1. This probably shouldn't have seen the light of day for very good reasons... working from home does strange things to one. Among them Utena hairs (from Wonderland Wigs):
Eyes: Collection [née Collection 2000] Glam Crystals liner in Pow! against neutrals from Chanel Stupendous quad | Blush: RBR Delicata | Lip: Armani Lip Maestro 503
2. Bérénice Marlohe's budding signature look (see The Non Blonde's post) really appeals to me for the way it plays up her hooded eyes which fold down at the inner corner, just like mine :D It's a great example of anti-corrective makeup. For the current conventional wisdom on how to 'flatter' this eyeshape, Lisa Eldrige has a good video.
This happened during Fyrinnae Week, so I used some of their neutrals to take off this look, which was the cleanest rendition of the shape I could find:
Shinrikou (a cool, pale gold), Sake & Sashimi (a rich neutral brown with green, blue, gold and red shimmer), and Knickers in a Twist (silvery taupe satin base with warmer bronze shimmer).
In mah fabulous bathroom lighting :P
Least colour-accurate but gives best idea of the darkness under the lower lashline:
Mascara: Max Factor False Lash Effect 24Hour | Blush: RBR Delicata | Lips: balm.
From Before I Chopped My Hairs Off
3. Black and gold, inspired by the gif wot colonised the makeup internets last year:
|Ginta Lapina at Jason Wu Fall 2011|
I was too lazy to concoct the midnight blue that makes this look so effective so simply used plain black Shiseido Caviar Shimmering Cream Eye Colour and Barry M Dazzle Dust 101 Buff.
Chapped lips and even dodgier pics:
Waterline: GOSH white kohl | Lips: Korres Jasmine Lip Butter
4. Graphic powder, pinspired by this, which is actually quite similar to the Bérénice Marlohe, but more precise and conventional:
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Eyes: KATE BK-1 gel liner, GOSH white kohl,
Catrice Hip Hop on the Tree Top and The Noble Knights, no mascara
Lips: Korres Jasmine Lip Butter
Some wooly victims of this recent spate of pernicious perfectionism....
Remember the cropped cardigan I wasn't happy with? It's now an ex-garment.
And I am currently in the process of cannibalising Peabody v1.0 to make Peabody v2.0 'the version that actually fits!'
Fellow serial-rippers may find this recent TechKnitting post on recycling yarn useful; I can definitely vouch for it.
Finally, a confession: I fell off the dress wagon at a recent Erdem sample sale:
Please redeem me with styling suggestions? So I can commence wearing this with embarrassing frequency thus making it, like, totally free and stuff?
Or make me feel better by sharing your own recent imperfections! :D I know Mary Greenwell's vids have been a hit on makeupalley; have you been inspired, too? Or do you prefer a more studied approach?