Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TBE How To: Simple & Quick Everyday Neutral Look using REVLON ColorStay Mineral EyeShadow

Its simple, quick (approximately 15 minutes) and very wearable (to work, to school or just simply a casual day out). And extra brownie points for using minimal products. :)

All the colours I used to create this look are from this REVLON ColorStay Mineral Eye Shadow in Midnight Garnet 03. Truth to be told, I got this for RM10 (Approx AUD3) at Carrefour when I was back in Malaysia during summer break and I did it like it at all, after using it for the first couple of times. Being a mineral shadow, it is obviously not as pigmented. (And that's probably why I decided to ditch it aside as I am a fan of pigmented shadows.)

However, after ripping this little trio out of the corner of my make up storage about a week ago and gave it another chance, it went from my least favourite item to one of my on-the-go make up products. I really loved how the look turned out by packing on a few extra layers and adding a thicker layer of cream shadow. I am also surprised by how long it lasted. Definitely my saviour on the days when I couldn't be bothered trying out new colours or when I need to tone down a lil on my eyeshadows.

On my EYES
REVLON ColorStay Mineral Eye Shadow in Midnight Garnet 03
(I applied the pearly beige colour on the left of the trio all over my lid and the sandy beige? colour on the right on my brow bone. Then, using a blending brush, apply the darkest brown shade at the outer corner of your lid, creating a V shape and pull it along your crease.)
In2It Waterproof Eyebrow Colour in Eyebrowns
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Black (Upper Lash Line)
Loreal Contour Kohl Eyeliner in Chocolate Noir (Lower Lash Line)
Maybelline Magnum Volume Express Mascara in Black

My lashes were facing down for some odd reasons. But they look much better when I open my eyes (as you can see above :D). And, definitely loving Maybelline Magnum Volume Express Mascara in Black. Can't wait to try out Covergirl Lash Blast though and see if it's really that good.

On my FACE
Loreal White Perfect Transparent Rosy Whitening Moisterizer
Etude House Magic BB Cream
Loreal True Match Mineral Foundation in Apricot Peach
Etude House Lovely Cookie Blush in 03

On my LIPS
Lucas Papaw Ointment (as Lip Balm)
Etude House Petite Darling Lips (I don't know the exact name for it as it is in Korean but it is a sheer coral-ish pink colour with shimmer bits on it)

It looks pretty nude over Lucas Papaw Ointment.

As you can see, the lipstick itself is pretty moist itself even without lip balm or lip gloss. Love it!

-Left: Without flash. Right: With flash-


A few more photos with flash :)

Close up - look at how cloudy my contacts are. No wonder they were blurry =.="

My face looks really oily with flash but in real life, it is actually VERY dry and I have to apply moisturizer every couple of hours and it gets worst during the winter. Any suggestions on which moisturizer is good for extremely dry skin? I am currently alternating between my Loreal White Perfect Transparent Rosy Whitening Moisterizer and Queenskin Lanoline Cream.


I shall end this post with my NOTD - Rimmel's Lasting Finish in Tangerine Queen .



Kelly_konomi said...

i love your lips! so cute!
nice makeup!

Adeline said...

Awww. Thanks for dropping by love :D

Liana said...

very pretty look!

elyn* said...

looking really good there, woman! :)

Orit said...

thanks for the review....can I borrow the pic. I'll definitely put your blog on it