks for the post … xoBeth in Pgh. ?

  8. 8.5.13
    Lindsey said:

    Your new haircut is SO cute! I like the makeup too 🙂

  9. 8.5.13
    A said:

    Love it! I love teal, and wear it all the time. (Granted I work someone where I can!) 🙂

    and did you cut your hair???? it's so cute!

  10. 8.5.13

    I did! I chopped it, details tomorrow! 😀

  11. 8.6.13

    Um…OMG! Lets talk about your CUTE HAIR! 🙂 Love this look on you!!! You are making me want a bob! 🙂 Oh, and, yes, you made teal very work appropriate. I love adding just a touch of teal to my outer corner to give a neutral eye some pizazz! 🙂

  12. 8.6.13

    I want to see the HAIR!

  13. 8.6.13

    I don't know if I've seen Bavaria before. You sure make it look appealing. I could definitely do that lip pencil since that's what I prefer. All very pretty – even the nose indents (I live with them too).

  14. 8.6.13
    Anonymous said:

    I sooo love your new hair!


  15. 8.6.13
    B said:

    Paimpol is gorgeous! And you look so young and pretty in that picture, darling.

  16. 8.6.13

    I like that color combo that you have with the lighter color and the teal! Very nice!

  17. 8.6.13

    Very Pretty. Love the nose indents!!

  18. 8.11.13

    Can I just say that your hair is so fabulous! You look like a fresh college grad, for real!