Sunday, 15 November 2009

FOTD: Twinkling lilac with soft peach

Today I wanted to base my FOTD on MAC's Dazzleglass in Jingle Jangle. When I saw the colour yesterday, I went "OMG OMG OMG" in my head. Then I read the shade name and my heart sank. Jingle Jangle. I almost retched. Now don't get me wrong, I love winter and yuletide (I love the word). But I hate the gross commercialism around it. I love the smell of freshly baked gingerbreads and I love to decorate my christmas tree. But I hate how everything that appears around this time of year has to be so.. hokey. Finally I gave up because the colour is delicious.

Jingle Jangle is described as "sheer yellow peach" in Temptalia but to me it's warm peachy pink. I can't see no yellow whatsoever. Maybe they've mixed it up with another Dazzleglass from the collection that was actually yellowish.. Hmm.

Anyhoot, in MAC promo pics for the collection, the model is wearing Jingle Jangle on her lips matched with soft lilac eyes. I didn't want to copy that directly because I had my mind set on something peachy. I decided to jazz up the peach with lilac to pay homage to MAC (for making me buy a lip gloss with a hokey name).

I decided to use Fyrinnae's eyeshadows for this look. I chose Orangutan (a soft satiny peach), Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat (sparkling lilac) and Shinigami (deep purple with shimmer). I also used Sakura (an off-white with lilac shimmer) to highlight.

FOTD Twinkling Lilac with soft peach

Face

Purely Cosmetics Skin Smoothing foundation in custom blend
Meow Lost Rainforest glow powder in Chameleon (on cheekbones, bridge of the nose and chin)
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Finish finishing powder
Illamasqua cream blusher in Rude
Meow Lost Rainforest blush in Heliconia (over Rude)


Eyes

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Orangutan (inner 2/3 of upper lids)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat (outer vee and crease)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Sakura (as a highlighter below brow)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Shinigami (wetlined on upper and lower lashline)
Lumene Blueberry Curl waterproof mascara (on upper lashes)

Lips

MAC Dazzleglass in Jingle Jangle







I had problems with blending Orangutan. It stuck on primer and I spend a good amount of time making it look softer. I think it might be the shimmer in it that makes it a bit harder to blend than for example Fyrinnae's Tamarin which is a similar shade but more matte. Usually mattes are harder to belnd but with these two it's the other way around.






I love Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat. It looks much darker in the jar which is why I hesitated a moment but on my skin it's a lot softer. It also has some sparkle in it so it's not a bland kind of soft colour. I actually didn't have to blend it that much to Orangutan, the colours worked perfectly together.

I was going to line my eyes with black pencil or Fluidline. But then for some unknown reason I grabbed Shinigami which I haven't used before. I was afraid it would be too harsh but it turns a lovely plummy purple when used wet.





And here's the end result. I love these colours together. I'm a bit sad that the camera doesn't capture the incredible shimmer in Dazzleglasses (I've had this problem everytime when I try to photograph them). But it really is very sparkly and beautiful.

When I first took photos of this look, I was wearing only Rude on my cheeks. Somehow it looked off and I went over it with a hint of Heliconia which seemed to brighten up the overall look. Maybe it was the sparkle on my lips, dunno.

Also, second day hair. I freshened it up with a spritz of Spoil Me but I left it looking a bit messy because of my makeup. I don't want to be look too made up on Sundays. Okay, sometimes I do but this is a laid back Sunday.

I think I need to find a brow pencil...

How do you like this look? Do you ever base your makeup purchases on the shade name? Do you like Dazzleglasses?

8 comments:

Painted Moogle said...

That's lovely.

I'll admit that the names of colors do sway my purchasing habits. If it's a name I like to say over and over again, I'm way more likely to buy it. I like product names that sound sassy. ^_^

Lisa Kate said...

That looks amazing, you gorgeous girl, you! I love how you blended twinkle twinkle little bat into the orange color. I rarely (more likely never) use my ttlb but it looks sooo pretty on!

Hm...I'm not sure I base my purchases on shade names, but I do tend to enjoy and reach for colors with interesting or pretty names. Like I hate it when a color is only numbered or called like "wine" or "emerald". Okay...well that doesn't exactly sound exciting does it? I love Fyrinnae and The She Space's names, they make me smile XD

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, Painted Moogle :) (moogles are so cute!)

I like sassy names, too. If a product looks good and has a cool name, I'm sold. That's why I like Fyrinnae so much!

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Lisa Kate: Thanks :) I have neglacted TTLB for months so I had to make it up. It's a lovely colour with a funky name!

I agree on the naming. I'm more likely to buy something if it has a fun name. And I also don't buy something if the name is boring. It's just how I am :) That Jingle Jangle was almost a deal breaker. But it looks so cute!

Phyrra said...

I think Twinkle Twinkle looks lovely on you.

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, Phyrra :) <3

Fyrinnae Cosmetics said...

Hi Saila! Just wanted to note that Jingle Jangle is the name of an old classic Gene Autry song, so the name might have come from there, even though it's part of a holiday collection.

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Fyrinnae: Oh, thanks for the info! I still associate it with Xmas and bells. Sanctuary, sanctuary!