Hello my lovelies!
I just seem to be ill all the time at the moment, which is depressing to say the least! It's also really cold today which isn't helping. I'm more concerned now with wrapping up warm rather than looking somewhat ~stylish~ so instead of my outfit I thought I'd show you my ugly mug! Not that I think I'm ugly...or pretty...or whatever...I just like the way ugly and mug seem to rhyme...gah, is anyone else just kind of ambivalent towards their looks? I used to think I was absolutely hideous but now I've got used to my face, if that makes sense! Anyway, I digress...
I think I said in a previous post that I'd picked up two Barry M Dazzle Dusts for £7 in Boots, and they go together quite nicely so I've been trying to create a smoky eye, kind of. I have the colours "Brass" and "Chocolate" (in other words, numbers 100 and 53). They usually retail for £4.59 each so it's worth picking them up in this particular deal!
Here they are close up:
Both are absolutely gorgeous, but, like any loose eyeshadow, VERY MESSY. I managed to get Chocolate all over my cheek today and spent five minutes trying to get it off...I still have random brown bits all over my face but I'm pretending they're freckles. Anyway, here's how I like to wear them:
First I sweep a bit of Brass all over my eyelid, trying to keep it neat (difficult!). You really don't need a lot of this, I've found out...the teensiest amount will do, otherwise there's loads of fallout. After that, I use an angled eyeliner brush to line my top and bottom lashes with Chocolate, because it blends nicely with Brass, nicer than a regular black eyeliner does at any rate:
And then I add a sweep of mascara and I'm done! It's a bit dramatic for daytime I suppose but I like drawing attention to my eyes, especially since my skin is a bit rubbish (I know, I go on about my skin all the time, but if you had my skin you probably would too!).
I suppose this post's title is a bit misleading as I haven't actually shown you all my face but because I'm ill, I look a bit of a mess at the moment, even with make-up (just imagine streaming eyes, massive under eye bags and a bright red nose and you're almost there) so I'll have to show this look properly another time! I just really wanted to show you these lovely colours because I'm so in love with them and it's really propelled me to be a bit more, erm, adventurous with my make-up.
What are your favourite Barry M shades, if any? I was drawn to so many at the counter but my lack of funds prevented me from buying them all! I was tempted by a turquoise but not sure how often I'd wear it...