A few nights ago I dreamt I was wearing glittery acid green eyeshadow. In my dream, I was desperately trying to wipe it off with tissue (ouch!) because I was late for school and didn’t want to get in trouble. The whole time I remember thinking what a crime it was to have to wipe off such a beautiful colour, and how much I wished I could just wear whatever the heck I wanted.
And then I woke up, and was overjoyed to be able to wear whatever the heck I wanted!
I posted a photo to my Instagram which you might already have seen, but thought I’d do a proper FOTD post as well since I’m trying to get myself back into the groove of beauty blogging again. Side note: it’s not so easy to get back into wearing makeup after road-tripping with boys, where just concealer and mascara feels like a full face.
But back to the dream – it’s funny where makeup inspiration can come from, and even funnier how compelled I get to act on it when it does strike. I really did bolt out of bed and beeline for my vanity that morning! Thankfully I’d just reorganized my makeup stash the week before and knew exactly what to reach for: this beautiful pigment from Inglot.
It’s actually a duochrome, which in this instance made it a lot easier to wear. The “base” colour is a reddish-brown that I felt helped it blend better with my warm crease colour. You can see swatches of it (and the other pigments I own from Inglot) here.
This is definitely *ahem* not the smoothest application I’ve done – I’m rusty and have to admit that I only had 1 clean eyeshadow brush and my fingers to work with for this look. That’ll teach me for suddenly deciding to wash ALL my brushes in one go!
Nevertheless I was pretty happy with the final look, and that thrilled I’d gotten to use a long-untouched item in my collection. Honestly my Inglot pigments don’t get nearly as much love as they deserve, but I suppose the same can by said about many other products I own too. Ah, the joys of constantly living out of a suitcase. Sometimes I daydream about the bygone era of steamer trunks, and how I would totally have had a vanity trunk with my whole stash in it.
Perhaps it’s time to start a makeup spreadsheet to track neglect and use THAT as inspiration.
Face: Chanel Le Blanc, Cle de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream Foundation, Cle de Peau Beauté Concealer // Cheeks: Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette // Eyes: Nectar, Puree and Summer Yum from Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette, Inglot AMC Pigment in #84, Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eyeliner in ME-42, Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara // Brows: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow in #40 // Lips: Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Peacemaker
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