I really don't have a whole lot of time to get ready on school mornings, which are 4 days out of the week. This look requires about 10-15 minutes, which works well with my schedule.
For my eyes, I used Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Pug and Ultraflesh Gold Standard Mascara from the set:
I don't use cream eyeshadows, but I'm sooooooooo in LOVE with this one right now. Pug is a shimmery, "smoky pewter" shade that glides on as smooth as silk, is nicely pigmented and very build-able. It's also whisper-light. I couldn't feel it on my lids at all, unlike some other heavy, greasy-feeling cream shadows. I was able to quickly and efficiently create a very nice gradient from my lash line to my brow bone. Talk about easy smoky eye! I can't imagine it being simpler. I didn't need a primer and what's really amazing is that, 12 hours later, there was little to no creasing whatsoever. I want to get Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in EVERY color now! Somebody stop me!
Oh, and I really like the Ultraflesh Gold Standard mascara also. The formula is light, non-clumping, and really holds a curl. My sister commented that my eyelashes looked really long, so I guess it works! The only problem is that I didn't see a full-sized tube available for sale on the Sephora site. Maybe that's a good thing, I'd go broke otherwise.
As for the rest of my face, I used Benefit High Beam to highlight my cheekbones, Bare Escentuals All Over Color in Glee as a blush, and Stila Lip Glaze in Vanilla.
I've used High Beam before, it's a decent, all-purpose cosmetic highlighter. You can use it to highlight your brow arch, the bridge of your nose, your cheekbones, etc. Glee gives your cheeks a warm, earthy-rose flush and I imagine it's flattering on most skin tones. Vanilla is a very shimmery, sheer champagne color that, when worn alone, gives your lips a glossy, luminous glow.
So that's my first look from the set. I can't wait to experiment some more with it to create additional looks, including something on the dramatic end of the spectrum. Stay tuned! :)