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To pair with my fail-safe gray outfit, I wore my fail-safe smokey eye look.
- MAC Soft Ochre Paintpot
- Lid: Shroom eyeshadow
- Outer V: Satin Taupe eyeshadow
- Crease: Brun eyeshadow
- Highlight: Shroom eyeshadow
- MAC C-Thru Lipglass
This is my go-to look whenever I’m in a rush or don’t have time to think about new makeup combinations. Hope you guys enjoy!
I just noticed Rue La La is having a sample sale on Smashbox cosmetics for today, 9/22/2010, only!!! If you’re not familiar with Rue La La, it’s basically a sample sale site just like Gilt Groupe or Haute Look.
I don’t have a lot of Smashbox cosmetics but the “Pro” Eye Shadow Palette and Brush Set and the “Gloss On The Go” Set both look really good! If anyone has any suggestions on items, please do let me know!
The sale ends tonight so hurry on up and head over to Rue La La before these things sell out!
If you need an invite for the site, click here. (Disclaimer: this is a referral link)
One of my fail-safe colors for work clothes is gray. I love the classiness of gray and feel like it’s not quite as formal as black. It was also a bit overcast today, so the color fit the weather exactly. Here was my outfit for today:
Top: I really like the simplicity of this BR top. It’s a little sheer, but the when paired with a nude-colored bra, you don’t notice a thing. It’s nice and sleek and pairs nicely with a skirt or dressed down with a pair of jeans.
Skirt: I’ve actually been looking for a flattering tulip skirt for awhile now. I’ve tried on several from Bebe but they were all super tight on me and showed off way too much leg whenever I sat down. Definitely not work appropriate! This skirt from Forever 21 is actually perfect. It’s just loose enough so I don’t feel like a wrapped up sausage and I can go about my day not having to adjust my clothes and look uncomfortable.
Shoes: I found these shoes at Forever 21 maybe 6 months ago and really love them. Since I wear grey a lot, these shoes were just what I was looking for. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to find a shoe by Forever 21 smaller than a size 6, so these shoes are a bit big on me (I’m a size 5 – 5.5). I’ve added heel inserts and a forefoot insole so make it a bit better. It’s wearable if I’m just going to be in the office where I sit for most of the day — the only walking I really do is to the cafeteria and the bathrooms. ^_^
Necklace: I’ve noticed that I’ve been wearing lots of animal necklaces lately! I don’t know if it’s coincidence or if it’s actually a trend! I do know that I have seen several animal necklaces at Forever 21 lately – fish, bunny, butterfly, zebra, and even panda!!
I decided to give my Urban Decay Naked palette some love today. Here’s what I came up with:
And just cause this picture showed the colors best…
- MAC Painterly Paintpot
- MAC Cement Shadestick
Urban Decay Naked Palette (sold out!)
- Lid: Toasted
- Outer V: Naked
- Crease: Darkhorse
- Highlight: Virgin
- MAC Myself Lipstick
- Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in Bonbon
On a side note, I think my L’Oreal Lash Boosting serum is actually working. Check out my lashes below! No falsies!! It’s not half bad for an Asian with typical stick-straight stumpy lashes!
I woke up full of energy today and decided to wear a bright blue dress to complement my mood.
Dress: I absolutely love this dress! It’s super comfortable and is the perfect degree of dressiness for my workplace (Dallas hedge fund). I bought it a couple weeks ago from the sale rack of Urban Outfitters for only $29.99! This was my first time purchasing a dress from UO as they don’t normally fit me very well, but this well was just perfect! The waist was nicely form-fitting with about an extra 1/2″ wiggle room. The length was also perfect as it hit right above my knee. What’s even better is that it had little sleeves — I’ve noticed that most dresses I find in the summer are sleeveless and my office is wayyy too freezing for sleeveless dresses! This dress satisfied all the criteria I look for when looking for dresses. Hooray UO!! 🙂
Shoes: I was lucky enough to find some nude pumps at my local Aldo store a few months ago. I bought the first and last size 35! I had been on the lookout for some nude pumps ever since I saw how amazingly they lengthened your legs. And who doesn’t want to have longer legs?! The only downside of these shoes is that they’re a little wide, making them slip off my feet occasionally when walking. I added some inserts into each shoe, making it a little more snug.
Necklace: Of course, I had to complement my outfit with the appropriate necklace — a chirpy bird necklace!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Chirp! 🙂
I wanted to do a quick Face of the Day (FOTD) post showing some of the makeup that I wore today.
The look was very subtle but complemented the outfit I was wearing earlier today perfectly. I actually took this picture after the gym (and thus I’m in workout clothes), but the colors still worked out beautifully!
Here’s what I used:
- MAC Burmese Beauty Quad (Fabulous Felines collection)
- Stila Espresso eyeshadow
- Stila 40 Watts Illuminating Powder Foundation
- MAC By Candelight MSF (In the Groove collection)
- MAC Sculpt and Shape Powder in Bone Beige/Emphasize
- Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream (sample)
- MAC Painterly Paintpot
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20
- Covergirl Lashblast Volume in Very Black
- Shiseido The Makeup Mascara Base Mascara
- MAC Fix+
This is a super versatile look — as you can tell I wore it with a blue-themed outfit and even a coral colored workout outfit! If you haven’t picked up the Burmese Beauty Quad from the latest MAC Fabulous Felines collection, you should definitely do so before the collection is gone! It’s one of my all-time favorite quads and works great with virtually every outfit!