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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What’s in my travel makeup bag? September 2016


I’m back!!

Well, I’ve been home for almost three weeks now, but as I am practically incapable of behaving like a functioning adult, I am only getting around to reviving my poor blog now-ish. Heh.

I was away from my makeup stash for most of the month of September. First, I went on a trip to Asia with my dad. I came back to Hawaii for a few days and stayed at my uncle’s place while waiting for our bathroom renovation to wrap up. Then, I spent a weekend in Las Vegas for my cousin’s wedding. When we finally moved back in, it took awhile to sort our lives back in order. It’s still not 100% sorted out, but whose life really is, amirite?

Anyway! This post is on what was in my travel makeup bag that I used for the past month. Let’s see what made the cut.

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FOTD: Cabernet

fotd cabernet

I often gravitate towards colors of the opposite season we’re in, just to be contrary. Summertime calls for bronze tones, corals, and juicy brights. Well, give me dark, vampy reddish purple! There’s something refreshing about the “summer goth” trend.

Here I’ve paired a deep wine color with bronze lids. It’s a nice twist on the usual smoky eyes and/or winged eyeliner + vampy lips. Instead, I went with a haze of shimmer, and no visible liner. A rosy gold bronzer and a nude blush finish it all off!


Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation – 3.5
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer – Light Neutral
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
Soap & Glory Wonderbronze – Sundaze
Sleek MakeUP blush – Suede


Freedom Makeup Eyebrow Pomade – Ebony
Collection Colour Lash – clear


I Heart Makeup Salted Caramel palette – Spoon, Sweet, Delicious, Yum!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Zero
Boots No. 7 Velvet Lash mascara


Jordana Easyliner for Lips – Cabernet
Sleek MakeUP True Colour lipstick – Mulberry

fotd cabernet products

Also, do I have any readers that used to watch The Nanny with Fran Drescher? Cabernet reminds of a joke that was in the show:

Skip ahead to 13:06 for the joke, or you could watch the whole thing for nostalgia’s sake!  Aww, damn. The video has been removed.

“Remember when I first moved here and you asked me where was the cabernet? And what did I say?”

“Next to Cabin B.”

I LOVED this show, and watched it regularly as a kid. No shame!