Some recent looks #4

Posted on March 24, 2016 under FOTD

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I only have two looks for you today, and they’re both a little (or a lot) out there. But that’s probably a good thing, considering I often get stuck in a makeup rut and wear variations of the same thing every day!

St. Patrick’s Day

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Although I am of vaguely Irish heritage somewhere down the line, I don’t particularly care for or about St. Patrick’s Day. But I’ve had this half dry green Colour Tattoo for years now, so I busted it out to give it the barest minimum of love before chucking it. (I really had to scrape it to get any colour payoff; it had completely come away from the edges of the pot.) I went for warm neutrals on the cheeks and lips to complement the eyes, which I think worked well.

I don’t often wear colours on my eyes, but this was a fairly wearable look. I mean, I didn’t feel very weird wearing it to class. I think it’s partially my hooded eyelids – you never get a concentrated shot of colour unless I look down or close my eyes. And, I mean, if there’s any day for un-self-consciously wearing green eyeshadow, it’s March 17.

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Foundation: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation in 010
Concealer: L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Concealer in C1-2-3 under the eyes
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte
Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure
Contour: NYX HD Blush in Taupe
Brows: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough As Taupe; Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara
Eye primer: NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald all over the eyelid and on the lower lashline; Urban Decay Faint on the outer V. (I forgot to use my crappy pink star on the image, but Faint is the second darkest shade. When used on top of the green, it turned into a muddy, olivey colour, which was cool.)
Eyeliner: Clarins Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black to tightline
Mascara: Lancôme Grandiôse
Lipstick: Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry

Life On Mars?

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The day after St. Patrick’s Day was Bowie Night! “Life On Mars?” is 100%, no doubt one of my favourite songs of all time, so when my roommate, our friends, and I decided to go, recreating the look from the video was a no-brainer. It did require buying a new eyeshadow which I will probably never use again, but Bowie is worth it.

It was slightly difficult to figure out the makeup: the video on YouTube is quite washed out, making it look like Bowie is wearing white foundation – but some of the images on Google show him with his regular (fair) skintone. In the video, the lips look like more of a peachy coral, but in images, they look bright pink. I mainly deferred to the pictures, because I like the bright colours and because, well, I don’t have white foundation.

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I mainly went off these two gifs.

As you can see, my attempts to conceal my brows were not successful. I used a really high coverage concealer and followed all the steps to the T, so I’m not sure what went wrong. My brows are pretty coarse, so maybe that’s it? I think it was a textural issue rather than a colour issue, because I’ve seen people with black brows do it successfully. Or maybe I truly have no idea what I’m doing. That’s possible, too. (My Uber driver at the end of the night took one look at me and said, “What happened to your eyebrows?”, which was #rude. But, I mean, fine, they looked bad. I admit it. Those close-ups are ROUGH.)

I also made a more serious attempt at faking a mullet after I took the makeup pictures:

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It’s certainly not the Hunky Dory-era mullet… those feathered bangs, though.

My only regret is that I didn’t have a powder blue suit.

(Is it just me, or is hot pink blush on the sides of the nose kind of a good look?)

life on mars products

Foundation: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation in 010
Concealer: L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Concealer in C1-2-3 under the eyes; Stila Perfecting Concealer in shade A on the eyebrows
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty
Eye primer: NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal all over the lid and on the lower lashline; theBalm Metal-ica over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk on the inner corners
Eyeliner: Clarins Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black to tightline and on the lower waterline
Mascara: Lancôme Grandiôse
Lipstick: Revlon Balm Stain in Lovesick dabbed on

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