This was what I had on during Dragon Boat Festival family lunch, before I got bored. I had wanted to do an orange eye look, but my hands gained sentience and grabbed pink.
|After 6 hours of wear, heavy humidity and too much sweat|
I have to say Cle de Peau shadows, while relatively subdued and conservative in colour are extremely finely milled, silky buttery in texture. It applies and wears wonderfully without primer on my dry-but-soon-very-oily, prone to sweat eyelids.
|Swatch from left to right|
Applied as follows:
a. Soft nude pink shade all over lids with Koyudo slanted eyeshadow brush (not listed on website, and not named on brush, sorry), and center lower lash line with Chikuhodo Z-10.
b. Deeper, almost-lilac pink shade built up over center of lids and inner third corner with Chikuhodo Z-5.
c. Kept look soft by skipping a defined liner, opting instead to use the purple shade as a blended liner with Bobbi Brown Angle Eye Shadow brush, very slightly winged out, and pulled down to the outer third of the lower lash line.
d. Golden beige shade used in inner corner and under brow arch with BB Angle Eye Shadow brush and Koyudo slanted brush.
To finish, used MAC 217 dipped slightly with a. to blend the whole look together.
It was also a day of testing out Wayne Goss’s most recent tip of using mineral powder under a liquid/cream foundation. He used loose mineral powder, but my testing of compact ones (the Becca used here, and also MAC Mineralize) have proved to be incredibly successful too. I think it works even better than using setting powder before foundation, and I’m so glad I’ve found a use for my mineral powders, which have been collecting dust at the bottom of my Stash-Of-Shit-I-Regret-Buying, because mineral foundation tended to bring out my oils and emphasized my pores (I’m guessing because it’s too drying). However, the very same mineral powders works magnificently to control my oils and prolong foundation wear when used over a primer and under a non-powder base. After testing this method out for over two weeks, with different primer and foundation combinations, it’s still Love.
Wore this look outside in very humid, muggy heat for more than an hour plus a two hour lunch, and it stayed put very well, with minimal t-zone eww-dew. There was definitely more sweat than oils that day. I did have to t-zone blot at about the five hour mark, but that’s pretty impressive for me during the Taiwan summer.
My only gripe is that mineral powders, upon application, still emphasizes my pores LIKE WHOA, so I need to spend a little time evening the powder out with a sponge before applying the non-powder base.
Other products used:
Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector
Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder in Beloved (which is waaay too light for me, I must have gotten this with my winter skin tone)
Makeup Forever HD Foundation in a 6:4-ish mix of 117 and 125
Chanel Le Blanc Whitening Concealer in 10 (I lean more closer to 20, but 10 is a very good highlighter+concealer shade for me)
Cle de Peau Concealer in Beige
YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush in 9 (applied with RT stippling brush)
Nars Blush in Sex Fantasy
MUFE Sculpting Kit in 2
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Transluscent
CdP Rouge Eclat Confort in 222
O Hui Eyebrow Pencil in BrownRMK W Mascara (& Shu Uemura curlers)
What's your makeup philosophy for special occasion summer-time lunches?