Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Halloween - A skull

So.. I was thinking of costume options for Halloween this year, and I decided to go with a favorite of mine - the skull.

I used a combination of Maybelline Gel Liner and MAC's Carbon Eyeshadow for this.
Let me know what you think?

And tell me.. what are you going as for Halloween? 

Monday, 21 October 2013

The Perfect Quad

Eyeshadow was my first ever venture into Makeup. I remember when I first went to a MAC store over 5 years ago now.. I bought myself Goldmine. I cherished it considering it was the only makeup I would own for the next 2 years. Once I fully emerged myself into everything Makeup, obviously the MAC Palette was an obsession. I bought myself the palette with 15 inserts.. and it was all I could do - fill it up. I asked for shadows for my birthday - festivals - anything. It contained - highlight colours - lid colours - crease colours - everything one needed for a night out. Because, back then thats the only time I used makeup, when I went out. As I grew older; gone were the days where a smokey eye was all I thought about, I needed colours that would work for both day and night, on their own and paired with others.  
Now, my MAC palette consists of several MAC and Inglot shadows - colours  and my depotted Naked Palette - this way it covers my need for neutrals and colours. 
Recently, after much thought - I decided to place my 4 most used shadows into a quad. (more out of need because once the UD Naked made its way into my palette, I needed to move 4 shades out)

It consists of MAC's Woodwinked, Amber Lights, Club and Inglot's 421 Pearl (Dupe for MAC's Antiqued)
Creating this Quad is probably the most useful thing I've done with my makeup - I can use them alone - as they're four stand out shades, as well as with eachother. It gives me the best choice of everyday colours which can really be amped up for an evening out. It is the perfect quad. Bonus - oh so travel friendly.

What does your perfect quad consist of?

Friday, 11 October 2013


Once again, I apologize for my absence. I took a whole bunch of FOTD pictures on my new camera, but for some reason, it just doesn't seem to be working out. I always look like my hair is too flat or my head is squashed.. something I'm still trying to figure out. So I had to go back to my old camera.
Anyway, this was from a week ago, before my skin went to the dogs (AGAIN).
I started off with Bobbi Browns Creamy Concealer in Honey under my eyes, on a few scars etc, and went over the areas I had concealed with MAC's Studio Fix Powder + Foundation in NC43.5 (I think I'm going to be needing a lighter shade) just to set the concealer.
I used blush instead of bronzer which is really rare in my case, but I really like the effect.. I used Chanel's Cream Blush in Presage. For my eyes, I just went with Simple winged liner using my trusty gel liner from Maybelline.
As for Lips, Nivea chapstick!

And that was it. Simple, but the cheeks brought a little something something to the otherwise plain face.
What are your thoughts?