Abbie of AbbieAndBrian from Make-Up Reviews (if you want to know who Brian is, click here) is having a contest (do participate if you haven't yet ;D) and it's...Well, pretty lovely if you think of it :), 'cause you can do any kind of look you want - that's right, whatever :-P. There's just one rule (it is a contest after all >:-D): you're only allowed to use low-end brands. So no MAC, Dior, Nars, Shiseido etc. ;).
For this contest, I decided to do one of my favourite (and most frequently worn) looks: white eye shadow, intense black lashes, and a matte, nude face. Here is the only OK-looking picture I managed to get of my face >:-)...And it's not that attractive either :-P. I so wish I was photogenic :( >:-/...
And last but not least :D, my personal favourite :). Doing the contest has been worth it just for this :). I only wish that every pic of me could be this pretty :(...
Of course, I do know that any photos of me are the worst part of my blog entries >:-), which is why I'm pleased to announce that we're done here XD. Moving on to the good stuff...Descriptions and products - all from low-end brands, as promised :).
Face: Oriflame Visions Fresh Face Foundation in Porcelain Doll, Rimmel Lasting Finish Compact Pressed Powder in Transparent...And I wasn't allowed to use my Tigi concealer >:-D! So I ended up using the lightest shade from the Oriflame Daydream Eyeshadow Stripes Trio in Sweet Dreams ;). It sort of worked, but I'll stick with my Fixx-It Stick for my usual looks, thank you very much XD. I was lucky in having an eligible foundation; had my foundation been high-end, I would've had to either go naked or rush out and buy a cheap product just for this contest - and knowing me, both are unlikely :-P.
Eyes: I used the white shade from Oriflame Soul Mates Eye Shadow Duo in Mickey & Minnie as a base, and then carefully pressed on some...Well, I'd call it pigment. It's actually loose colour I got as a roll-on eye shadow (from Oriflame again...) years ago, but everyone knows how damn irritating and hard to apply those are >:-), so I depotted it ;). It's just such a lovely bright shimmery white colour :D and I love using it :). To line, I used Oriflame Visions Dynamic Duo Eyeliner in Laurel & Hardy, both the black and white colours...There's a very skinny line of black liner on the upper lids, and loads (really loads) of white inliner (I heated the tip with a lighter and layered on several coats to get that matte intense colour) - and of course, mascara...Rimmel Volume Flash, on curled lashes, several coats of it :). Lower lashes get loads of mascara for this look as well ^_^.
Cheeks: The peach blusher from the L'Oreal Essential Colours Palette. I also used the shimmery light gold shadow from the same palette as a highlighter ;D. [Side note: I also patted on some of that right under my eyebrows.]
Lips: Labello Sun lip balm as a base - high SPF lip balm mutes one's natural lip colour and makes lips appear lighter. Then, two coats of L'Oreal Made For Me Naturals Lipstick in Nude, applied straight from the tube.
Pictures of all my products for this look come next :).
I used the second (from the top) eye shadow (as a highlighter though - not as eye colour) and bottom blush ;). Sorry that my Nude lipstick's covering the third lip colour...It's a sort of warm mauve. If anyone wants a review of the L'Oreal Essential Colours palette, just let me know :). And that's the Sweet Dreams trio and white pigment on the right side ;D. And my tiny Laurel & Hardy liner, isn't it cute ^_^? Lol XD.
Well, I hope you like it, Abbie :D...I enjoyed doing this :). Good luck to me now XD (lol).
Thanks for reading everyone :), and I hope I helped prove Abbie's point ;D.