Saturday, 23 January 2010

FOTD: Slay the Princess, Save the Dragon

First of all, this look is dedicated to Ana from Lipsticks and Lightsabers. I've been drooling over her dramatic eye looks and was sure I should never attempt anything similar but then I eavesdropped her and Robyn (from Purely Cosmetics) talking about creating smoky looks and I decided to give it a go. So basically what I did was I went over her tutorials, making mental notes on how she blends and smudges and then I decided to follow her footsteps.

So Ana, if you're reading this, consider this a fangirl tribute to you. Maybe next time I'll be able to do it a bit better...

FOTD: Slay the Princess, Save the Dragon


Purely Cosmetics Skin Smoothing foundation (one layer plus as a concealer on blemishes)
Aromaleigh You're a Doll! finishing powder in Parfait
Fyrinnae Glow Blush in Captivate
Sassy Minerals blush in Plus One (over Captivate)
Meow Cosmetics LE Lost Rainforest glow powder in Chameleon (on cheekbones as a highlighter)


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (over TFSS and on lower lashline)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in We're All Mad Down Here (2/3 of inner lid)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Dragonskin (outer lid, lower lashline)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Jade Ghost (over We're All Mad Down Here, up to the brows)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Dokkálfar (crease and outer vee, outer corner of lower lashline)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (upper lashline)
Lumene Blueberry Curl waterproof mascara in Rich Black


Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Soul
Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Flavor of the Day (dabbed over Soul)

This look required A LOT of blending. But when I first put on the shadows over Pixie Epoxy, I just patted them on (like you always should when using Fyrinnae shadows). Also, if you see a smudge on the corner of your eye when you are putting darker shadows on, don't try to rub it of with your finger without washing your hands first. I had many Dragonskin coloured streaks all over my face.

The things you don't see in these pics (unfortunately) is how Jade Ghost totally makes We're All Mad Down Here morph when the light hits it. WAMDH itself is a bright lime sort of colour with lots of sparkle but when I put Jade Ghost over it, the colour changed to almost metallic lime green that has turquoise type of glisten.

Again, here WAMDH looks moss green but it isn't. I'm just a crappy photographer.

And the new hair. I have had inverted bob for some years now and I decided to cut it one-lenght. Sorry. But I wanted a blunt fringe because I feel that it shows off my eyes a bit better.

Oh yes, the brows. Something needs to be done...

How do you like this look? And the hair?

Have a nice weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by! :)


Anastasia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm honoured :D

Olive greens/chartreuse look fantastic on you, it's not too dramatic at all, because you kept it close to the lid and your blending was perfect. In addition, I'm crazy jealous of your perfect eyeliner and amazingly curled lashes. I thought they were falsies, at first.

Completely beautiful! And I think your hair suits you, too :]

Saila said...

Thanks, Ana *blushes* :)

Oh, the lashes. They're really long but they're stickstraight. I have to curl them from root to tips several times and then apply waterproof mascara. Otherwise they'll just uncurl again. I once had a perm on my lashes which made them curl up so tight I couldn't wear mascara for weeks! :D

I'm getting the fangirl hysteric giggles. I think I need to go and cool off in the balcony... :)

Phyrra said...

This look is awesome on you! I love it. I think the green suits you perfectly!

Additionally, in my company's game AQW, we have a quest to save the Dragon from the Princess.

Saila said...

Thanks Phyrra :)

I'd rather save the dragon. I mean, there are plenty of princesses to go around but dragons? Not too many of those.

Robyn @ Purely Cosmetics said...

Eavesdropping did much better for you than for me! My first attempt was a total FAIL.

I LOVE the haircut! Wish you would've posted that pic before I got my hair cut; I probably could've carried that look off.

Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

GORGEOUS! I love your hair too, so pretty :)

Saila said...

Thanks, Robyn :) I have to admit that it took a long time blending those colours trying to getting it right.
I would've posted a hair pic sooner if there was any light :( The style is quite easy but requires a lot of blowdrying.

Thanks, Nea :)

lightweightthinker said...

Yummy look! One for me on our night out? Pretty please?

Saila said...

Jenni, well of course my dear :) Green always look lovely on you. Or maybe something with teals... hmm...

Ilse said...

I'd comment and praise this, but I really am SPEECHLESS. Triple WHOA and dragon sprinkles on it! :D

Saila said...

Thanks, hun :)