Thursday, January 12, 2012

Girl About Town

MAC Girl About Town that is! I must warn you that throwing this lipstick on will make you feel like a girl about town. I felt like one, even in my pajamas! I do apologize for that haha, because the first three pictures are me in my Betty Boop shirt :) Don't worry, afterwards I throw on an acceptable blazer ;)

Getting back to Girl About Town, it is best described as a great hot pink/fuschia color and the perfect choice for an unexpected bright and bold lip. In terms of my makeup, I honestly felt like anything less then the eye makeup I did (as neutral of a smokey eye I could achieve with such a lip) on my face and features would just make the look too unbalanced. Most people go by the standard of either dramatic lips or dramatic eyes, and I agree with this standard when I'm doing eye makeup for glasses, but on my face I feel like it needs a bit more punch to look done and finished in general, when it comes to me with my rare contacts.

 I did a lot of shimmery light highlighting under the browbone and gave my lid a nice shimmery vanilla beige-y color, with some glitter sparkle added on top thanks to MACS Antique Gold Reflects Pigment. I used Urban Decay's Darkhorse, a great dark browny shimmery shade in the crease and outer V, and added some black to the Outer V and right above my lid. I added black liner on top and in the waterline, and a dark brown to my lower lashline. Add false lashes, bronzer, blush/highlighter if you desire, and of course Girl About Town (or a similar hot pink lipstick!) and the look is done :) 

Note: I will try to get a picture of the lipstick w/o flash because it shows up as more neon then it is! In person it is a bit darker and really hot pink, whereas this looks like more of a Barbie pink, but I figured it was worth the close-up anyway :)

Shiseido Brow Pencil

Urban Decay Darkhorse Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Creep Eyeshadow
Stila Kitten Eyeshadow
Stila Bare Eyeshadow
TheBalm Sultry & Sleek combined for lower lashline
MAC Antique Reflects Gold Glitter Pigment dusted on lid lightly
Maybelline Colossal Lash Mascara
Demi Ardell Wispies (I really don't like them in these pics, either I applied them badly because they look too obvious and criss-cross/spiky, I got a defective pair, or it just didn't work for this look and I wish I had just changed my choice in false lashes to a different pair)

Graftobian Glamour HD Creme Foundation
NARS Casino
NARS Madly
Dior Amber Diamond Highlighter
Laura Mercier Setting Powder

MAC Magenta Lip Pencil
MAC Girl About Town

Bonus: I did this makeup today to take pictures with a friend! We had, a very interesting experience, to say the least, taking these classic photo strip pictures at Forever 21. I got the hot pink lip and she got the red! Enjoy our hilarity, and our many, many bloopers :)

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