Friday, April 6, 2012

FOTD: Wedding-ish (and some Hunger Games Mania)

You'd think that being on spring break and taking some time off of work would give me plenty of time to blog and play with makeup.  Instead, I somehow ended up being as busy as if I had my usual school and work load.  Where has the time gone? Come back!

While I'm waiting for that to happen, allow me to show you a look I did last Saturday before heading to San Francisco to buy some things for my mom's trip, as well as breaking my makeup buying ban one hundred times over.  More on that in another post.

Natural light.

Natural light



-Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer
-Smashbox Healthy FX Foundation in Light 3
-Laura Mercier Setting Powder
-NARS Laguna Bronzer
-NARS Blush in Deep Throat

-Inglot shadows in 399P (lid), 451P and 434P (crease)
-Lancome eyeshadow in After Dusk (transition)
-Stila eyeshadow in Black Cat (outer corner)
-A highlight color that I don't remember x_x
-Milani Liquifeye eyeliner in Black
-Inglot AMC Gel Liner in 77
-L'oreal Waterproof Carbon Black Mascara

My friend saw the pictures of my photoshoot on Facebook, and asked me to do her makeup for a wedding coming up in a couple of weeks, as she will be one of the bridesmaids.  I was ecstatic at first with this opportunity, but now I'm quite nervous.  Perhaps it's not such a good idea to admit that here because I think she actually read my blog (Hi Emily!).  But in any case, I wanted to practice doing a softer look than I would normally go for.  In the end, it ended up too shimmery and I drew on some thick winged liner because I didn't want my makeup to be soft for when I hit the city.  I think I tend to overblend, and I think this look would still be too much for somebody who doesn't wear makeup regularly.  I'm itching to go crazy with color but I'm going to keep practicing on myself.


I watched The Hunger Games for the second time yesterday!  I loved it just as much as when I watched it the first time. *happy dance*  I really love one of the songs on the sound track.  It's called Eyes Open by Taylor Swift.  One of the artists I subscribe to on youtube made a FANTASTIC cover of the song, which I love just as much if not more than the original.  I'm going to share it here so you guys can all enjoy and and have your socks knocked off.


  1. Beautiful eye look! I love soft, feminine looks like this :) And I'm sure you'll rock your friend's makeup!

  2. Love the soft look! And haven't seen the Hunger Games yet... :-/ but i will!

  3. Gorgeous look!
    I need to watch the Hunger Games!

  4. So pretty! I love Inglot shadows. (:

  5. This is very pretty, I don't think you overblended at all! I'm sure you'll do an excellent job of the makeup for the wedding. Make sure you post some pictures of it!