Wednesday, 5 August 2009

FOTD: Lush greens with Meow Lost Rainforest

As you know, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Yesterday I went through Decorative Diva's blog and stumbled upon a gorgeous green look she had done with Meow's Lost Rainforest stuff ( As there is no one whose makeup skills and imagination I admire more than Decorative Diva's, I decided to copy her look, although I used some different products and eyeshadows for my green look.

So here you go, the first FOTD in August!

Lush Greens FOTD

Meow Pampered Puss Foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan (two layers + used wet as a concealer)
Meow Pampered Puss Foundation in Inquisitive Sphynx (under cheekbones to contour face)
Meow Lost Rainforest Glow Powder in Queen Alexandria (as a highlighter on cheeks and below browbone)
Meow Lost Rainforest Blush in Canna (on cheeks)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer on lids)
Meow Lost Rainforest eyeshadow in Macaw (1/3 of inner lid)
Meow Lost Rainforest eyeshadow in Canopy (middle of the lid)
Meow Lost Rainforest eyeshadow in Amazon (outer vee and crease)
Meow Lost Rainforest eyeshadow in Boa (to darken crease)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (as a liner on upper lashline)
Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof mascara in Black
Aromaleigh Nourishing Color Creme in Sweet Tart

So Macaw is the bright yellow you see on my inner corners. I decided to pair it with Canopy as Canopy has this really lovely golden shimmer in it. I applied both colours so they overlap a bit and as Canopy has that golden glimmer, the colours glide into one another really seamlessly. When I did my crease with Amazon (a really lush green), I blended it a bit upwards towards the brow. After that I darkened the crease with Boa which should be "charcoal with golden irisdescence" is to my eye a dark, golden green. Whatever the colour is, I applied it directly on my crease on the socket (just as Decorative Diva did). I also blended the colours in with a wide brush, using light strokes side to side. I left my lower lid bare because I was going to work and I was a bit afraid that it would look too dark.

I really like the results. Actually, as I was on my way to work, a co-worker came to sit beside me on the bus and commented that my makeup looked beautiful. I wear makeup to work everyday but usually no one says anything (I don't know if that's good or bad...) so this really made my day.

As you can see, I'm a bit sleepy in this photo as I took it in the morning :) I think Canna looks so fresh, I'm a bit tempted to do a nude look but using Canna on my cheeks as the focal point.

Aromaleigh has come up with four new Nourishing Color Creme shades to brighten up their Gothic Lolita collection. I really like this product because it's very moisturising, the packaging is simple and the colour lasts surprisingly long. Sweet Tart is a shimmering mauveish colour, I'm really fond of it.

I'm hoping to get more looks for you this month as I feel a bit guilty for abandoning my blog and its readers. I hope you enjoyed this one, though!


Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

Beautiful! Greens look very nice with your skin & hair color :)

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, Nea! I used to have a true abhorrence towards green makeup as I was continuously told that it's the only colour I could wear with my skin tone and hair colour :) Now I've rediscovered my love for greens and I have to say that I'm glad I did!

Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

And I was told that I can't wear green, because my eyes are green/greenish :D I'm glad I tried!

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

I say screw 'em :D I think one can wear any colour they like as long as they themselves feel comfortable. I shouldn't wear purple or pink eyeshadow... I mean, who makes these insane rules? I'm wearing purple. And pink. Just because I want to. :D

Phyrra said...

These colors were made for you!
I'd agree, Boa reminds me of like a golden olive sort of green.
You look gorgeous!

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, Phyrra :) I really love the greens from Lost Rainforest, they're really complex and interesting. It's such a shame that these won't be a part of the regular line.

Phyrra said...

Make sure you send Meow and email or post on the forums expressing your love of the colors. It might mean that the colors come back next year, or that they become permanent. I, of course, can't promise this, but I know it always helps to email/comment about what you like :)

Jen ♥CamelliaRose♥ said...

This is my fave of the three Meow rainforest looks you did :D

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Jen: :D I think this is my second favourite. I just love Torch on me which is a bit of a surprise because I usually don't go for peaches/corals/oranges.

Ilse said...

What a beautifull look and I really, really love your new hair!