Saturday, 14 February 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everybody!

I know I posted a look yesterday. But then I went and asked my boyfriend what kind of makeup would he like me to put on today. And he said: "don't put on your parrot makeup". Hmm. By this he meant the brighter things I do with greens and bright purples. He wanted me to look more natural.

Be careful what you wish for. Because today I'm wearing a very natural look. I think I'm going to liven it up a bit with a brighter lipstick.

Not a Parrot look

Meow Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan
Meow Concealer in Inquisitive Chausie
Meow Top Cat finishing powder
Meow Crystalline Glow in Quartz (all over cheekbones, under the blush)
Meow Lush Blush in A Lick And a Promise
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Rapunzel Had Extensions (all over lid)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Snow Leopard (outer vee and crease)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Dior Diorshow Waterproof mascara in Black
Pout lip gloss in Pop My Bubble

I took this photo to show you that Rapunzel Had Extensions is NOT gold. It's a peachy pink with golden sheen. Almost in all the other pictures it looked just one-dimensional gold.

I just love these colours together. I know that they aren't the most wow-inducing but sometimes shimmery neutrals can look stunning. And I think these colours definitely fall into that category. Taupe isn't my favourite colour but Snow Leopard is awesome. The golden sheen, the silkiness...

Yep, I haven't brushed my hair. Note to self: brush your hair before taking pictures to your blog. I like how this look turned out. I know it's a bit TOO natural but I'm going to change my lippie. Pout's lip things are great and this shade is supposedly Kylie Minogue's favourite lip gloss shade. Go figure. I love the blush. A Lick And a Promise is my favourite blush shade (which you already know if you have checked out my other looks) because it's close to the shade of red my cheeks naturally have when I get flushed. It's not too cool and not too gaudy. It's glowy but not too shimmery. Go check out Meow's Lush Blushes, I'm sure there's a shade for everyone.

I think my posing has improved :D

Have a beautiful Valentine's Day! Hugs and kisses for all of you! <3

Friday, 13 February 2009

Valentine's Day look with Fyrinnae

I finally got my sample order from Fyrinnae and I have to say that I love the colours! So, of course I had to do a Valentine's Day look with Fyrinnae. My favourite colour is purple so obviously I couldn't have done a look without it. Obviously.

The most unique thing about Fyrinnae is how the colours should be applied. They are NOT meant to be brushed on, they should be patted. This is not difficult really and I did brush the colours a little while I was blending.

Okay, so I wanted to do something with purple. Fyrinnae's Demon's Tail looks almost burgundy in the jar but I can guarantee you that it's a beautiful, vibrant purple. I decided to pair it up with Apparition, a pink shade. And what would be a Valentine's look be without luscious and kissable red lips? Yeah, that's what I thought. So I puckered up.

Valentine's Day look with Fyrinnae

Meow Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan
Meow Top Cat finishing powder
Meow Lush Blush in A Lick And a Promise
Fyrinnae Apparition (on upper lid)
Fyrinnae Demon's Tail (on outer vee and crease and on lower lash line)
Meow Crystalline Glow Powder in Quartz (as a higlighter below brows)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (on upper lash line)
Dior Diorshow Waterproof mascara in black
Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Type A

As you can see, Demon's Tail has a lovely sheen that catches the light beautifully. I know this is a funny picture but it was the only one where you could see that. I was very lighthanded with the colours as I wanted this look to be on the sweeter side but if you use more colour, you can make this as naughty as you like.

Okay, flash photography inside. I wanted to do this to show off the richness of Type A. I really adore this colour, it almost looks like blood and has that vampyric quality in it. Needless to say, for a pale chick like me this is perfect. And it's completely useless to make me think otherwise.

And a little bit of natural light. I think these eyeshadows make my green eyes pop. I think this look is sweet and flirty.
If you haven't checked out Fyrinnae, do it now. They don't offer pure mineral makeup but their products are all vegan. The samples are very generous and if your order exceeds $20, you get a free delivery regardless of where you live. You got to love that! Their shipping is on the slow side but that's because of how they make their products but it's not a biggie. Their products are awesome and there's loads to choose from. Also, you can change the currency from the dropdown on the upper right corner of their store so you know exactly how much you're spending.
What are your V-Day plans? I'm going to James Blunt concert with my boyfriend :)
Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Classic look with Aromaleigh

After the slightly disastrous eye popping experiment (teehee), I decided to do a more classic look with other stuff I got from Aromaleigh. I know I'm not a classic beauty (I'm sure I don't even fit the category of any beauty, I'm just me) but sometimes it's nice to do more simple looks. And if you have the right colours simple won't mean boring.

