Over the (extremely shortlived) weekend, I attended my cousin's tea ceremony and took it as an opportunity to get a non-neutral LOTD done.
My looks these days have been boring with a captial B so any form of color inclusion is a big hurray in terms of variety.
I usually do 'the works' for work days (foundie, mascara, eyeshadow etc) thus weekends are reserved for kicking back in nothing but some UV protection, light powder, done up brows and maybe a dash of eyeliner if I feel like it. Super minimal and understated.
So when it came to working up a look for an occasion, you could say I was in a bit of a rut. Regardless, I reached for an old MAC palette I loved and tried to work some (very simple) magic with it.
The look is simple and quite a shame that the colors ended up looking a lot more blended out than I would have liked, instead of being rather 'individual'.
To better explain it, it's like how you use 2 shades and somehow they blend such that it ends up looking like one? But oh well, so long as the look works.
For the lips, I reached for a new inclusion to my stash, something I will talk about real soon! I am in love with the shade, the texture and how moisturizingly luscious it feels on.
Face / brow
K-palette liquid brow liner in 01
Maquillage brow wax in 77
Biore UV Aqua Rich SPF 50 PA+++
Elizabeth Arden Good Morning Serum
Lancôme Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation
LUV Carat Long Last Face Powder in Natural Beige (to set)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mac eyeshadow in Shale
Mac eyeshadow in Trax
Mac eyeshadow in Beauty Marked
Mac eyeshadow in Parfait Amour
Majolica Majorca Palette in BR742
Stila Jewel Eyeshadow in Rose Quartz (very sparsely)
Sleek palette in Oh So Special (blending)
CLIO Professional Brush liquid liner in black
Mac PowerPoint liner in engraved
Dollywink Mascara in Volume
Make Up Store blush in Pink Reef
Dior rouge Dior in 659 wild pink
Highlighted products were provided by companies/distributors,
I was not obliged to use/feature them in LOTDs.
The MAC palette I dug up is this one over here and I can't even remember which collection or year it was out in.
Since the eye look appears to be one sole blended shade, here's a little idea of what went where with the MAC Gem palette.
Inner Corner - Lilac-silver shade from Majolica Majorca palette
Inner Lid Portion - MAC's Shale
Outer Half of Lid - MAC's Trax
Outer-V Contour - MAC's Beauty Marked
Purple 'Accent' - MAC's Parfait Amour
Outfit-wise, I wore the newly acquired dress from My Fashion Affair. I didn't have any outfit shots taken because the tea ceremony setting was way too people-infested to have any shots done there and I didn't remember otherwise.
This is as close to an outfit shot as I got.
And so this wraps up my weekend!
I hope everyone had a good rest the past 2 days and aren't too depressed about the looming week ahead. I know I am... Well, not depressed but not exactly looking forward to the extreme busy-ness to come but sometimes we have to grab life by the horns! ha!
Thanks for reading!