Sunday, February 17, 2008

today was playday.

I'm so tired...I'm heading to bed after this, I hope. Am so glad tomorrow is a statutory holiday :D

Nothing much was accomplished this weekend. I've become such a procrastinator now even though I'm no longer a student and don't have homework anymore :S

However, I was motivated enough to play with some makeup :P Decided to try replicating some looks I've seen online:

Gold-reddish brown look


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Me:

I didn't really like how it turned out. I think the colour payoff sucked because I went cheap and used concealer as a base instead of UDPP. Should've foiled the NYX yellow-gold pigment as well, but I'm so lazy...

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I find that using concealer on my naturally reddish lips makes me look sick...

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I used MAC Sketch eyeshadow to get a reddish brown, but I ended up using too much Brun as well, and killed the red tones :S Oh well.


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I don't know why in this picture the inner corner of the eyeshadow looks blocky? but at least the yellow-gold colour comes out better here.

Thinking about it, the colours ended up looking more like this bumblebee look...

What I used:

[Eyes]

Rimmel concealer as base, since I didn't want to waste UDPP
NYX Shangri-la trio - the yellow shade on inner 1/2 of lid
NYX Yellow gold Ultra Pearl Mania loose eyeshadow over the previous
MAC Sketch eyeshadow on outer 1/2 of lid
MAC Brun eyeshadow to darken outer V
ELF Luminous highlighter on browbone
Curled lashes and applied Blinc Kiss Me mascara lightly on upper and lower lashes.

[Face]

Everyday Minerals concealer in Intensive Light all over face
MAC Emote to contour nose and cheekbones
ELF Luminous highlighter on top of cheekbones

[Lips]

Rimmel Recover concealer to mute lipcolour
A bit of Nivea Labello lipbalm to provide a hint of glossiness



Clarins Colour Fizz look
(saw this on Nessa's blog awhile back)

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Me:

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I need a more pigmented yellow to pull this off. Perhaps MAC Chrome Yellow would've been good.

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I like this one better than the first look. I was surprised by how wearable it looked. Only thing I would change is to not bring up the yellow shade as high, if I wear this out. I'd bring it up to only the crease, where the orange is now, and use a more subtle highlight on the browbone.


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Lips were a bit off, I'd use a darker blue-pink next time like MAC Mattene 40s Pink with the Cult Fave lipglass instead of NYC.

What I used:

[Eyes]

Rimmel concealer as base
NYX Shangri-la trio - yellow shade all over lid up to browbone
NYX Shangri-la trio - orange shade on outer V
NYX Purple on lower lashline, outer half
NYX Shangri-la yellow and orange on lower lashline, inner half
Curled lashes and applied Blinc Kiss Me mascara lightly on upper and lower lashes.

[Face]

Everyday Minerals concealer in Intensive Light all over face
MAC Emote blush to contour slightly
Everyday Minerals B&B blush

[Lips]

NYC Fragile Pink lipstick
MAC Cult Fave lipglass


Oh and I did these looks on one eye each, so don't mind the other mismatched eye in the full face pictures please? :D

11 comments:

nilla cookie said...

Love your interpretation of the Clarins look - very wearable indeed! And I love the glossy lips, super sassy :)

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

thanks nilla! :D

Emilee @ GMM said...

I like the Clarins look! The purple on the bottom really makes things pop. :)

Nic Nic said...

i think you did both very well. i really like how you blended colours for the clarins look. loving those pink lips!

Bliss said...

This look, the eyeshadow combo is gorgeous on you:)

(g)ezebel said...

wow!! you did a fantastic job recreating those looks. i love 'em!!

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

thanks for all the supportive comments :) i liked the Clarins one more too, the first one just didn't seem 'me'.

the Muse said...

I love love the clarins look and wanted to dupe it for a while now!

Fab job!

You look great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vanessa said...

WOW you look gorgeous!!!!

alien man?! said...

I didn't like the yellow on the first girl; I thought it made her look old and tired. On you, though, it's actually much more decent. It def. doesn't compare with your Colour Fizz interpretation, though. I LOVE how you did it. It's very pretty!

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

muse, vanessa, and alienman: awww thank you guys! :D

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