A very quick eyelook for today – I haven’t done one in ages! I’ve been stuck in a neutral-eye rut for ages so I decided to do something fun and different – not too crazy because I’m going out for lunch with my parents and godfamily. Because I have asian eyelids, when I have my eyes wide opened, nothing much from my eyelids actually show – but sometimes I like it because people get surprised when I blink and they realise that I’m actually wearing something else on my lids!
Here comes Part 2 of the massive November’s empties post! Some times I can’t believe how much I run through in a month. There’s a ton of products to run through so lets dive right in!
It’s been a really long while since I did a Friday Favourites post – the last was in December last year! I noticed that I have been consistently using some items lately, and thought it would be great to do an update!
// Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation makes my skin looks better than it is, is affordable, and has really good staying power. // MAC LoveCloud Satin Powder Blush has been my go-to blush for perking up my face and taking the years off. // Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley is a repeat favourite; I’m still really loving it as a transition shade – it’s irreplaceable! // The Kiko Water Eyeshadow in 206 is gorgeous; great pigmentation and can be foiled to make it really shimmer. // The Dior Addict Lipstick in 553 Princess was an impulse buy that I did not regret; it’s sheer but gives a nice soft glossy pink tint to the lips and feels really comfortable. //
That’s all for my 5 Friday Favourites! What are you loving lately?
A quick EOTD for the day. I woke up late and my hands automatically reached out the usual neutral shades, and before I knew it I was half way through a neutral eye. But I decided to jazz things up a bit, so I added a little green and blue – I think it makes a nice contrast without too much extra effort. That said, I should have spent that extra 2 minutes blending out my eyeshadow as I can see some harsh lines, but I really couldn’t be bothered since noone can tell when my eyes are open…
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance; all over lid, crease and browbone
- Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in 35 Rives; the beige shade all over lids, white shade to highlight browbone, the darkest brown shade to run along the lashes
- Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 654 Aurora; the brown shade on outer third of lids
- Burberry Pale Barley, in the crease as transition shade
- Rimmel Scandaleyes 014 Bright Blue, to line outerhalf of undereye
- Make Up Store Metallic Crazy Lazy, to line innerhalf of undereye
- Essence Liquid Eyeliner, to line along upper lash line
The colours are appearing a bit more dull than in real life; it was a cloudy and rainy day when I took the picture. Hopefully after the monsoon season and the sun comes back I can get some good pictures with better lighting!
Top 5 Favourite Beauty Products for this week; I’ve been pulling some oldies out of my stash lately to play with since I have drastically reduced my beauty shopping and have fallen back in love with some of them.
// Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley has been a long time favourite, whether as a crease or transition shade, it’s beautiful. // MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 gives great coverage, is so creamy and long lasting, and the perfect shade for me at the moment. // Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait has been my go-to lip product for the past month, it feels so comfortable on the lips but give a really nice soft plump but natural look. // MAC MSFN in Light Plus never feels heavy on, and never looks powdery. // Loreal Super Liner Instant Impact Felt Liner makes drawing a cat eye so easy, even for a novice like me. //
And there we are with my 5 Friday Favourites! What are yours?
A quick EOTD today; I didn’t have time to curl my lashes so pardon my stick straight eyelashes, and my ginormous pores. I wanted to do a green and slightly festive look that would be okay for work, since we were having team Xmas lunch, so I used green through my lid, and then blended a brown in the crease to soften the look and make it less like I was going for a night out. I quite like the look; it’s slightly festive without being overdone.
1. ELF Eyelid Primer, all over the lid, crease and browbone
2. MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Modern Pewter, all over the lid
3. L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Golden Emerald, in the outer corner
4. Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley, in the crease
5. Wet & Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow in Brulee, on the browbone
6. Pupa Multiplay Triple Purpose Eye Pencil in Black, top eyeline
7. Bourjois Volumizer Mascara
I should have groomed my brows, but I ran out of time! So they’re their usual unruly self. I think the combination of green and soft brown works really well; I guess because the colours occur together in nature as well?
Hope you’ve enjoyed my first EOTD! 🙂
I don’t usually splurge on single eyeshadows that costs way more than an entire eyeshadow palette, but I have my moments. And I had one of those moments when I saw the Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley.
I love the packaging; the product comes in the usual velvet pouch that high end makeup tends to have. The casing itself has a good weight to it, and is a shiny metal with the Burberry check on it. The eyeshadow itself originally had the Burberry pattern embossed on it as well, but I’ve had mine for some time so it’s no longer obvious. I bought this at S$46, for 2.5g of product.
In terms of texture, this product is amazingly soft and buttery. I initially regretted paying so much for a single eyeshadow but once I used it, I thought it was money well spent! It’s very finely milled, glides on smoothly, blends easily, and lasted throughout the work day for me with a primer.
Pale Barley is a shimmery medium beige brown colour and has a golden sheen; it’s really hard to explain. I have to say that the name is misleading, as it is not sheer at all! I like that it is very easy to wear, and goes well with lots of looks. It doesn’t look much in the swatch photo, but its amazing as a transition shade or as a wash all over the eyelids for a fresh look.
At its price, it’s really hard to say that this is a must have. But for shades like this that I know I will use on a regular basis, I think it’s worth it. I don’t think that I will be grabbing many more of these eyeshadows but if I do find shades that are really unique or beautiful daily essential shades, then I definitely would because I love the quality!