Friday, 7 August 2009

FOTD: Bromeliad + Torch + Toucan + Mantis

I'm on a roll! This is the third post in three days and this time I'm finally showing you the look I've done a couple of times now with Meow's Lost Rainforest Collection's Bromeliad, Torch, Toucan and Mantis. I added Toucan to darken the crease, before this I've done without it.

Bromeliad is a coral shade with golden glimmer.
Torch is a peach sort of colour with golden glimmer.
Toucan is very vibrant and fun pink.
Mantis is a glimmering aqua.

Bromeliad + Torch + Toucan + Mantis

Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan (one layer, applied with a damp flat top brush)
Meow Lost Rainforest Iridescent Glow Powder in Morpho (as a highlighter on cheekbones and below brow)
Meow Lost Rainforest blush in Heliconia (on cheeks)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer on lids)
Meow Lost Rainforest eyeshadow in Torch (on whole lid, except for outer vee)
Meow Lost Rainforest eyeshadow in Bromeliad (crease and 1/3 of outer corner)
Meow Lost Rainforest eyeshadow in Toucan (to darken the crease and outer vee)
Meow Lost Rainforest eyeshadow in Mantis (lower lashline)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (as a liner)
Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof mascara
MAC Hello Kitty lip conditioner in Popster
MAC Dazzleglass in Goldirocks

I love the brightness of these colours! That's why I decided to do a thicker line with Blacktrack because the black seems to emphasize the vibrancy of the colours. Torch is really flattering. Most peaches are either too dull or too orange but this has a great golden shimmer to it. Bromeliad pairs with it perfectly as it has the same golden gleam.
I've done this look without Mantis and it looks perfectly fine but I think Mantis is so fresh that I couldn't just leave it out this time. Aqua is a very difficult colour for me because it makes me look even paler than usual but as the other colours are so warm, I think it makes a nice contrast.

I tried to blend the colours together (again, by sweeping with a eyeshadow brush from side to side). It wasn't too hard because the colours match beautifully.

I really love this look and I feel completely comfortable with it (that's probably why I've done it several times already). I've usually used Canna for my cheeks but this time I reached for Heliconia. If Meow decides to keep this collection around longer, I'm going to get a full sized tub of it. I know, I know, I said that the colour doesn't look flattering on me but I have to admit that I might have been wrong. It happens, you know.

I decided to continue playing with the golden glimmer by applying Goldirocks over Popster.

I hope you like this look! And have a happy weekend everyone!


Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

Very pretty! And that blush is just perfect :D

Phyrra said...

This is a gorgeous look on you! And WOW your mascara looks amazing!

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, girls :) You make me blush :)

Nea: I was at first very apprehensive about Heliconia but I'm forced to go back on my words. And I'll do it gladly :)

Phyrra: The mascara is pretty good, except it flakes a little. Also, I've gone back to using Shu Uemura eyelash curlers which I should've done ages ago.

Jen ♥CamelliaRose♥ said...

Looks beautiful! So good to see you on Meow again! :D

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, Jen :) Yep, I've had some ups and downs but I hope that from here on out I'll have some time for the good stuff!