Urban Decay and NYX Burnin’ Down The House

Okay, three guesses where that title came from and if you don’t know we’re not friends.

I’m kidding.  Really.  Donthatemeplzokaybai.

I remember when I came to Bozeman at the tender age of 17 years old that, while the town is mostly accessible for all ages, the one thing I couldn’t do is go to the myriads of awesome shows flyer’d up on the boards across campus.  It also didn’t help that our proclaimed “meeting spot” for orientation outside my second home in school (aka the Visual Communications Building) was a giant reminder that as much as I thought I was doing really cool awesome “adult” things…I really wasn’t.  So, when I vowed that when I turned 21, I would go to all the awesome local shows all the venus provided.

Yeah, I think I’ve been to three since I turned 21 on December 18, 2012?  Hashtag fail.

The one band I’ve always wanted to see was This Must Be The Band, the Talking Heads tribute band that has come into town every March the past few years.  I remember my Dad seeing the flyer and even wanting to go, but nope, his little daughter still couldn’t because she still wasn’t old enough to go to the “cool” hangouts in town.

So, what better excuse to do some fun 80’s inspired makeup then to go sweat it off to some quirked out music?

Featuring Urban Decay and NYX

I’ve been in a little bit of a makeup rut lately, which I’ve copiously compensated for by buying more lipsticks than I ever thought I’d own in my life (more on that at another time).  I also forgot just how much fun I had with colored eyeliner.  But I finally gave in and bought Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Sabbath, a beautifully dark blue matte, though my skin tends to pull a slight tinge of indigo from it.

I also apologize for any of you that followed me on pinterest for a massive pin-fest of as many 80’s looks I could find at 2 am the night before.  Sry.

Took my inspiration from two different The Beauty Department tutorials, The Sparkle Smudge and The Cat Eye Stylized.  Obviously I underestimated how deliciously creamy Sabbath is, and ended up turning the smudge more into a full eyeshadow look.  Don’t care, still loved doing it.


MaryKay TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser

MaryKay TimeWise 3-in-1 Moisturizer

Lorac’s “I’m So Sensitive” Soothing Face Primer

Urban Decay NAKED Skin Liquid Foundation in Shade 1.0

NYX Cream Rouge in Tea Rose

Benefit’s Rockateur Box O’ Powder


Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Sabbath

Urban Decay Naked 1 – Gunmetal (patted on top of Sabbath smudged)

Urban Decay Naked 3 – Factory (patted into crease)

NYX Single Eyeshadow in Taupe

NYX Lush Lashes Mascara in XXL

NYX Brow Duo in Blonde


Burt’s Bees Ulta Moisturizing Lip Balm

NYX Butter Lips in Snow Cap

NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu

Of course, This Must Be The Band was nothing short of expectations and certainly took me to the river and basically drowned me in their infectious David Byrne dance beats.  Also, NOT having my entire face slide off by the end of the night (whether due to the guitar or dancing or beer) was definitely more than an A+ in my book.

Now I just have to actually fulfill my promise to 17-year-old me and take advantage of as many cool concerts as I can in Bozeman.  ‘Til next time!