Saturday, May 14, 2011

Boldly Bare

I love buying eyeshadow, swatching eyeshadow, and playing with eyeshadow, but I don't always love wearing it, especially when the weather is warmer and more humid. Sometimes when I wear eyeshadow, I don't get to wear my brighter blushes or lipsticks because I don't want to seem too done up.

That is why recently I have been loving the look of just mascara on my eyes. I used to be the girl who rarely walked out of the house without eyeliner on. Now that I have become completely obsessed with makeup and am experimenting a lot more, I am surprisingly a lot more comfortable with wearing less makeup. That might not make any sense, but it is just something I feel and cannot really explain. 

Wearing just mascara gives you a completely different look - a very young, fresh look that to me embodies springtime. It also gives me a lot more room to wear my fun colored makeup like the YSL Rouge Volupte in No 30., and simplifies my routine significantly. 

For the look I layered L'oreal Telescopic to lengthen and Voluminous to thicken and volumize. I contoured with Hoola bronzer, and used YSL No 30 on my lips. 
I also tried a sample of Channel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation today and I loved it. I can't wait to get the full size of it and perhaps do a review!

Thank you guys for reading, let me know what you think!

~Vida

18 comments:

  1. I am looking everywhere for a very good mascara and i think i might just try out this one! Thanks :)
    The look looks very nice, i like how its simple.

    xx

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  2. I totally agree but I usually use a wash of champagne/pink gold eyeshadow too, but just tightline and no other eyeliner :)

    I tried the Chanel VLA too, but opted for another foundation! Would love to see what you think though, it seems to be quite popular!

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  3. definitely agree with you about being comfortable wearing less makeup. I have been sporting this look all week! xo

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  4. I LOVE Voluminous (currently using it) and that YSL lipstick looks gorgeous!

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  5. I love natural fresh face and you certainly rocked it with this look!

    If u follow me on twitter you'd know that i recently purchased the chanel vitalumiere aqua and i love it for the summer! Very natural with great coverage!

    Never tried the loreal voluminous masacar.. I adore my Kanebo one!

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  6. I know exactly what you mean! Since I have started using lots of different makeup, I've felt more comfortable without my eyeliner, and I don't wear it every day now, just when I feel I need it or to complete an evening look! I've also switched from black mascara to plum mascara, which gives a much softer look all the wile still bringing out the colour of my eyes and making them stand out.

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  7. Wow you look gorgeous & the lipstick is such a nice colour. I agree with you on the wearing less make up thing, I used to wear quite a bit of it but now I'm happier with the minimal amount x

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  8. I completely agree. I opt for minimal makeup in summertime as well. You look stunning as usual and that YSL lipstick looks gorgeous for spring and summer

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  9. I know exactly what you mean - just mascara on the eyes really does open up the option for super bright lips and cheeks and creates a gorgeous polished look. You look so lovely here! xx

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  10. You look lovely and fresh faced. Love Sia x

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  11. OMG you look beautiful!!!

    xoxo

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  12. About the wearing less makeup part, I feel ya! (: Sometimes I wear just mascara as well for just a fresh effortless look, like today lol.
    Btw, which version of voluminous do you recommend? :D

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  13. Vida, you look gorgeous! =)

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  14. @Tiffo - I have used the carbon black one and the original and I actually don't have a preference. I think they are all good!

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  16. i need that lipstick!!! haha its sooo gorgeous, you look so lovely here :)

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  17. im the same way, when the weather gets warmer i wear less makeup and go for just mascara, lip balm and bronzer. love that YSL lipstick btw :)

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  18. WOW. Your skin looks so amazing!

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