Monday, February 1, 2010

Neutral Sunday FOTD

I haven't done one of those in a while because of my skin acting up, but finally got the courage to undig my crappy camera... Yesterday's look was slightly inspired by Leighton Mesteer's character in the Gossip Girl series which I'm currently watching - late, I know! I was going out in the evening but otherwise had a pretty lazy day, so it was fun to play with my stash a bit. Here's what I came up with:

Products used (I'm skipping the face part as it's always the same stuff):

Miss Sporty Mini Me eyeliner pencil in Grizzly (brown) as a base (determined to use it up!)
Annabelle 'So Foxy' (cool brown) on the lashline and blended up
MAC Patina eyeshadow on the centre of the lid and up
Matte black from the Sleek Storm palette on the lashline and slightly flicked up in the corners
Darker matte brown from the same palette through the brows
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese in the inner corners, on the browbone and lower waterline
MaxFactor 2000 Calories mascara

NYX Taupe blusher to contour
NYX Angel blusher on the apples of the cheeks

MAC Viva Glam IV Frost lipstick
clear lipgloss

Here's the close-up of eyes and lips:

I'm absolutely in love with this lipstick, the color is buildable plus it's a very versatile shade for me as it's just a tad darker than my natural lip color, I think it really suits any neutral eye make-up!

I went to see "Nine" by Rob Marshall yesterday with my mom and have to say that while I loved the imagery, cast and musical aspect of it, I was definitely not blown away by the plot. I really liked the atmosphere created and loved the song performed by Kate Hudson, which I feel is a bit like the whole film in a nutshell, i.e. illustrates how much Americans, and Hollywood especially, love Italian culture and spirit. Anyhow, I thought it would be interesting to see how it compares to the original movie by Fellini, which I'm ashamed to say I haven't seen yet.

Have you seen "Nine"? What was your favorite female character from the movie? And if you haven't, what is your favorite musical ever? I'd love to hear from you! xxx


  1. I haven't seen Nine yet but my sister did and said it's totally worth it!

    You did such a beautiful look today! Your hair is awesome !

  2. You look stunning! I'm really keen to see Nine... might have to persuade someone to babysit so I can get to the cinema!


  3. @emily: It is worth it, but I'm glad my dad didn't come because he would've been complaining all through the movie! The hair was a bit of an experiment, I wasn't entirely happy with how it turned out...

    @loveaudrey: Thank you, sweetie! It's always a good opportunity to get some 'me' time! xxx

  4. LOVE your outfit. Its so nautical!
    You look great.. polished but still fresh and young. Great look! xx

    ps. I really want to see nine because I <3 Penelope cruz and i saw this advert where she says 'ill be waiting for you here.. with my legs open' and i nearly died laughing!

  5. @Tali: Thanks so much, hun! Hehe, yes, even hubs noticed my outfit that day :) Penelope Cruz is stunning in the movie, she's got an amazing figure! xxx

  6. You are so cute!
    I haven't seen Nine yet. And I like Marion Cotillard :)
    Marina (makeup4all)

  7. Gorgeous look! You look glowing :) I followed! xx

  8. @Marina: There's a short behind-the-scene kind of footage at the end, and my mum noticed how fabulous Marion looked in the movie but how not-so-fabulous behind the scene... I really loved her make-up in 'Nine' though, might do a look based on it! xxx

    @Nikki: Thanks so much, hun, both for your lovely comment and following! In my case, I have to make sure 'glowing' doesn't mean 'shiny' ;) xxx