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26Jan/139

EOTD: Tuched by an Angel

EOTD: Tuched by an Angel

Ever since I started hangin' at the forum for makeup addicts I've been playing around with my makeup a lot more. I don't know why really, maybe because I practically feel a surge of inspiration coming through my computer screen every time I log on? I love chatting with all my fellow makeup addicts, because.. they understand and share the fascination, the joy, the excitement for the tiniest little makeup related thing. Anyway, I wore this look last Thursday when I went out to meet two of the magnificent girls, Tone and Renate. I'm quite pleased with the outcome, and this might have been my gateway to an even smokier and darker look. A little scary, but oh so fun!

Products

→ MUS Eye Primer in Clear
→ M·A·C Femme Fi (highlight: brow bone, inner tear duct)
→ MUS Tuch (entire lid)
→ Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner in «Black» (tightline)
→ MUS Eyepencil in «Snowflake» (waterline)
→ Max Factor Xperience Volumizing Mascara
→ Anastasia Brow Wiz in «Brunette»
→ M·A·C 239 Eye Shader Brush
→ MUS 114 Soft Touch Brush
→ Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
→ Sigma® Performance E21 Smudge Brush

Walkthrough

I always start by filling in my eyebrows, and this time I chose Anastasia Brow Wiz in «Brunette». Nowadays I alternate between the product mentioned above, and an angled brush used with M·A·C Brun eyeshadow. I then primed my eyelids with my trustworhty primer from Make Up Store, and used the MUS 114 to pat MUS Tuch on both lids - taking care to blend it into the crease and a little upwards. When I felt pleased with the shape and blending I used my M·A·C 239 to pack some more color on the lid to make the color a little denser. Sigma® Performance E21 is the perfect brush to highlight the highest point of the brow with my favorite M·A·C Femme Fi, and also the inner corner of the eye. To make my lashes appear a little denser I used my Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner to tightline, a useful trick when you don't feel confident enough to draw on that perfect eyeliner. MUS Snowflake is perfect to brighten up the waterline, even though I think a less stark white would have suited me better. I finished off the look with one coat of Max Factor Xperience Volumizing Mascara, another favorite drugstore pick.

I found this look a little bit intimidating at first, it's the darkest smoky eye I've tried out and I was a little scared I had gone overboard with the whole idea. Within minutes it had grown on me, and I ended up really liking it! Unfortunately the photo didn't turn out perfect, it's a little blurry and the color didn't show up quite as dark as it looked in person.

Photo is taken inside in artificial lighting.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2013

14Jun/1218

EOTD: Dancing Flamenco in the Dusk

So I've finally started playing with my makeup again, practicing my skills, trying out new things. It gives me this insane sense of achievement, feeling very proud of myself! It might sound ridiculous to most of you, but when you go through life with very limited muscle strength, even the tiniest little achievement becomes a big deal. I'm slowing mastering things I didn't even believe I could do, and every time I succeed at something I gain a little more self-confidence, and energy to continue. Also I'm really sorry for editing my photos in all kinds of different ways, but I wanted to show the blush as well as my eye makeup.

Products

→ MUS Eye Primer in Clear
→ MUS Sun Breeze (highlight)
→ MUS Velvet (entire lid)
→ MUS Flamenco (outer corner and crease)
→ Max Factor Xperience Volumizing Mascara
→ Yves Saint Laurent 'Touche Éclat' Radiant in 08 «Radiant Silk»
→ M·A·C Eye Brows in «Lingering»
→ MUS Wonder Blush in «Pharao»
→ Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
→ MUS 115 Angled Shading Brush
→ Sigma® Performance E21 Smudge Brush
→ Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics 011 Small Powder/Blush Brush

Walkthrough

As usual I started off by filling in my eyebrows, with «Lingering» for a softer look. I went on to priming my lid (as I always do to prevent creasing), and then applying «Velvet» to the lid and slightly into the crease using the Deluxe Crease. I used the 115 angled shading brush to place «Flamenco» in the outer corner, making the shape that I wanted, dragging it a bit (maybe two thirds) into the crease. I went back with the Deluxe Crease to blend around the edges, and added a little more «Flamenco» to keep the color vibrant. The E21 is absolutely perfect for smudging, so I smudged «Flamenco» below my lower lashes. Wiping of the brush on a clean tissue I proceeded applying «Sun Breeze» to the tear duct, and highest point of my brow as a highlight. I added a coat of mascara, and used the 'Touche Éclat' to 'conceal' and brighten up under my eyes.

Since I'm working on becoming accustomed to wearing blush, I wanted to try out my newest one; «Pharao». It's such a gorgeous color! I have no idea how to describe it, maybe like a terracotta reddish brown? I'm still quite light on the blush, which you might see from my photo, but I'm working on it. At least I'm wearing blush (and I feel pretty while doing so). It really gives my face a nice glow, and I feel like it's the perfect color for a newbie like myself.

