The Face of the Look [B&W in Disguise]


I'm usually very self-conscious when I'm being observed. [Who isn't?] As a matter of fact, every time I post something here it's an enormous leap of courage as I trust my opinion [photos and words] to your own judgement, as the audience. It's like I'm under a magnifying glass, and a huge eye is observing each move. I've received some negative comments, unfortunately, by people who, in my opinion, do not even begin to comprehend the beauty of blogging. Blogging isn't about 'showing off'. It takes courage, patience, determination and the will to share. Frankly, it's gutsy business. 

The beauty of blogging is that it makes every one of us an editor in our own right. We, as bloggers, edit the content that we put up and in turn, we are responsible for whatever we say. I imagine my outfit posts to be my own personal editorials, in my own, very personal magazine. I plan an outfit, I think and process the vibe I want to project, communicate it with whoever's taking the photos (recently my boyfriend) and finally, I edit and choose whichever I think best fit the look I want. A fun process, definitely. It's a matter of expression of opinion. I don't blog for followers (I'm happy when there are new followers, don't get me wrong, after all, who isn't?), I blog to express myself. I believe I have a fair, educated opinion about something I love, in my case, fashion, so I blog about it. Simple.

I wanted to put this out there, but let's get back to the business that is make-up. What I'm doing here is basically a round up of the make up used in my previous post [an outfit post].

Lips | Revlon Pink about it in Matte
Mascara | Pupa Milano Vamp Mascara in purple
Liquid Eyeliner | Essence
Foundation | Revlon Photoready


I've been using this lipstick for more than a year now. It's the shade of pink you need when you definitely don't need anything too bright or too dark and when you don't want to create too much focus on the lips. I found it to be the most ideal with black and white ensembles, since I like to keep the focus on the black and white and any lip colour could easily overpower the look, except this doesn't. It just adds some interest. :)

Vamp Mascara - by Pupa Milano.
Pupa Milano has offered me this product to try out. I instantly loved it. It was given to me ar the beginning of summer. But frankly Autumn/Winter '12 is where coloured mascara is at! Seen at Stella McCartney here:

Personally, I am more inclined towards quality than quantity but priced at just around 2 euro or so I couldn't resist this Essence liquid eyeliner. It wasn't a disappointment. It's enduring, the bottle is small and therefore easy to fit anywhere. I would recommend it for travel and for day to day use!

That's all, I suppose. If you have any further questions feel free to ask!


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