Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Drugstore V High End: Golden Bronze

Morning lovelies!!!

It's nice and sunny here in Sydney today! It would be perfect if I get to sleep in till 9 and head to the beach after. However, this is reality- so I will spending all day at work. A girl can wish right? =P

today's post is slightly different from the usual FOTDs - keep reading to check it out =)

Can you tell the difference between 




They look VERY similar isn't it?
 I think the gold in the first picture is slightly shinier and the application on the second one is slightly smoother.
What do you reckon? 

The first look is created using my Urban Decay Alice in the Wonderland Book of Shadows Palette while the second one is created using my NYX Eyeshadow Trios which is 10% of UD palette price. 

This is gonna be a Drugstore V High End FOTD post, where I share with you guys the tips and how to achieve similar look using drugstore products. We all know that MAC or Urban Decay is a luxury that we can't splurge on everyday.
I am thinking of making this into a series but I am not sure how much time I have in hands at the moment as I am still trying to adjust my time around full time work. But I will definitely try to make this a fortnight series thing or something like that. =)

Urban Decay Alice in the Wonderland Book of Shadows Palette

NYX Eyeshadow Trio 
My apologies for the shit photo quality here - my camera has problem focusing sometimes. Bummer =/

Here are the products that I used:

On my EYES
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
UD Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows Palette:
- Oraculum (all over the lids colour)
- Mad Hatter ( Crease,outer corner and 3/4 of the lower lash line)
- Mushroom (Outer V)
- White Rabbit (Inner corner and browbone)
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Black (Upper Lash Line)
Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner in Black (Lower Lash Line)
Random Asian Falsies 

On my EYES
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
NYX Eyeshadow Trio in TS12
- Golden (All over the lid)
- Walnut Bronze (Crease and outer corner)
NYX Eyeshadow Trio in T27
- Platinum Pink (inner corner and brow bone)

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Black (Upper Lash Line)
Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner in Black (Lower Lash Line)
Random Asian Falsies

I am not sure if you guys can tell but I combined 2 different lashes ( my favourite criss-cross ones and a simple lengthening one) here to get the full volume and length effect. I thought I had a picture of it but I couldn't find it in my folders. So fail. =.=" But yeh, I really like this combination as it really opens up my eyes and make it took bigger, without looking too OTT and dramatic!

On my FACE
NYX Concealer in a Jar in Light
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in Natural Beige
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Ivory Light
MAC MSF in Stereo Rose ( In the Groove Collection)
MAC MSF in Candlelight ( In the Groove Collection)

On my LIPS
Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Rose Hips
( I love LOVE LOVE this colour!)

PS: I used the exact same products on my face and lips on both days!

This is created using the Urban Decay palette. :)

And this, using NYX Eyeshadow Trios. :)

Gonna throw in a few photos from the night too @ Mr B's:

It has been a while chicas!

Are you a high end brands person or drugstore person? Or a good combination of both like yours truly? :)
Let me know if you like me to do more of this sorta post where I use both high end and drugstore products to create similar look. =)



Jenny said...

i can't tell the difference! i love high end brands i admit but i can't really afford it at this point in my life! so i'm really glad that there are lots of drugstore brands that offer such great quality like NYX!

Fruity Lashes said...

oh my! the lip color is so juicy! honest i'm a high end person. i believe you get what you pay for either it's the product itself or the packaging/brand fame.

Jennifer :) ~ said...

i couldn't tell the difference!
your eye looks are always so nice :)
love the lashes

blushfully by cendana said...

Oh my!! This is an awesome post =D couldn't tell much difference apart from the gold, cause the UD one just seems to pop out more. Love the lashes! And your skin, flawless, girl! Hope work is treating you well. PS: I'm both, some things I prefer high ends, some I'd rather get drugstore. =) But at the end of day, whichever works and looks good. ;)

style said...

Love gold the eyeshadow... but I'm super loving your bright pink lipstick, it looks amazing, I can't get enough of bright orange and pink lipsticks this summer


cute but why was i not there!!!!!! haha
i love your black lace top!! *heart

winter gurl said...

Your eyes lashes looks great .

Anonymous said...

a beautiful combo of lips and eyes <3

I think im a mid-range person :P

i think i tend to go high end for base makeup... and blushes i have no idea why! im trying to mix and natch these days.. strangely my skin care prods has gone cheaper LOL

Adeline said...

@ Jenny: SAME!! I am not too fuss with the brand as long as the quality is alright and the colour payoff is great! I am thankful for these awesome drugstore brands!

@Fruity Lashes: I love pretty packaging too :)

@ Jennifer: Thanks love :)

@ blushfully by cendana: Thanks hun!! Work is going alright. I miss bludging around tho lol

@ style: yes! bright colours lipsticks are in this season! :D

@Chaigyaru: LOL <33333

@winter gurl: thankssss :)

@NicNic:You got it right girl!!! It IS Jazzed <3333.LOL, that's good - you get to save more money now LOL