2.09.2012

FOTD with L'Oreal Project Runway Collection & Sock Bun

Today, I put yesterdays' haul to work. ;)

I wasn't overly impressed with this Cockatoo  part of the collection, but actually it consists of my go-to colors like shimmery pink and greys.
The finished look is something I would wear for a first date.
(Of course, I would wear my hair down and flaunt it, not a rigid bun like this. Today was just a work day, though. ;p)





Lighter colored contacts make me look a little bitchy, don't you think?
I am wearing NEO COSMO Princess Eyes in Purple Violet. ;-/



makeup products used for this look
Revlon PhotoReady liquid 003 Shell
L'Oreal Project Runway Collection Charming Cockatoo's Gaze & Blush
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pursuit
L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering liner in Black
Maybelline Illegal Length wp mascara 
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candle Light


Also, I made a sock bun today!
My hair is pretty long but layered so making big bun was never easy. 

(I have a sock in my hair)


The sock donut I made is not that big since it was my first one, but I want to make a couple more in different sizes!
You might see me wearing super big onion hair very soon. :)



70 comments

  1. Hi Lena! I love this look on you. It doesn't look bitchy to me but rather sophisticated! Growing out my hair after my disaster with split ends. Hoping to do a nice big bun soon!

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  2. Wow. Your eyes are so pretty. Wish I could tolerate contacts.

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  3. You look gorgeous. I really like your hair and makeup. I haven't heard of this collection, thanks so much for sharing

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  4. wow! great makeup look ! matching it with the purple lens really completes the entire sophisticated look =)

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  5. Love the subtle smokey eye!
    & Your sock bun is adorable :) :)

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  6. lovely make-up... pretty lenses ^^

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  7. very nicely applied. love the color combo of your lens and the shadow. very pretty and delicate, lena. :)

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  8. CassandrapamelaFebruary 10, 2012

    pretty Lena! :D

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  9. Riri RodriguezFebruary 10, 2012

    wow this looks gorgeous hun!
    great post.. and i love ur blog

    btw thanks for following me back.. appreciate it xx

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  10. Lovely application! I actually really like the light contacts, they;re really striking. :]

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  11. Your hair looks cute in a bun! Those contacts are entrancing. hahaha Pretty makeup Lena! :D
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  12. i love this look!! youre so pretty! i love the sock bun!!! i wish i could put my hair in a big bun cant wait to see the onion hair haha:)

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  13. Love the bun! The soft smokey look is really pretty, definitely perfect for a first date!

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  14. thanks, Stacey.
    smokey eyes are low maintenance compared to bright lips. ;)

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  15. thank you, Oreloena :D
    i am so late to the party. i didn't know people use bun enhancers(?) like this. i just thought they all have lots of hair.
    i've actually bought one from the store but returned it sinc i like my sock bun better. :)

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  16. thanks, Kim! :)
    i like the contacts but i don't think i'd repurchase this once expired. i've found more natural looking light colored ones.
    you spend and you learn. ;p

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  17. aww thanks, Katherine. (and good to have you back! ^-^)

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  18. thank you. :)
    you have a very nice blog yourself. pleasure is mine. ^-^

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  19. thank you, Jas :)
    i wanted to go with super sultry then i always stop cause too much makeup scares myself. lol

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  20. thank you, Fanny. you are very sweet! :)

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  21. thank you, Donna :)
    i want a bigger bun! lol

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  22. thanks, Janet. :)
    choosing makeup colors for my "unnatural eye colors" are always challenging. lol

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  23. i am glad you like it. :)
    this collection wasn't a big hit or anything. i am just glad to grab them on sale since i WAS curious when they came out. ;p

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  24. thank you. :)
    yeah, sometimes wearing contacts and makeup could be too much for our poor eyes.

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  25. thank you, Naomi :)
    i am growing my hair a little longer as well. i am so itching to get it trimmed, though.

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  26. Wow, absolutely gorgeous! you have such amazing skin!

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  27. I love your contact lens! And your skin is super smooth *w*, your eye make up is really nice 。◕‿◕。

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  28. I'm always for looking bitchy, but that's just me. hahaha. I think the contacts look lovely! and I really love pink + grey together.

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  29. I love this look on you! I think you can get away with your lenses too, because your skintone is light and leans cool. On me for example they'll look REALLY weird!

