This morning (last day of the contest) I woke up feeling strangely motivated, and ran to CVS for some goods. I picked up a Maybeline eyeshadow quad in Sparkling Sapphire, a tube of NYC black liquid liner, and Revlon lipstick in Nude Attitude. The shadow and lipstick were not the shades I wanted, but all 3 came to $12 total so I can't really complain.
I chose Hyori because I think her look really stands out from other Asian pop stars. I love her tanned glow and tousled black hair in this shoot. I also like that she's not wearing falsies here (or so it seems?) because I have little patience for those.
The Inspiration: Hyori Lee
(photo from Hyori.net)
My boyfriend's cam skills have improved so much since I started blogging. He was a total newbie just a few months ago, and then I dragged him into becoming my photographer : ) Two other pics for the contest (total of 3 to enter) :
Products used: my daily routine (left) and new haul from CVS (right)
Quick review of the drugstore products:
1. The Maybelline shadow quad in Sapphire was not bad at $6 (on sale for $4), although they are my first shadows so I have nothing to compare them to. Good spectrum of colors for this smokey look, with brow highlighter too. I definitely need to buy an eye brush, though - the foamy applicators were uneven and messy.
2. The NYC liquid liner was $1.99 and very easy to apply, but unfortunately, very hard to remove ... I used several swipes of Lancome eye makeup remover and the liner still remains as I type! My eyes are red from trying to rub it off.
3. Revlon Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude ($6) - Bad. I would not use this again. My lips are not smooth and this lipstick didn't do them any favors. The matte color applied unevenly, settled into the creases and made the flakes more evident. I had to smooth it out with some vaseline for the photos. I've only used Clinique lippies before this, and there is a very visible difference - the Clinique ones moisturize and glide on, versus glop on.
And another pic of Hyori in the same look, makeup shown in broad daylight: