The Longest Week

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Quick post, today’s makeup is a very intense eyeliner look, totally didn’t intend to do it as such when I started. But while I was at it, I started thinking of the film ‘The Longest Week’, in which Olivia Wilde plays a model who perpetually as the most amazing and intense eyeliner on.

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I got the eyeliner wrong (didn’t use any references as I was doing my makeup) but I thought of the character as I was doing the look, hence the title.

Like today’s makeup is absurdly simple sounding, I just have eyeliner, mascara, tinted lip balm and a little bit of face powder on. But it was such a pain to get the eyeliner right. I did it beautifully on one side (my left, your right in the photos), and the other side is just… not as beautiful.

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Makeup Used

Eyes
1) I applied MAC Blacktrack, a matte black gel liner to get the general shape of the eye
2) I used Urban Decay Perversion, a deep creamy black on the water line and lower lashline
3) I used Benefit They’re Real! mascara on the lashes

Brows
1) I used the Soap & Glory Thick and Fast mascara on the eyebrows for some definition

Face
1) I applied the Ellena Mineral Cosmetics Loose Mineral Powder in Cafe Breve all over the skin

Lips
1) I used the Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose for a rosy tinge

Think I’ll be trying this look again, without the lower lashline stuff, and with falsies. Thick eyeliner like this needs falsies to complete the look.

Good luck for the weekend all!

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Rosie

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Today’s makeup is really minimal. One sparkly eyeshadow that doubled as a highlighter, a purple eyeliner, a gold eyeliner, mascara, and a cream blush that doubles as a lip colour, topped with lipgloss.

Well. Minimal by my standards.

All in shades of blushy colours like pink, purple and then there’s that little hint of gold to make things interesting.

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Magical Sunset

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I did a really similar look when I first started up my blog, titled it ‘Sunset and Blushes‘ (look, my standards for naming looks has gone up in comparison). Actually, I’ve pretty much reused all the same eyeshadow colours. Most my sunset looks are orange, yellow and bronze, courtesy of the Sleek iDivine Sunset Palette. This one has pink in it. 

So yeah, old look, trying to make it look a little better. I wish I blended it more before I rushed out of the house. Also used a lot more blush (somehow ended up looking with very chiseled cheekbones after, my sister kept saying that my face looked very thin) and a milder coral lipstick. MAC Ravishing is so wonderful for subtly brightening up the lips.

I was in a hurry so didn’t take too many photos and most of them didn’t end up too good.  Continue reading

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Silver Dreamer

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This is probably one of the simplest, easiest I only used one eyeshadow for today’s look. Ah, the power of a lovely shimmery shade.

Actually, I’m not entirely sure what the name of this eyeshadow is. It’s a MAC eyeshadow, a beautiful silver with blueish flecks and a very very subtle gold frost. It could be Silver Ring or Electra. I bought it in a duo custom made palette (the other colour here is MAC Cranberry), and haven’t been able to remove the inset from the palette, so I can’t figure out the name of the shade. I’ve just gone with Electra, but the swatches I’ve seen of Electra online are way too warm, and nowhere near frosty enough.

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If you can figure out what it is, please let me know in the comments! Continue reading

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Chocolate

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Today’s makeup is a smoky brown eye, softened with the girliness of a coral pink lip and cheek. What do you guys think?

This is my favourite smoky eye to do, and probably the simplest. It’s a quick way of looking done up without too much effort. I also find it’s the most effective one to apply on the ‘Asian monolid'; the kind where no eyeliner will ever be seen because everything folds over (this is why tightlining is a boon to everyone with Asian eyes).

You only need three things: a brown pencil eyeliner, a brown eyeshadow in around the same shade, and a pencil brush. You can do this with other colours too (I’ve used grey, black and purple). Just don’t forget to tightline for more definition. DSCN3499 copy Continue reading

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Cheongsam Inspired

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I’m currently writing (or attempting to write and constantly procrastinating) writing a paper about clothing in India, and I’m just amazed at how Western clothing still hasn’t really made a dent in the market because women there continue to wear the sari or salwar kameez. Meanwhile, the Chinese cheongsam is something reserved only for special occasions. It’s a little sad I think, because the cheongsam is a gorgeous dress in its own right, and can be dressed up or down.

I’ve been trading clothes with a friend, and one of the pieces she’s given me is this black cheongsam with coloured patterns running through it. It’s really very beautiful, but I do wish it was full length. It’s currently this midi length on me and was probably made for much taller girls where it would end somewhere near the knee. Continue reading

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Onyx Killer

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I was actually intending to do a orangey red lip today, but when it started raining, I automatically reached for the smoky eye.

This is a fierce and intense eye look that is really easy to do. You just need the one brush for the eye, and I used a stippling brush for my cheeks. (I love the photo above as it really shows the contouring I’ve done. I hate how the camera doesn’t usually capture my blush unless I pile a bunch on, and then I end up looking like a clown in real life.)

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This look was achieved with the Ellena Mineral Cosmetics Slanted Eyeliner Brush. It’s a brush that is slightly thicker than my MAC and Sephora angled liner brush, which makes it perfect for depositing colour on the eyelid and eyebrows (using a thinner brush just takes too long).

I kept the rest of the makeup simple because of how incredibly dramatic the eye makeup was. I only contoured my cheeks with a matte brown eyeshadow (I’ve given up trying to find the perfect bronzer and just use eyeshadows now) and applied my lesser-used highlighter, Benefit High Beam on my face. It’s a lot more subtle than MAC Soft & Gentle, just enough to give the cheeks a lovely glow. I wanted a peachy pink for the lips, and pulled out one of my favourite lipsticks, MAC Sandy B. It looked a little washed out though, so I layered a mauve pink lipgloss over it, Painted Earth Mauve Baby Hint of Mint Lipgloss over it.  Continue reading

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