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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quick simple look for family dinner and Bourjois EOTD

Just wanted to drop in quickly and get this post out of the way otherwise I’ll forget about it. I haven’t had time recently do a post so I’m sorry, but I’m here to share two looks.

I was going to post them separately but it’s much easier and faster this way :p

Last night I went out to dinner with the family and it was very last minute. I got home and I was alone so I showered and pulled all that makeup off to let my face refresh. I then got a call not too long after from mum saying they decided to eat out that night and was to meet them in 45 minutes. Geez… not a great deal of time to change, brush my hair and do my makeup at all. The drive was 20 minutes so that really gave me under 30 minutes to do everything and be out of the door. I also had to feed the dog before I leave so it was one hell of a challenge.

I wasn’t stepping out naked face that night either, my face was not looking great so I had to do something really quick. Beside it’s a family dinner so no need to make it look all fancy right.

Here are the products I used for this look:


The Body Shop Moisturise it skin primer

Eve Pearl Anit-shine Mattifying Gel – A Light/Medium

Revlon New Complexion Foundation – 04 Natural Beige

Coastal Scents Camo Quad – Medium

MSCHIC Powder Blush – Warm Glow (I’m so loving this colour at the moment!)


Vaseline – this is the first thing I put on before applying my makeup, I like to keep my lips nice and moist before any lip products is applied. I do wipe it off before apply gloss or lipstick though.

NYX Round Lip Gloss – 28 Whipped


Too Faced Shadow Insurance

NYX Eyeshadow – 155A Ultimatum

NYX Eyeshadow – 80A True Taupe

NYX Eyeshadow – 128 24 Karet

NYX Eyeshadow – 83 Skin

Chi Chi 3D Magic Lash Mascara

L-R: 24 Karet, Skin, True Taupe, Ultimatum
Ultimatum - Lids
True Taupe - Crease
24 Karet - Outer V
Skin - Brow Highlight and Tear ducts

I can’t even believe I had time to take photos, however I was 10 minutes late. Whoops!

Scary! Before any makeup application
Look at those massive dark circles :S
After makeup and hair was done as well as been changed.
What a BIG difference it makes :)
Messy hair still
Really close up of face.  I like it natural looking like this most of the time.
Dark circles are still obvious this close up
Just the eyes
I also took a photo of what I wore.  Not something I do on a regular basis since I’m quite self conscious about my weight and body shape.

Black Dress from Ally
Cardigan from Ally
Watch from Hong Kong, Mong Kok
Leggings from Target
I also realise how awkward my pose is!

The second look is just the eyes and I was in a rush (again). I decided to use some of my Bourjois eyeshadows that I had greatly neglected. Except this time round I applied them wet. Apparently that what they recommended but I’m not a big fan of applying shadows wet at all. However the pigmentation for these eyeshadows DO turn out a lot better. Nothing special for this look, just something neutral with a pop of colour.

roducts used for this EOTD


Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Bourjois Ombre a Paupieres eyeshadow – 16 Ambre Nude

Bourjois Ombre a Paupieres eyeshadow – 54 Marron Glace

Bourjois Ombre a Paupieres eyeshadow – 92 Gris Paillettes

Bourjois Ombre a Paupieres eyeshadow – 17 Prune Intense

NYX Eyeshadow – 80A True Taupe (I only used to lightly fill in some of my brows)

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

MAC Fixed +

L-R: Marron Glace, Gris Paillettes, Prune Intense, Ambre Nude
Marron Glace - Crease and Outer V
Ambre Nude - Lids
Gris Paillettes - Lined upper lash line
Prune Intense - Lower lash line
Some people may be thinking what I used MAC Fixed + on my eyes, well I used this solution to wet my makeup brushes to apply the eyeshadow.  I find that this solution works really well when it comes to applying eyeshadows/pigments wet.  I’m not sure why exactly but I use it normally as a finishing/setting spray so I thought that if this keep things in place then would it do the same with eyeshadows after it dries?  Who knows… it was just something I thought to myself and had been doing that since.

Wihtout flash - Finished Eyes
With flash - Finished Eyes

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  2. Very pretty looks. Perfect for me for work! look so pretty without makeup on! Don't be hard on yourself. We all do that to ourselves though! HA!

  3. you look so nice. i agree dont be so hard on yourself :)

  4. this came out sooo pretty!!! I REALLY LOVE this!!! don't be so hard on yourself at r gorgeous!!

  5. awwww thanks girls :)
    i'm not uncomfortable with being naked but... sometimes it just doesn't look so great :p
    i normally go grocery shopping without makeup early on a weekend :)

  6. that is such a pretty look on you! LOVE Bourjois!

  7. @Katie: i'm not a big Bourjois fan :p and i've neglected these eyeshadows big time. however they're so good wet and i'll remember to used them more often now :)

  8. I absolutely LOVE your makeup skills, I wish I was as talented as you.
    I made a BlogSpot just so that I could follow you lol You're my makeup inspiration (:

  9. Nawww! Thanks KatieXD You're so sweet and I really appreciate that you love my makeup skills and that you followed! You've made my day!


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