Monday, 31 May 2010

FOTD #3: Aquamarina

Some of the more eagle-eyed of you may have noticed I mentioned a blush in my 'Going Natural' post, which I had received in a palette from Coco Beau Cosmetics for the purposes of review. Now, this is not one of those sponsored product placement posts, but as I want to give this palette the time and verbosity it deserves, I've been rigorously putting it through its paces and testing it out....

And to test out makeup, I need to wear it... And I liked this look so much I decided an FOTD was in order, just to show you a fairly summery aquatic kind of look. The look itself really reminds me of that awful bit in Stingray (if you don't know what Stingray is, then it's kind of like Thunderbirds. But in the sea.), with the mute Marina who could breathe underwater, and the terrible accompanying song. Anyway, this look reminds me of that. SO YEAH. And you know, I never wear anything bright and jazzy - so this is a bit more of a dramatic look, and I'm enjoying it wholeheartedly!

Apparently smiling costs money.

Duck lips optional - I didn't even realise I was doing it until later!

Products used:
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
  • E.L.F. Under-Eye Concealer
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
  • Kryolan Anti-Shine Powder
  • MAC Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom
  • MAC Paintpot in Bare Study
  • Bee-Luscious Palette Eyeshadows in Bullet (a pigmented silver-platinum), Washed Denim (a teal) and Moody Blue (a navy with glitter).
  • Shiseido Fine Eyeliner
  • MAC Powerpoint Pencil in Grey Utility
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
  • MAC Lipstick in Most Popular dabbed as a light stain.
Innit. Complete with backwards L-sign. Because I'm 90's.

Much love x


  1. Hahaha... I love your blog! Your posts always manage to make me laugh out loud!

    This looks amazing on you by the way, I have a real thing for blue, aqua and turquoise.

    You're incredibly pretty hun and obviously very gifted when it comes to writing AND applying make-up!! :-)


  2. stingray ruled!
    *singing* stingray stingray duh duh duh duh duh dun,
    maria aqua maria la la la la

  3. LOVE IT :) You look beautiful and this post had me a chucklin'! xxx

  4. Beautiful, I wish bluey shadows looks on me like that! xxx

  5. I love the way you've blended the blue so it isn't really bright :)

  6. @loveaudrey Glad to be of service! I don't think it's possible for me to write a blog post without poking fun at myself or without including some kind of humour :) Thank you for your lovely comments - I feel my ego is definitely inflating, though! xxx

    @Nicola But it was just no Thunderbirds! I remember when Katy on Blue Peter made Tracy Island with toilet rolls and things, hehe x

    @Laura Thank you lovely :) I am, as always, glad to be of service :D xx

  7. @Rocaille I bet you can wear them, you just need to find the right tone! In truth, I never wear bluey shadows as they scare me and Kiwi just HATES them, but these ones I like :) xxx

    @Caz Thank you lovely :) Bright is something I am terrified of, so in these kinds of looks I tend to blend quite a lot. One day I'll conquer my fear of bright makeup! I hope! xx


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