Saturday, 3 October 2009

Meow's Egyptian Treasures: Sand Dune, Pyramid and Anubis

I forgot to post this look I did with Meow's Egyptian Collection. First of all, the metallic shimmer in these shadows is beyond amazing. So if metallics are your thing, I'd suggest you go shopping.

I chose three eyeshadows from the collection for this look. Sand Dune is a metallic, French vanilla type of colour. At least in theory. I applied it foiled and I almost had a stroke: it turned into liquid gold! Well, not literally but you get my point. Pyramid is a coppery shade, I used it very little but it looks beautiful. Anubis is deep, chocolatey brown goodness. I think this will become a bestseller because I can see a lot of people using it. It's a very versatile and an incredibly yummy colour.

I also used glow powder in Immortal for highlighting. To me it's a shimmery light taupe. It's lovely but I can't use it on my face because it makes my skin look ashy. But it's perfect for eyes.

Sand Dune, Pyramid and Anubis

Face:
Meow Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan (two layers plus used wet as a concealer on blemishes)
Meow Lush blush in Kiss-And-Tell

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer on upper and lower lids)
Meow Cosmetics Eye of Horus eyeshadow in Sand Dune (all over upper lid, foiled)
Meow Cosmetics Eye of Horus eyeshadow in Pyramid (to blend in Sand Dune and Anubis)
Meow Cosmetics Eye of Horus eyeshadow in Anubis (outer vee and crease, 1/3 of lower lashline and over Blacktrack)
Meow Cosmetics Egyptian glow powder in Immortal (below brow as a highlighter)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (upper lashline)
Lumene Blueberry Curl waterproof mascara in Rich Black (upper lashes)

Lips:
Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Flavor of the Day
Lancôme Color Fever lip gloss in Electro Flash Orange


This look actually turned out darker than I anticipated because I foiled Sand Dune. The colour changed almost completely. But it's not a bad thing. I wonder if all the metallics in this collection turn out darker when they're foiled... Hmmm...

I took this photo to show you that the colours really are glistening metallics and that they really shine when they catch the light. Some metallics are simply eyeshadows with some metallic shimmer in them but these colours are the real deal. My boyfriend commented when we were inside that my makeup was almost unnoticeable. When we went outside, he looked shocked and said "I didn't realize that your makeup was so dark!". Haha. That should teach him. Yes, the colours look better in natural light but any kind of bright light makes them glimmer.



This pic was taken inside. Yes, the colour are still stunning but compared to the previous photo, they look more subtle. I wanted to take a full face pic with my eyes closed because I really wanted to show you what the metallics actually look like.

For my lips I mixed Flavour of the Day and Electro Flash Orange because neither of them looked right on their own. I love both colour to death. I would've never in a million years believed that I look good wearing orange lippie before a makeup artist wanted to demonstrate Electro Flash Orange on my lips.

So what do you think? Have you tried the Egyptian collection from Meow? Do the colours look darker to you when foiled?

3 comments:

Jen said...

I love how the colours really jive with your hair! r

Phyrra said...

These colors look PERFECT on you! They look so great with your hair.

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, girls :) I need to try out the other colours, too. Too bad I seem to have caught cold and my face is all white and pastier.