MOTD: Spring Lilac!

Today was a COLD Spring day in North Carolina but I was inspired by our Lilac bush to create a look using purples. Purple is one of my absolute favorite colors!

This gave me a great chance to play with color using my Urban Decay Spectrum Palette. It has three gorgeous purple shades that are quite unique: Omen, Flashback and Voodoo.

I love this palette so much!

I knew I also wanted to use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette as well. Buon Fresco calls to me daily! It’s my favorite shade in there. It’s just perfection and I knew it would be the perfect lavender matte shade to pull everything together.

Buon Fresco is antiqued lavender magic to my soul!

On my face:

  • Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer
  • E.L.F. Pressed Powder
  • Pixi By Petra Bronzer in Summertime for face,nose contour
  • Wet N Wild Highlighter in Precious Petals
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paarty


On my eyes (shadow) :

A combination of ABH Modern Renaissance with Urban Decay Spectrum

Two loves of my life ๐Ÿ™‚

From ABH Modern Renaissance:

  • Tempera mixed with Vermeer as a base color and brow bone highlight
  • Buon Fresco all over

From UD Spectrum :

  • Flashback in the crease and blown way out
  • Voodoo in the crease and slightly blown out to deepen
  • I used Urban Decay Primer Potion in Edenย just on my lid and winged it out to create the cut crease effect.
  • Omen was added directly over top of the primer with my finger to really bring out its color.
  • Flashback was used under my bottom lash line as liner with Voodoo to deepen it toward the outer corner. Omen was used closer to inner corner.

Also on my eyes/lips:

  • Colour Pop Gel Liner Pot in Cry Baby for winged liner
  • Tarte Maneaterย Liner in the water line and smudged under my eyes
  • Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara
  • Studio 10 for brows
  • Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit


The Colour Pop liner is rocking my world. I may have to invest in many more of these pastel shades for Spring! I at the very least want a blue one! They are inexpensive and work so well! I will admit that the formula took me a few tries to really “get”. I was doing too many layers and it cracked and became flaky on my lids. Now though,no issue!

โ€œAnd stay, my dear
forever, as my quiet song,
in my lilac dawn.โ€
~ Sanober Khan

โ€œThe lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers: blooming is hard, and the most important thing is – to bloom. “
~Yevgeny Zamyatin

Until next time…

Stopping to smell the lilac,



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