Important Note 2: If you can shop online, please take a look at this blog sale :). There's some lovely stuff (MAC, Asian skincare etc.), and you'll be helping out someone who needs it at this point in time ;D. Thank you ^_^!
This is my look for Janet's second contest. I had no inspiration for the masquerade look though :(, so I couldn't do that part...And I know I don't look too happy on here >:-)...It's the picture taking - I HATE it. I'm just not a very pretty girl, and it's hard to get pics that look relatively OK...I don't enjoy it :(. Oh, and I need a haircut >:-D. And colour :-P.
Anyway...My pessimistic ramblings aren't worth reading so I'll just get on with the blog post XD.
I have no inspiration pic for this look 'cause I made it up :-P. Before starting, I (oddly enough) knew what products I wanted to use, but had no idea how. I made it up as I went along XD. Basically, it's a multicoloured light eye with no mascara, paired with fresh lips and a pale but luminous face :).
How to do the Cris Spring 2009 Eye :-P
[I'll list the products below next to my product pic - I suppose using the exact same things as I did may simplify things a little, but you don't have to ;).]
*Line the lower inner lashline with white. We're going for medium opacity here - white enough to look white and not merely shimmery, not white enough to evoke a graphic 60s eye XD. I love them, but not for this look :-P.
*Line the lower outer lashline with a matte bright pretty blue :). Make it a skinny line ;).
*Shade the outer eyelid with a pink similar to the one I used - I can't think of a good way to describe the colour >:-). True pink perhaps? Not too hot, not too soft, not too milky and light :).
*Fill in the inner eyelid with a light lettuce green.
*Leave lashes alone. I think that keeps the look freshly blooming as opposed to overly dramatic :-P ;). Note though that my lashes are naturally black and long, so if yours are pale or you don't have many, you might try adding a single coat of a natural-looking mascara for a similar effect. Or you can let them be anyway - naked pale lashes are certainly out of the ordinary, and you know I love that ;D :).
Face: As usual, Oriflame Visions Fresh Face Foundation in Porcelain Doll, and Tigi Bed Head Fixx-It Stick in Light. But, instead of using matte powder, I used my Shimmer Balls :). They do have a proper product name but I've no idea what it is :-P. And I took them off my Swap Sale 'cause nobody wanted them - but if anyone does, you can still let me know and maybe I'll let you have them ;).
Eyes: I used Oriflame Visions Dynamic Duo liner in Laurel & Hardy, Styli-Style Flat Pencil in Vienna, ArtDeco eye shadow in 243, and Avon's eye shadow duo in Porcelain Doll.
Cheeks: Nothing ^_^.
Lips: I wanted to see how my Burt's Bees lip balm would do as a base - it works well ;). (Only on lustrous or shimmery colours of course, but I never use base with matte colours anyway, I prefer to work them right into the lips.) I chose Oriflame Power Shine lip colour in Rose Bite for this look - shiny but soft :).
Revisiting the classic Diamond Enigma looking-through-the-hair eyes, as I'm sure everyone's had enough of my other signature pose (that mouth :-P) for the time being >:-). Oh, and my forehead is indeed a tad too pink - I was out of practice regarding shimmer balls, and...I ended up applying too much colour, as you can see XD.
Oh, and I tried very hard to get a smiling photograph, but it wasn't meant to be >:-). I promise to do one next time though...It'll probably be my Easter look, and if I can't freaking smile prettily on Easter, I doubt I can do it at all XD. Thanks for your patience on this :).
And thanks for reading :).
P.S. I got something beyond lovely in the mail today :D (will elaborate in my next blog entry ;D), that I hadn't expected for another week or 2...I'll send out my end as soon as I can ;).