Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Comeback look: green.

Maybe because green is the colour of hope[fully I won't mess up this revival]. But to be honest I just felt like working with said colour ;).
Or maybe spring has something to do with it. Anyway, pics:

[Disclaimer: Out of practice. That applies to everything, actually. Not just photographing.]

Yes, I was half awake at the time. Or half asleep. Depends on your perception.


This was my first time using a foundation brush. (OK, so it was marketed as a brush for applying face masks, but it looks just like a foundation brush & works perfectly.)

Skin: Good old (half empty by now) Tesco Porcelain, applied with a foundation brush (Oriflame). Powdered with Bourjois Mineral Radiance in Vanille, contoured with powder from a fake YSL kit. I know, I shouldn't have etc. but I got it for the lovely Asian made eye shadows, not for a fake logo. By the way, it doesn't even copy any real product, it just has the logo slapped on :-/. But the eye shadows are gorgeous & I'll be doing a look with them ;).

I have a new contouring brush too, Oriflame's Sun Brush. Which, for the record, is not slanted as pictured in the catalogue. It's a kabuki. But a good one & one can never have too many brushes :D.

Eyes: Pretty simple. Wet & Wild Envy as a base, NYX Spring Leaf on the lid & a bit of NYX Green Tea on the crease. Lined with my Avon Arabian Glow pencil in Emerald. Inner lining: Avon Glimmerstick in Black Stripe for upper lashlines & a random cheap white kohl for lower lashlines (fine, the brand is Lady Di). Curled lashes & used Avon's SuperSHOCK mascara.

Mine's Limited Edition. I actually got the whole stripey line (and yes, the packaging was part of the reason :-P) and will be posting pics as soon as I can get an accurate pic of the eye shadow shades.

Cheeks: The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in Blush. Stupidly not pictured, but if necessary you can look it up under 'The Body Shop' or just see a few of my past looks, I'd been using it fairly frequently.

Lips: Estee Lauder Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in Sugar Honey, from a swap with Hanna :).

[Will be posting up some undeclared past swaps (mostly for reference, I suppose).]

More pictures...

I still look ugly when I smile. Some things will never change ;).

And finally, the wonky angles I sometimes seek in order to get an OK picture...

See the shadow? That's my arm >:-).

Finally, not really make-up related, but this is stuck in my head :-P...

It has infected my brain. Lol.

And this concludes the entry. Thanks for reading :).


JordanMayTwigs said...

Hey sweetie.
I'm glad you're back!!!
I've missed your posts!!!


' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, I like the smiling pic! In fact I like first two face pics the most :)

And welcome back! :D

Askmewhats said...

welcome back! I've missed you! your hair grew a bit longer!!!! :)

Y said...

I think that you're very pretty! AND I'm so glad you are finally back!

miku said...

"I still look ugly when I smile."
Don't make me slap you Cris. I can do it via interwebs so don't tempt me.

Jess said...

Welcome back to blogger, Cris!
I love this fresh natural look on you! The angles are really good!

My favorite photo is that one with a smile on your face - so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cris! Thanks for the comment! Pretty makeup! Welcome back to the blogsphere too!

Sugar Bunnie said...

very sexy look
(green is no a sad colour)

Nicole Joy said...

Im having a Lush giveaway for all my fellow beauty lovers! or Have a great weekend!

~tHiAmErE~ said...

i seemed to have missed this post..
im so sorry for not being able to read this..

you have changed,sweetie..

you have that alluring sexy look on you!
i mean before you have this sweet, young & teeny-boppy look, but now you have that woman quality. hope you don't take this as an insult of what but you really look great..specially the 1st & 2nd pic!