Before I hit the sack I wanted to quickly churn this out because I might, might, be disappearing from here for the next few days. Usual stuff, work, nothing much to elaborate on so... moving on!
This was the look I wore out today, to work and then a quiet dinner with the boyfriend to celebrate Valentines Day. I would like to think that we are quite chill about the whole Valentines thing. We don't doll up to extremities and head to over-priced venues but yet we still bother with some parts of it like flowers and little gifts. While I agree you should show love all year round, perhaps we're still in the phase where Valentines should be celebrated, no matter how low-key.
I am predicting if we hit our 10 year mark, it will be home-cooked dinner and movie time at home, ha! If that is true, we're about halfway there!
So moving on, Valentines aside, I wanted to try a wet application method with the baked shadows from the La Bohème palette, to see if there is an improvement in terms of pigmentation.
Since I can't avoid the 14th february notion, I went for a light purple-brown combination and used the light purple shade wet.
The purple does pick up a little more and the shade seems more 'packed together' compared to swatches which seemed more like a faint soft touch. I would say there is an improvement albeit fairly minor but it's better than none!
I'm really liking how the little itty bits of shimmer shows up (minutely) on the eye. While it's not so clear in person, as this is a close-up, it adds a soft hint of glimmer.
K-Palette Brow Liquid in 01
Maquillage Brow Wax in 77
Leaders Clinic Medieu Sun Cream
Elizabeth Arden Good Morning Serum (primer)
Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Fluid Foundation
LUV Carat Long-Lasting Powder (to set)
ELF Bronzer in Warm
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Make Up For Ever La Bohème Palette
Majolica Majorca palette in BR742 (dark brown, outer-v)
Hour Glass Liquid Liner in Black
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved
Dollywink Mascara in Volume
MAC Mineralized Blush in Happy Together
(used for blush and highlight)
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in Folk
Highlighted products were provided by companies/distributors,
I was not obliged to use/feature them in LOTDs.
Here's a breakdown of what shades I used from the La Bohème palette and where.
- Bottom left purple (used wet) over the entire lid
- Bottom centre brown (used dry) over the outer half
- Bottom right peach-tone (used dry) to blend the edges
- Top right champagne shade (used dry) as highlight.
I didn't touch the teal and green with this look but prior to this I had done a quick look with it that I will feature soon. I figured to put this up first since it was 'in tune' with the festivities.
Quick mentions on the outfit. I donned something I would like to think of as dressy casual. I didn't want to go too cliche with a little cocktail dress or anything because, like I said, I think we're quite chill about it. I think.
No proper shots so I'l just have to turn to quick mirror shots!
Though you can't tell, dress is the subtlely leopard printed one from here, and the outer-shirt is from over here. I paired it with some black stockings so the dress doesn't appear that short and simple black pumps from Rubi.
I brought that snake ring out for some sun too and I really like how it seemed to go well with my (not so Valentines) nail color.
Ending it off with pictures I had instagrammed, to best sum up my Valentines this year.
Lovely tulips from the boyfriend and my attempt at making Strawberry Cheese Cupcake!
How did you spend your Valentines Day? With your partner, family, friends or some precious me-time?
Thank you for reading!