Friday, May 14, 2010

FOTD: Smoke and Mirrors

Hi guys! :D This was a smokey eye I did a while back. The sweater is Ralph Lauren from that rummage sale that I still haven't gotten to posting about (also left a lot of the finds at college because Cali sunshine waits for no sweaters xD) ... and I swiped it for a mere $4! The kids at my university are too rich for their own good x_x 

So my hair varies wildly everyday. Before school let out I was using Herbal Essences Shampoo in Tousle Me Softly just to use up the huge bottle and it made my hair very wavy and hard to brush so I gave up trying to brush it. So basically none of my photos involve styled hair. It's just the way it was that day xD I like this slightly shaped with bangs look. I still can't get used to not having bangs so I always brush them back into place :D

I'm bummed out about the broken lights in the bathroom in my apartment. Dad said, "Oooh, bad lighting for makeup" when I told him about it hahaha. Oh he knows me so well. I'm also on the hunt for a camera still. Maybe my parents will spoil me and we can avoid crappy macro shots altogether (I'm talking to you, Kodak Easyshare). It likes to turn things purple and put weird lines in bright sunlight, which is like every outdoor shot here T__T Boo.

I'm going to try to blog every day this summer, so here's my little default blurb (inspiration from Ben Franklin): 
What good did I do today?
Woke up around noon, ate lotssss of food, played Uncharted 2: Heroes Among Thieves (24% completion => 56% baby!), went to Borders and Barnes & Noble for an MCAT book (got ExamKrackers 101 Verbal Reasoning Passages since I already have all their basic ebooks ... realized I could have gotten it online as well but it's nice to have a paper copy), had a nice long chat with Dad about life and Chinese calligraphy.

Products Used:
ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Luminance
ELF Studio Concealer Pencil
ELF Studio Complexion Perfection
ELF Studio Cool Bronzer (for contour)
ELF Studio Blush in Coral
ELF E/S Duo Dark Brown in Olive set all over lid, light brown/butternut on inner corners, over dark brown, ELF Mineral E/S in Seductive, ELF Quad in Drama (black) on outer V, white for browbone
ELF Candy Shop Lip Tin in Melon Mayhem for balm, a bit of Clinique Long Last Lipstick in All Heart on middle of lips
ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit in Dark
ELF Studio Creme Eyeliner in Black
All brushes ELF Studio: Complexion, Powder, Small Angled
Geo Angel Blue lenses
Any suggestions on doing smokey eye? I can't seem to do the outer V right and make my eyes seem even further apart *makes grasshopper face* I have no crease but double eyelids .. problematic :P My roomie does great makeup for the Asian monolid. I like it when she blinks because the dark purple flutters with a pop of lighter purple, it's really cool.

Enjoy your weekend! Going to eat Sichuan food for lunch and go to the beach woot!

7 comments:

Ken May 15, 2010 at 4:26 AM   said...

you are coming back to california? =]

hevn May 15, 2010 at 4:45 AM   said...

Hmmmm.. me likey the EOTD. Nicely done!

Carla May 15, 2010 at 5:41 AM   said...

I like your EOTD and I have the same sweater =D

PetiteAsianGirl May 15, 2010 at 9:52 AM   said...

I liked the winged look on you. If you think it makes your eyes look wider ... hmm, I guess maybe try keeping the winged part closer to the corners of your eyes?

Enjoy the beach this weekend! It's supposed to be beach weather here as well : )

Rainy Days and Lattes May 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM   said...

Cute look! You did a great smokey eye :D the outer V is really good!! At least to my standards it's good :D haha I'm sure you have a crease somewhere..probably just not as visible. I am the same way. The bone just right below your brow is your crease bone. Mine is definitely not prominent but you have an idea of where to go :) You should do a ELF list of great products!! :D

Nicol May 15, 2010 at 4:55 PM   said...

love the smoke!
i thought the outer eyeshadow blended into the skin if that makes any sense xD

Lauraloves. May 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM   said...

just come across your blog via Chictopia - i love it :) you do your makeup so well (I just haven't got the patience haha). Love the last photogrpah too :)


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