9.06.2012

FOTD - Not So Bright Eyes

So today I wanted to do the current Revlon's look challenge, "Bright & Bold Eyes".
I do have some nice bright eyeshadows, so I thought "Hmmm, no problem. I can do this!", but then I quickly realized I didn't have any Revlon brights. Duh.
(To me, Revlon is more of a "neutral color" brand, not brights.)

I almost felt like going downstairs and buying a new bright Revlon color, which would have made me a sure sucker for this type of apps on Facebook.
Finally, I came to my senses (after I saw piles of eyeshadow in my box, of course) and settled with this not-so-bright color, Violet Starlet.
(This is a single shadow from their pearl line. a medium pinkish purple with pretty shimmer. See the product picture below.)


It came out almost smokey, a definite fail, but I decided to do a FOTD post anyway since I spent too much time into this. ;p

This is a rather simple look as most of my FOTDs.
I just darkened the folds with kohl eyeliner and laid this eyeshadow color over the lids.
I added a teal color eyeliner to balance the pink color and also to match the contacts I am wearing today ( NEO Queen Aqua ).
On cheeks and lips, I am wearing muted mauve-y wine colors. :)

From another angle
Ah, more importantly, I got a haircut yesterday. 
It was way overdue since my last one was in May.
(Inconceivable!)


Products used for this look
(Do you see the Chafing gel from Monistat? I used it as face primer. It works very well and this is for another day's post. ;p)




Thanks for looking.
Have you done any of the Revlon challenge? :)

46 comments

  1. beautiful makeup!
    btw mind to follow each other?
    jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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  2. thanks so much, Laura! :D
    sometimes i color in black which is not much different my natural color which is very dark brown. i think only 1/4 from the bottom is colored in black at this point. ;)

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  3. thank you, Rowena. ;)
    honestly, i don't do much for my hair. i do rotate poos and cons. maybe it helps? i am totally inspired to do a hair post thanks to your encouragement, though. ;D
    this gel is interesting with both pros and cons. ^-^

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  4. Your hair looks so healthy and shiny, I love it.
    The look is really pretty, I love purples on the eye.

    ♥♥♥

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  5. I love how natural yet pretty this looks. Love your hair by the way.

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  6. I love your hair, it looks healthy and shiny. What do you use on your hair...I have the same Revlon shadow, I have had some fallout issues with Revlon shadows. It is such a shame.

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  7. I love it, Lena! I'm so obsessed with your hair! It looks so nice and smooth and healthy!

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  8. Your hair is beautiful :D So long and shiny! And I like the whole look - the soft color on the eyes, the soft color on the lips...lovely!

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  9. Oh gosh you hair is soooo pretty! I really love purple on you, it's an awesome colour and I like how you did a blue liner underneath, it really works so well together :).

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  10. While it may not be bright, it's quite pretty. And your hair looks totally gorgeous Lena! I think you must share some of your secrets to luscious locks. I'm quite intrigued by your primer ;p

    Happy weekend!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  11. love the smokey! and the color of the lippie, very glossy and pretty!

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  12. thanks, Julie!
    the gloss/balm goes on very shiny but it's never sticky. i like it a lot. :)

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  13. thanks, Teri.
    it was right after i washed it and just air-dried followed a bit of blow dry. i think the hairstylist did a nice job this time. ;)
    i love using color eyeliner on my lower lash lines. it makes such a difference!

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  14. thank you, Larie!
    i've always had long hair. i've tried shorter length like 20 years ago but it did not look good on me at all. ;-/
    i actually envy people like you who can pull shorter hair beautifully! :)

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  15. haha, thanks Sunny!
    there's nothing to be obsessed..i think i got some help from the lighting as well. lol

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  16. awe, thanks Rola! :)
    i don't really use anything special on my hair. i actually hate using products on hair. i just rotate poos and cons sometimes and get a precision haircut on a regular basis, which wasn't the case this time. ;)

    i am feeling the same way about revlon shadows. i think the old colorstay formula was much better, honestly. some matte shades are quite nice, though. :)

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  17. thank you very much, Simera! :D

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  18. thank you, Natalie :)
    i love wearing purples on eyes as well!

