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Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's been rainy! FOTD + Daily Staple 07/16/09

It's the rainy season here again! Technically here in the Philippines, we have two seasons. Wet and Dry. Obviously wet is the rainy season. When it's the rainy season you can practically expect for it to be raining everyday! That's why I never leave the house without my trusty umbrella. :) It's such a hassle to get caught in rain after all, but then I digress.

Today I decided to procrastinate and take a moment to relax, and what better way to do it than....you guessed it!! Playing with makeup! :D I felt like making a gloomy look because it's so rainy and all and a lot of people are stuck at home. Man, I've grown quite rusty with the eye makeup! I guess that's what happens when you take a break for more than a month without practicing at all (at school the most I usually wear is foundation, mascara, lipstick/balm/gloss and when I'm feeling daring, blush). I came up with a simple wearable look.

look at me pulling a stupid face. LOL

And of course, I have a tutorial. :) Well, more like a step-by-step since I don't remember going into detail... x.x

What I used:
FACE Celeteque moisturizer as base, PAC two-way powder foundation applied with a wet sponge, Ellana Minerals finishing powder in espresso con panna
CHEEKS Ever Bilena powder blush in Raisin
LIPS Revlon Matte lipstick in Mauve It Over
EYES Art Deco eyeshadow base, coastal scents 88 palette, Victoria's Secret beauty rush luminous shadow in after midnight, Dollface gel eyeliner in black, Maybelline volum express cat eyes mascara waterproof in black

Let's get started! :) First prime your eyelids with a good eyeshadow primer or base (this step is optional).

Colors used: Click to enlarge

1) highlighter
2) all over lid
3&4) blended out over crease and outer v, brought inwards

Here are the next few steps:

Pat color 2 all over lid and pack on color
Using a blending brush or crease brush, bring color 3 inwards, emphasizing the outer V and the crease
Go over the same area with color 4 (black), blend out
Highlight under eyebrow and in the inner corner of eyes with color 1
With a thin/small angled brush, apply color 3 on lower lashline (apply white eyeliner on waterline-optional)
apply eyeliner and mascara

That's pretty much it. :) Of course after that I just put my lipstick on. I used Revlon Matte lipstick in Mauve It Over -- it's the 2nd lipstick I've ever bought for myself and it is currently my favorite. This item has definitely become a daily staple for me, I can't even think about leaving the house without this on (sometimes though I do substitute for other lipsticks...don't want to look the same everyday after all!). Personally I think that mauve it over is a good nude pink.

So here's a mini review on it:
  • Affordable, considering the quality (475 php for 4.2g)
  • Nice, sleek and matte packaging
  • Pigmented, Good color payoff
  • Smooth-textired, easy to apply over lips unlike some other matte lipsticks
  • Really matte
  • Long-wearing
  • Good range of shades to choose from (matte collection)

  • Can sometimes make your lips look very dry
  • Cannot be applied (or at least, shouldn't be) over chapped lips

  • Apply a light coat of lipbalm before applying the lipstick to make it glide better if you feel like you are having a hard time with it
  • Make sure your lips are moisturized/not chapped prior to application (to make sure I put lip balm on every night and in the morning while I am doing my routine)
  • Wear gloss over it if your lips look dry (although this defeats the purpose of it being matte)

    Now that that's done, here are a few more photos of my finished look. :)

  • That's it for today, everyone! Hope you have a good Thursday/Friday!!


    Anonymous said...

    love the look,
    you do what i do wear the headband to keep everything out the way; i think i wear mine for a good 8 hours of my day lol.

    Anonymous said...

    oo nga sister... ulan ng ulan... di man lang ako nakanood ng harry potter dahil sa ulan na ito...


    anyway... i am loving the colors of the lips :)

    Blair said...

    I love your look!

    becky said...

    you are sooo cute and pretty. i love this look on you.

    izumi said...

    i love that lipstick on you :)

    - - aika - - said...

    nice shade of lippes :D

    anong cam gamit mo?

    Sofee said...

    I love it..u look so sexay :D

    *Nehs* said...

    the lippie looks great on you Chrissy! you used elf blending brush for blending? that didn't worked for me. :( scratchy.

    Chrissy said...

    @LaaLaa - me too. It's a great way to keep the hair out my face! Hehe. Thanks. :)

    @Girl with glasses - I know! Nakakainis diba? Thanks pala ^^

    @Blair - Thank you!

    @Becky - Aw thanks :)

    @Izumi - Thanks, I love it too. Can't stop wearing it! XD

    @Aika - Thanks! Replied on your blog

    @Sofee - Thanks!

    @Nehs - replied on your blog! :)

    Catherine said...

    Hey! Glad to see another post from you. I like the look - especially the lipstick, very pretty. =)

    Anonymous said...

    hi chrissy wow long time no comment ako hihi yes i changed my URL may box upper left side minsan matagal magaappear and JOIN the site ang nakalgay i dont know kung bakit ganun un template ko. pati header wala daw pero nakikita ko namn!

    anyways luv your look,eversince i admire your sexy smokey look,its blended well. stay being kawaii and pretty!

    ♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

    lipstick look s great on you, and the new layout looks cute!

    Whit said...

    aww chrissy you're so adorable!! love the look- and I really need to try that artdeco primer! ferrr realzzz

    Crissy said...

    i love your hair :D so pretty. i really want that lipstick! i just love that color on you :D

    Kaz said...

    i can't believe nasa blogger ako! HAHA. first time in a month ata.

    agreed w/ revlon matte as non-drying! as in whole day naglalast tas kahit gabi na, hindi pa rin dry :D ayluvet!

    omg celeteque moisturizer rin gamit ko. minsan ginagamit ko yan sa lips ko. wag ka maingay, weird ako! HAHA.

    Shantee said...

    Pretty fotd.
    i really like the revlon lipstick!

    *KiM* said...

    Chrissy you're getting prettier and prettier :)

    Dana Yoshimizu said...

    You look so pretty hun~! :D & I LOVE your nails!!!! They're oh so cute!

    Pop Champagne said...

    Awww cute look! Btw I adore your hello kitty nails!!

    Tina Marie said...

    I like your blending skills. And the lip color is gorgeous. :)

    Chrissy said...

    @Catherine - Thanks! I am in love with the lipstick too. :)

    @Louie - Thanks! I can't wait to read more from you too.

    @NicNic - Thanks :D

    @Whit - you should try the primer. :D And thanks Whit, means a lot coming from you.

    @Crissy - Thanks! My hair only behaves for like...10 mins though then it's POOF again. LOL.

    Chrissy said...

    @Shanti - Thanks, I love the Revlon lippie too!

    @Kim - Thanks sis, hehe.

    @Dana - Aw thanks! Thanks for noticing my nails too. :D

    @PopChampagne - Thank you. I have quite grown to like HK now.

    @TinaMarie - Thanks, I'm still working on the blending skills XD

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