Wednesday, June 9, 2010

FOTD: Heliotrope is a Shade of Purple

Did you know that? Heliotrope? It's apparently named after the flower. The endless things you learn on Wikipedia ... I've been a little under the weather today but that's probably because I forced myself to stay awake the entire night and day (since 11 PM yesterday) til now, about 11:30 PM a day later. To prevent myself from caving in and messing up my chances at a diurnal sleep schedule yet again, I went to Borders and guzzled coffee working some MCAT Inorganic Chemistry problems. For not sleeping, I did okay. I had more focus that I ever do at home, so I think I will be returning to the bookstore quite often.

Anyway, yesterday was my brother's junior high graduation and I felt I should slap on some makeup. I think in the bright light of June gloom, my makeup looked a little scary and disturbing (call .. girl ..), but I think it turned out fine in photos. My eyes were realllly purple and lips were super light fuschia. I need to fix that bathroom light when I apply my makeup xD

Products Used:
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
ELF Mineral Primer
ELF Studio Concealer Pencil in Light
ELF Studio Complexion Perfection
ELF Studio Blush and Bronzing Powder
ELF Studio Creme Liner in Black
Wet N Wild E/S Palette in Lust: bright purple all over lid, matte creme all over that, slightly above purple
Imju Fiberwig Mascara, 3 coats
Wet N Wild Creme Eyeshadow Stick in Pixie for nose highlight
Revlon Nude Attitude, then Clinique Lipstick in All Heart over it

Purple v-neck tee, F21
Hummingbird layered gold necklace, F21 (Prize redeemed from Chictopia!)
Crystal drop earrings, Claire's
Black satin bow belt, F21
Grey rose print pencil skirt, F21 *
Low heel white pumps, Payless *
Geo Angel Wing Violet Lenses

* = not shown in pictures, sorry! I was super sleepy and crashed after the ceremony. You've seen both pieces before :D Skirt and pumps in this outfit. Just switch out the top colour.

Haha don't get all excited for this bright crazy look, I was playing with Vibrance and Saturation on Photoshop xD I did not rub Cheesy Poofs all over my face, I promise.
I don't know why this eye's mascara looks so much cleaner xD Fiberwig works great on lower lashes too! I was in a bigggg hurry
The lipstick looks really really pink under gloomy yet bright skies, if you know what I mean. Odd. I basically dabbed bright red lipstick over a matte nude one.
Now for the jewelry showcase! These are some old earrings from probably as early as junior high. I have boxes and boxes filled with earrings but I'm usually too lazy to wear them xD
And now my new favourite necklace: the hummingbird layered one I redeemed from Chictopia Rewards :D It's superrrr cute and the first time I saw this necklace was on Aney's blog when she featured her silver version of this precious piece. I thought that I wouldn't like the gold but I actually really like this necklace in a warm tone. The only problem with it that the beaded chain likes to catch and get stuck on other pieces of the necklace so I have to constantly untangle it. The hummingbird is my favourite part - oh bird imagery is timeless.
Still trying to grow out my hair. I like my currently hair colour in the shade but when I step under bright sunlight, it almost matches my skin D: (okay, I jest). Should I dye it black? Maybe even foregoing my natural dark brown. BLACK. Should I risk it? I dyed my hair April .. so it may be a bit soon. You tell me, lovelies :D


Ken June 10, 2010 at 3:26 AM   said...

it is just me or did the purple enhance the yellow of the sunlight or your skin? it seems like a huge contrast!

pretty necklace/pendants

♥Bunny♥ June 10, 2010 at 3:39 AM   said...

Such a layed back purple. Love it!
I would say don't go for black! I did that and it' cool for like 2 months and I regretted it... It's hard to bleech it since black is hard to bleech :(

Carla June 10, 2010 at 3:48 AM   said...

really nice natutal looking make up!
Love the necklace

Ken June 10, 2010 at 3:55 AM   said...

i noticed the first one was photoshopped but u had one photo where the yellow was really apparent!

it does make u seem kinda tired. i don't know why but the shading does. i usually like your other eyeshadows, i'm just not a fan of this particular one

AnNeTtEe June 10, 2010 at 4:50 AM   said...

it's a very subtle look.. I like it! =)

Anonymous June 10, 2010 at 4:58 AM   said...

Always matching. :)

fifi June 10, 2010 at 6:16 AM   said...

wow pretty :)

sugar sugar June 10, 2010 at 8:59 AM   said...

Very girly and well put together! ^_^ You're so cute. :) Thanks for the info about heliotrope haha! ;)

s June 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM   said...

NOT call girl-ish at all! The l/s is actually super light.. did the lighting wash it out? Considering it was a jr. high graduation tho.. hehe I'm sure they were curious about your purple eyes as they haven't been exposed yet to the world of beauty bloggers and circle lens... or have they..? :p

You look gorgoues Angie!

αвву M. June 10, 2010 at 11:38 AM   said...

Such a pretty simple make up look ^^

noone June 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM   said...

Im trying to grow out my hair too! And love your eye make up and your contact lenses! Yeah they should replace Kirsten Stewart with someone else, she's so awkard in interviews and she's not even that good of an actress!

Unknown June 10, 2010 at 2:37 PM   said...

good luck on the MCATS! i'm not planning on writing it but i've taken inorganic chemistry before O_O organic is worse for me though!

i love loveee the necklace you're wearing! and i'm also growing out my hair too! my hair is about the same length as yours too i think! grow hair grow!

Sharon Lei June 10, 2010 at 5:00 PM   said...

Ooo lovin' the necklaces. :)

xx Love & Aloha
**Swing by to enter my little giveaway!

Unknown June 10, 2010 at 10:52 PM   said...

You look so cute :) You always do! I hope you did superb on the test, especially being caffeinated all night :(

The makeup looks good on you! :)

~KawaiiParadise~ June 11, 2010 at 12:06 AM   said...

hello Angie. Thank you for the wish. I love your eyeshadow. So great! and lovely for summer ^^. Would you like to be each other follower?^^
~XOXO Charlotte

...Live.Love.MakeUp... June 11, 2010 at 11:58 AM   said...

Nice necklace!

hevn June 12, 2010 at 3:33 AM   said...

hmm, I quite like the make up since it's subtle and nice.

It is true, for some, purple eyeshadow (depending on how dark it is) brings out the 'yellow-ness' especially on an asian.
I would know, that's also one reason I avoid medium purples/pink purples like a plague.

MsHark June 12, 2010 at 5:31 AM   said...

I think you'd look really pretty with black hair!!!

love the hummingbird necklace!


Anonymous June 12, 2010 at 8:43 AM   said...

pretty eotd :D

your necklace is super cute! <3

StuddedLilly June 12, 2010 at 8:50 PM   said...

very cute post, love the necklace!

Carrie June 13, 2010 at 12:27 AM   said...

i love wikipedia. so informational.
and your eyes are so pretty:D

i am now a new follower. follow me too?

Lisianthus June 13, 2010 at 1:32 PM   said...

wow i love your look!! im now following you!!
will you follow my blog?? pleaseee

Jesa June 13, 2010 at 10:32 PM   said...


lovely blog, truly!!

Cheers, Jesa

Sarah June 14, 2010 at 12:57 PM   said...

Thanks for the layout suggestions! They really helped with my new layout :]

I love your eyeshadow color! So pretty :)
I've always been a fan of black hair and I think it would look awesome on you, but it might be difficult to dye it a lighter shade afterwards. I'm not positive about that; I think I heard it on the Tyra show or something xD

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