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  30. wow, your sock bun came out nicer than the tutorial one too! I used to do this when I was in high school and I wanted to hide my perm. Yes, I got a perm in high school, don't ask me why!

    I love this eye make-up. Have a great weekend my dear!

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  31. Pretty Pretty! love the smokey eye look.

    simplybeautifulyou.blogspot.com

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  32. Love your eye make up :)
    Goes great with your eye color hun!

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  33. lol super big onion hair! The bun looks really pretty on you! I've never tried using a sock before to get that big bun look.

    I love the smokey eye too - your eyes look especially alluring with the dark shadows and colored lens :D

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous look,
    Have a great weekend sweets,
    axox

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  35. Can I just say when I read sock bun I laughed as that was exactly what I was experimenting with before my major event this week. I was going for a Carrie bun!

    Loving the eye makeup!
    x.o.x.o

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  36. i wanna do this look during events..
    pls teach me.. when that time come

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  37. of course, Camilla :)
    but my makeup is usually so simple there is not much to teach. i am planning to do a tutorial for asian eyes soon. :)

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  38. heh heh i love carrie bun! it is huge!
    i think my hair is too straight and i feel i need to tease it a bit to creat a bigger bun. ;p

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  39. thank you. ;)
    have a nice weekend!

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  40. i even bought one from store but i think i like my sock donut better. lol
    i am glad the combo worked out. ;p
    whenever i wear this pair, peopl stare. i have to think twice. lol

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  41. thank you, Thu :)
    i don't think you'd need any of enhancement like this for big bun. your natural hair would just do, right?
    you have gorgeous hair!

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  42. thank you, Sunny :)
    most of lenses are designed to work with dark eyes, i am sure they will look good on you as well.
    i don't mind blue or grey (obvious) colors but i think i prefer more delicate design. :)

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  43. haha thank you, Laura :D
    i usually try to look sweet or something in front of camera but i guess camera doesn't lie? lol

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  44. aww thank you.
    it is mostly the strong lighting, though. heh heh
    have a nice weekend! :)

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  45. thanks, Penelope. :)
    purchasing lighting set is so worth it since it makes my skin look better in pictures.
    much better than buying a face cream. lol

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  46. SO SO pretty.. I don't know if I can get the project runway here, but I have to try this look. So beautiful

    artofmi3.blogspot.com

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  47. This look is beautiful! It goes very well with the contacts too!

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  48. thanks, Mie :D
    i think any blue/grey shimmer eyeshadow would do, really.
    to be honest, i could prolly dig out similar shades from my own stash. lol

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  49. Looks glamorous compared to my boring workday makeup lol. Great pairing with the contacts!

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  50. thanks, Diana! :D
    my daily makeup is quite simple actually. :)

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  51. You have such flawles skin! And i love you eye makeup!:)

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  52. thanks Carla :)
    do you have a blog or web space i can visit you? :)

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  53. Hi, yes i do! its www.carlacation.com !:)

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  54. hey Carla :)
    thanks for leaving me your link.
    i will see you there! :D

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  55. abegail abundoFebruary 12, 2012

    I really want to buy the Revlon PhotoReady liquid 003 Shell. Will it be good for a combination skin? I'm bit oily. :)
    The lens looks so beautiful on you. So Hot! :)

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  56. i have combination skin as well. i tend to get oily on my T-zone. i think photoready liquid is good for all around except for summer for me. i think it should work for you as well. there is a mouse version which seems to control oil better.
    thanks for your compliment! :)

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  57. you look lovely..a bit ice queen-y not bitchy!
    i wish i could do a sock bun..waiting for my hair to grow out..just too many layers in them

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  58. aww thanks, Debi :)
    it makes me feel much better.
    i think sock bun works easier for shorter hair, but layers are always a bit of hassle. i have the same problem. always need tons of bobby pins.
    i swear they make the security alarm go off. (and my bra) ;p

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  59. You eye makeup just gets better and better. I love the contrast from your lenses to a smokey look.

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  60. thank you, Feelo :D
    i'd still want to try super dark mono tone smokey with this contacts. ;)

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  61. So pretty, beautiful skin too!!!
    I wish I had the eyes to do this type of makeup :(

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  62. thank you, Estee :)
    my eyes are very asian with small folds. i believe anyone could pull off similar look. :)

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