Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Power of Makeup. Makeup Does Wonders When Done Right.

I'm usually an eyeliner or mascara kinda gal when I'm going to work. I normally don't do my makeup in the morning since I work at 7:30 am and I'd rather have that 40 min extra sleep sometimes. I work a full-time job, so I usually just go home after work to unwind... and catch up on my blog readings.

Anyway, when I do put makeup on (i.e. going out at night), I try to ante-up my game. Sometimes it's mediocre, sometimes it's a complete utter mess, and there are just times when I impress and pat myself on the back. The key is to practice, practice, and take your time. I had plenty of times when my makeup and hair looked like a complete hot mess. But you learn from them. You learn what color washes you out or what just looks like it doesn't belong there... or maybe you should have blended it a little better.

However, I really do think I've outdone myself this time. Hair and makeup are on point. Too bad when I did this look I wasn't really going anywhere. (Side note: Is it just me or whenever you're just playing with your makeup stash, that's when everything looks good. And you try to replicate it again, and it's not even close to what you had envision?) Anyway, this is probably one of my proudest looks. I'm sorry, but I'm just going to vain and say it, but I think I look pretty good. It doesn't even look like ME! But it is me. I was doing this look for something else (which I might post later on, more on that later), but I think it's worth sharing. Sorry, if I sound a little full of myself, but I'm just excited HAHA.

I wish I had film a tutorial for this, but alas I didn't think about it at the time. Enough babbling, but here's a look that I'll probably wear again for a night out. With the right makeup and tools and enough practice, you can look and feel like a million bucks.

What I Used:
MAC Goldmine e/s on lids
MAC Cord and Brun e/s on my crease
MUFE Aqua Eyes in 0L for my waterline
Black e/s (from 88 palette) on lower lashline and outer V
Miss Adoro falsies #15

MUFE Duo Mat Foundation in 203
Paul & Joe #12 blush on the apples of my cheeks

NARS Rose Gitane l/g





See what I mean. It's almost like magic! I'm so happy with how my hair turned out! I usually can never get it to curl like I want to 80 percent of the time. I wish I had put this look to a better use, like actually going out somewhere.

When I'm usually in a hurry and I'm going somewhere, my no brainer combination for eyes are gold and black. It matches with anything 99 percent of the time. It's fool-proof. You can look like a diva in minutes. Pop on some lashes and you're good to go :). Fake eyelashes makes everything ten times better.

What's your favorite eye color combination?


  1. Love the look! Also, I totally agree about looks not being the same when you try to replicate them! I have the best hair days when I'm not going anywhere.

  2. @Maria Elizabeth: Sad but true :(. I hate it when that happens. Well at least you can always post about it on your blog :)

  3. Anne, you hair looks amazing and I agree false lashes makes everything better, maybe it can even solve world peace? LOL BTW thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.