Hello long weekend! I am taking advantage of this added break to throw up some entries because I foresee myself being rather caught up with work in the week(s?) to come.
After 4 months away from work, what was I expecting right?
Regardless, here's the LOTD that I gave a quick sneap peek too in my recent rambly entry.
I was quite excited to wear and also photograph this look due to the intensity of the liner hence do pardon the eye spam that might follow!
Well, the title is a tad misleading because the blue here isn't a 'true blue'.
Instead it is a bright cornflower blue and most definitely not for the faint-hearted!
Though on second thought, maybe it would be suited as a pop of color for those who don't otherwise like to use color in their eyeshadow choices.
While intimidating to some because of the intensity, I feel that this dose of color is not hard to pull off at all.
The stroke of cornflower blue comes from Mirenesse's Inside Out 27H Eye Kohl in Khnum, as mentioned and swatched here.
I had previously used the Eye Kohl in Atum, also from Mirenesse, and here is another from the brand because I do enjoy using them through this eyeliner-obsessed phase of mine.
For this look, I kept the rest of the lid relatively neutral and kept Khnum the centre of attraction.
Not that it needs any help with that!
While Khnum is an intense shade, I felt like I needed a bit of definition to balance my eye look out so it doesn't look like something avant garde and straight off the runway.
If you are a little more experimental, you may be able to pull off using this as an eyeliner alone!
Though regardless, I feel this works wonderfully (and perfectly well) as an accent liner and it would most likely be how I would be using it.
I did warn you about the eye spam!
With a dash of something so vibrant on my eyes, I kept the rest of my face rather toned down and soft so I don't look too done up. After all, this look was for a simple and casual night out with the hubs.
I took this opportunity to try out one of the new Dior Addict gloss (from Dior's upcoming huge gloss collection) in Beige Songe.
While it appeared promising in the tube, it did go on rather colorless though there was a lovely shimmer and a nice glossy shine. The end result is a very natural effect though thanks to the glossed look, it does give my lips some dimension from a distance.
BROW / FACE
Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50 PA+++
Elisha Coy Always Triple BB Cream
LUV Carat Loose Setting Powder
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Dior 5 Couleur in Frost Bloom (bottom left shade)
Shu Uemura Unmask Eye Palette in Pink
Mirenesse Inside Out 27H Eye Kohl in Khnum
CLIO Professional Brush Liner in Black
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved
Canmake 3 Blush 1 Highlight in 02
Dior Dior Addict Gloss in Beige Songe
Highlighted products were provided by companies/distributors,
I was not obliged to use/feature them in LOTDs.
By now I think that you would all be pretty bored of my face but here's a last look at how the liner fared after 6 hours of wear.
After 6 hours it was still going strong without a fade in intensity or any smudging going on. Though some credit should also be given to NARS's Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base as well!
I think bold colored or glittery liners are a great way to spice up your eye looks when you don't have the time or want to fuss with shadows. Those who steer clear from colored shadows can give the accent liner method a go.
Don't say I didn't warn you, it may just change your (makeup) life!
All that aside, my hair has gotten to the point where I totally dread how it looks, feels and how tough it is to maintain it. It is incredibly heavy, given the length of all the layers now and baby apparently thinks it's a new toy that hangs down from mommy so she grabs and tugs at every opportunity she gets.
Thus! My hair would be facing some changes over this long weekend and I simply can't wait.
I haven't decided what I would like to do with it but I am leaning towards getting it chopped off and trying a refreshingly short length for the new year (a bit late for the 'new year') though I am quite attached to the length of my hair.
I guess we shall see!
Thanks for reading and hope everyone enjoys their weekend!