What happens when you don't plan ahead.

Besides Hocus Pocus, I also got Parisian Skies eyeshadow from MAC's Bloggers' Obsession collection and although it's a beautiful, shimmery, wearable blue shadow, I really did not do it any justice today.

On days like today when I have a bit more time to spend doing my makeup, I tend to apply it with more thought and purpose than I actually did. I had no idea what products I wanted to use when I began doing my makeup (besides my usual rotation of face products), and once I started doing my eyes, for some odd reason, I decided to slap on MAC Bare Study Paint Pot instead of the usual, trusty UDPP. 

After applying Bare Study, I made a spur of the moment decision to use Parisian Skies for the first time. Had I planned to use it beforehand, I would've opted to prime my lids with either UDPP or MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot instead, since it's the same color as my skin color and doesn't have any shimmer to compete with the shimmer in the eyeshadow, unlike Bare Study.

It's much more evident up-close in real life than it is in these photos, but when layered over Bare Study, Parisian Skies just seems kind of muddy and a bit...blah. If you look very, very closely, you may be able to see that the color on my lower lash line (almost a tiny bit purpley) is ever so slightly different than the color on my lid - it's actually much more true to color on my lower lash line because I didn't prime that area with Bare Study.

Anyway, you live and you learn. It actually doesn't look that bad...it's just that the eyeshadow is so much more beautiful on it's own that it really kind of frustrated me the more I realized how much I messed it up. Oh well. This just goes to show you that choosing the right primer and/or base needed for your eye look really can make a difference.

Origins VitaZing
Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand
Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzer in 12
Milani Blush in Luminoso
Dior Amber Diamond

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
MAC e/s in Parisian Skies
WnW Walking on Eggshells Palette (brown and white shades)
Annabelle Smudge Liner in Ohmygoth!
Eyeko Graffiti Liner in Black
Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara

Revlon l/s in Soft Nude

Oh, by the way, who's seen the new Harry Potter and loves it??? I'm going to go see it tomorrow! :D

Disclaimer: The Eyeko liner was sent to me free of charge for review purposes only. I am not affiliated with the company, nor am I getting paid for featuring it on my blog. The opinions expressed in this post are honest and based solely on my own experience with the product.


  1. I still think it's pretty!
    And I saw Harry Potter!  It was amaaaaaziiiiing!

  2. Your makeup is so pretty! I love the eyeshadow color.

  3. I hate when I finish my makeup and feel a little disappointed! Not a good feeling!
    Harry Potter on the other hand, that was a great feeling! :) Loved it, will probably see it again!

  4. What a beautiful color that is on you - "wrong" primer or not!

  5. Daphnée Kwong WayeJuly 16, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    Omg this look is so cute! :D
    BTW I'm gonna see Hp soon too!

  6. This looks beautiful! Goes to show that you can wear blue for an everyday look! 

  7. It's really not that bad, but I understand your frustration ahahah

  8. You look great, Tiffany!  I saw it and loved every second of it.  Let me know when you've seen it.  I want to discuss something LOL!

  9.  I had NO interest in this collection.. nothing appealed to me! I'm not much of an eyeshadow person anyway BUTTT this color looks ammmazing on you and I'm in love with it now!

  10. JessicaGettingCheekyJuly 16, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    I still think it looks gorgeous, but I know what you're talking about. When I have more time to apply my makeup I sometimes feel like I get halfway through my eye look and then just go "ewe what am I doing?!"

    ♥ Jessica

  11. I saw the new Harry Potter movie three days ago. It was AWESOME!! :D

  12. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Thank you, Amy :)

  13. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Yay! I can't wait to see it :D

  14. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Thank you! It's so gorgeous in real life!

  15. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    That good, huh? Yay - I can't wait :D

  16. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Thanks, Jess! You're always so supportive regardless, though :)

  17. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Let me know how you like it!!

  18. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Thank you! Yeah, I think a lot of blue eyeshadows take me back to my 8th grade years (aka crazy, ugly makeup), but this one seems much more subdued and wearable :)

  19. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    haha, thanks :)

  20. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Will definitely tweet you after I've seen it!

  21. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Thank you!!

  22. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Yes, that's me exactly! That's why I tend to go for my usual, safe neutrals all the time :)

  23. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 16, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Yay!! How did you get to see it 3 days ago?? Lucky girl! :D

  24. omg!!!!!!!!!!! this looks soooooooooooooooooooooo good on u!!!!! incredible color on ur skin! 

  25. I actually think it looks great! so pretty

  26. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 17, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Thank you!! I think blue just tends to look flattering to brown eyes usually...yay!

  27. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 17, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Thank you so much!

  28. the eye shadow looks great on you?>D

  29. Awwh I think it's gorgeous. :) Would love to see how it looks over a different base too, especially a bright blue one!


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