I bought a local 'fashion' magazine a couple of days ago for RM1 (a February 2011, second hand of course, couldn't resist the price!), it's been over 4 years since my last issue. Gone were the interesting articles replaced by hundreds of 'heard-that-done-that tips', useless bedroom advices, gazillions of ads of expensive products. Then again, that's how to make money right?
One make up look however caught my eyes. It was for Valentine's Day using Lancome's Ultra Lavande Collection.
So I decided to do this look and see how it turns out.
First, take a nice big close up picture of it. Stare at it for an hour. End of one hour - It still looks awful. Wonders if JH will bring me out for a nice Valentine Dinner if I wear this out or will he stay home and cook me instant noodles.
Remembers she is no make up artist for any big magazines. Sets to work. For this look, I will be using dupes and whatever I find at the bottom of the dressing table.
Cheeks and Lips: MAC Triple Fusion Mineralized Skinfinish, Elizabeth Arden Pink Champagne lip gloss
*Note: I absolutely hate using expensive products for looks such as this since I know it's only last for 10 minutes but I have no other similar colours to this look. ARGH ^%$#@!
*Note: The Christian Dior palette was "inherited" from my mother. We've had it since I was 11 years old. That's a good 16 years ago! I remember it because I got caught and beaten by mom for playing around with her make up. I used the bright green eye shadow to dot my entire face. Heh!
15 years later, it's mine :D
Dust the Botanic's eye shadow below the brow bone, define the crease with MAC Typographic, pile on some old foundation lying around, contour nose with La Pensee eyebrow palette (who would have thought an eyebrow palette from the 100 yen shop could turn out so useful. AKAKAKA!)
For cheeks, the girl in the magazine seems to have a gold colour blusher. I ended up using the MAC Triple Fusion's gold, the one right at the bottom but I guess my blush brush had a little left over. Oops. Apply lip gloss and we're done. So lets see how it looks.
Then again, if JH gives the thumbs up, I might just be wearing this out...I think.
EDIT: JH gave the thumbs up, I think he needs his glasses changed.
Disclaimer: Please do not SUE me. I have no money to give you. Most of my make up is above 5 years old and is mostly donated anyway.