FOTD: Gilded Opal (12/03/10)

Taking a break from our regularly scheduled copying programming for a dead-horse-beating special. I put this on to go to a friend’s birthday celebration, but it didn’t really even get started til midnight, and I was too sickly and passing out to end up going. šŸ˜¦ I had three fillings yesterday afternoon, and I don’t think it makes much sense, but the anaesthetic seems to have made me super woozy. I went straight to bed after dinner (so, around 6ish) slept til 9 (I *never* take more than a 1.5 hour nap), “got ready,” put on makeup, managed to stay up til 11:30, passed the fuck out. Slept soundly through the night until 10:30, just barely managed to get my shit together to go to dance class. Which was AWESOME since it was just me and Sara and she gave me a lot of feedback, both about what I was doing slightly wrong and what I was doing great already. So yay! I intended to go into work afterwards and make up time from yesterday, but it’s snowing like crazy. It’s not sticking to the roads, but snow makes me nervous, so I’m chilling at home, with a bunch of candles going, all snuggly and watching Da Vinci’s Inquest. I think later it’s going to be time for a Myrna Loy marathon and knitting. Or maybe sewing. And I ain’t leaving the house for shit tonight. I don’t care if it’s not getting down to freezing til 6am. Fuck it. Anyway, here’s the super ambitious, kind of draggish look I put together. Still like it, though. šŸ™‚

Night before last, for some reason I decided to put pincurls in. I think I really like how they turned out. I’m feeling Rita Sue’s style these days (even though it’s not very practical for cold-ass weather), and pincurls kind of suit. I was tired as shit Friday morning when I took the pictures, though, so…that explains the face.

And here’s the look from last night:

-Clinique Supermoisture Makeup in Linen
-Clinique True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunkissed (as highlighter)
-Concrete Minerals Electric Eye Primer (all around the eye)
-Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (several times, layered with eyeshadow several times)
-Fyrinnae Loose Eyeshadow in Fire Opal (lid, crease, lower lashline)
-Fyrinnae Loose Eyeshadow in Pumpkinfire (lid, patted on top of Fire Opal)
-Fyrinnae Loose Eyeshadow in Gilded Wings (inner corners, inner lower lashline, blended into Fire Opal)
-Josie Maran Argan Infused Eyeliner in Raven (waterlines)
-Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies mascara in Very Black
-Hi-Fi Spotlight Lip Glaze in Quid Pro Quo

<a href=""Brian's been laying Pixie Epoxy and shadow, building up the intensity, to great effect, so I decided to try it myself. I can see how it works, but I personally need more practice. I had a lot of trouble with removing bottom layers of shadow when I was applying more PE on top (preparatory to adding another layer of shadow on top). I liked the final result, I really did, but it was a bit of work. So, practice! And then it’ll be easy peasy.

And Maybelline’s Gray-T Glamour:


10 thoughts on “FOTD: Gilded Opal (12/03/10)

  1. Love the look with Fire Opal! Very pretty! Almost matches the color of your eyes!

    And I tried doing the PE layering tonight like Brian talked about too. I carefully dotted the PE over the top of the first layer, with a q-tip, trying not to smudge the shadow. It’s a technique that is going to take practice!

    • Thanks! And, yeah, I need more practice with the PE layering, too. I found it much more difficult not to smudge off when I touched it, but maybe I needed to let it dry/set longer? Who knows – that’s what practice is for, right.

  2. So this post officially convinced me to get PE. I’ve never ordered from them before but once I haz monies I know I will, and I know what’s at the top of my list! The look is awesome, and I love curly hair! It’s adoreable on you!

    • Get it! It’s amazing! And Fyrinnae never, ever, ever disappoints. šŸ™‚

      I love curly hair, too! Thanks! I keep flirting with the idea of getting a perm, but…my sister’s home perms from the 80s still haunt the shit out of me. So…no.

  3. OH MAN! I’d SO copy this if I had colors similar! *cries* It’s seriously beautiful. It reminds me of Egyption Queens!
    Ah I wish my hair held a curl! You look so pretty with them!

  4. When I was reading this I was like, ‘oh nice, kathys hai…OMGKATHYSFACE.’ That is awesomeballs… three more Fyrinnae shades on the end of my ever growing list….

    • Heee! Awesome, thanks! And I think it’s impossible to ever have a short Fyrinnae wishlist. I mean, it would be possible, if they stopped making awesome shit and you could actually catch up. But who wants that? Not me! MOAR!

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