I feel I haven't shown my face in a while on my blog...it's because, I have no face. =X Kidding, kidding. It's been difficult for me to catch good natural lighting during the day, especially since it's been rainy on weekends for a while. Anyway, I wanted to show how the Canmake eyeshadow palette and lip gloss I'd recently received from Kay during our Secret Valentine exchange, as well as the DHC Q10 Cream Foundation, look on me.
♥ Guerlain Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer
♥ Make Up For Ever Concealer in 06 Ivory
♥ DHC Q10 Cream Foundation in Pink Ocher 03
♥ MAC MSF Natural in Medium Plus
♥ Canmake Gradation in 04 Chocolate Stripe
♥ Bare Escentuals Primer
♥ Canmake Four Shiny Eyes in Bitter Coffee
♥ K-Palette Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black
♥ Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 0L Black
♥ Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 23 Champagne
♥ Lancome Virtuose Black Carat
♥ Canmake Nudy Glow in 05 Honey Latte
I'd forgotten that my camera settings are on high res, which is great for scene/product shots but as for self portraits, I feel the pictures look rather gritty. Does anyone else have that problem or is it just me? Then again, I did drop my camera on New Year's Eve. =X
I'd also gotten a fobby hair cut a few months ago and just got bangs again last month. I didn't love how the stylist, uh, banged me, so I trimmed them myself.
Okay, okay, enough stalling...here are the pictures.
Whenever I get a new eye shadow palette, I tend to follow the "how to" diagram on the back of the box or on the website...and my eyes usually come out smokey, lol. To save time, I also usually use the darkest shade of brown to fill in my eyebrows.
The Canmake Gradation palette is very small, but don't let that fool you because the darker shades are very pigmented! And I have to say, the Canmake Nudy Glow Rouge lip gloss looks more nude in pictures than it does in person. Also, if your lips are the slightest bit dry, the gloss will sink and make every crack super noticeable! That being said, I really like how it looks in pictures. =)
It seems whenever I'm not lusting for something that I can easily get here in the States, my eyes turn toward Japanese drugstore products. =) I'm pretty happy with the color makeup I currently have (some I've yet to show), and the next love I'm looking for is the perfect facial moisturizer (should I go back to DHC or Boscia?) and an eye cream. Does anyone have any tips or pointers when it comes to choosing an eye cream? Do you just go by problem, like puffiness or dark circles or fine lines, or do you look for certain ingredients while avoiding others? Or a mixture of criteria?