Sunday, 16 August 2009

Feeling Kinda Blue

I was supposed to post this on Friday evening but guess what? I fell ill. Yesterday I spent almost six hours at the hospital waiting for a diagnose because I could've had the swine flu, tonsillitis or glandular fever. I have none of these, thank goodness. But still, I was feeling crappy enough not to post anything.

But because I never wear blue makeup (I use blue for colour effects but I've never done a completely blue eye look) I simply have to post what I should've posted on Friday.

Feeling Kinda Blue

Meow Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan (two layers)
Meow LR Glow powder in Queen Alexandria (on cheeks and temples)
Meow Taboo blush in Nudity (cheeks)
Meow Top Cat Finishing powder
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer on lids)
Aromaleigh Pure Hue eyeshadow in Moon (2/3 of upper lid)
Meow LR eyeshadow in Nabau (outer vee and crease)
Fyrinnae Baby Beluga eyeshadow (middle of the lid)
Meow LR eyeshadow in Poison Dart Frog (as a liner)
Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof mascara in Black
Helena Rubinstein Wanted lipstick in Racy Bare

At first i was about to do this with just Moon (a pearly white), Nabau (blue with purple shimmer) and Poison Dart Frog (bright, almost neon blue). However, it looked odd, Moon and nabau are so different from each other that I needed a medium colour. I grabbed Baby Beluga, which is a soft grey with blue shimmer. I applied it on the middle of the lid and blended Moon and Nabau together with it.

Note how blue my eye looks in this picture above. Because in the full face pic it looks completely different...

So here you can see that the colours blend well together. Actually Moon looks less white here because I had an issue with lighting. But it really is very pearly white, really exquisite.

And the lighting issues continue.. I said my eyes looked very blue when I took photos of mye eyes only? Now here they look very green, actually almost hazel. I don't know why...

I first did this look with fuchsia lips (Archetype's Sex Kitten) and I couldn't get a decent photo. I took over 20 photos and kept wondering why on earth none of them looked even remotely good. Then I took off that fuchsia lippie and put on a very frosty pink lippie. And then my pics improved considerably.

I really like Meow's new Taboo blush. They're a bit more sparkly than Lush blushes but not glittery. Lush blushes give you the sort of "glowing within" look, Taboo blushes are a bit more noticeable. I suggest that you give them a go if you're ordering anything from Meow.

So how did my blue day go for me? Well, I actually felt comfortable after I had checked my face out for about five times. I could do a look with blues again.

What do you think?


Phyrra said...

Poison Dart Frog is an amazing liner on you. I love how shimmery and pretty the blues are on your lids.

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thank you :) I really like Poison Dart Frog! I thought I wouldn't but it really is a gorgeous colour. I think I need it in full size... ;)