Saturday, 2 January 2010

FOTD: It's those damn Paladins again

Happy 2010 all!

I wasn't able to take photos of my NYE look because our guest arrived literally 5 minutes after I had finished doing my makeup. Plus I had food in the oven.

So is there a better way to start the blog year of 2010 than doing a look with Fyrinnae? Well, I got a haul from them on NYE and there were a couple of beauties that made my heart squeal so I decided then and there that I'd start my blogging year with them.

Damn Paladins is a taupe with light blue highlights. Honestly, I considered leaving this one out. I think I chucked it out of the cart at least five times before giving up and ordering it anyway. SO glad I did. The blue highlight is subtle but very interesting. It's like seeing small blue flowers in a dry field or something. Griffonrider is a metallic gold with turquoise shimmer. I ordered a full size of this one without sampling (because that's how I roll) and I'm not a bit sorry. Now you must be wondering why a person with a slight aversion to blue makeup would order a full size jar of gold with turquoise shimmer but would debate over ordering a sample of taupe with light blue highlights? I don't know. Anyhow, I wanted to keep on playing with the light blue highlight and I decided to use Baby Beluga which is like a soft, satiny silver with light blue shimmer. It's a very milky shade and one of my favourites.

FOTD: It's those damn Paladins again


Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan (foundation and wet as a concealer over blemishes)
Aromaleigh You're a Doll! finishing powder in Parfait (over foundation)
Fyrinnae Glow Blush in Captivate (on sheeks)


Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Damn Paladins (2/3 of upper lid)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Griffonrider (outer vee and crease, lower lashline)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Baby Beluga (inner corners, over eyeliner)
MAC Fluidline in Blactrack (upper lashline)
Lumene Blueberry Curl waterproof mascara in Rich Black


Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Flavor of the Day

Uh-oh. I didn't get a decent picture with my eye open. So let's try another one with my eye closed.

This picture shows a bit of the blue highlight in Damn Paladins. You see how Baby Beluga just melts into it? I really like the blue in all of these shadows. It's not too much but it looks amazing when the light catches it. And yes, the blue doesn't show up all the time. That's the beauty of it. I love these kinds of shades and there could be more. With different highlights.

A bit sleepy here? I had to close my eyes a bit to show of the shades. I love the overall look. I was a bit intimidated by the blush. It's very strong and I only took a tiny grain of it. The result is an apple-like colour. Fyrinnae describes the colour as "Ruddy deep peach-tone with a golden shimmer throughout. The shimmer is very noticable, but not gaudy or "disco-ball" in appearance.". Yes, there is shimmer. But it's very sophisticated. This doesn't look peachy on me in any way but I think it's because my lack of pigmentation. I get apples on my apples.

BTW, it's about -20 centigrade outside. It's effing freezing! I took these photos on our balcony because natural light is the only way to go and I almost got hypothermic. Yeah, wearing a sleeveless top and pajama pants is a great combination for subzero temperatures.

I know I haven't done really colourful looks in a while so I promise that the next look will be a bit more wild.

But how do you like this one? What do you think about the blush?


Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

Just ordered Fyrinnae yesterday and now I want more :D I like the blush and I need that too. LOL

It's so cold! Very beautiful weather but it's not possible to be outside... I love summer :D

Saila said...

I always have the same thing with Fyrinnae! I order something and about 15 minutes later, I'd like something more :P Those guys know their stuff.

It's mindnumbingly cold! I went outside and after 5 minutes I felt like my face was going to fall off. Agreed, it's beautiful but I like warm better. Not sunshine, though, because my skin is so sensitive to the sun.

Phyrra said...

I love both of those colors! I was surprised I like Damn Paladins because I'm not much of a taupe person.

Sagu said...

Wow, such a beautiful look! Suits you so well :)

Lol, I love the names that Fyrinnae guys give to their products. So cute.

Saila said...

Phyrra: I don't like taupe, either. It's such a boring colour. BUT this is why guys from Fyrinnae are so genius: they can make an uninteresting colour exiting.

Sagu: Thanks :) I love the names, too. I base some of my decisions to buy makeup on the shade names. That's why I'm always going broke when I shop Fyrinnae :) Not that I'm complaining because the colours are great. I'm so glad I don't have a credit card.

Painted Moogle said...

Wow, that's so pretty!

I have to admit, I'm becoming super attracted to these kind of colors because they're good for work OR the weekends. I swear my favorites change every day though, so I'll never have enough colors to suit my whims. :P

You look lovely!

Saila said...

Painted Moogle: Thanks!

Me too, I have to have neutrals for work. But I want my neutrals still to be exciting. Plus, usually I like to wear "easy" colours when I don't feel like working on my makeup too much. Have you tried Maneki Neko from Fyrinnae? That's a lovely mauveish taupe.

Lisa Kate said...

I really, really, really like these colors! I love the blush on you as well...which means I'll love it on me haha!

Saila said...

Lisa Kate: :D Do I sense a hauling coming on..?