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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

EOTD 03 : Bright Greens

~ " Green is the best color in the whole wide world! " ~ Elaine Chin


The above shows my quote of the day. :)

Here's a quick eye look that I put together today. Only three eyeshadow colors for the lid and brows. 


NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green
Elianto Vibrant Shadow in Jewellery Green, Young Lemon and Ivory Black

Jewellery Green, Young Lemon, Ivory Black

1) Apply a green base (NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Rocky Mountain Greenall over the lid area, a little passed the crease.
2) Place a bright green (Elianto Young Lemon) on the lid area where the base was applied earlier, leaving the outer corner untouched.
3) Now, use a deeper green (Elianto Jewellery Green) on the outer corner and blend it in with the bright green.
4) Use a black eyeshadow (Elianto Ivory Black) to line the eyes and to lightly fill in the brows.

Photos taken with flash.

Photos taken without flash in normal daylight.

This look is great for hooded lids as well! The color still peeks through!

And here are both eyes, one all made up and the other as bare as it can be. Hahaha!

Till the next post... 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Part Two: Brush Roll Review

I am back, everyone! Thank you for dropping by my blog. Do not forget to leave a comment. That would be much appreciated. :)

If you have missed out Part One, click here!

10) Angled Flat Eyeshadow Brush (three of them)
Great for placing eyeshadow at the outer-V area of the eye. Good for blending out eyeshadow at the crease as well. I have three of them in this brush roll. One can never have too many brushes like this. 
Verdict : YAY


11) Pencil Eyeshadow Brush
One of my favorite kind of brushes! I really like pencil brushes. The pointy tip makes precise eyeshadow application an ease especially for crease work or lash lines. I definitely want more pencil brushes. This brush is really soft but stiff enough to smudge out eyeliners.
Verdict : YAY


12) Angled Blush Brush
You will see that this brush and the one mentioned after this looks pretty similar. The reason I picked this brush as a blush brush because it is much softer and it does not give that much precision as I would like for contouring. But, I wish the brush head was a little bigger so that blending color on the cheeks would be easier as it would cover more area on the cheeks. 
Verdict : NAY


13) Angled Contour Brush
If only the blush brush mentioned above had the size just like this contour brush. This is stiffer and bigger and great for contour, in my opinion. It gives precision when blending a darker-than-my-skin-tone powder onto contour areas such as the temples of my forehead, under the cheekbones and the jawline. The bristles are not too dense therefore it won't pick up too much color. 
Verdict : YAY


14) Face Powder Brush (two of them)
For the face, my favorite kind of brush is the powder brush and the one that comes in this brush roll is no exception. It is one of my favorites because it is big and soft and feels great on the face. I prefer using powder brushes over powder puffs for reasons of hygiene. Do check out the Etude House powder brush because that is simply awesome! This comes second. :)
Verdict : YAY


15) Fan Powder Brush
Definitely the biggest brush in the roll. This fan brush is huge! It is spanned out really wide and covers a good area on the face while powdering. Bristles are very soft and it feels great on the face. I am new to fan brushes but this one is slowly growing on me. It might become my favorite face brush soon. 
Verdict : YAY


16) Fan Blush Brush
A smaller, thinner and sparser fan brush compared to the one above. Because of how sparse this brush is, it tends to get out of shape pretty easily. I have tried it on as a blush brush and it does pick up a good amount of color, just right for the cheeks for application but that is just as good as it gets. Do not rely on this brush to blend out your blush because the bristles are just not thick enough. I definitely prefer the conventional blush brush.
Verdict : NAY


That wraps up my brush roll review on all 24 brushes (some brushes are similar). Once again, bear in mind that this is how I PERSONALLY USE the brushes that come in different shapes and sizes. Thank you all for reading. Do not forget to leave a comment! 

Till then...