Looks – Cult of Cherry Chartreuse and Brown

I meant to do this look yesterday, but I got a bunch of bad news, so I just knew the makeup thing was sooo not happening. It has to do with Mellan, and if you’re interested, you’ll find the story after the look :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: True Chartreuse pigment (chartreuse base), Sharp eyeshadow (chartreuse), Tempting eyeshadow (bronzy brown), Dark Edge eyeshadow (matte dark brown), Next To Nothing eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Rich Gruond fluidline (brown) Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Other Worldly blush (bronze)
  • Lips: Creme Cerise lipstick (dirty peach-nude), Jampacked lipglass (dark vampy berry)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Sharp = Sour Lemon; Dark Edge = Brun; Next To Nothing = Shroom; Other Worldly = Raizin; Creme Cerise = Peachstock; Jampacked = Desire

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply True Chartreuse pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. All over the lid, apply Sharp eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Tempting eyeshadow on the outer lid and lower outer crease. Darken the outer crease using Dark Edge eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Next to Nothing underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, Rich Ground fluidline on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Other Worldly using the 129. Apply Creme Cerise lipstick to lips, and then top with Jampacked lipglass for color and shine.

Mellan being clingy this morning while I did my makeup!

So, Magellan has had a heart murmur since we’ve gotten him, and it didn’t go away. Though we had an x-ray of his chest done a month or so ago, and the heart looked normal… turns out it isn’t. We talked with an orthopedic surgeon about doing hip surgery (since he has severe hip dysplasia), and before we could think about surgery, we needed to find out what exactly was wrong with his heart. A cardiologist did an echocardiogram (EKG) yesterday afternoon, and Magellan has moderaet pumonic stenosis, which basically means the blood flow on the right part of his heart is restricted.

Between the hips ($8K) and the heart ($5K), we just can’t afford to do surgery, and it seems silly to do one and not the other. He will probably have major hip problems (aka pain) by 3-4 years old, and by 4-5 years old, he has a 40% chance of his heart failing. We have decided to put him on some supplements to help his hips, but we will forego surgery at this point. Of course, we will enjoy every moment we have with him. On a positive side, there are a few exceptional dogs who live out their lives despite hip dysplasia and heart problems – just don’t know how many have done it with both.