FOTD: Changeling

I haven’t posted a makeup look in ages. In fact, I haven’t created one worth documenting in ages either. I did this waaaay back in April. Whoops.

This look started out with the intent of using TopShop Chameleon Glow Changeling, but the name of the shadow and its incredible color shift kind of took over and it evolved into this.

Aaaand I just realized that I never did post pics of that gorgeous eyeshadow! So, here you go:

TopShop Chameleon Glow Changeling

topshop chameleon glow changeling

Looks mildly interesting in the pan. Reddish with a green shift. Okay, what makes it special?

Feast your eyes:

topshop chameleon glow changeling swatch

How pretty is this?? It has such a delicious, delicate iridescent sheen, and that color shift! I don’t have anything else like this in my stash. It is utterly unique.

Come a little closer:

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FOTD: Slowburn

fotd slowburn

All of my FOTD posts lately have been old, so here’s a look that I did today (yesterday by the time this post goes live)!

Since we’re heading into summer, I’ve been digging that freckled, sunburnt look. I’m not about to let myself get sunburnt to achieve that look, and I don’t have freckles naturally, so I’ve created the illusion with makeup. *Magic!*

If my eye makeup looks like they don’t match each other… it’s because they don’t. I wanted to try out two different versions to see which one I like better. My right (reader’s left) has a subtle smoked out eyeliner and plain ol’ mascara on my lashes, and the other side has a wash of sheer golden eyeshadow and a lot of individual falsies.

fotd slowburn L

 

fotd slowburn R

You can see here that my nose is quite flakey. :( I think the skin on my nose is dehydrated and I been trying to repair the moisture barrier using this method, mostly by putting on a sleeping mask containing hyaluronic acid at night and avoiding my usual chemical exfoliants.

I like to think the flakey skin on my nose enhances the illusion of a sunburn. It’s not cute, but maybe it lends more authenticity? Or am I delusional?

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The reason I used two different foundations is not because I mixed them to create a better color match or formula. I simply had a brain fart and was originally using The Body Shop one, and when I needed more, I accidentally grabbed the Bourjois. D’oh.

Face

The Body Shop Moisture Foundation – 05
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum – 52 Vanilla
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer – Light Neutral
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome – 03
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish powder
NARS blush – Exhibit A
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Radiant Light
freckles: Soap & Glory Brow Archery – Hot Chocolate

Brows

Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral Matte palette – 9, 12
Collection Colour Lash mascara – clear

Right eye

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On pencil – Demolition
Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-lasting Duo Eye Shadow – A Major – fis Minor
Wet n Wild ColorIcon single – Brulee
Boots No. 7 Velvet Lash mascara

Left eye

theBalm – Jet-setting Jennifer
Wet n Wild ColorIcon single – Brulee
Ardell DuraLash Knot-Free Naturals – Short Black
Boots No. 7 Velvet Lash mascara

Lips

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution lipstick – Slowburn

Which eye makeup do you like better? I personally like the look of the falsies better, but putting on that many individuals was time consuming and I got bored. Maybe I should try either a half strip, or trio clusters?