Thursday, 12 June 2014

FOTD feat. Cle de Peau Beaute Eye Color Quads 211 & 212

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 Brown
RMK W Mascara (& Shu Uemura curlers)

What's your makeup philosophy for special occasion summer-time lunches?



Sunny said...

Hey Noodles, amazing look! Glad to hear it stayed put so well as well. My most heat-resistant foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear Light, and I definitely layer a lot in terms of eyeshadows (primer, creamy base, eyeshadow). I haven't tried any Cle de Peau eyeshadows yet. I'm not sure if it's too subdued for me!

38noodles said...

Thanks so much Sunny! I haven't tried the Double Wear Light on my face yet, but I think I have a sample of it somewhere. Must crack that open! These two particular CdPs are on the subtle side, but their quality and lasting power is more or less the same as other quads I've tried. I guess I slash out on their stuff because I don't have access to Suqqu or TF hahahaha!

The Driveller Kate said...

Your sentient lids are super smart too. This is so pretty and wears brilliantly -- I love a slightly worn-in look and your post-6-hrs pic is even softer and prettier with glowy skin and your natural blush peeking through.

38noodles said...

Thanks Kate!! I'm definitely love a dirty/smudgy/worn-in look most days, especially since I've not yet mastered the art of steady hand drawing and colouring within lines. Really come to appreciate the quality and wear of CdP shadows, which seems to get better with my natural oils, compared to many other brands which look great upon application but fades away too soon :S

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

You look gorgeous!! Someday I will get my hands on some Cle de Peau! Someday... :)
And ok, I have to try that mineral powder trick! I don't watch Goss anymore for some reason, but that sounds kinda' cool! I wonder if it would work for my oily eyelids too? HMMMMM...... :)

38noodles said...

Thanks so much!! I really need to reel in my CdP spending...I'm bleeding all over the place. Is CdP available anywhere near you at all?
I had stopped watching Goss's vids for awhile too, until recently he's been posting makeup tips that I haven't really seen elsewhere, so he's on my radar again.