I had ordered three eyeshadows from Aromaleigh, two of which were from their Eye Plush Collection. Those shades are non-shimmery, non-sparkly colours made for everyday use. The colours are also very soft.

Persian Kitten: Smooth. plush finish tan with soft pearl finish
Petit Fours: A plush finish rose petal pink with soft taupey lilac undertones

Well, I did want to use a more shimmery colour with these two. I had ordered a shade from the Elemental Lustre Collection. Elemental Lustres are more vibrant and shimmery colours.

Wonder: Intensively rich silver-based heathered ruby

Wow, this colour is AMAZING. It reflects light beautifully, yet it's not an "in your face" discoball glitter shadow.

Classic look with Aromaleigh

Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan
Meow Cosmetics concealer in Inquisitive Himalayan
Meow Cosmetics Top Cat finishing powder
Meow Cosmetics blush in Tickled Pink
Aromaleigh Eye Plush Eyeshadow in Petit Fours (all over eyelid)
Aromaleigh Elemental Lustre Eyeshadow in Wonder (outer vee and crease)
Aromaleigh Eye Plush Eyeshadow in Persian Kitten (as a highlighter)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (upper lash line)
Dior Diorshow Waterproof mascara in Black
Makeup Store lipstick in Sweetheart

As you can see, the finish from the eyeshadows is very soft. What you don't see is the wonderful shimmer of Wonder. It actually complemets the not so shimmery Petit Fours perfectly.

Yeah, I had my hair cut. I need to get used to it, now it feels too short and boyish. The bangs look horrible in these pics, I couldn't iron them straight enough.

I love how the blush looks on my skin. Tickled Pink is a very cool pink so I can't wear with everything. Here I think it looks nice.

I know you can't see the eyeshadows here but I think the shades really brightened up my eyes, unlike the POP kit. What do you think about the lippie?

I would recommend you to check out Aromaleigh's Eye Plush and Elemental Lustre collections, they are fab! The plushes are very soft and go on smoothly. As it says on AL's website, these are the kind of colours that can be used everyday for the more effortless look.
I'm still waiting for me order from Fyrinnae but go check out Decorative Diva's blog for swatches and gorgeous looks!

Aromaleigh Make your eyes POP look

Okay, I'm not happy with this look.

Here's the thing. I ordered Aromaleigh's Make your eyes POP-kit for green eyes. I was very excited about the shades. The kit included:

Sage (frost): a delicate sage-green frost for highlighting.

Campanula: a subtly warm brown with coppery and silver highlights for all over lids.

Lilypad: a frosted green shade for crease

Drama Violet: an amethyst shade for eyeliner.

Make your eyes POP look

Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan
Meow Cosmetics Top Cat finishing powder
Meow Cosmetics blush in Tickled Pink
Aromaleigh Make Your Eyes POP kit for green eyes
Dior Diorshow Waterproof mascara
Aromaleigh lipstick in Darling

I wanted to do this look "by the book" so I used all the colours in the kit how they should be used. What I realized right away as I was putting on Campanula was that the shade is too "dirty" for me. On AL's website it almost look as light lavender but on the lid it's a very brown shade. I was dissappointed because dirty browns make me look ill. But I decided to complete the look.

The expressions says it all. Okay, my eyes looked a bit greener but I would have wished for purer shades. Don't get me wrong, al these shades are usable but not together for me, anyways. Especially as Lilypad is such a strong teal and Sage is a very fresh light green, it makes Campanula look like the odd one out. The eyeliner is a gorgeous purple but I had some difficulties getting the stuff through the sifter.

As you can see, the colours are almost camouflage-like. It doesn't work for my colouring. And my, is my nose HUGE or what *lol*

So this experiment didn't go as well as I hoped. But I love the colours, I just have to use them separately. Or I could replace Campanula with Orchid. Hmmm..

I love the smoothness of the lipstick, btw. The colour looks almost grey but it's a nice subdued pink. I have to be careful with it, though not to look washed out.

Have you ever tried kits for certain coloured eyes? How did it go?