Saturday, February 18, 2012

Late V-Day FOTD.

I didn't do anything special for V-Day. Noone special in my life at the moment, so it wasn't the happiest day... Plus it was sorta of a sabotage week food-wise which also brings me down significantly:(   I have to get back to reading that book- it really was helpful as long as I am able to master the simple logic behind it. 
I picked up Scott Barnes book "About a Face" this week- my first official MU book. Honestly, I did not learn anything that I didn't know or haven't come across before. He is really famous for his contouring and highlighting practices using dark fdtn to contour and light concealer to HL and then blending everything out with regular FDTN. I know Goss on YT is a big fan of that practice and has made several videos on it so I was very familiar with it.  I used it several times this week with different intensity and actually really like the overall effect. It is very important that you exfoliate and moisturize your face extremely well since you do use a lot of MU products that can emphasize dry patches/ spots on your face. 
I took the whole concept to a whole another level today using very dark bronzing shade (Revlon Skinlights Golden Light) and a white concealer to highlight (Bonne Bell White White concealer and highlighter). I blended everything together using ELF flat top brush and a mix of Boots7 lifting FDTN and EL DW light. I was surprised it blended so well and it actually looked really good. I then used bronzer (WnW), blush (La Femme -Fuschia) and more Highlighter -(theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer) It is definitely not something I will wear during daytime since in direct sunlight you can definitely tell that I am wearing a lot of face MU but it looks great in pics and is a look I will try for going out. 
I kept the eyes soft with a rosey colour with brown in crease and brown liner smudged on the upper and lower lashline. The lips were also very soft pinkey shade-so that is why I refer to it as a V-day look:)
EDIT: I really loved the eye look so after I took a shower, I decided to recreate it. Also I still used the contour/hl technique but with less product, skipped the bronzer and used a luminous blush.

Check out the FOTD after the jump!

Monday, February 13, 2012

OTT Liner

I came back from work after having purchased the Revlon ColorStay liquid eye pen - Revlon eye and face cosmetics is 40% at RA this week! I've been wanting a liquid pen for cat eye style liner for a while and decided to get this one as it came out to a little over $5 which sounds reasonable. 
I don't like this at all, it's too liquidy and the colour is not opaque. I should have looked up the reviews before buying.... I still used it for this dramatic cat eye- I know you can't see it with my hooded lids but the liner is not at all symmetrical ( from eye to eye that is). 
I had this really awesome taupe MU today for work and just went over it with the pen. 
Either way, I am still willing to try the new Maybelline liner pens that I saw advertised last week but I haven't spotted them anywhere, nor have seen reviews.

FOTD after the jump!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wing Fotd

Things are not exactly going great. They are not terrible but they are not good either. I will write more when my spirits lift up a little bit.  I am just posting a quick FOTD concentrating on winged liner that I think I did somewhat well:) 
I realized my eyeliner brushes kind of started sucking especially when trying to achieve  a crisp line and I almost ordered MAC 210 but held off. I came across this brand called "Brandon" at the local natural beauty store and picked up a fine line brush for $4.99/ It's a little flimsy but it does the job. 
Without further ado, here is the FOTD: