Sunday, November 22, 2015

Look of the Day: Gold, Peach and Plum

After a hectic week at the office, I'm so glad the weekend is finally here. How about you? Although chances are that by the time you're reading this it may already be over! For today's post I thought I would share a simple look I wore while making a Saturday morning visit to the mall and taking care of errands. 

I decided to "shop my stash" and make use of some items I haven't touched in a long while. The Bare Minerals eye shadow palette shown here was a limited edition and seems to be no longer available except on eBay, but at the end of the post I'll show some easier to find shades from MAC that can be used to achieve a similar result.  


Bare Minerals palette - The Next Big Thing
Stila Smudge Pot - Black
MAC Eye Kohl - Powersurge 
MAC False Lashes Mascara 


MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil - Revved Up
Boots No. 7 Line & Define Lip Pencil - 20 Nude


Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi-Use - 217 Charm 
Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder Makeup - 2N1 Desert Beige
RMS Beauty - "Un" Cover-Up - 11

For the eyes I used all of the shades in The Next Big Thing palette, beginning with the pale gold (Rising Star) on the inner half of the lid and then added the warm bronze (Hoopla) on the outer half of the lid. I used the satin peach (Smash Hit) in the crease and the dark plum (Ensemble) on the outer corner. I lined the top lash line with Stila's Smudge Pot in the shade Black and on the bottom lash line I used MAC's Powersurge Eye Kohl, a lovely antique bronze shade.

Above, left, are four MAC shades that can be used for a similar effect. All of these shades are currently available for purchase on MAC's website. From left to right: Sketch (Velvet), Free to Be (Matte), Amber Lights (Frost), and Gorgeous Gold (Veluxe Pearl) 

On the right are the four shades in Bare Minerals' The Next Big Thing palette, from left to right: 
Ensemble, Smash Hit, Hoopla, and Rising Star

I ended up preferring MAC's matte shade Free to Be over the warm peach shade included in the palette, but liked the other shades equally as well. The dark plum shade in the palette is more richly pigmented than MAC's Sketch, but Sketch can be built up to a comparable intensity.

The quality of the Bare Minerals Ready shadows is great--especially the shimmery shades, which are so smooth and pigmented. They also offer some pretty duos with neutral shades that are worth a look if you've never tried them before. 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week! 


  1. You look so pretty! Yes, we need to "shop our stash" and appreciate what we already have. I never comment, but I enjoy your blog so much. Susan

    1. Hi Susan, Thank you so much for such a sweet comment! I agree, I need to shop my stash more often - there are too many nice things that go unused:)

  2. The Bareminerals quad is gorgeous! Great MAC alternatives too x
    The Beauty Bloss

    1. It's quite a nice palette and I'm glad to have rediscovered it -- I should make a point to use it more often :)


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