Friday, May 25, 2007

Makeup Police: "Frankly My Dear, I Don't Give A Damn"

First of all, let me say that I absolutely LOVE Meow Feliners (mineral eyeliners). The pigmentation is really intense and it truly lasts the whole day. I got my full-size jar of my favorite feliner in Sweaty Paws (my perfect platinum), and a dozen or so samples of different feliner shades; they are really such eye candy. They came in an adorable, too-cute leopard print pouch, which was not included during my initial order of foundation shades. If they actually include the leopard print pouch in all multiple sample orders, then I'd be really, really impressed. They're really going all-out on this cat theme, and that makes them stand out among the rest. I am slowly finding this cat theme thing quite cool.


my feliner samples with my full-size Sweaty Paws. Too bad I completely forgot to take a picture of the pouch.

Secondly, I am wearing blue eyeshadow, and I proudly made sure I coordinated it with my outfit. It seems that there are some people who act like they've been appointed as cosmetic guardians or makeup police, lambasting people who use blue or any non-neutral shadow ("only rock stars can wear blue eyeshadow"), or claiming that color-coordinating your outfit and eyeshadow is a major no-no. I really do not know why there seems to be an onslaught of people who claim to know the rules. What rules?? I really believe there are no rules in makeup application. Everything depends on your personal preferences, who you are as a person, your profession, age, your lifestyle. Makeup is truly an expression of oneself, and to curb that freedom and arbitrarily slam everyone whose makeup style is different from yours is nothing less than dictatorial or autocratic. I am actually more concerned with the proper application of makeup rather than the colors used as long as they don't clash. That is why I don't believe in makeup no-nos because makeup is really an expression of the person who uses it. The only thing that is a NO-NO is if the person really looks uglier instead of prettier in her makeup. As long as the colors complement her whole look, I think there is nothing wrong with pairing colors. One's opinion may differ from mine, but we must all respect how we express ourselves through makeup.

This particular application was done in 10 minutes, hence the not-so-perfect application. If I do end up looking like an 80s reject, then so be it; I really don't give a damn. I'll just try to make it better next time, right color-loving gals? ;-)


Beyonce color-coordinated


So did J.Lo


And no I'm obviously not a demi-god like the two creatures above, but I prefer to color-coordinate as well







Camellia Rose Skin Smoothing primer
Meow Purrrfect Puss mineral foundations in Naughty Angora and Naughty Chartreux
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Bare Escentuals mineral veil
J.Lynne Latin Rhythms mineral blush in Paso Doble

Lips:
L'oreal Infinite lipliner in Rose
Aromaleigh Pure Shine lipgloss in Lush

Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base
MAC shadow in Ricepaper to highlight
MAC shadow in Tilt on lid
Shu Uemura ME Blue 638 over Tilt
MAC pigment in Aire de Blu inner to mid-lid
MAC shadow in Freshwater on crease/outer V
Meow Feliner in Streetlight Shimmer mixed with MAC mixing medium to line upper lashline
Maybelline Volume Express Turbo Boost mascara

2 comments:

micsin6 said...

OMG, Aileen i cannot believe that you too feel that way about colour coordination with your clothes. I so love to do that too but I myself can't understand why all the professional artists says NO to this. They claim its too dated however like you clearly pointed out most of the celebs do this so why not us. I'm totally there holding your hands on this one. BTW I am really loving the way you apply those sleek looking liners. Is there any way you can post a Tutorial on how you achieve that "awesome liner application". I have searched your blog so let me know If I have missed this Tut. Michelle (princessmich from MUT)

shades of hue said...

Michelle, I'm glad someone can empathize lol. I guess it all boils down to the fact that fashion merely repeats itself, and so does makeup. What may be dated today may be the thing tomorrow. And besides, I think there are a bajillion ways to modernize the look so as not to look dated. Thanks for the nice words, I'll try to come up with a tut on this, it's not so hard really. =)

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