January 28, 2013 FOTD

Here’s another FOTD! It’s my mom’s birthday today and we’re having some people over for dinner so I’d figure I would try something new today! I’m usually wearing a lot of neutral colours on a regular basis so I thought that I would step it up a notch and   create this gold look that is still quite tame but with the black liner makes the look a bit more dressed up. 20130128-145513.jpg


Sorry about the lighting on this picture, I’m currently using my Iphone to take my pictures with flash so it’s not the best quality. I am working on trying to get a better camera to take pictures with! 20130128-145713.jpg

Also, excuse my eyebrows. They are also a work-in-progress. 20130128-145724.jpg

So here’s how I created this look:

I used a variation of shadows, mostly MAC but you can substitute for any shadows that are close in shade and finish. So there are four shadows in the picture below, from left to right and then clockwise, it is Brown Script (matte reddish brown), Rule (matte burnt orange), Amber Lights (frost copper/bronze), and Ricepaper (frost yellow-champagne). I used Brown Script and Rule in the crease as transition colours, then I applied Amber Lights on my lid with a flat shader brush. I used Ricepaper as a highlight underneath my brow and then made sure to blend out any harsh lines between the colours I used in the crease and my highlight. I also used a little bit of Brown Script on my lower lash line. 20130128-151451.jpg

Next I used Sexpresso (matte dark brown) from the Two-Faced Natural Eye palette to my outer V of my eye and a little bit of it smudged into my crease as well in order to create depth. Blending is key! I used the Makeup Forever Aqua eyes eyeliner pencil in black to tightline and then again on my waterline and then smudged the waterline with a small brush. I used the Maybelline Master Precise liquid liner on my top lash line and I set that with a black matte eyeshadow by Annabelle. To finish the eyes I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline’s Mega Plush volume mascara in black to my top lashes only.20130128-151502.jpg


For my face, I used my Annabelle CC primer and Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation and for concealer I used Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser (also new and also testing out!). I set my concealer with my MAC mineralized skin finish in Medium dark. My blush is Love Joy by MAC, it is a mineralized blush, actually it is the only mineralized blush by MAC that I own but I love it! It was highly recommended to me by a former colleague and I have loved it ever since. I’ve seen it described as a “rose-brick” colour, it is definitely unlike any other blush I have in my collection, which is probably why I love it so much! I would highly suggest anyone to go check it out if you are in the process of looking for a new blush to try!

I also contoured my face with a little bit of gold bronzer by Cover FX.


Finally for lips, I used MAC’s Viva Glam Gaga 2, which is an amplified formula and nude colour. I rarely wear nude lip colours because I feel like my skin tone is a little too dark to pull it off so to bring back a little bit more colour to my lips I used Revlon’s Lip Butter in Creme Brule on top of the lipstick. I’m going to try and give nude lipsticks a chance because this is the only one I have in my collection and I have never worn it out. I’ve seen a lot of people on Instagram and Youtube who look absolutely gorgeous with nude lips but I haven’t found the right one yet. Let me know if you have any suggestions to nude lip colours that you love and you think might work for me! Have a great day!!