[Don't worry, swap update coming up later this week ;). I got lots of new stuff as usual :-P ^_^.]
Because...I finally figured out what to do for Laura's Barbie contest ^_^!!!
Thanks for the contest, Laura :). See, I told you I'm the kind of person who enters right before the closing date, but that I would do it ;) :).
After all, there's no way I'm skipping a contest that includes red eye colour as a prize. You know me ;D.
Without further ado, my inspiration...
This is an unusual look for me, because I consider my fair skin one of my best features, and normally enhance its porcelain loveliness. But everyone should try something different once in a while, and with summer coming up, I thought I'd give the tan thing a go ;).
So, she's got a tan complexion, pastel blue shadow with some peachy pink on the inner corners, twiggy lashes (she is a doll :-P), and baby pink lips :). An adorable combination that I often work, actually - but with my fair skin ;). This time though, I'm doing it her way ;D.
My attempt at the look [excuse the toilet in the background >:-), I couldn't get the lighting to work properly in any other room]:
Skin: I didn't use my usual foundation for this look ;). I needed a darker base. Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect in Beige Clair (mine came from Asia - clarifying this 'cause I suspect that this is darker than Euro Beige Clair) provided it :). To bronze, I used my Laura Mercier Bronzing Book palette in Gilded - Matte Bronze Light (and this is light indeed, and thus perfect for fair girls :D) to bronze, and Gilded to highlight & as a cheek colour. On the picture, Gilded is on the left while Matte Bronze Light is on the right ;).
By the way, I love the Fafi brush :). I'm actually considering getting some more brushes XD!
Eyes: My lovely blue's from my Pupa Heart palette :). I also used ArtDeco eye shadow in 557 on the inner corners, a new eyelash curler (Revlon) I got from a swap, and lots of Pucci Guerlain mascara on upper & lower lashes.
Cheeks: Mentioned this before, actually - Gilded from the Laura Mercier Bronzing Book in Gilded ;).
Lips: Oriflame Visions lip balm in Tropics as a base, and (probably my favourite) Plump & Gloss lip gloss in Nice Girl ^_^.
So, what's the verdict on me & tanned skin ;)?
I think I prefer being pale :). But this was fun :D.
Thanks for reading ^_^! I'm considering entering Naomi's Purples contest after all, and who knows...I just may ;).