Friday, April 15, 2011

Intensified Neutral FOTD

While doing my make-up today, I wanted to put a spin on my regular neutral look, and I did that with liner! I never wear black/coloured liner on my waterline/lower lashline. I feel like it's too messy for me and I have to constantly check how it looks and that it's not running or smudging or anything.

But, it's a great way to add instant drama to your look. And that's what I did with my make-up today. I took it another extra step further by extending my liner in my inner corner to get a cat/feline type of look.

I would of added false lashes for extra drama, but I was heading off to work and didn't want to be over the top.

Do you ever do that? Do your make-up according to where you're going and what type of setting you'll be in? I work in retail, so I don't have any restrictions as far as my make-up goes (as far as I know) - so I can wear bright colours or dark smokey looks. But that doesn't mean that I do it all the time. The reason being is because sometimes a certain look won't fit into the environment that I work in. Do you get what I'm saying?

Like, for example. I won't wear bold lips to work but I have no problem doing colourful/dark looks. But then again, I won't wear bold lips when I'm going out to eat (because I'd have to constantly check my lips to make sure the colour hasn't faded, or is feathering and having to touch it up). I always take into consideration what I'm doing that day/where I'm going when I do my make-up to see if a look would be "appropriate". Does anyone do that as well? Or am I the only one? lol :P

These photos were taken when I got home from work:

MAC Naked pigment (used wet on the lid)
MAC Cork e/s (in crease)
MAC Espresso e/s (in other corner/crease)
MAC Orb e/s (as highlight)
MAC Naked Lunch e/s (right under brow arch)
MAC Blacktrack fluidline (on upper lashline)
Annabelle Eye Kohl e/l in Black (on lower lashline)
L'Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous mascara
MAC Night Maneuvers e/s (used to fill in brows)

MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW30 (on under eye circles)
MAC Prolong Wear Foundation in NC35
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Medium Plus
NARS Laguna bronzer
MAC Cheeky Bronze MSF

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


Jennifer said...


Anonymous said...

You look so pretty! x

Yes, while doing my makeup I figure out what I'll be doing for the entire day. It works better for me anyway. lol

Sofia said...


Sara.H said...

very pretty look :)

xo $ARMIN said...

OMG, I am in love with your eye brows!

Seriously just stunning!


Rai said...

You look GORGEOUS especially with your hair like that! <3

Chris said...

Yes, I do try to adjust my makeup depending on where I am going. I have worn rainbow eye makeup to school, and there have not been any problems with it. I am a makeup artist and a college student, so I get to wear lots of fun looks! If you are worried about black liner migrating, apply a black powder e/s over it to set it.

Julisa said...

gorgeous! love the neutral colors you used

MEVISH said...

such a gorgeous look. I've always been so envious of your brows they're so perfect ! :)

Saimese said...

love love love! it makes your eyes pop even more than when you have coloured eyeshadows on. def suits you a lot!

Ebru said...

Gorgeous Arezu! Love it! :) Yes I do that too, if I'd be going to school I'd probably skip wearing bold lips because in my opinion bold lips get way more attention than smokey eye make-up. I wouldn't want to look overdone at that setting. If I'd be going out with friends/to an event, then heck yeah bring on pounds of makeup! :)

Neeyuh said...

Wow I LOVE this look! You look really gorgeous in the pics too! I do my makeup according to where I'm going too, I always have this thought in the back of my mind like " you don't wanna look too made up if you're going here or there" or "is this look something I can wear all day and not worry about?" so I definitely get what you're saying.