Friday, June 19, 2009

Early Summer Smokey Eyes

Lately I've been obsessed with dewey skin. You can achieve dewey-looking skin without using a ton of liquid based products...just use a highlighting powder with very fine sparkles. I LOVE MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft And Gentle' for this technique. You don't want your face to be too matte in the summer...especially when you're glistening in sweat! You'll end up looking like a grandma wearing baby powder on her face!

I actually saw an old wrinkly lady at Wendy's last summer who had suspicious white powder all over her face. She was swatting imaginary flies while she sipped her hot coffee...all the same time jumping through invisible hoops...I wasn't sure if the powder was yayo or if she was so cracked out and cooky that she decided that it was a good idea to dip her face in a can of baby powder...I mean, all the high points of her face (cheekbones, forehead, nose) were chalky-white...

Sorry, I totally went off on a different tangent there...I've seen and befriended a lot of crazies in my hayday! I think I only remain close friends with people who are a little crack-ish anyway...people who would probably benefit from anger management classes (including myself at times, haha). Anyway, moral of story = TOO matte skin will make you look like
cracked-out Grandma.

So here's my ode to dewey skin, as well as a different take on smokey brown eyes. I used KATE Deep Trap Eyes palette in BR-1. They're browns and taupes with some red undertones...works surprisingly well with my ghost white complexion.

Most of what I used to create the look (clockwise from top left)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Perfect Topping'
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft And Gentle'
MAC Beauty Powder in 'Smooth Harmony'
KATE Deep Trap Eyes in 'BR-1'
MAC Powder Blush in 'Melba'
DHC Q10 Powdery Foundation

Not shown:
KATE Super Sharp Liner (liquid eyeliner)
Katie B. Faux Lash Mascara
Tarte 24.7 Lip Sheer in 'Summer Fling'

P.S. Food For Thought...
The old wrinkly lady with coke/baby powder all over her mug finished her coffee, and proceeded to pass out at Wendy's...I think she was homeless...or she just had a lot of crap with her and needed a loooong nap. I got out of the movies that evening, and she was slumped against the window seat. So sad how our economic spurt created a generation of children who neglect their elders, and gave birth to a corrupt system where it's getting harder to collect the pension we are entitled to...

10 comments:

kawaiikao said...

i love dewey skin! you did a great job with the look :] and yay for msfs!

Jess said...

The color look good on your eyes! :)

eclecticsatire said...

Lovely FOTD! The colours look amazing on you. (:

I totally agree with you about children neglecting their elders. I see some really pitiful old people, with no one to care for them, living on the streets. It is really sad and even more sad that various govts are not doing much at helping them. =/

xoxo

Miss.Friendz said...

You've created a great look for summer- loving the eye shades and dewey skin!!

With all the selfishness, corruption and ignorance sometimes you wonder if this environment will ever improve.

♥akisa♥ said...

this look is so sweet! Love the lip colour.. I'm having a lip swatch competition at BeautySwatch, I'd like to know what you're wearing on your lips!

kuri said...

That looks great! Dewy but not shiny. That eye palette is very flattering; I'm tempted to try it.

Dee said...

Love the skin and adore the neutral eyes! Its looks great on you!

✿Ji✿ said...

Awww I love how your lashes look so long and full!♥

Ahleessa said...

The eyelashes are too die for... hehe~ The look came out nice! :)

May said...

I luv your eye makeup:)