FOTD | Brown Smokey is the Key

May 30, 2013

I must admit, I haven’t done much makeup these days. Can’t blame the girl, there are just too many things going on in my life at this time. I have recently transitioned to a new role in my regular office job thus most of my time are spent learning new ropes again. But busy is good, don’t you think?
My cat is away and so I am basically on my own: empty house, empty wallet (these hospital costs are crazy), empty heart (naks) which leave me with an empty mind altogether, haha.
With all these craziness in my life, I must say I am still lucky being alive and kicking .
The other day, I busied myself grabbing some eyeshadow palettes to see what my hands can do with them. While watching one episode of Nikita, Maggie Q was just awesome and thought come on, why not try the smokey eye look again only this time, I want it brown (or taupe).
Smokey eyes can be tricky, IMHO. When done in good taste and faith, the result can be very rewarding. For small, hooded eyes, I suggest to fake a crease by contouring your lids starting with a soft taupe or brown color to give the illusion of well rounded eyes.Your crease is that part of your lids where your eyeballs sit. Then at the outer lid, find a darker eyeshadow color and blend it for four(4) hours (errrr…. I’m just kidding). But seriously: blend, blend and blend some more!
If you already have that crease that I dreamed of, congratulations, you are my peg in this lifetime, lol. It won’t be as hard as those girls with hooded eyes like me because you can basically do everything you wish for in your eyelids (which makes me extremely jealous).
Anyhow, going back to the smokey topic, here’s my version. Here are the products I used:

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
Loreal White Perfect Whitening Foundation Essence
Essence Fix & Matte Translucent Loose Powder
Essence Matte Bronzing Powder (for contouring)

In2it Waterproof Blush in Virtue


Fanny Serrano Single Eyeshadow in Glamour Peach (highlight)
Fanny Serrano Single Eyeshadow in Mocha Java
Fanny Serrano Single Eyeshadow in Mineral Coal (used as cake eyeliner)
Urban Decay Primer Potion

In2it Lasting Colour Lipstick in Rosie

Sometimes neutrals can be boring but you can never go wrong with the basic colors. With all these things going on in my life, I wouldn’t mind putting on something without the heaviness or consciousness whether the look suits me.

We, people are already complicated, and sometimes, all we need is a hint of simplicity in our lives to be able to conquer those which are extremely challenging.  
When I'm in doubt what to do in the midst of all these chaos, I always K.I.S.S. (Keep-ing it Short and Simple).

Don’t forget to K.I.S.S. everyone!

Miss J

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