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Antique Gold Smoky Eyes with Coral Lips

Very quick and straightforward pictorial featuring YSL’s Pure Chromatics palette No10. This is unfortunately discontinued but the good news is olive is quite easy to find.

MAC Sumptuous Olive is a good potion as the main lid shade, and you just need a dark charcoal and a silver to mix with it.

The dark green liquid liner used is Lancome’s Artliner 24H in 052 Emerald

Mascara used was Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara in Black

Blush - Benefit Rockateur

Nude Lip liner - Boots No7 Precision Lipliner in Nude

Marc Jacobs Lipstick in 122 All The Way

Innisfree Creamy Tint Lip Mousse No5 in center of lips

Deep Ivy for Saint Patty’s Day! (88 Original Palette and MAC Antique Green pigment)

This is a straightforward matte ivy green look that would look good on most eye colors and really stands out without being overly loud either.

The key thing is the soft, almost-pastel ivy green on the inner corners of the lids, and a dark smoky green shimmer with an almost blue undertone, buffed on with a soft tapered blender brush like 13rushes’ Fluffy Blender. 

  • 88 matte palette: ivy green ringed at top, matte black, matte dark brown, and matte pale ivory-yellow.
  • dark metallic green pigment to blend out the black: MAC Antiqued Green is a beautiful one, as is Coastal Scents Loose Shadow in Promise Land 
  • black liquid liner: any you like!
  • black mascara: any you like as well

A note on 13rushes: This new brush brand is all the rage here at the moment., And it’s not surprising considering their beautifully-made, high-quality, cruelty-free brushes at affordable prices. (Also interesting is their face cleansing brush, The Cloud. Check it out, and you’ll know what I mean!)

Soft Mint Lids (Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Eyes in DR3 Vert Mystere)

This is a defined, but still soft eye, done using one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes in the world, Lancome’s Vert Mystere, which is a collection of soft neutrals and 2 gorgeous jade-greens.

(It’s named after tea, but the green leans slightly cool, and looks more like jade.)

For those of you who aren’t ready to go for strong, bright colors but are tempted to step beyond neutrals, check out this palette or this group of colors. 

Products used:

Base: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 52

Concealer: Addiction Perfect Concealer No 1

Powder: (I wanted a bit of sheen so didn’t use any for this look. If you’re going to be out and about in warm weather, set with translucent powder!)

Cheeks: Shu Uemura Bijoux collection Silk Cushion Cheek Blusher in Rose Quartz

Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Pencil in Seal Brown

Eyeshadows: Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Eyes DR3 Vert Mystere

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black

Lipstick: Shu Uemura Bijoux collection lipstick in Opal Pink

Shu Uemura Spring 2014 Bijoux Collection Overview and Swatches! (Excluding Powder Highlight/Blush)

Pearl, pearl, pearl! That’s the one word that sums up the entire collection.

For the first time, Shu Uemura has come up with a collection that is almost entirely composed of cream products. All of these come in delicious creamy pastel tones that swatch on paler than they look in the pots.

The collection includes:

4 cream shadows

2 cream blushes

2 limited edition premium lashes (only one shown here)

1 blush/highlighter compact (not available for swatching at this time)

While I love all the super smooth textures and colors (these shadows have a suede-like consistency and go on more evenly than the typical MACs, Make Up For Evers and Maybellines, which can be a bit streaky or patchy. I am pretty sure the cream blushes and shadows would be quite popular.

I do want to especially highlight the 2 lipsticks, because it’s easy to pass them over when you see them on the display. These 2 nudes come in a concealer nude tone (Topaz Beige) and a pink nude (Opal Pink), and what’s special about them is they feel like cream lipsticks but go on in a pearl-matte finish, so they subtly highlight the lips and create a natural ombre effect, making your lips poutier looking.

Metallic Pistachio-Olive Eye Pictorial

Here’s a quick eye look for fans of green, or those of you with hazel or green eyes. (Yes, just because you have green eyes doesn’t mean you need to avoid green shadows. Just avoid greens that are much stronger and brighter than your eyes if you don’t want their color to appear a bit duller.)

Color theory aside, there’s not rule that there are specific colors anyone must or must not wear. Remember there are a lot of other factors than eye color. Your hair, your skin, the rest of your makeup, your outfit, your personal preferences…

This is an eye look that would go with basic nudes, a beige-pink, or even a translucent red gloss on the lips. It does go with bright pink as well but I would avoid that just because it would look a bit over-the-top for the day and quite “Barbie”. But it’s up to you!

Products used:

  1. Concealer: MAC Studiofinish Concealer NW20
  2. Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Pencil in Grey
  3. Olive and dark bronze shadows: Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky palette in 481 Smoky Khaki 
  4. Green gold shadow: MAC Golden Olive pigment
  5. Black shadow: (use one from anywhere!)
  6. Black liquid liner: Heroine Make Impact Liquid Liner
  7. Olive metallic pencil: Clinique Quickliner Intense in Intense Peridot
  8. Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash in Black

Make Up Store Winter 2014 Collection Swatches

Here is a quick overview of 2 looks in the Make Up Store 2014 Winter collections.

The first is Tattoo - biker-themed with dark matte pine-green and scarlets. 

The collection does actually come with temporary tattoos, and also cute gunmetal-grey skull nail-art pieces, as well as 2 beautiful greens. (Faisal is more eye-catching but I personally love the deep-dark kombu green Erik.)

The key piece to check out is CLEO gloss, which is the most amazing glittery red. Instant statement lips!

The Moscow collection features softer dreamier duochrome colors, with antique gold, dark blue-brown, and a soft marine-blue.

This set has 2 of my favorite shadows in the range. Volga is an alternative to MAC Blue Brown pigment or Club shadow, but it’s less red than those 2. It goes on the way MAC Blue Brown looks in the jar. If you have light skin, this is actually a better option as you are less likely to look like someone socked you in the eyes.

The other favorite is Dagger, which is GORGEOUS antique gold/green. 

If you’re a fan of deep dark lips, as I am, slim lipstick #401 is also a must-try. It’s dark but it leans purple instead of brown, which is always more dramatic and flattering.

The one catch is this Swedish brand doesn’t get as much attention, and isn’t as widely available, as it should be. In terms of brand aesthetics, seasonal campaigns, and the range of colors, I would actually liken it to the often more hyped Illamasqua. 

I’ve been a long-time fan of the generous-sized 3.5g microshadows, and Black Orchid (black-plum) and Magic (black-purple metallic) are 2 of my favorite dark lipsticks, along with Jazz lip pencil, back when these super-dark colors weren’t easily available in Singapore. 

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