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!

But yes, I was talking to Juvy on yesterday’s post on the power of a shimmery eyeshadow. Beginners at makeup might shy away from it, thinking it’d look too strong, but a soft wash of a “complex shade” – something that has dimension, whether a duochrome, a shimmer, a pearl – instantly mades you look made up, and without any effort too.

Today’s look was completed with just the one brush. I used the MAC 187SE (got the short handed version from the 2012 MAC Tartan Tale collection). I own the smaller stippling brush too, but I prefer a large one for the cheeks, it diffuses out the colour better.

Speaking of cheeks, it’s been a while since I’ve used a cool-toned pink blush. Today I used MAC Dainty, the very first blush I owned, and that I haven’t touched for in years. I usually avoid the cooler-toned cheek colours because I feel they look less natural on the skin, but I forgot how well they suited me.

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Makeup used:

Eyes
1) Using my clean ring finger, I patted MAC Electra (grey-blue silver) all over the lid of my eye
2) I used Urban Decay Zero, a creamy black pencil liner to line the upper and lower lashline
3) I used Maybelline Rocket Mascara on both the upper and lower lashlines for amazingly long lashes
4) I took MAC Feline, a white kohl liner and applied it to the inner third of the eye then smudged it out

Face
1) I used Laneige BB Cushion on the face
2) I used The Body Shop Concealer Stick on the remaining red spots
3) I then used MAC Dainty, a pretty pink blush with gold pearls and swept it along my cheeks
4) I then used Benefit Rockateur, a rose gold blush to contour

Lips
1) I used Revlon Elusive Matte Lip Balm, a matte medium cool-toned pink, blotted the colour and then
2) I applied Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pot Rogue, a beautiful deep rosy lip colour on top and blotted it. I love the end result, a cool rosy colour that’s not too red or too pink.

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Oh dear… Time to start colour correcting the dark circles under the eyes. This is what deadlines do to you. 

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