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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Autonal

NB I've updated the new Glossy Stain post with skin swatches of 24 and 25.

Anyway, the rut rolls on. I am officially cutting myself off from neutral eyes and roseberry lips today, and hope to share some actually colourful looks in the coming week (mostly Fyrinnae, thanks to a suggestion from the lovely laitae). But if you'll bear with me, here are the last scrapings from this barrel, which do kind of chart a seasonal shift from how I like to play off the golden light of late summer/early autumn to the colder, crisper winter light filtering through now.
Also photographic evidence of how much I love my RBR matte eyeshadows.


August/September
FACE: Burberry  concealer 01, Shu Uemura Nobara 584, RBR liquid bronzer, Shiseido High Beam White. RBR Florita blush.
EYE: Softly contoured with RBR Bashful Flamingo and Chestnut-Napped Apalis, and Unforgettable Oriole to highlight inner lower lashline. Addiction Lady of the Lake pencil to line. Curled lashes, no mascara.
LIP: Guerlain Rouge Automatique Samsara, a juicy ripened fig.
HAIR: Blythe Freshlight Juicy Apricot.



September/October
Actually I can date this to the 27th September i.e. the day after I saw Lisa Eldridge's Wide-Eyed 60s video, and threw together a very subtle uncostumey and falsies-less version for work. Even kept so understated I think the basic architecture of this look did really make me look a little more dollyishly wide-eyed, if not noticeably more leggy or supercool.
EYES: RBR Sweet Dust Seriema in socket and Grey Go-Away Lourie to line, with Blackpepper Jay to darken lash roots. A long-discontinued Shu Uemura IR Pink Rainbow 900P single (white with opalescent pink flash) over the lid. Fasio Ultra Curl Lock Volume mascara.

FACE: Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation 90, Burberry concealer 01, Kjaer Weiss Lovely cream blush (which camera subsequently ate).
LIPS: Guerlain Rouge Automatique Liu.
HAIR: very uneven job thanks to Schwarzkopf Perfect (ha!) Mousse 388 Red Velvet. STRONGLY DO NOT RECOMMEND! Also somewhat perplexed as Schwarzkopf also manufacture the faultless Blythe Freshlight bubble dyes....


October/November
EYES: Chanel Notorious on its own. Yes it is just that shimmery on me, yes it does catch the light differently, looking more brown or more grey depending on the contours of my eye, no I have still not succumbed to its charms [have now returned it to the kind friend who let me play]. RBR automatic eye pencil Salome, GOSH white eye kohl, Armani ETK Waterproof mascara.

FACE: Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation 90, Illusionist Concealer 000, Aura Stain 209 Impulse.
LIPS: YSL Glossy Stain 24 Fuchsia Intemporel.
HAIR: Kao Prettia Antique Rose.
y so blurry. sorry.
So makeup-rut-induced boredom, still reeling from the Schwarzkopf dyesaster and realising it had been a year since my last haircut... I quite literally stumbled onto a cheapy walk-in appointment at Headmasters while running a mild fever. But really we're going to blame the trinity of iniquity consisting of a certain pixie of my acquaintance, Ginnifer Goodwin and xiao. Mmmkay?

PS recommendations for styling ideas and products very welcome i.e. sorely needed! Also, I am blogally obligated to buy a wardobe of wigs now, yes?

PPS the roseberry nail polish that's been rarely off my nails since a pal surprised me with it: Zoya Paloma. Sandwiched with Barry M 349 Rose Quartz, 351 Yellow Topaz, 352 Pink Sapphire and 354 Amethyst, and Models Own Dancing Queen.



30 comments:

  1. You are such a cutie!!! Love your looks, and your new hair cut. Sandra

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  2. You look absolutely lovely with neutral eyes and berry lips, even if it is a makeup rut! I think the shorter hair is very flattering on you as well! <3

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  3. You look wonderful (as always!) I don't see that as a rut at all - I love your looks, and you have always inspired me to over-spend lol. I love all of your reviews - as a VERY pale Celt, the makeup that you choose is invariably right for me, so a big THANK YOU :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! I know you are a busy lady ;) but we paleys must stick together.

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  4. Your hair!! And the colour... I love your new look. :) Don't worry about the rut; it may feel uncomfortable to you to be in a rut but compared to the rest of us you're still the most experimental and creative person around! :* Oh and I adore Liu on you!

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    1. :* why you sing me that siren song? (Don't stop.)

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  5. I love the hair and of course all the lip colours. I just love how you rock bright lip colours.

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  6. That hair! Love it love it love it.

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  7. I will never, ever get tired of neutral eyes and berry or red lips. Just saying.

    And your haircut is so cute!

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  8. Love the hair! I've been tempted to get one myself, thinkinh maybe next spring I'll have the guts to do it for real. I'll look forward to seeing how you style yours!

