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My Stuff: Make-up Pouch October 2010

Here’s an update of what I’m carrying around in my handbag on a daily basis now.

October 2010 - contents of my make-up pouch

October 2010 - contents of my make-up pouch

  1. STEPH & CO cherry print make-up pouch
  2. ALMAY Intense i-Color 03 Trio for Hazels
  3. Miss Popularity by BENEFIT (Precision highlighter for eyes and face)
  4. URBAN DECAY Sellout eyeshadow
  5. LANCOME Artliner liquid eyeliner
  6. PUPA Splendor Extreme Ultra Brilliant Liquid Lipcolour #07
  7. STILA concealer stick
  8. PAUL & JOE Face Color #06
  9. MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder NC25

I also must rave about my retractable brush & stackable eyeshadow applicators from SASA. Cheap, good and so portable!


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OMG! Another post and it’ll be my 100th WIWT! I’ll do a videolog of rambling things…

A complete outfit with bag!

A complete outfit with bag!

This grey dress is 2nd hand, you know

This grey dress is 2nd hand, you know

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Grey tunic A-line dress with front/back pleats from GEORGE (thrifted off eBay)

Belt: Stretchy belt with gold buckle that came free with a RIVER ISLAND top

Bag: Large light grey tote with yellow handles from ALDO

Footwear: Black peeptoe slingback wedges from CLARKS

The back of the dress & the belt (yes, press studs)

The back of the dress & the belt (yes, press studs)

Close-up of me!

Close-up of me!

One more for the road... I think this is my favourite angle

One more for the road... I think this is my favourite angle

My lovely photographer Michelle

My lovely photographer Michelle


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Hello! I'm your dancing buttercup...

Hello! I'm your dancing buttercup...

Yellow dress from ASOS, Pink cardy from WAREHOUSE

Yellow dress from ASOS, Pink cardy from WAREHOUSE

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Yellow strappy dress from ASOS

Cardigan: Pink cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Carpe Diem brooch from Untamed Menagerie on etsy.com

Slip: Sheer pink slip with lace details (for modesty because the dress is too thin)

Shoes: Neon pink flats with square studs from NOVO

I don’t think anyone realised that I’m dressed in the colour of a Sex Pistols album cover. I didn’t mean to turn out looking like a cupcake.

Carpe Diem brooch

Carpe Diem brooch

The Sexy Slip

The Sexy Slip

Photos today by Michelle Yeo

Photos today by Michelle Yeo


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Primark dress

Primark dress

My dress is very tight today around the waist. I guess I must’ve eaten too much yesterday and overcompensated the fact that I wore a baggy dress. Damnit!

Still not feeling it right... HAH

Still not feeling it right... HAH

From top down! Michelle wore platform shoes today

From top down! Michelle wore platform shoes today

 

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Multi-panel black dress with bucket pockets from PRIMARK

Leggings: Black opaque leggings

Footwear: Gold & black diamond patterned flats from MARTINA PINK

Back of dress

Back of dress

Getting ready to do the jump shot

Getting ready to do the jump shot

The jump shot!!

The jump shot!!

My lovely shoes from MARTINA PINK

My lovely shoes from MARTINA PINK

Michelle Yeo - my photographer today

Michelle Yeo - my photographer today


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My Stuff: Contents of my Make-up Pouch (December 2009)

Here’s an update – the last being the October peekaboo into my everyday make-up pouch. This is the stuff that I’ve been carrying around this month.

Contents of my make-up pouch (Dec 09)

Contents of my make-up pouch (Dec 09)

 

Still the lovely cherry-print cosmetics pouch from Steph & Co. by http://www.stephaniejohnson.com/ but some changes to the contents. I currently have:

  1. MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder – NC25
  2. REVLON new complexion One-Step Compact Makeup – 03 Sand Beige
  3. COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil – Light Brown 02
  4. URBAN DECAY Eye Shadow – Cherry
  5. PAUL & JOE Face Color – 06
  6. PAUL & JOE Glistening Eye Colour – 004
  7. CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick – 06 Black Honey
  8. BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Waterproof) – Extra Black
  9. BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer
  10. L’OREAL HiP mini eyeshadow brush
  11. Brandless retracter brush for blusher

 

I bought about 15 of the little L’Oreal HiP eyeshadow brushes from someone on eBay. It’s small and fantastic! I carry around 1 but I actually have 4 at home that I use – for different colours.


