M.A.C Vanilla - A frosted soft ivory white (As highlight and all over lid)
M.A.C Alum - Ashy blue/gray colour (all over lid up to a little over crease)
M.A.C Typographic - Asphalt black (Used as eyeliner and blend with alum)
I hardly use over 3 colours for eye shadows cause 1. I'm too lazy 2. Not enough time 3. I want to keep it simple and easy to recreate.
A subtle look for work, also easy to glam up for the night. Use a base before all this, you don't want it to disappear and leave you with dull looking gray-ish eyelids. Is it me or do I find that typographic starts off as dark and as it oxidized, it becomes just dark gray instead of Asphalt black? I kept having to reapply it after a while.
My eye make ups are all very simple and subtle. Don't expect to see anything dramatic here. The only time I'll do something dramatic is for clubbing and I have not been clubbing for the past God Knows how long.
Also, ignore my oogly eyelashes. I don't have alot and because of my mono lids, where the upper lids pushes down my eyelashes, they can never be curled for long. Seriously. That's one reason I can't use fiber mascaras. They are heavy and thus weights down my lashes even more, so after one hour or so, my eyelashes would then looked as if I never even bothered curling them. They are so sad looking.
Everything I use is not always M.A.C. I'm a fan of other brands just as well. It's just that sometimes some of M.A.C's stuffs are affordable and good to use.
Example, although I love Estee Lauder's Pure Colour Crystal Lipstick, I would never buy them again for the simple reason that they are too soft and breaks easily. I have not dropped mine but it has already broken at the base and mine's not the only one. Same goes for my mom and also Elisa's.
As for eye shadows, I would not buy Skinfood's eyeshadow because the colour pay off is not that satisfying. If it's good for you, well, good for you. To be truthful, the only thing I will buy from Skinfood again is the BB cream and that's all. When it comes to eye shadows, I'm incredibly happy with Kanebo, Christian Dior, M.A.C and Chanel. Kanebo's eye colours has very good colour pay offs and it's pretty affordable. Also cheaper by M.A.C by almost half, only problem, limited colour.
Mascara happen to be one of those things that I would never really splurge on considering the fact that it will only last me for about 6 months before it's labeled hazardous and bacteria infested. Yes, call me 'El Cheapo'. But just as well, I would never buy cheap mascaras that is as good as applying water to my lashes.
One mascara I would NEVER even consider buying ever again is from Maybeline. I don't care who swears by it, it sucks! And it sucks BIG time. The effects are great but if you like your mascara to give you a raccoon effect just as well, you'll love this. The lashed are voluminous and lengthen and also smudged, all in one. And it's hard to wash off too.
That's why if Media Waterproof Mascara which is use to lengthen and Kate's separate volume mascara discontinue, I'll go kill someone. I can't live without those two.
Oh and if there's something else I want to rave about, it's the M.A.C New View Mineralized Skinfinish Duo.
Seriously, I'm crazy about it! I've never loved a product so much that I'm going to stock up on these. I've never thought a great deal about M.A.C's face powders before but after seeing Kern's face with her Studio Fix. I'm SOLD!
But since I have alot of foundation to finish first I've always put them on hold. Recently I read the reviews for these and drooled and after getting them, I'm in LOVE.
The powder cover uneven skin and blends in so nicely with the rest of my make up, the handy-dandy shimmer helps brighten my skin and I no longer have to rummage around to find my highlighter. The shimmer is subtle without being overly glittery and rest assured that you won't come off looking like a daytime disco ball or just plain oily .
I'll be heading down to KL during the upcoming long holiday and hopefully I'll be able to head over to Pavillion to grab it during the launch of the Cult of Cherry Collection. Whee!