Friday, February 11, 2011

A Different Type of FOTD Post

In my last FOTD, I talked about how I was getting tired of doing the same type of look over and over again, so I decided to try and spark my imagination and try a different type of application with my eyeshadows. I ended up doing a cut crease look (I know, I know, not very imaginative). This is what I came up with:

NARS Smudgeproof e/s primer
MAC Soft Ochre paint pot (as a base)
Revlon Matte e/s in Vintage Lace (in tear duct)
Wet n' Wild Pride Palette - shimmery green e/s (on inner part of lid)
MAC Shimmermoss e/s (applied on middle/center of the lid)
Stars Makeup Haven Ultra Violet e/s (shimmery violet on outer third of lid)
MUFE # 92 e/s (outer v and used to cut crease)
MAC Vanilla pigment (on lower lashline)
MAC Era e/s (to highlight)
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara
Bonne Belle Eye Definer e/l in Glow (on waterline)

MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW30 (on undereye circles)
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Medium Plus
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny (to contour)
NARS Deep Throat blush

Rimmel Moisture Renew l/s in Nude Delight
Annabelle Lip Shine in Breathless

I really liked the colour combination, but I wasn't too happy with the application as far as the eyeshadows go. I felt like my cut crease wasn't crisp enough, and it kind of made the distinction between the eyeshadows on my lid vs. the cut crease sloppy.

Also, I'm not sure if it's the base I used, but I noticed that the Stars Makeup Haven eyeshadow I used faded pretty quickly, and also contributed to the whole application to look like I'd been wearing it for hours.

You can see what I'm talking about more clearly in the photos below:

I wanted to share those photos with you, because I know when I'm taking pictures to do FOTD's for my blog, I try to choose a flattering photo of me and my make-up. Photos that make my makeup look top notch and flawless (which it *always* is - haha, I wish) -- but there are times where a look doesn't turn out how I'd like it to. Either my eyeshadows don't apply how I'd like them to, or my application is completely out of wack. Get what I mean?

It's kind of like, in photos my make-up might look flawless and beautifullllll, but in real life, it looks completely different - and I'm not talking about the colours and shades and hues, but more of my eyeshadows aren't blended seamlessly or my eyeshadows are creasing like crazy.

I'm really rambling, and probably not making sense, but I hope you get the jist of what I'm trying to say?

I don't wear contacts anymore, and most of the time my makeup gets lost behind my glasses, so it wasn't so bad.


Jennifer said...

STOP putting yourself down!!
I think it always looks fab!

sabina said...

i love it! love the colour combo too


theitteen said...

i love the colour combination and it looks veryy pretty!

Rhamnousia @ Desi Girl Does Makeup said...

Wow, I love this!

I can never make these colours work on my eyes, they always come out so patchy :(

Btw, re. the comment you left on my blog about moisturising, I find that applying your moisturiser whilst IN the shower (and then washing it off) really helps. Also, Garnier do a very good body moisturiser that I will be blogging about soon so keep an eye out for it!


DesignerSpray said...

Got to agree with Jennifer, you need to stop putting yourself down. Sometimes I feel the same way but believe it ro not, people don't notice these kind things, to you it may not look blended right but to many of us, it would look close to perfect!

I honestly think you have great blending skills, and I envy that.

Love, Halima.

Steph said...

Your makeup always looks flawless! You seriously are really talented at it. Love the combination of colors. :)

Halifax said...

Yeah, great job. Post as many pics as you want, and don't worry about it. You have talent, girl

socialitedreams said...

lol, we had almost literally the EXACT same eotd today ;) great minds think alike


EveryDay Makeup blog said...

Don't worry, you look pretty and the eye makeup you came up with is freakin' awesome!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous makeup! I love it! :)

Celia said...

looks great. i love the combo. your brows are reDIC... lol. its so full and nice.

Chris said...

I love your eyeshadow application! Which brushes do you use? Can you do a post on your brushes?

Rai said...

You're blending is great. Love when you do this color combination.

*The Makeupholic* said...

Wow, great job!! and your eyebrows are TDF!!

LaaLaa Monroe said...

Gorgeous. Love it honey xoxo