Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Limeade


In the wake of Beyonce's new album, Lemonade, I wanted to do inspired makeup, but it ended up looking more lime than lemon.

the gloss+gold flakes are from the lip balm
ΔΔΔ Products used:
  • Sugarpill Cosmetics
    • brows:
      • Mochi
      • Midori
    • Flamepoint
  • Kat Von D Beauty
    • Lock-It Foundations in Light 42 and Medium 54 {mixed}
    • Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer in Light
    • Shade+Light Contour palette
    • Thunderstruck Metal Crush Eyeshadow (highlights)
  • Melt Cosmetics
    • Neon
    • Radioactive
  • Lena Lashes in Naomi 
  • Colour Pop Raw pencil
  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics
    • Breakfast at Tiffany's
    • Mistletoe (on the tail ends of the brows too)
  • Tatcha Camellia Lip Balm
    • { glossy lids inspired by my friend Solangel }
  • Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • Stripe Cuff from Bond Hardware
  • RockStar Wig in Chartreuse / Lime Green
JSC ombre {before the gloss}
matte (I look angry here lol)
can you see the pimple on my nose I've been trying to Po'shop out?
the yellow is OCC Lip Tar in Traffic
My light source is the same for all these shots, but the temperature coloring of them are so inconsistent... I honestly don't have a good handle for color and editing. Most of the time, I wish my photos would just edit themselves. But I'm working on it, trying to get better with lighting and consistency. I'm going to invest in some soft boxes when I'm more financially able to do so.

Naomi detail
So a note about these Naomi lashes by Lena. They are listed as mink lashes, so they are not cruelty-free. I find their website a bit difficult to navigate, and this particular style retails at 30$ a pair, but I absolutely love using them. This look was my third or fourth time using them and they've been so durable and have kept their shape. I've actually never been so impressed with a pair of falsies.

Generally, I don't like lashes with a thick band as I find them uncomfortable, but I don't mind it on these. They're comfortable, and I'm sure they'll last me at least a year even with regular wear. In terms of style, I like how they look and feel. They're lightweight, wispy, and borderline natural (despite their dramatic length).

I don't tend to throw away my false eyelashes until after several uses or once they've become useless (e.g. they're falling apart or can't keep their original shape), so I definitely think a pair of these would last a while with the proper care, and ultimately be worth their initial hefty price. However, had I not received them, I doubt I would've been inclined to buy them for myself. Personally, I've just never spent more than 5-10$ on a pair of falsies.


I hope you liked this asymmetrical look! It does feel like my looks tend to end up more dramatic than whatever I had originally planned.


Disclaimer: I received both the Lena Lashes in Naomi and KVD Lock-It Color Correcting Primer in Light gratis and was/am not compensated to promote or positively review the products. As a reminder, any and all commentary associated with gratis items will have a disclosure on the blog and remain truthful to my personal experience with them (whether they are positive or negative). Although I am immensely grateful to be given the opportunity of receiving free makeup, I will always strive to keep my opinions objective, no matter how I've obtained the products. 

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