Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A couple of Spring looks (cliche greens)

 Scary face!

I had intended this first look to have rounded eyeliner, but I can't stop myself, I always add a big flick. Rounded liner makes my eyes look really small and wee. So yeah, while I think it suits me this way, it'd be useful to get better at different liner shapes on myself and others. If anyone has advice, feel free to leave a comment.

Soft Ochre paint pot as my base.
Sassy Grass and an Inglot (slightly lighter) matte green under the eye, Inglot green AMC gel liner on the waterline.
Lid is Cloudy Afternoon mineralize eyeshadow from the MAC Naturally collection over Eyeko Satin Taupe fat pencil (it worked quite well as a sticky base).
Crease and brow/inner corner highlight were Naked and Virgin from the Urban Decay Naked palette.
Lips are MAC Perfect Day amplified cream lipstick (also from Naturally collection).
I used MAC Superslick liquid liner in On the Hunt (black) and Bad Bad Black Opulash mascara.
Brows are A La Carte brow ink (darkest one) from the (November?) Carmine box.
Skin was Studio Sculpt concealer NC15 and MSF Natural in Light Plus.
Blush is MAC Harmony and The Balm Frat Boy.
(I know, I don't suit nude lips. Wanted to try it though. At least it's an amplified - my favourite finish, along with mattes).

Yesterday for work I tried to have a blue take on Lana Del Rey's hair using my Babyliss rollers. (ps. I think her hair is the best bit of her entire being). The make-up went a bit more dramatic than I meant it to, but I had time on my hands and well... meh.

I used Soft Ochre paint pot, Shimmermoss eyeshadow on the lid and a mixture of Print and Copperplate eyeshadows in the crease. Brule to blend and under the brow.
Loads of liquid liner, tightlined etc. Loads of Opulash!
Brows are Embark and Copperplate (a mixture). I've been enjoying brown brows the past few days, they match my eyes if not my hair.
Skin is Prolongwear foundation and concealer (both in NC20) and MSF Natural in Light Plus to set. Harmony to contour and Dollymix blush.
Lips were a dab of Red Dwarf prolongwear lipcreme (as a stain) and Japanese Spring cremesheen glass for a bit of shine.

Nails at the minute are MAC Blueblood.

Sad times - my snapped thumb nail finally gave in and came away completely this morning when I was getting dry from my shower. I had been holding it on by using lots of base coat, but it had cracked weeks ago. Now it's a little nub because my nails beds are really short and so if they snap off or are cut down to the shortest length they're really little and square. Sometimes they get so dry and brittle. Not sure if it's the nail polish drying them out or my diet or what. Again, any advice... help a woman out!?

Ruth x


  1. That's really cute, im so in love with your hair

  2. I love all your looks and your brows are always immaculate. Have you tried almond oil on your nails? You can buy it cheaply at any chemists and it really helps. If you dab some on a cotton wool ball and keep it in a food bag it'll last for months without drying out and it makes your nails strong. If you have a bit of extra time you can warm it up gently. x

    1. That sounds great. I do have some cuticle oil from OPI which was so stupidly expensive I wanna cry. But never tried almond oil - sounds good, I'll probably have to buy some now and try it out!

  3. Ah, your liner is perfect! And I like the nude lip on you!

    1. The nude lip of death. I hate it. Look at my little face.