Saturday, October 16, 2010

EOTD: Ethereal Blues

I've been having a ton of makeup fails lately, and it's very frustrating. The last few days I've had to start over at least twice because I didn't like how the look was turning out. I think I need to stick with simpler looks or neutrals for a while. This is something that started out being a smokey dark blue look. Kind of the opposite end of the spectrum, but I loved it. I had to pick up my sister from school and go to Walgreens before I was done with my whole face, so I had these crazy eyes but no face makeup whatsoever. I felt so awkward :P What I used: Concrete Minerals eye primer Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy The Overlook, by Killer Cosmetics (inner lid) Morbid Faith, by Hi FI (outer lid/crease) Lumi, by Sugarpill (highlight) Stila smudge pot in Cobalt Clutch Covergirl Liquiline Blast liners on waterline (they don't have names on them, but I think they are called Blue Blaze and Silver Spark) L'Oreal Extra Collagen mascara In other news, I am sadly going on a no buy until probably at least halfway through November, if not that whole month. The only exceptions are if I run out of my tinted moisturizer or mascara or something. I think I've already ordered all the Halloween stuff I want, so at least that's good. The reason is because I decided to never wear my retainer after I got my braces off, so now my teeth have shifted and my retainers don't fit. I have to get new ones and it's going to cost me $390 :( With the hours I've been working lately, that's like an entire paycheck and a half out of my savings. I'm going to rediscover great products I already have!

21 comments:

  1. my retainer doesn't fit either :( I try jamming it in anyway but half way through the night it's so painful I pull it out again :(

    I love the uber bright blue liner!

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  2. I agree, not a fail!!! LOVE IT!!!!

    Sometimes it's nice to change it up a bit.

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  3. So not a fail, I love it! Morbid Faith looks great on you.

    I'm on a no-buy now for a month or so, too - boyfriend has lain the smack down, although we are saving for our holiday so that's ok. I only need blood for Halloween really, but it's still going to be hard. No Meow or Evil Shades for me :(

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  4. I think it's time for a no-buy of my own.
    Love that eyeshadow. That liner is amazing.

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  5. Lol, I finished my no-buy/low-buy 2 weeks ago. I gotta say, it feels fantastic once you discover how much willpower you really have. Good luck with the retainer issue though! I wear one and it's definitely painful if you don't have the right size.

    I think the eyeshadow and eyeliner combo looks great on you!

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  6. lol add me to the list of retainers that don't fit =/ I'm scared to go back to get a new one, because it will probably be very expensive as well.

    On a better note, I LOVE your eyeliner!!! Love Love Love... :)

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  7. absolutely gorgeous look and the liner is fantastic!

    $390 for a retainer?! They're not exactly cheap are they? at least you'll probably be forced to sort through all the makeup you already have - I did the same thing about 6 months ago and there were soooo many things I hadn't bothered using cos I'd forgotten all about them :)

    http://mytopbeautybuys.blogspot.com/

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  8. That is an awesome look! Love the contrast between the light shadow and the bright blue liner! And I'm thinking of a no buy for November. I went crazy in October with all the new collections!

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  9. That's a fun look with gorgeous liner :)

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  10. Great look! My oldest had to replace retainers for the same reason. I'm going back on a no buy too because I got a ticket. The nice thing about no buys is that you rediscover what you have, and find some forgotten treasures.

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  11. Duuuuuude, this is a win not a fail :D I fucking love the contrast between the light lid and crease and the electric blue liner.

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  12. I love how light and frosty the eye lids are then how BRIGHT and the eyeliner is so perfect. You look really good honey. <3
    I'm sorry about your retainers. They are so expensive it's dumb. How are we suppose to have nice teeth if dental costs so much. :/

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous ! Pretty liner :)

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  14. Boo about the retainer. But yay for this look! I really like the gradient effect. :) And holy crap, is that Silver Spark? It looks amazing - why do I keep passing it over?

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  15. :( Sorry about your no-buy. But your teeth are important, and you'll thank yourself later. :)

    That blue liner is SWEET!

    Hey, I asked you a question a while back, but you may not have seen it 'cause it was posted on my blog, so I'll ask you here. :) You said something about me trying matte mineral eyeshadows to avoid fallout. Do you really think matte shadows have less fallout?

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  16. Wow, thanks everyone! I almost puked on the poor lady while I was getting my impressions done because I gag really easily. It was sad to see that money go down the drain, I was going to splurge on a really nice cardigan from Abercrombie :(

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  17. I love the blue, definitely looks like something a fairy would wear. I'm sorry about the retainer. The same type of thing happened to me. I had a built-in retainer, but it broke, so then they gave me a real retainer. By then, my teeth had already shifted, but I didn't want to get braces again (too much $) so now my teeth are a little crooked :( Ugh! Good luck to you though!!!
    ~Sophia
    Fit&FabLiving

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