Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FOTD: Eurydice

Eurydice is one of them eyeshadow duos I used for this look.  For some reason I want to say Euripides instead of Eurydice.  I can't remember who Euripides is but he must be from some Greek play that I came across in my high school literature days.  Speaking of which, what does Eurydice even mean?  According to Wikipedia, she was one of Apollo's daughter's and an oak nymph. Hah! I knew it was Greek!  Her story is pretty sad: she stepped on the poison snake of some evil dude who was pursuing her and died instantly.  Her husband, Orpheus, became so distraught that he sang mournful tunes and went down to the underworld to get her.  He almost succeeded but he lost her again just as they were about to reach the exit.  Boo hoo =( 


I can't really do videos right now because I'm still trying to figure out my new camera and I don't have that much time, so I'll have to stick with pictures and blog posts for a little bit.  Here are some pictures of the look I did today! 


Maybe it's just me but my lips look way more pink and the eyeshadow looks way darker than it shows up in real life. Oh well.

Here is a pic of the products used, and a list will be available down below.  I actually forgot one product in the picture, and that's the Pearse duo. It's an amazing product that looks like a pair of neutral browns but comes off with a pinky sheen.  Oh shoot. I forgot my setting powder as well. Rahh fdjkakfkkkkk moop.

-Smashbox High Def Healthy FX Foundation in L3
-CoverFX Setting powder in Light
-Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
-E.L.F. Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder
-E.L.F. Studio Blush in Peachy Keen

-NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Slate (Oh shoot I forgot to photograph this one too)
-Dark Grey shimmery shadow in NARS eyeshadow duo in Eurydice (crease + outer lid)
-MicaBella Mineral Eyeshadow in Passion (lid)
-Perse e/s duo in amethyst dream (lighter shade to highlight the tearduct)
-Korres Matte eyeshadow (browbone highlight)
-UD 24/7 liner in Zero
-L'oreal Extra Collagen mascara

-EOS Lip balm
-Maybelline Lipstick in On the Mauve
-Stila plumping lip glaze

YAYYYYYYYY time to sleep x_x Midterm tomorrow! AHHHHH!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Playing around with....a lot of stuff

So my birthday was last week and my hubby got me a new camera with my youtube channel and my love of makeup in mind.  It's this sexy baby right here:

Of course, I had to try it out but since I am technologically challenged, this is going to take a while.  For sure it takes better pictures than my old Sony, but I have yet to work the settings to my advantage and overcome the craptastic lighting I have in my filming/makeup area. So for now, my pictures are not going to be 100% fabulous (unfortunately).  Still, I gotta play around with it some to get used to it and master this new toy of mine.

Back to the topic of makeup, I have been really inspired by Phyrra's LOTDs.  She almost always uses mineral makeup in very bright colors and pulls it off stupendously.  I would love to be able to wear brights like that everyday but I don't have the clothes to match nor the guts to just wing it.  Since I have a bit of spare time (well, I'm forcing it into my schedule hahahaha), I decided to try something bright myself.  I have quite a bit of mineral eyeshadows for somebody who never uses them.  Shame on me.  I find them a bit messy and not ideal for on the go looks which I find myself gravitating towards, but boy are they a lot of fun.  I was not able to come up with something super creative but I like it.  I had a bit of trouble figuring out what to do at the beginning because I already had bright teal eyeliner on and some mascara, but hey, things worked out.  And without further ado, here are some pictures of the look!

Oops. Looks like somebody for got to crop the last two pictures.  I was just so excited to show you guys.


-Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Medium
-BareMinerals Matte Foundation in Light
-Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
-NARS Blush in Oasis

-Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP)
-UD 24/7 Liner in Zero [Tightlining]
-BFTE Jaded [Lid color]
-BFTE Illusion [Outer corner of the eye]
-MicaBella Sunshine [Inner crease and tear duct]
-Korres single eyeshadow in 11M Base
-L'oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner
-L'oreal Extra Collagen Mascara

-Napoleon Perdis Lipstick in Minneapolis
-Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in East End Snob

Woohoo! That's all for now folks. I hope to do a lot more of these in the near future!