Hello everybody! Happy Chinese New Year for those who celebrate it! I invited some friends over for homemade dumplings, caramel apple cake, and tiramisu. I had a great time (and the food was apparently good)! Now that the guests are gone, I’m going to share the look I did for the occasion with you.
Since I didn’t have to leave the comfort of my home, I could wear a dress that I normally can’t in this weather. It’s purple with yellow, fuchsia, teal, and tangerine leaves, and I thought I’d do a bold look to match it color-wise.
Products I used:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 53 Light Beige
Tarte Smooth Operator finishing powder
Bobbi Brown Sable on eyebrows
I primed my eyelids with UDPP (unless otherwise stated, I systematically use UDPP) before putting MAC Woodwinked on the inner half of my lids. For the outer half, I used Satellite Dreams. I used a bit of Urban Decay Purple Haze for my outer v. The lightest shade of NYX Rock and Roll was used for my inner corners, and Bobbi Brown Bone for my brow bones.
I applied Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black on my upper lash line.
Urban Decay Zero was used for my lower lash line, smudged out with Satellite Dreams.
Maybelline Magnum Volum’ Express Black (waterproof)
Tarte Peaceful on cheeks.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess (swatch and review coming soon)
MAC Sweetie on lips
Here are some closeup pictures so you can see my eye makeup better:
It is probably not a very work-friendly everyday look, but I like how it turned out! Satellite Dreams looks a bit pink when sheered out. The real color is closer to how it looks on my lower lash line. A recent post by Beautezine shares a quick tip of pulling pink-based eyeshadows off without looking like you have an eye infection: in short, go all out with your eyeliner! The black helps separate the whites of your eyes from the eyeshadows, so you don’t look like a bunny rabbit! I have seldom combined two non-neutral colors together, but this experiment has encouraged me to explore more 🙂
More pictures from different angles so you see everything better:
That’s it for today! Thanks for reading, everyone! Don’t forget to follow me with Bloglovin’ or Twitter if you like the look 🙂
happy luna new year, Sunny!
you look gorgeous. 😉
the whole ensemble is great! i love your curly hair and chic dress with modern bohemian feel.
I love dresses because they’re no-brainers. If you have good ones you can throw them on without thinking about what goes/doesn’t go with what! I wear them all-year-round 🙂
I really love satellite dreams on you, its so pretty on your complexion! the whole look is gorgeous :). Btw, you always have such flawless looking skin, tell me your secret!
Thanks Teri! I got it because I really like it, but up till now I haven’t put it to good use! I guess this is a bonus about keeping a blog. You are forced to explore your collection more!
And seriously, you have great skin yourself! I think this is partially genetic, partially lifestyle-related, and partially about picking products that your skin likes. If you want general improvement however, check this post of mine out:
There’s actually a lot of good-for-your-skin stuff that’s hidden in your kitchen!
Oh cheers for that, I’m definitely going to try that one 🙂
happy lunar new year Sunny!!
I wish you a lot of luck and prosperity throughout the new year !
I like your make up! simple is the best 😀
Thank you, Pamela! Happy lunar new year to you too!
Happy Chinese New Year, Sunny! I love Satellite Dreams, it’s such a lovely purple. 🙂
Thanks Christina! I have a soft spot for purple, but a lot of them turn out to be rather disappointing. NOT Satellite Dreams though!
Have you tried NYX Velvet Rope palette? I reviewed it recently and gave it a “A”! It contains some beautiful purples.
Nope! I just checked your review out and think it looks pretty fantastic, so I’ll keep an eye on it. At the moment my purple palette lemming is Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel, but the brand is sadly unavailable in Belgium.
Your eye makeup looks gorgeous! And I love the curly hair!
Thanks Ashley! I had a perm last July, and thanks to my genius of a hairdresser it’s holding up so far! I won’t get to see him for another 5 months though, so I have no idea how this will end lol