From 9 to 5…and beyond!

Well, hello there blog world. I feel like I’ve been absent for eons. Work has kept me occupied and away from providing you with my “two cents”. ( Who knew there were so many people in need of translation?!? A.k.a my day job 😛 ) Since I’m unable to channel my creativity in that direction ( something about “accuracy and fidelity” 😛 ) I figured I’d redirect it over here 🙂 .
A little while ago, you saw me (well, sort of 🙂 ) raaaaave about the Wet n’ Wild here. Well, words aren’t worth much unless there is concrete proof to back them up! And since a couple of you requested a look using this palette, I am merely giving the people what they want..( If you build it they will come? No?!? 🙂 )
Well, let me tell ya, I’ll do you one better! I can honestly say I’m VERY amazed by the versatility of this palette, so I decided to show you two looks: an everyday, more subtle look appropriate for work, and an edgier, evening look for after work.  And the beauty ( pun fully intended! 🙂 ) of it is, that you can attain the edgier night look by merely building on the existing day look all from one palette…Bonus!

For this look I primped my lid with MAC Painterly, and then applied the colour labelled “lid” to… the…lid! Next, using a fluffy dome brush, I applied the colour labelled “crease” to the…you ready?…crease! ( with me so far?!? 😛 ) Lastly, I lined my upper lash line with Yves Rocher Waterproof liner in Black and smudged it with the shadow labelled….”definer” ( had you going there for a while, didn’t I?) To finish it off, I applied L’Oreal Carbon Black mascara to curled lashes…all in under two minutes! ( Man, I should do infomercials! 😛 )

For this one, working with what I already had, I applied a smidge (scientifically defined as “don’t overdo it or you’re screwed”) of the “definer” shadow in the crease, and blended it out with a fluffy dome brush.  The unbelievable pigmentation of these “definer” shadows makes them apply more like a silky, smooth cream rather than a powder. UNREAL! Next, using any residual shadow I had on the fluffy dome brush, I applied it to the lower lash line.  To add a bit of drama (the good kind) I lined my water lines with the same Yves Rocher liner, and threw on a pair of lashes! Voila!

Eventhough, the second look is a bit more fierce, it’s still  neutral enough that you can pair it with the oh-so-of-the-moment bright lip. Like a bright coral, or even fuschia.  But, just keep the blush subtle…otherwise you’re ready for  a whole OTHER profession! 😛

Thanks for reading!

P.S. Both of these looks were created using the left side of the palette.  For my rendition of the right side, you gotta stay tuned! 🙂

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. margie
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 22:45:02

    OMG!That looks absolutely fantastic,especially the evening look! I am so jealous that it takes y o u only couple of minutes to look like a Goddess and I can spend as much time as I want to try to follow you and I still look like a…..housewife!! That’s not fair! I am actually gonna need that” 5…and beyond look” on Saturday-what’s the chance to use your skillful hands? Let me know…..

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