As my readership knows, I kinda have The Shabbos Face down pat (although it is always open to improvements). But Yuntif, ah, Yuntif. Two days to keep paint on, especially if finagling with grabby kinfauna? A difficulty indeed.
This past Pesach, I decided to invest in rabbi-approved Shabbos cosmetics. Since my purchases took place over the internet, I did buy colors that I didn't end up using. So, I wanted to share which items were a winner for me.
To begin, how the cosmetics are applied is also under rabbinic scrutiny; I had to familiarize myself with the accepted protocol.
From Shaindee Cosmetics:
- Blush in Soft Mauve/Glowing Mauve Matte 19H
- Eye Shadow in Dark Gray 49B
- While officially an Eye Shadow, I used Matte Lilac 48H/48B for eyebrow filler and as contouring powder
- Lip Gloss (Shudder. While I do not approve of gloss in general, my lips can get so dry and cracked beneath long-wearing lipstick that I voted for lip skin health and comfortable eating over lip hue. My policy is that as long as eye makeup is strong, everything else is commentary)
- Hungarian Water (Of course I would get the HUNGARIAN water as opposed to rose)
From Shabbos Brushups (at the time of my purchase, the website wasn't functioning in terms of checkout; email firstname.lastname@example.org to order):
- Foundation in Matte Lite (the description sounded closest to my skin-tone and -type)
- Concealer in Light
- Eyeliner in Blackout (looks very glittery in the holder, but goes on black black black with only a hint of sparkle)
My mascara was heftily applied before the holiday, and I worked around it. I feel a burning need to wash my face after a day's action, so this way I can function throughout Shavuos this year—three day yuntif, ladies!