Friday, August 29th, 2008

So the whole trying out different brands in a look did not work out so well. I am not sure if it was the base I chose to use (Soft Ochre paint pot), or the shadows themselves.  All I know is that the resulting look looked messy, uneven, and all kinds of awful, LOL.  I mean, if I can see obvious problems in a regular mirror, then I know they will show many times more in photos! I think yesterday may have been one of those off-days, because I couldn’t get anything to really work for me. I ran out of time, and I threw some Ricepaper eyeshadow on the lid, and tossed some Smoke & Diamonds eyeshadow in the crease. Cheeks were Blooming blush, while lips were Custom Rose Pro Longwear Lustre Color.

I’m going to try again, which means I better get my butt into gear 😉  Class at 10:30! Not nearly enough time to get ready if I end up re-doing my makeup three times like I did yesterday, LOL.

See some pictures of my day at Monterey…

The only exhibit that I could photograph without the result looking horrid! Yay for the tropical fish tank.  Dory 😀 But guess what? At 5PM on Tuesday, they got in a new Great White Shark, so we were there JUST in time to see it. (My boyfriend loves seeing and learning about sharks.) We’ve seen three of the four they’ve had at the aquarium (this being our third).

The boyfriend took this one :)

Isn’t this one of the most awesome handmade candles you have ever seen?  It’s Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas.  The outside isn’t actually a candle, it holds a candle that’s inside. When lit (and otherwise dark), he glows orange.

Mellan spent the day at my Mom’s house, swimming and running outside the whole time. Exhausted at our place!(YAY!)

“Seriously, Mom? Trying to sleep.”

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25 thoughts on “Look – The “I Give Up” and “Surrender to the Non-Makeup” Look

  1. Very pretty! I like this look on you (as I sit here at work with my 2 shades of bright green shadow on, LOL).

  2. Nell

    I love Blooming blush on you, I need to get that!

  3. a great white shark??? woah! that must have been interesting. I love the cheeks and lips in this look — the eyes look fine from afar but i know what you mean about it looking muddled close up — that happens alot when i do neutrals (and i still don’t know why…..).

    poor mellan, all tuckered out!! i want to bite his little nose off!!

  4. Awww, your baby Mellan is getting so big! He’s absolutely gorgeous!

  5. I’m sorry about the makeup problems! But I’m definitely loving the natural look, I myself don’t really own any loud coloured shadows (crazy, I know!). Could you possibly do a look (or maybe even give a close-up pic) of Custom Rose Prolongwear? I think it looks absolutely gorgeous on you and I’m thinking of giving it a try at my MAC counter…if they still have it of course!!

  6. Stephanie D

    Great pictures Christine! You look so pretty of the one on the beach and I love Mellan’s coloring on his ear! So unusual and neat.

  7. I keep swatching Blooming at work and thinking I want it, but I just don’t know!!!! When we sell out I can’t wear it :\ It looks lovely on you :) And Mellan is so big!!!!

  8. even when you give up – you still look lovely!

  9. Sara


  10. Calico

    Smoke & Diamonds is my failsafe eyeshdadow.
    I put it with shroom, or blanc type, and Im good to go.
    In fact, I had this look on the whole weekend, with Sweet William on my cheeks, and pale-ish lips.

    Yay for smoke & diamonds. He he

  11. Jaime

    Oh – I love this look on you! It’s my favorite in a while. :)