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Gold and PurpleAre you tired of my Lorac Pro Palette already? I’m taking my Project Use-Up seriously so I’m showing my most-adored products as much love as I possibly can. So far, I’m really enjoying playing with all the things in my stash that I’m not as enticed to buy new things! So if you’re here on my blog for the latest beauty things, sorry to disappoint you in that aspect. I’ll still be buying a few things – soon – but as of now, I’m not as cray cray as before in owning the latest collections anymore. For this entry, I’ll just be showing a Holiday look that I meant to wear during Christmas Eve in Cebu but got too lazy to actually do (plus I left my Guerlain Orgeuil here at home because it’s too darn hefty to travel with). If you’re wondering what look I went for during Christmas Eve instead… it’s the barenaked look a.k.a no makeup at all. Compared to here in Manila where we dress up and fix ourselves for Noche Buena, we just had a simple (albeit a bit bountiful) quiet dinner in our jammies in Cebu.
The ComponentsA simple look consisting of my favorite blush in the moment, Chanel Accent, which I’ve mentioned before that doubles as a contour as well. I used the Gold, Light Bronze and Deep Purple shades in the Lorac Pro Palette for the eyes. And the ever-so-messy Guerlain L’Extrait in Orgeuil that I spent most of my time fixing and wiping because it’s such a pain to apply (despite my love for the shade). I also recently learned about Making Your Own Cream Highlighter through the beautiful Paris B in her post here. Super helpful and nifty tutorial that I think everyone should know of! I’ve been itching to try it so I did in this look. Check out how I did it after the jump.
DIY HighlighterOne of the coolest beauty experiments I’ve learned this year is this DIY by Paris B. I’ve been drawn to highlighters more than ever during this year, but am super hesitant to spend on a huge compact (if powder or cream) or a full-sized bottle (if liquid). For this DIY, all you need are liquid foundation / BB cream / concealer and a cream or powder shimmer eyeshadow of your choice (preferably in the highlight color you want). Just mix the two items of choice et voila — instant highlighter! What’s nifty about this is you can pick the shades you want to use for a particular look as well as control the consistency, texture, etc. of the highlighter depending on the products you use.
Final LookI learned that for the Gold shade, I couldn’t blend it as much else I end up erasing almost all of it on my lid. It’s best just lightly and slowly pressed on the mobile lid after I’ve blended the Deep Purple on the outer-V and crease. I used the Lt. Bronze in the inner 1/3 that I also had to slightly press and pat, too. Also, I took note of some fall-outs that occurred when the shadows were haphazardly pressed on. There you go, my holiday face. What was your holiday look?
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