Sunday, March 29, 2009

White Fairy

This weekend's look is a little change from the more colourful looks of the past weeks, but today I felt more like doing something light, fairy-like in more neutral colours like beige, white and silver, with the focus being on the half-lashes. I did my entire lid in Vanilla and then added just a touch of Quarry to contour my crease. Then I lined my eyes with the white kohl, winging them out several times and adding a little pearl with lash glue at the end of each wing. Then I lined my inner corners with Platinum pigment and drew a little flower with the kohl and Silver Fog pigment, and a rhinestone in the middle. I did a very thin line with my Manhattan liner and glued the lashes onto the outer thirds of my eyes:

Product List
Face: p2 perfect Face, MAC SFF NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, Palgantong theatrical powder, Jane Blushing Orchid
Eyes: p2 perfect Eyes, MAC Vanilla, MAC Quarry, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, MAC Silver Fog, MAC Platinum, Manhattan JT, CG Lash Blast, rhinestones and falsies by Misslyn
Lips: MAC Cutester l/s

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Back to the Sea

Another marine look, to keep in with this week's (unintentional) sea theme :)... The main colour in this look is "Back to the Sea" by Archetype Cosmetics, a stunning teal/mint colour with a very complex gold interference. The shape I used in this look is a variation of this look, but this time, I decided to cut the crease only along the outer half of my eyes, instead of all the way past the inner corners. I then used Fyrinnae Sweet & Sour (matte medium dusky purple) and MAC Carbon in the crease and blended upwards, highlighting with MAC Vanilla. The lashes are by essence and have tiny glitter flecks on them - I would actually prefer them without the glitter (for once), but the shape fits my eye so perfectly that they are my favourites to wear!

Product List
p2 perfect Eyes base, Archetype Back to the Sea, MAC Carbon, Fyrinnae Sweet & Sour, MAC Vanilla, Maybelline Expression kohl in black, essence Glamour lashes, CG Lash Blast

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mermaid Eyes

I brought some of Barry M.'s Dazzle Dusts back from London, and tested them out for the first time on sunday - they're really amazing! Extremely pigmented, high-shine pigments that come in lovely colours! I used a silvery green/turquoise on my inner lid and to paint the spikes on my lower lid, then a very pigmented, deep bright teal with intense gold shimmer on my outer lid, and a vivid pink-coral in my crease. I also used MAC Solar White as a highlighter, and some Shu Uemura Lashes which I bought at the Shu store in London.

As a base for both my eyes and my face, I tried out a new limited edition product from german drugstore brand p2, and both are really good! While the staying power of the eye shadow base could be a bit stronger, it really brings out the colours and makes them more vibrant! The Face base is also very good, it softens the look of my pores and adds a very subtle glow to the skin.

Sorry - went a little too picture happy....

Product List
Face: p2 perfect Face base, MAC SFF NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, PL April's Mix, agn├Ęs b. Litchi Graffiti blush, MAC Moon River
Eyes: p2 perfect Eyes base, Barry M. Dazzle Dusts #92, #83, #87, MAC Solar White, Manhattan JT, CG Lash Blast, Shu Uemura Lashes
Lips: MAC Cutester l/s, VS Paradise l/g

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Back again!

So I'm back from my London trip and it was truly an awesome experience! We went to see Phantom and we had really good seats, right in the middle of the Grand Circle! I also I bought tons of Phantom merchandise from the theatre's shop (t-shirt, mug, bracelet, brochure and the movie screenplay).... We also went for tea in Kensington and Mayfair, and had a picknick in Hyde Park complete with tiny pink cupcakes (yummy!)... Here are some pictures:

Afternoon Tea at the Chesterfield:

Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre:

Big Ben:


Giant Cupcake at Harrods:

And here is today's look: MAC Copperbeam pigment on my lid, Pure Luxe Glory (matte dark blue) in crease and MAC Clear Sky Blue above crease, essence lashes and black kohl around my eye and on the waterline:

Product List
MAC Bare Study, MAC Copperbeam, PL Glory, MAC Clear Sky Blue, Manhattan JT, essence lashes, CG Lash Blast, Maybelline Expression Kohl