FOTD 6/29

A purple and light gold look...

On eyes: Not pictured UDPP & HIP Eyeshadow Crayon in Meticulous; HIP Duo in Wicked; Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow Duo in Sparkling Plum; HIP Cream Liner in Eggplant; NYX Liner in Black; Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express in Glam Black

Face: Not pictured Bare Minerals Foundation in Deepest Deep (used as a Concealer); Valana Minerals foundation in Amber Dream; Valana Minerals Blazing Bronzer in Bahia Tan

Lips: NYX Lipgloss in African Violet

Nwele asked:

“In regards to FOTDS..I feel like i am too light-handed because every time I take a picture, I feel like I am wearing nothing…I’d love my color to pop...could you do an entry or tell us how to do your make up when you take pictures. I am not sure if we're supposed to wear a lot so it can show...”

In order to get my eye makeup to pop I always use some type of base. Either a crayon or a paint in the color family of the lid color I will be using. I find even a neutral base like a beige or white brings the color out. One of my fave bases to use is the HIP crayon in Meticulous or the paints in Nervy and Witty which to me are very neutral colors. I also sometimes layer my eye colors on. I have some colors that are lighter than what I thought so I put another color on top and sometimes I do pack on my lid color to get the intensity I want. I don't really do anything to my face makeup except use a primer which is Monistat chaffing gel.

I take pictures of my face with and without a flash in an area that has good light. Flash I find will make the colors pop and look vibrant. Without flash is more natural and true to life I think. I also take pictures somewhat close to my face that way you can see the colors and the details. I think I may take some pics outside next time to see what it looks like in natural light. I try to take it by my window but that doesn't work out too well.

I hope that was helpful!!


nywele said...

Thank you so much for the explanations and tips!!

The look is gorgeous as always and I love the fact that you use a variety of brands. I was at Target this morning, looking at the HIP collection, looking for Flare and it was sold out!!!
and as a coincidence another blogger Empressri told me that she has just purchased it and is loving it....

i need my own too :)

June 29, 2008 at 9:02 PM
B said...

Beautiful!! That lippy is just gorgeous!

June 30, 2008 at 6:51 AM
Virtuous Blue said...

That color combo just pops on you. You look absolutely radiant. And I am LOVING that NYX gloss. Definitely going to have to cop that African Violet asap. It looks like a great summer shade.


June 30, 2008 at 12:03 PM
Anonymous said...


Again, I love your FOTD!! I like how the color combo pops against your skin but the African Violet lipgloss looks so gorgeous on you! I'm usually afraid to try purple/violet lipgloss but I think I may have to cop this color!

June 30, 2008 at 1:07 PM
yummy411 said...

you got that lip gloss poppin! i'm glad it works so well for you!

July 1, 2008 at 1:42 AM
SuzieC said...

@ nwywele - Thanks for the compliment and you're so very welcome! I'm not loyal to any one makeup brand. Every brand has a shot with me at least once lol...Flare is so pretty. HIP is always on sale someplace so I'm sure you'll get it really soon.

@ B - Thanks!

@ VB - Thanks! African Violet is slowly becoming my summer fave!

@ anjela - Thanks! I don't normally wear bright colors but I wanted to do something different. Try it I think it would look nice on you!

@ yummy - Thanks!

July 1, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Virtuous Blue said...

You are so gorgeous. You're makeup application technique is amazing. (And because a girl can never have enough compliments) I love the blog. Thanks for checking us out.

Teneasha (VB)

July 2, 2008 at 4:13 AM
SuzieC said...

Thanks Teneasha!

July 5, 2008 at 2:11 PM

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