This weekend was hectic, to say the least, with a couple of things to attend to and boyfriend's birthday falling on the Sunday. The good would be that everything was a joyous occasion so while it included zipping around Singapore, dumping our bags and clothes at the back of the car, it was all good and everything was merry and happy!
These days, I seldom wear full out makeup looks but as I was attending a wedding over the weekend, what better time to finally try out the Shu Uemura Wong Kar Wai Palette I had received. Check out my full mention about the Shu Uemura x Wong Kar Wai collection here if you've missed it.
I received the Drowning in Flame palette (which was plum toned) and while I initially had my eyes on Burning in Water, this palette is lovely in its own way too.
I attempted to incorporate all the colors (save the cheek/lip cream - bottom left) in the palette within my look. I muted out some shades with blending because I didn't want too 'colorful' a look but here's how the final looks:
- I used the skintone shade as an overall base before the colors and also as the brow highlight because I wanted something more natural.
- The pale purple was placed on the inner corner and the dark plum on the outer corner.
- I used the bright pink to blend away the edges of the dark plum and to add a hint of color so everything wasn't too dark and smokey.
- For a touch of bling I dabbed the white-gold glitter shade (with my fingers) on the inner corner but it wasn't quite the neatest to deal with and I experienced a bit of fall out. Nothing too bad because it added a nice glitz to my cheeks but just thought to mention.
K-Palette Brow Liquid in 01
Maquillage Brow Wax in 77
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Luminizing
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation
Lumiere Invisi-veil (to set)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Shu Uemura Wong Kar Wai Palette in Drowning in Flame
Black eyeshadow from 88 Palette
Hour Glass Liquid Liner in Black
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved
Dollywink Volume Mascara
Lancôme Fatale Mascara
Majolica Majorca Frame Plus Mascara
Sleek Glo Peach Shimmer
Smashbox blush in Prism
Estee Lauder Lipstick in Bois de Rose
Highlighted products were provided by companies/distributors,
I was not obliged to use/feature them in LOTDs.
If you do read through the Products Used list, I know it seems kinda crazy that I listed 3 different mascaras but I didn't feel like false lashes yet I still wanted that effect so... layering!
If anything I'm still more familiar with mascara and if it can give me a good enough effect, then I'm set. I know some might not like that clumpiness at the base but I find that's what gives a nice smoldering voluminous look. Plus, look at Dollywink work it's magic on my lower lashes! (Scroll up again to observe the lower lashes :p)
I have to admit, I honestly might be ditching my neutral lipstick stash for a little while to party with the bolds. I wouldn't say I would go full out with a vibrant hot red shade just yet but I'm taking baby steps to it!
Am also trying and liking the Smashbox Photo Finish primer in Luminizing right now but I shall give it some more uses before I pass my verdict. One thing's for sure is that I'm reaching for Luminizing over Hydrating!
Are you ditching your neutrals for reds or perhaps reds for neutrals?
Last but not least, CONGRATULATIONS to Claudia & Yusri and thank you for inviting me to join in their celebratory occasion! I didn't manage to get a good shot at the wedding, so here's nicking Jayden's shot of the lovely bride and groom!
Thanks for reading!