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How To: Easy Colours for the Hazel Eyes

Have to talk about one of my favourite products – the ALMAY Intense i-Color 03 Trio for Hazels! I got it off eBay (brand new) and you can see what it actually is here.

So here’s a step-by-step of how to use it (extended version ‘cos it’s a Sunday and I have some time to muck around):

Step 1 - L'OREAL Visible Radiance Renewing Gel Toner

Step 1 - L'OREAL Visible Radiance Renewing Gel Toner

Step 2 - BENEFIT That Gal Brightening Face Primer

Step 2 - BENEFIT That Gal Brightening Face Primer

Step 3 - BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

Step 3 - BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

Step 4 - MAKE UP STORE Care & Cover (Medium)

Step 4 - MAKE UP STORE Care & Cover (Medium)

Step 5 - URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation (Illusion)

Step 5 - URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation (Illusion)

Step 6 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply PINK on eyelids)

Step 6 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply PINK on eyelids)

Step 7 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BEIGE on browbone, under brow area)

Step 7 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BEIGE on browbone, under brow area)

Step 8 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BROWN along the crease)

Step 8a - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BROWN along the crease)

Step 8 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Use a smaller applicator or a Q-Tip to trace your crease)

Step 8b - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Use a smaller applicator or a Q-Tip to trace your crease)

Step 9 - BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Extra Black Waterproof)

Step 9 - BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Extra Black Waterproof)

Step 10 - Crimp your lashes. Bounce the eyelash curler a few times, jiggle it lightly.

Step 10 - Crimp your lashes. Bounce the eyelash curler a few times, jiggle it lightly.

Step 11 - L'OREAL Volume Shocking Waterproof Mascara

Step 11 - L'OREAL Volume Shocking Waterproof Mascara

Don't forget to do your lower lashes!

Don't forget to do your lower lashes!

Tah dah! Lower lashes done!

Tah dah! Lower lashes done!

Step 12 - COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil (Light Brown 02)

Step 12 - COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil (Light Brown 02)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Signature Silky Powder Blush (21 Peach Nuance)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Signature Silky Powder Blush (21 Peach Nuance)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Crystal Lipstick (305 Crystal Blush)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Crystal Lipstick (305 Crystal Blush)

And that’s how you do your make-up in an unorthodox but a totally who-the-hell-can-tell-anyway method!!!

p/s: Michelle Yeo, this is for you! *wink*


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How To: The difference a little primer and concealer makes

I’ve got 2 minutes to do this before running off so I’ll do the step-by-step in the next post. Here’s a preview though.

Here's a freshly washed face... CLEAN!

Here's a freshly washed face... CLEAN!

After toner and primer... still fresh but better colour, yes?

After toner and primer... still fresh but better colour, yes?

Add a little eye make-up and blusher

Add a little eye make-up and blusher

Some peachy nude lipgloss and we're done!

Some peachy nude lipgloss and we're done!


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My Stuff: Contents of my Make-up Pouch (October 2009)

Stuff in my cosmetics pouch right now

Stuff in my cosmetics pouch right now

Someone gave me this lovely cherry-print cosmetics pouch from Steph & Co. by http://www.stephaniejohnson.com/
I change the contents of my make-up pouch as often as I want to. Though my staples include my eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, concealer and pressed powder. This is just for mobile use and touch ups on the go.
Right now, I have:
  1. MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder – NC25
  2. REVLON new complexion One-Step Compact Makeup – 03 sand beige
  3. COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil – Light Brown 02
  4. MAKE UP STORE Care & Cover – Medium
  5. THE BODY SHOP Cheek Blush Blush Creme
  6. ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Crystal Lipstick – 305 Crystal Blush
  7. PAUL & JOE Glistening Eye Colour – 004
  8. CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick – 06 Black Honey
  9. MAYBELLINE Intense XXL Volume + Length – Brownish Black
  10. BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Waterproof) – Extra Black
  11. L’OREAL HiP mini eyeshadow brush
  12. Eyeshadow from Korea, don’t know what brand – Marbled gold and brown flecks

With this, I can amp it up for parties right after work, or do a minor touch-up in the day or even get by spending a night out and waking up in random overnight situations…