Sunday, August 16, 2009

A [bad quality] FOTD...

My camera is out of commission for the time being (meaning my boyfriend took it since it's actually his haha). I guess I should just get my own since the family digital camera is a big brick and a pain to operate most of the time. Thus these were taken on my Macbook's camera.

All blabber aside, here is a quick "face" that I did before heading out the door last night. I was inspired by the dramatic blues & bronze smoky eyes look in the Versace smokey eye tutorial by Pixiwoo (two of my favourite youtubers). My take was toned town, obviously, and instead of bronzes I opted for plum & taupe. Here is what came out of it:


I started off with Urban Decay Primer potion, then Constructivist paint pot smudged in close to the lashline. I followed with Lancome "Mannequin" eyeshadow (a darker version of Sable by MAC, I'd say). Then came Sketch by MAC in the crease and I blended and blended and blended some more. I added Satin Taupe (also by MAC) just in the center of the lid for reflective purposes. Now here come the blues:
I busted out my rarely-used Fafi #2 eyes quad by MAC and used the dark blue matte colour at the bottom. I think it's called Prankster. I blended that in the outer crease with the handy dandy 266 brush. Then I used a gorgeous satin finish deep royal blue eyeshadow by Helena Rubinstein (my friend gave this to me in Germany, I hadn't seen this brand before). The colour comes from the eyeshadow duo #3, called "Night Flicker". I used that blue to line my upper and lower lashlines with the 219 brush, and blended it in with Prankster as well.
The end!

Waterline was lined with Lancome Le Stylo waterproof, mascara of choice was Diorshow waterproof.

Sorry again for the lame quality of the pictures. I will definitely re-create this soon because I loved it so much. I rarely venture into the world of blue eyeshadow, but this combination gave me high hopes :)

Foundation: Chanel Pro Lumiere mixed with Diorskin Nude
Powders: Studio Fix powder, MSF Natural Medium Dark
Cheeks: MAC Peachykeen blush, Hoola bronzer by Benefit
Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte #7, Dior Lip Maximizer gloss (love!)

Have a great week everyone!

6 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love your cheek color!

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  2. You look sooo pretty! Love the eyeshadow look. :) xxx

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  3. You look great! Very pretty eyes.

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  4. You're so gorgeous! You look like a brunette Carrie Underwood. I just started reading your blog and I love it.
    Hope you're having a great week.
    xo

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