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  19. Interesting post but you still look great!

    www.opinionslave.com

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  20. beautiful! i love the look! and i love ur lenses soo pretty!! and ur new haircut :)) love the way ur bangs swoop across your face hehe

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  21. thank you, Oreleona :D
    i really like the Queen series from NEO. they are very natural and comfortable. i think this aqua green would great on you as well.
    as for the haircut, i can't complain. it was quite affordable, too. ;p

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  22. thank you, Katherine. ;)
    i am still going to try some really bright makeup..just not for the challenge. i think the rule is "you have to use Revlon products". hmmph

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  23. Oh I saw these pics on your fb! You look so pretty, very ethereal!

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  24. haha thank you so much, Jane! :D
    i am not a mysterious type at all, though. lolz
    i guess i should smile more in my next FOTD? ^-*
    have a great weekend!

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  25. Oh my goodness you look so pretty!
    You look sort of mysterious.. but gorgeous at the same time, haha.
    There goes my super great explanation skills LOL.

    Another lovely FOTD, Lena! :)

    www.jun3bugs.blogspot.com

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  26. love how soft and sexy it looks on you!i haven't cut my hair for quite sometime actually..i am growing it out..

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  27. thank you, Debi!
    you have luscious hair! i don't do anything to my hair except getting regular cuts. this summer i was just too busy and never able to work out an appointment with my stylist. ;p

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  28. Pretty overall, even though you say it fails the challenge. Your hair steals the show, it's so lovely!

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  29. thanks, Sarah!
    how are you doing?
    i miss your FOTD posts. ;)

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  30. Still loving your glossy locks, now I wish mine was long again for fall... the asym bob is growing out already and need a quick fix of a change! Like the soft colour of the lipgloss, pretty.

    Love the subtle smokiness you've got going on!
    x.o.x.o

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  31. It totally does look smokey! and I really love it on you. And your hair, Lena! It's so gorgeous and shiny! Do you color?

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  32. Loove this look. Last photo is my absolute favourite!

    I used to use Monistat as a primer allllllll the time.. then it got banned in Canada or something weird like that. ;sigh;

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  33. wow, you are really pretty! I adore your hair, it looks so soft, shiny and healthy. You won't believe but I am looking for such a lipcolour like here in your FOTD and I find it so hard, it looks like it would be my perfect pink for every day. You have a perfect complexion <3 I hope to see more FOTD soon :)

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  34. I really love the contacts! It's gorgeous on you. Now I can see why you like the Neo ones. In the last picture you looked naked.

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  35. thanks, Ahleessa! :)
    i like this series a lot. i also bought a grey pair recently as well.
    (you caught me! i didn't even realize it until you mentioned it, though..i usually get dressed after i put on makeup. hate loose powder falling all over on my clothes..hehe ;p)

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  36. oh my, Claire! you're sooo sweeeet. ^----^
    thanks so much for your compliments. although my complexion is far from being perfect. i should thank my soft light box and HD loose powder i daily use! ;p
    this lip color came out quite pinkish, but in real life it is mauve-y MLBB color. i might have layered some lip color underneath, though...

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  37. thanks, Feelo! :D
    i can send this to you if you like! i've only used this tube twice so far. just let me know. :)

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  38. thank you! :)
    i've had long hair as long as i remember. it is really a hassle free style for someone like me who doesn't know what to do with her hair. ;p

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  39. Oh, I cannot wait to see the grey pair! :)

    You look pretty sexy without the top... lol~

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  40. I will definitely ask you once I finish the primers I have! :):)

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  41. loooove the look!!! and your hair is so pretty & shiny *_*
    the shadow u used is gorgeous. one of my fave colors to use!

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  42. aww, thank you! :)
    i am glad this color looks okay on me. frankly, this is a bit too pink so i was a little worried. ;p

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  43. Ahhh don't challenge me, as I too would be a sucker and want to run out to make purchases, hehe. I think the colors you choose look lovely, and I love the green contacts! Your hair looks so shiny and healthy. =)

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  44. thank you, sweetie! :)
    i think this revlon challenge app on FB is a great marketing tactics. lol.
    i was going for puple/green combination so i am glad you like the look!

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  45. i REALLY need a haircut....not sure why i don't just pick up the phone and make an appointment, lol! the look may have not been what you were going for, but i still think it's pretty. i did the bright eyes and red lip challenge a while back...

    [oomph.]

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  46. lol. it was really hard for me to coordinate schedule with my stylist since he is always away for a shoot or something. so finally i had to visit this new one. i am glad it came out okay! :)
    i've seen your post and i was very inspired!
    i wonder how many look challenges Revlon would come up with in the future. :)

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