Friday, May 30, 2008

bella cupcake's summer look challenge

quick posting before i head to the gym

challenge details here at Bella Cupcake's blog!

i originally thought of doing a gold and green-teal look, but decided to go with gold, pink, and brown instead.


the concept:

[Face]

Tinted moisturizer or foundation (optional) - Buff'd foundation in Wool
Concealer - Everyday Minerals concealer in Multitasking and Sunlight to conceal redness and dark circles somewhat.
Powder to set - Silk Naturals Perfecting powder

Glowy blush - Laneige Snow Radiant Blusher in 02 Pink Prism on cheeks.
Highlight - Used a light dusting of the Laneige to highlight nose and chin and forehead where appropriate. This step can be replaced with bronzer if a tanned look is desired.

[Eyes]

Base - Urban Decay Primer Potion
Light beige-y shade to highlight - ELF Pink Ice eyeshadow
Pale gold eyeshadow on inner corner of eye - Annabelle Gleam eyeshadow
Darker gold eyeshadow after pale gold, half way across the eyelid.- 'from a Maybelline quad
Intense pink eyeshadow - MAC Passionate eyeshadow on outer corner and above the gold colours so that it shows even when my eyes eyes open.
Frosty light pink eyeshadow on top of intense pink - Laneige Snow Radiant Blusher - I used this only because I wanted a glowy look on the eyes but MAC Passionate is a matte colour.
Brown eyeshadow to darken outer corners - MAC Brun eyeshadow

Dark brown pencil liner to tightline - Kate Square Cut liner
Bronze-gold colour to line above dark brown pencil, and on lower lashline - MAC Indianwood Paint pot

Lash primer (optional) - Clinique Lash Primer
Mascara - Lancome Definicils mascara

[Lips]

Lipbalm - Nivea Labello
Mute natural lipcolour if a lighter lip colour is desired - MAC Lip Erase in Dim
Peachy-nude lipstick and gloss - Coffret D'or Combient Rouge in 06 Peach Blossom


i know it seems like a lot of stuff...it doesn't have to be. I just like using several tones because I think it makes the look more multi-dimensional...


the result:


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now for some quality time with the elliptical...

9 comments:

jie jie said...

Very pretty! It flatters your skintone so well!I love the third picture with the closeup of your eyes. You really did a good job blending the harsh lines. The lipstick looks great on you. I really should use my eyeshadows more, my blending still sucks. About Adambeauty, I'm getting very impatient already. I really hope it's a better deal that I wouldn't regret waiting long.

Nic Nic said...

I love this pink! it is very pretty on you! I love the hint of gold on the lid too! ahh sorry you couldnt do the gold/teal look because i also entered something of similar colour ^^; you could have still have done it, it would have been great to see your version!

I really like the piano music!

fuzkittie said...

That looks amazing on you! Although it's pink, it still gives me the feeling of summer - maybe because it reminds me of roses! ^^

Aya said...

OOOOOoooooohh!!! Gorgeous look on you missy! I have M.A.C Hepcat which I haven't touched b/c I didn't know what to use it with...your FOTD just inspired me! Thanks :)

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

jiejie: thanks :) i'd love to see some looks from you! and me too, i hope adambeauty will have a good enough price to justify the wait :( i can almost feel that lemming dying, because i've been waiting so long! haha

nicnic: nah i didn't really like my attempt with the green-gold, the green was really faded by the time i got the chance to take pics :( and the green/teal didn't flatter my skintone :( the blue-green colour you used was much better! :)

fuzkittie: thank you :)

aya: thanks and no problem ;) if i remember correctly hepcat is a gorgeous colour! can't wait to see what you do with it :)

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

very pretty look! :) i wish i could pull off the more subdued looks like you do... but i feel weird with pastelish colors on me. it's like they look gross on me. :( i think it's cause i have naturally tanned skin. booo. :(

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

christiana: the pink i used isn't pastelish actually - though the camera makes it seem so. Its more of a hot pink :P I know what you mean though. But hey you can pull off colours i can't either, like NYX Rust for example. Mine is just collecting dust...

theChas said...

ooOooo! Even if you don't win, I still think this looks way too pretty! :D It makes my pink FOTD look like dust compared to yours. Awesome job, arashi! It's a very pigmented and bright look and looks lovely on you! :)

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