playing with honey brown

by lyn on March 21, 2010 · 10 comments

in Eyeshadow, Lumiere, Mineral Make Up

The weekends are so precious these days. After slogging through some major insanity at work, I cannot wait until the weekend rolls around again and to recuperate. Not to mention I get to play with some makeup looks for a bit. I am still experimenting with new techniques, especially on my eyes. I need the practice because I suck at so many levels.

Today, I decided to whip out the free Lumiere mineral eyeshadow sample I received with my purchase from lovingminerals.com. By the way, this is my first foray into loose mineral eyeshadow. On it's own, it looks like a shimmery bark brown shade. To my surprise, it went on a little orange. Well, it is called Honey Brown and real honey does contain golden tones after all. I tried to lessen the orange-ness with a shimmery pink shade from MAC. I don't think I like the outcome though.

It looks better with flash. Believe it or not, I had brown eyeliner on but my application was so terrible that I had to smudge it out, which is why the crease colour is browner and darker.

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Paris B March 21, 2010 at 9:30 AM

I stay away from warm browns – like you, I find it does not enhance my looks. Try a cooler brown or brown-taupe. They are pretty and workable as crease and liner. As for concealer, the I Nuovi UnderCover is great for me as is Lancome Effacernes :)

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knitties March 21, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Thanks for the rec, ParisB! I may have a few neutral browns and a taupe shade somewhere. I was hoping to do a pink and brown combo today but kinda failed.

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Connie De Alwis March 22, 2010 at 7:08 AM

I'd play with eyeshadows and rub them off again and again. Definitely takes practice. But I see that you're getting the hang of blending! Keep it up!I'm using the Revlon spa concealer. doesn't conceal much but it feels comfortable and looks natural

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knitties March 22, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Thanks, Connie! I don't dare rub my eyes too much these days because they are getting wrinkly :-( But I definitely need to practice, which is why I save the more "adventurous" stuff for the weekends.

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Jyoan March 23, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Honey brown look so pretty. =)

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Beautyknot March 24, 2010 at 5:42 AM

Hi lyn, where to get StriVectin SD Eye Cream in Malaysia and how much it costs there?

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Alien Poo March 24, 2010 at 3:42 PM

Dunno if it's the camera but the colour makes your eyes look a tad 'bengkak' lah…Oh well, please include a closed eye shot so can see the colours yea! Thanks!

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knitties March 24, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Jyoan : Thanks for the compliment! It is a pretty colour but I'm afraid it's not for me. I find it a tad bit warm.Beautyknot : StriVectin is available at Sasa and standalone counters (there is one in Metrojaya, Mid Valley Mall). I believe a tube costs RM295 but it's quite a large and would take ages to finish.

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Beautyknot March 25, 2010 at 4:04 AM

Thanks so much, lyn. That's quite pricey. I'll check the price in TH and other country to see if any better deal. "b

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knitties March 25, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Beautyknot : Agreed it's very expensive :-( It seems ok and I'm not completely in love with it.Alien Poo : There won't be any re-takes, lil' poop. And you'll probably end up being the lucky recipient of Honey Brown :-)

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