Saturday, 23 March 2013

Look of the Day: Delusional BFF

Happy Saturday, everyone! So whenever I do a Look of the Day featuring products from Meow Cosmetics the titles get a bit dramatic. The last one I did, which featured gold, brown, and teal on the eyes, was deemed Apocalyptic Mermaid (which you can check out, here) and today's hints at a Delusional BFF. But you can hardly blame me, since Meow Cosmetics' shade names are truly creative, weird, cheeky, and equally dramatic!


As I've mentioned in previous posts (here and here) Meow Cosmetics is a brand that offers high-quality mineral makeup that is vegan, cruelty-free, and seriously fun. You can check out their website, here!

For today's look, I chose to paint my eyes in purple. A look I really love, as purple tends to complement my colouring and brown eyes quite well, but don't wear nearly often enough. Just like my last Look of the Day, Soft Smokey, this look was a deviation from the norm for me, yet I found it to be totally wearable for daytime.

The stars of this look were the gorgeous BFF eye shadow (a shimmery pinky purple violet shade from their colourful Wild Child collection), Prophecy eye shadow (a multi-faceted ivory shimmer from their dramatic End of Days collection) and the soft and pretty Delusions blush (a dainty pinky-peach), which I layered over top of the equally lovely Laura Mercier Cheek Creme in Oleander. Here's a close-up of the eye look:


For the lips, I originally opted for Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart (a cheery, warm pink) but I found it to be a bit matchy-matchy with the eye colour, so I made things a bit more interesting by mixing in a bit of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (a warm orange-coral shade). I really liked the contrast of the purple eyes and coral lips!

Here's another peek at the entire look, followed by a breakdown of what I used:



The Breakdown:

F
oundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Cream Makeup in Buff

Concealer: NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer #3
Powder: Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss Mineral Makeup in Frisky Chartreux
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: Laura Mercier Cheek Creme in Oleander topped with Meow Cosmetics Blush in Delusions
Highlighter: Meow Cosmetics Prophecy eye shadow


Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: Meow Cosmetics End of Days Eye Shadows in Prophecy (all over the lid and as a highlight on brow bone and inner corners) and Nostradamus (precisely in the crease) and Wild Child Eye Shadow in BFF (on crease (blended into Nostradamus) and outer corner)

Eyeliner: Tarte emphasEyes Clay Liner in Brown
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling in Black

Lips: Mix of Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart and Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous



And a few more shots of the look:







Overall, I was really happy to try something a bit different and have it work out! I don't wear non-neutrals on my eyes very often, generally because of work and wanting to look professional when working with clients. As a result of wearing more subdued makeup so regularly to work and school, a penchant towards neutrals tends to spill over to non-work days and weekends too. For no good reason! While I lean towards bright colours for my lips on a fairly regular basis, my eyes are usually left rather nude. So I'm making it a resolution to play with eye shadow colours more often now. And spring is the perfect time to do it!

What are your thoughts about this look? Is it something you'd wear? How do you like to incorporate colour into your makeup routine?

And one quick question- for those who follow me via Blogger/Google- have you been able to see my recent posts on your Blogger Reading List feed? I follow myself via Blogger, so my posts always show up on my Reading list; however my last three (my Adele tutorial, my Soft Smokey Look of the Day, and my review of Hot Tahiti) have not shown up on my Blogger feed. Are you able to see them? As long as my readers can access them, I won't be concerned with my personal feed :)

Thanks for reading! :)

36 comments:

  1. This is a really pretty look, I love the eye makeup :)

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  2. This is stunning! I wish the sun would come out so all these spring colours would look even brighter!

    B-e-a-u-t-y-t-u-t-o-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ha, I agree! More sunshine is needed :) Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by!

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  3. I love the eye shadow! It looks really good on you =)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Corinne! This is the first time I've used that shade and I was pleasantly surprised :)

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  4. I can definitely see u on my list. great look :)

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    1. Thanks, Steph! Glad they're showing up for you. And happy you like the look :)

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  5. Apocalyptic mermaid!!!:D I should try and be that for Halloween.:D Great make-up, I like the blush and the highlighter A LOT. And I see you in my reader, loud and clear... Ok, I guess just clear.:)

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    1. Ha! That would make for a good costume :) Glad that you liked this look! Something a bit outside of the norm without being too over-the-top. And thanks for the feedback about my posts showing up. Happy to hear it!

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  6. Love the makeup , eyes are very pretty!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Oh wow! So beautiful make up!!! :)

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  8. Lovely look! The pink shadow is really flattering on you! Thanks for this post!

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you liked it :)

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  9. Hey doll*
    It's no secret I love to see you in pinky tones :)
    I always feel the urge to replicate every single one of your looks.
    Have you ever considered vblogging? I think you'd make a huge success!

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! It's the ultimate compliment to hear that I've inspired you to try something new :) And I've been thinking more and more about vlogging lately. I'll keep you posted if I decide to take the plunge! xo

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  10. Love that lip color!

    http://www.hsquaredfashion.com/

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    1. Thanks! I was really happy with how the mix of shades turned out :)

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  11. Nice make up. I like it. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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    1. Thanks! Glad you liked it. Cheers!

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  12. I love the way the pink is blended into the gold, it really suits you! May have to give this a go myself :)

    xx

    http://graceandjoan.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Glad I've inspired you to try something new. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  13. Pretty! I'm obsessed with purple because it makes my green eyes look so pretty. Very well done.

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    1. Thanks so much, Laynah! Yeah, these shades would definitely work great with green eyes :)

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  14. Gorgeous makeup dear! Love it so much and you are so beautiful! <33

    I am running an International Giveaway on my blog now, and I'd love it if you enter! :))

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! You are sweet. Will check out your blog for sure! xo

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  15. Great Blog!
    The picture on the top of the blog is amazing.

    Wanna follow each other?

    Let us know on:
    www.theredviolet.blogspot.com

    Kiss, Selina & Olivia, The RedViolet

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    1. Thanks so much, ladies! Really appreciate you stopping by! Will visit your blog soon :)

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  16. I'd totally wear it! It's not easy to make pink work but you totally did it :)
    I follow you through Bloglovin' so I don't know!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Rute! Definitely is a versatile shade, so you should check it out! And no worries- a few Blogger followers said they could view my posts, so luckily I think things are working fine :)

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