Saturday, 9 May 2009

Sunny and Bright FOTD

Today was rainy and the wind almost took my hair off. But since I went to have Mother's Day lunch a day early and because my beloved best friend Jenni got proposed to her boyfriend, I decided to go against all odds and create a bright look. So I grabbed Lime Crime's Circus Girl which is a bright super-yellow shade. I just love it. I haven't been a fan of yellows but I think that's because drugstore yellows are so watered down. This is REAL YELLOW. I also used an orange shade (Fyrinnae's Chlorophyll) and sweet pink (Lime Crime' Poodle Pink).

Sunny and Bright FOTD

Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss Foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan (two layers)
Meow Cosmetics Concealer in Inquisitive Chausie (on blemishes)
Meow Cosmetics Crystalline Cat Glow Powder in Quartz (on cheekbones, brows, nose and chin)
FaceFront Cosmetics Cheek Up Blush in Buenos Aires
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer on upper lids)
Lime Crime eyeshadow in Circus Girl (all over upper lids)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Chlorophyll (outer vee and crease)
Lime Crime eyeshadow in Poodle Pink (lower lids)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (uppe lashline)
Dior Diorshow Waterproof mascara in Black
Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Visual Kei

I love these colours together! I think they compliment my eyes, although I say it myself. If you have greenish eyes, Circus Girl is definitely worth a go. As you can see in this photo, my allergies are causing my eyes to water :(

I love how nicely Circus Girl and Chlorophyll blend in together. They both have a gorgeous sheen to them. Even my dad (who knows nothing about makeup and usually just shrugs his shoulders when I ask for his opinion) commented how lovely my eyes looked.

Oooh, pouty :P Visual Kei is such a bright pink. I'm such a fan of Fyrinnae's Lip Lustres. Although I have made some very bad colour choices (I bought some very cool lavender shades that made me look beyond dead), the formula is very good. I have chapped lips and Lip Lustre on its own keep my puckers soft and moisturized.

Look at my eyes, don't those eyeshadows just make them sparkle? This photo actually shows that I have a difficult bone structure. I've started to work on how I can create illusions with makeup to sculpt it a bit. I usually take pictures of the left side of my face because I've noticed that it's clearly my better side. The things you notice when you post pictures of your face on near-regular intervals :P

I managed to grab a lippie from MAC's A Rose Romance Collection (which on sale in Finland NOW). I chose the shade A Rose Romance. It's the sort of cool pink that looks very flattering on many girls, I think. I'm going to post some pics soon.

Congrats on Jenni and Santtu getting engaged! Guess who's going to be the makeup artist for the wedding... ;)

What do you think of this brighter look? Do you use yellow eyeshadows?


Phyrra said...

I'm a little scared of yellows, but I like golds.
You look gorgeous and this intensifies your eye color.
I love it :)

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks :) Circus Girl is sort of a golden yellow. When I first saw it, I was almost peeing my pants :P But it's surprisingly usable.

it's a bummer that Lime Crime doesn't offer samples, I would have recommended you to try it.

Ilse said...

I have only one yellow shade, FaceFront's Bee Incredible.. I've done a couple of looks with it, but something is always a bit off..

Seeing how lovely LimeCrime's Circus Girl looks on you made me realize, that maybe Bee Incredible and my strong yellow undertones just don't match. Do you have any suggestions about the perfect yellow for me? I really like yellow (I'm wearing yellow and black nailpolish as typing...)! Maybe Circus Girl would suit me, because it is a golden yellow...?

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Ilse, you could try Circus Girl OR you could try golds that are more yellowish. I really can't tell you without testing some yellows, it's all about what you feel comfortable in. I think Circus Girl is about the only yellow that looks good on me and I have both yellow and pink undertones. If I remember correctly, Bee Incredible was quite cool a yellow so you could go the opposite way by trying out something more golden.

Ilse said...

Guess what! I made BeeIncredible work by copycating your look. The pink on the lower lid did it.

I used an orangeISH shadow with green sparks from Fyrinnae's Endangered species collection (can't remember the name right now) in crease and a pink color with green sparks on lower lid, and the look was just beautifull!

I think my mistake has been applying the yellow both to upper and lower lid, which made my eyes look sick, but the pink really worked wonders. THX Saila!