Saturday, July 11, 2009

From July 4th to Duty Free

The 4th of July is a not-so-distant memory, but thanks to my trusty camera, I can still recall the look I did on my eyes for the occasion. To avoid traveling down the typical red white and blue road (I don't know who actually does this, but I can imagine it'd be bad), I instead decided to put my Cargo Tahiti palette to some use. The tropical shades suit me much better than all that patriotic stuff anyhow. Disregard the redness of my skin--it's a long story involving a ridiculous athletic training machine from the Mr.'s gym. Seriously ruined my face for a week.

Used:

*Cargo's Tahiti Palette (if for nothing else, get it for the cute girl on the front of the compact)
*MAC Pastorale loose pigment
*Smashbox shadow in Bliss
*Rimmel liner in Black Gold
*Lancome's Hypnose mascara on top lashes
*Imju Fiberwig mascara on lower lashes

In other news, my mama came home from Australia and New Zealand (for a mere 10 hours, before leaving again), with gifts in tow! Bless her heart, she is not the woman who wears a lot of makeup. She collects her favorites (Sisley, Chanel, Shiseido) like a mad woman, but swears that she is "too old" to actually wear it. Thus, you can assume who becomes the main benefactor! Instead, she is the ultimate fragrance and skin care Queen! Her room is a bit like a mini Costco, in that she stores ridiculous amounts of skincare and fragrances, complete with several backups! Us girls usually only need to make a stop at "her store" in order to replenish our own personal items.

As I was sorting through the things she brought back with her, I thought I'd snap a picture. Chanel's Glossimer in Delight was one item, which is a lavender shade with bits of glitter. Being someone that does not like glitter (or purple lips), I must confess that this is a very pretty and sheer shade on. It tones down a bit of the natural pigmentation of my lips, and is very nice all on its own, but I'm sure even better atop something else. I don't own MAC's Lavender Whip, but this would be a more do-able version for me. The darker lip products in the corner (lovely on) are by an Australian brand called Mode. The classic Bvlgari pour Femme made its way, as well as one special collection that I have been dying to try for myself.

This one is compliments of my dear cousin in Auckland, and is called Thin Lizzy 6 in 1 (left hand corner tin). At the time of the wedding, I had some tan lines near my shoulders that I had picked up during my bachelorette weekend in Vegas. Somehow it slipped my mind (until the day prior) that this was the case, and I became extremely concerned for the sake of our wedding photos! No need to fear, my cousin trots in with this Thin Lizzy business, which is meant to do everything short of washing my dishes. "Everybody uses it back home--I promise it'll work darl", she told me. She was right. It was a life saver. Now I have a barrel (with backups!) of my own, and am ready to discover its 5 other uses. Updates to come, I promise.

Big plans for the weekend? Have you tried any of these things?

22 comments:

Dila said...

woww u have really pretty eye shape and love ur make up, orange looks gorgeous on brown eyes I really want to try this look :)

eseta polka dots said...

Wow. Now I know where you get your love for fab skin care products and makeup from. :) Your Mama must be a wonderful woman! Oh - I love that picture of your eye makeup! You are such a beauty, Ane!

Tali said...

I have to try the Delight glossimer.. it sounds lovely!

Your eyes are amazing.. the warm colors really make the brown soft and glow. Great combination.. and you put the orange just in the right area to make it pop!

Great post :) !! xx

Tali said...

ps. love the fact your mum has a beauty bug too!! hehe mummymake-upshop!

fantastic said...

@dila: thank you so much! do try it and post a picture :) xx

@eseta: the habit is most definitely from my mom. i've been wearing perfume since my delivery day lol. don't forget you were tagged!

@tali: yes, i think it's still at counters. i can't remember for sure, but i think she picked it up in duty free? she's a total makeupshop by the way...and lucky for me, she splurges on the things that I hesitate to buy :) hahaha xx

Catanya said...

Love your eyes and the makeup is amazing!! Orange really suits your eye colour.

bubblegarm said...

Those tropical colours look amazing on u!

fantastic said...

@catanya: thank you!

@bubblegarm: I always steer from bright colors, but then somehow find my way right back to them..thank you!

Tali said...

Mothers always seem to be so selfless.. always putting themselves second.. my mum is a bit like that. She saves things for me and its sweet but also it kills me to see her do it!!

What machine would cause that sort of reaction?..must have been one hell of a workout!!x

fantastic said...

@tali: it's so true...something I could use a bit more of! Her generosity is soooo beyond me--I think that's one of the greatest things I will *hopefully* be able to learn from her.

Ok, long story short (or not). There is this machine you get locked into and it turns you upside down (mind you, it's for athletes..I don't have this sort of thing at my gym!), at which point the trainer works with you to align parts of your back, etc. The mr kept saying "put your hands here..do this.." and all I could hear or feel was all of my blood rushing to my head! I made a motion to turn me right side up, bc I thought my head would explode...and my friend looks at me and is like.."um, go look in the mirror". I do, and my whole eyelid/side of eye/below eye is solid reddish-purple. I had burst all the blood vessels, and it looked like an eye patch! He goes "you look like you're in Cirque de Soleil" lol!

So, it looked horrible for over a week...used all kinds of anti-redness creams, makeup etc. It's pretty much non-existent now, but I officially have the most finnicky/sensitive skin of all time!

tina_mbc said...

Love the look you went for on your eyes, if it suits you and looks pretty, is all that matters! :)

Wish my mum had more stuff than me! In our case she benefits from me, she ends up with perfumes and lippies that don't work for me! :PPP

xx

fantastic said...

@tina_mbc: thanks so much :) yes, it was definitely a learned habit, and she's to blame! (sounds like an excuse to me, doesn't it?!) xx

Tali said...

It sounds like a torture device!!... men dont understand when things are hard to get used to. My one is a personal trainer and hes always saying silly things like 'do 20 pressups' as if its the easiest thing in the world!

Now the red (even though you cant tell by the pic) skin makes sence. Probably good if you dont eat before you use that thing..!! xx

fantastic said...

@tali: no worries, I'm not going on that thing ever again! It's def something that was not created for my type of workout (then again I'm the one who searched for a gym based on the aesthetic appeal of its steam room lol). Okay I have to say...these similarities are a bit crazy...he's a trainer?! So many parallels! But I do understand that the expectations are a bit high..he'll be at the side of my treadmill setting the speed at 11, clapping his hands going "you can do it", as my legs lock and I fly backwards! xx

Tali said...

hysterical mental image I just got there! hehe you sailing through the air hehe

I know freaky with the similarities!!!

Rocaille said...

Heheh, in terms of exercise, my trainer actually told me to do chest press and the guys who worked out at the free weight section of the gym were speechless :) Great FOTD! xxx

fantastic said...

@rocaille: you're a professional! i wish i could have seen their faces! xx

♥ fashion chalet said...

I'm so happy to have found your Tip & Tricks makeup blog, it's definitely fab!



x

fantastic said...

@fashion chalet: thank you!! i enjoy reading yours as well ;) xx

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