Sunday Stash Shopping #29

I’m in my third trimester now. Dun dun dun!!!!!!! And guess what? This is when I’ll balloon like crazy. You’ll see that my face is already puffing up in the photo below. I’m debating whether or not to continue to post FOTDs. LOL!

In the previous stash shopping post, I showed you how to create a soft smokey look using the products in Project Make A Dent. I am still diligently using these products, so I thought I’d show you another way of wearing the products. I can’t exactly get creative with the base, cheeks or lip products, but there IS something I could do with eye colour placement.

 

make a dent 2

 

For the eyes, I used Clinique Bountiful Beige as a base before patting the lighter shade of The Escape all over my lids. Now the difference is the placement of the darker eye shadow. Using a smaller brush, I carefully darken just the outer quarter of my lids. Then with a fluffier blending brush, I’d just swirl the brush around to blur out the edges. To up the intensity, just add the darker shade and repeat until you like how it looks. Black liner is a must for this look because I don’t have dense lashes. For this, I’d make sure the pencil is sharp before drawing a crisp line, winging it a little at the end. Finish off with mascara. The end result should look like this.

 

eye closeup

 

This creates a subtle definition on the eyes. I forgot to mention that I do take the darker eye shadow down to my lower lash line – just on the outer third. This makes my eyes look just a little bit bigger. And more awake. You can even increase the contrast of the eye shadow, use a liquid liner instead of a pencil and apply a red lipstick and make this a pin up look. The complete look is something like this.

 

look

 

In the next stash shopping post, I was considering posting basic tips on applying eye shadows. Would you like that, or do you prefer me just using other products and creating looks with them? Let me know. I’m running out of ideas 😛

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

  • Claire

    third trimester, yay 😀 you look so happy! and a new layout? looks great! I am happy to read everything you post, lol, so no matter if those are tips or looks 😉 I agree, a pin-up look is actually really simple, just a tad more liner and red lips. basic but I love it.

    • Lily

      Thanks for the support, Claire 🙂

  • Bella

    Congrats on the third trimester; you are glowing :). I love the eye look.

    • Lily

      Thanks Bella. I’m so round you have no idea!

  • wow I love that subtle definition, it is so pretty and looks so natural. Please go on posting FOTDs lol, I love seeing your face puffing or not. 🙂

    • Lily

      Lol lol it’s not done puffing up yet.

  • You have to take advantage of this pretty glow. More FOTDs! I would love to see a tutorial about eye makeup. I have a very simple way of doing it but I need some inspirations! 😉

    • Lily

      I was thinking of doing more eye posts because I don’t have to do the whole face. So lazy. Hahahaha

  • Liz

    You are a champ! I think that in my third trimester, I’d just be reclining on the couch wearing only robes and ordering everyone else around. Forget makeup, lol.

    • Lily

      I want to do that! Big belly is making me less agile and the extra weight definitely makes me lazy. I’ve been posting lots more lately just because I had some writing bug. I foresee a slowdown soon. ….

    • Liz, you took the words right out of my mouth! 😀
      I’d love some basic eyeshadow application tips! Always good to learn something new! You do not look puffy to my eyes, Lily, and you should continue posting FOTD’s from now until delivery day if you feel like it! YAY for 3rd trimester!! You’re almost there, ladybug!!

      • Lily

        Thanks Kristen. I think I’ll be working on some tips for eyeshadow application. Well, based on what limited I know anyway. And trust me. I am not done puffing up yet. Still cooking in the oven. Lol!

        • Liz

          Right on. I demand a delivery day FOTD!

          • Lily

            Delivery day FOTD???!?!! Bahahahahaha!!!! Yeah, my face will be without makeup and in pain! Unless I take the epidural of course. LOL 😀

          • Jaa

            LOLOLOL! Gotta give it to Liz for always cracking us up!!! Hahaha. But it’s actually a good idea, no, Lily? 😀 😀 You’d be the first beauty blogger on the planet who does FOTD on the delivery day!!!! That’s MAJOR!!

            • Lily

              Erm, I believe some lines are just NOT meant to be crossed. LOL LOL!

  • Lily, that eye makeup is PERFECTION. I hope I look this pretty pregnant, someday 😉

    • Lily

      Aaw Thanks Rae whale. *smooch*

  • That’s a great look! It’s very delicate but it really makes you look radiant!

    • Lily

      Thanks Melissa 🙂