Photo is taken outside in natural lighting.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012

25May/1215

EOTD: Buzzer Buzzer

I'm a little ashamed here, as I always talk about how much I love and adore those bright colors - but then I end up posting look after look with neutrals or muted colors. Ashamed. I'm sorry, I promise the next look will be brighter and more fun. Yesterday I decided to apply some eyeshadow before going out in the sun, and I wanted to try out one of my new colors from Make Up Store, namely «Buzzer». I had a clear picture of the look I wanted to achieve in my head, but somehow it turned out a lot more subtle than I had planned. Next time I'll try it on it's own, not layering it on top of a neutral shade like «Brown Sugar». Still experiencing that bad brow day, so excuse me again. Yeah, and my eye brows look completely different because of the lighting. Neat.

Products

→ MUS Eye Primer in Clear
→ MUS Brown Sugar (all over lid)
→ MUS Buzzer (outer corner and crease)
→ MUS Czar (lower lash line)
→ Max Factor Xperience Volumizing Mascara
→ M·A·C Eye Brows in Spiked
→ Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush

Walkthrough

Today I started off by priming both eyelids with MUS Eye Primer, my favorite primer so far. I used my Deluxe Crease brush to apply MUS Brown Sugar all over my lid, and in the crease. I then applied MUS Buzzer to the outer corner (on top of MUS Brown Sugar), and pulled it slightly into the crease. I blended out the edges to soften the look, before I finally decided to use MUS Czar below my lower lash line as a 'pop of color'. Since I'm a fan of using one tube of mascara at a time I used my Xperience on my lashes, and finished off the look by filling in my eyebrows - or at least that's what I was trying to do. Not a very complex look, but I'm quite sure I'll be recreating it. Possibly without the gold liner.

Photo is taken outside.

Photos © Shamini Thevarajah 2012

16May/123

EOTD: Neutrally Magically Awesomely

Would you look at that, I've done another look! The truth is that I've done several looks since the last one I posted, but they haven't been all that special - or I haven't managed to get a decent photo. Lighting sucks! I know I'm super critical of my own work, but I'm not very pleased with the lighting in this photo, or my brows for that matter. I think I might have been experiencing a 'bad brow day', if there's even such a thing. Since I've been a bit overly enthusiastic when plucking them lately, I've been trying to let them grow back a little. Hence the messiness. The photo is taken outside in daylight, no flash. And as you might notice I've decided to try out a new kind of layout for my EOTD posts, so please let me know what you think of it.

Products

→ MUS Eye Primer in Clear
→ RBR Bohemian Waxwing (all over lid)
→ RBR Abyssinian Catbird (outer corner, crease and lower lash line)
→ MUS Wooden Metal (waterline)
→ Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner in Black (tightline)
→ Max Factor Xperience Volumizing Mascara
→ M·A·C Eye Brows in Spiked
→ Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
→ M·A·C 239 Eye Shader Brush

Walkthrough

I started off by filling in my eyebrows as usual. I've been using M·A·C Eye Brows in «Lingering» for a week now (for a softer look), so when I went back to «Spiked» I felt a little out of practice and I wasn't really pleased with the outcome. Trying to ignore my brows I then primed both my eyelids with my MUS Eye Primer, all over the lid and up to the brow. I also applied a little bit below my eye since I was planning on wearing one of my precious MUS pencils. I wanted to try out my new «Bohemian Waxwing» and applied it all over my lid using a Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush, before adding «Abyssinian Catbird» to the outer third of the lid, blending it slightly into the crease with the same brush. To venture a few steps out of my comfort zone I decided to apply a little bit of Abyssinian Catbird under the lower lash line with a M·A·C 239 brush, and then MUS Wooden Metal to my waterline (smudged slightly into the lower lashes). Since I'm a huge fan of tightlining I used my black Avon SuperShock for the illusion of fuller lashes, and finished it off by curling my lashes and adding a coat of my favorite mascara.

The funny thing about these eyeshadows from Rouge Bunny Rouge is that at least one of them seem to be duochrome? Swatched they both appear somewhat brown to me. «Bohemian Waxwing» is a bronzed champagne, while «Abyssinian Catbird» is a metallic bronze according to their official descriptions. «Abyssinian Catbird» looks both brown and green on my skin, so it's actually quite hard to describe it - and the complete look actually changed into purple in a certain light! So odd, and quite awesome. These shades were so soft and easy to work with, and I'm contemplating getting a few more despite of the price tag of £16 a piece (refill).

What do you think of the new setup?

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012