Sunday, 31 October 2010

Impromptu look.

This was quite random; I pretty much made it up while working on it.

Skin: Revlon ColourStay Mineral Mousse foundation in Fair/Light. It's quite matte so I didn't use powder. For cheek contouring & highlighting, I used Bourjois powder in Miel Dore and Bourjois Mineral Radiance powder in Vanille. No cheek colour - I wanted a pale, clean look.

Eyes: Bold and slightly sparkly lashes with a nude lid and just a bit of liner.

I started by covering the whole lid with a pale, satin eye shadow (Mary Kay Ivory Petal from my Floral Fantasy palette). Then I curled my lashes and applied mascara (Lancome Definicils). With it still slightly wet, I pressed some Everyday Minerals loose shadow in Mystic Night onto my lashes, following that with some glitter. I defined the outer lower lashline with the darkest shade from my L.A. Colours eye shadow set in Wine & Roses & lined the lower waterline with my Oriflame Visions glitter pencil in Silver Snow.

Pre-lip make-up pic:

For the lips, I used Wet & Wild lipstick in Black Cherry, but I wanted a fruit juice effect rather than a very defined & proper looking lip, so I applied colour with a lip brush I'd softened with some lip balm, starting from the inside and pulling the colour outwards. I didn't use liner.

[I'll try to take pictures during the day so the lighting's better. Electric light causes a blue tint when using flash & an orange one when not.]

Some you-can-tell-I-haven't-done-this-much-lately eye close-ups...

Annoyingly enough, the lash glitter doesn't quite show up in the photos :-/...

Stuff I've used for this look...

So, here goes another comeback look. And hopefully I mean it this time...

I don't know how regularly I'll be able to blog, but I don't plan to abandon this completely, so I will be posting in the future. Thanks for reading :).