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    1. I managed to talk myself out of it, then ended up doing it on impulse. Less planning required ;)

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  9. Your new hair looks great! I have enjoyed the variations on a theme of the taupe/berry combos -- it's interesting to explore the nuances and you've managed to make them all look quite different on you. I'm looking forward to seeing your colourful creations in future posts :).

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  10. I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful cut xxx

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  11. Love the looks!! And I always loved the neutral eyes and roseberry lips on you, but yeah, I hear you, sometimes Im fed up with my neutral eyes and red lips as well.

    LOVE your new hair!!!
    As you know I also have shorter hair, so my suggestions would be:
    Styling products before blow drying:
    any volume mousse (no STRONG mousses as it will dry your hair and your hair will feel "stifness"(we do not want that)after blowdryin. Or use TIGI Catwalk YH thickening gel creme.
    After letting your hair air dry/after blowdrying you can use one of these products:
    whenever you want a messy look, try Garnier Surfs head
    if you want a sleek look use a couple of drops Maroccon oil (for shiny hair)and use a little spritz by TIGI Masterpiece spray (or any other spray that will not make your hair feel stiff) and the next day, use a tiny blob of TIGI Afterparty.

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    1. Thank you so much for this, Sandra! I've always loved your shorter hair :D

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  12. PIXIE!!! *instantgirlcrush*
    It looks great, and I think you're going to have a lot of fun playing around with your styling options.

    I like Pureology Texture Twist for getting that touch of messy/piece-y-ness without making my thinner hair look blah. I'd be happy to send you a sample pot if you like! (I have 3 or 4 of them around here, b/c my stylist usually gives me a freebie, never believing that a sample lasts me about a year LOL. I only use a tiny bit per application.) The only thing is that it has a fruity smell I think you'll dislike (I'm none too fond), but it does fade away.

    I'm an absolute sucker for short haired girls (loving the pinterest you linked!) ... but I think a pixie may be too short to look right on my chubby/curvacious frame.
    However, I do want to take my bra-strap-length hair short this winter so I'm toying with the idea of an angled bob, but I've got the fear because I've seen this cut go wrong.

    You've prompted me to start looking for inspiration pictures :D
    I'm googling things like "fat positive short hair". This tumber's had some cuteness: http://fuckyeahfathaircuts.tumblr.com/

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    1. That is an awesome tumblr with many a pixie :P Your face can take any style, imo, whether strong or soft. I did have a niggle that my head would seem disproportionately smaller than my body (it kind of is, anyway) but if anything the choppiness adds balance :D

      Googling this magical Pureology now :D

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    2. I don't actually have your address, but if you email it to me, I'll send you a mini care package <3

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  13. Call me crazy but you would look amazing with bleached snow-white, silvery hair with your complexion. You may not have hair for a while after the bleach but imagine all of the dramatic FOTDs!

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    1. oh gawd, when I was 19 I bleached all my hair silver-blonde and it promptly fell off leaving me with a buzzcut by default XD
      (I'm sad that I wasted the FOTD potential by wearing nothing bu BLACK LINER though.)

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  14. I LOVE the new pixie cut, and I think that first FOTD is phenomenal.

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  15. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE YOUR HAIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. (Quelle surprise, non?) I'm a massive fan of styling powder when I go for adorably-disheveled, which is quite often. Schwartzkopf OSiS Dust It is a favorite; Got 2 Be has a similar if heavier feel.

    I'm also really into Samsara on you.

    Love,
    the certain pixie

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    1. <3 I shall obtain a cannister and dub it pixie dust

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  16. Joining the chorus of LOVE YOUR HAIR. I'd like to go that short but like Proximity above me I suspect I'm too pudgy. Or maybe I will pull it off whether the world likes it or not. Hmm!

    Also, I've been using Sweet Dust Seriema in lieu of Notorious as a contour. RBR will be the death of me/my wallet.

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    1. Hey Shannon, *highfive* for obviously being awesome!
      SDS is my new favorite contour too :D

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    2. I would volunteer to smack both of your un-pixied arses but I see you're having a mutual love-in... will come back when you least expect

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  17. Kate--you are SO flippin GORGEOUS! Your hair looks fab. If anyone can pull it off, it's you! It definitely compliments your style perfectly :) And can I just say that you have magnificent lashes?! Jealous!

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    1. <3 TYSM! :D But it's mascara. LOTS of mascara.

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  18. YOUR HAIR IS FLIPPING AMAZING! Everyone needs to get pixies muahahahaha! I'm at a point where I need another shave, but I haven't figured out how I want it to look yet. Also, wish I had your knitting skillz because some good neck/ear cover is sorely needed.

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    1. It's a fever; since last month five people I know have gone for the chop. :D
      ....I won't lie, looking cute under a hat was motivation #2 for me.

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