Friday, 8 May 2009

Something Wicked This Way Comes FOTD

Today I went to celebrate my two nephews' birthdays. I was going to do a soft look with pink and lavender and such but then I decided to go in the exact opposite direction. I wanted to do something couture-ish. Yesterday the mail man brought me MAC's Goldyrocks dazzleglass I had bought in eBay so I wanted to incorporate that in my look, too.

My look turned out quite fierce so I decided to name it 'Something wicked this way comes'. The look is a bit Egyptian but without the golden tanned skin so I couldn't use that theme.

Something Wicked This Way Comes FOTD

Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss Foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan (two layers)

Meow Cosmetics Concealer in Inquisitive Chausie (to cover up blemishes)

Meow Cosmetics Top Cat Finishing Powder (as a finishing powder all over face)

Meow Cosmetics Lush Blush in Kiss-and-Tell

Meow Cosmetics Crystalline Cat Glow Powder in Quartz (on cheekbones, nose, upper lip and chin)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer on upper lids)

Lime Crime eyeshadow in Nymph (all over upper eyelid, up to brows)

Heavenly Naturals eyeshadow in Fairytale (between the 'wings')

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (as a liner on upper and lower lashline)

Dior Diorshow Waterproof mascara in Black

MAC Dazzleglass in Goldyrocks

So I lined my upper lid so that instead of following the actual lashline until the end, I draw a wing upwards. Then I did the same with lower lashline. I filled the space between these two lines with Fairytale. I chose Fairytale because although Nymph looks like golden off-white, it has a greenish shimmer to it.

Here you can see the exquisite shimmer of Nymph. I took this photo inside (the one above was taken out in sunlight) so you could see how lovely and satiny Nymph looks. You can also see the golden and green shimmer I was talking about.

Yeah, I know it's a strong look for kids' birthday party but I've noticed that children aren't as easily intimidated by strong makeup (ok, maybe the very extreme and scary ones that are used for theatre and such). No one asked me questions, like "why have you painted your face like that?" or anything. And no one started crying :D

I wish I had put some Shadow Insurance under Fairytale but I completely forgot because I haven't done anything like this ever. So next time I have to remember that. I think this look is totally cool and depending on what kind of colour you're wearing between the lines, you can transform this from cool to dramatic. I'm thinking about trying this with very vibrant purple for a night out clubbing.

BTW, Goldyrocks is a lovely colour. The problem with Dazzleglasses is that they are extremely painful to photograph: the shimmer and sparkle just doesn't show up. Goldyrocks looks lemony golden in the tube but on lips you can only see the sparkle. I like it still :) Goldyrocks is a limited edition shade so if you're interested, I'd say you should grab it sooner rather than later.

So what do you think?


Phyrra said...

OMG love your color placement!

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, Phyrra :) I just wanted to try something completely different, I'm glad you like it :)

Ilse said...

Rock on! :D I think I'll try this look with fuchsia between the stripes, teal could work too... Hhmmmm..Did you allready see Padmitas Stripes?

I copycated the Stripes look with purple & white about two weeks ago, and it worked quite nicely! OK, my boyfriend's reaction before adding mascara was "What the Hell..." but eventually even he liked it, although he said he "prefers more traditional looks" :D

But yeah, this is a really cool look ;)

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

I did see Padmita's stripey look but I actually got this inspiration from a fashion spread. They had done that sort of thing where the stripes go all the way to the hairline and they had used stronger colours. I just wanted to do a look that could be worn everyday.

Men :P As if any mortal could have luscious red lips, voluminous black lashes, pink cheeks and flawless skin without some help...

PLUS if you're going to spend your hard-earned monay on makeup, it has to show up on your face. That's my motto. It's ridiculous to splurge exclusively on nudes.

naomie76 said...

So is the make up representing the carrousel making people younger or older?

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Naomie: Neither, I think. I think this makeup is just representing me doing something completely different :)