Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Daybreak Aeval FOTD

Hi everybody,

Lately, if you’ve noticed I have not posted a lot of FOTDs at all. I felt uninspired to do any looks and even when I tried to do a look, it became the same old-same old me-drag that I always talked about. Now, it would be fine if it were just for me. But for the blog, I need something more wonderful, right?

Daybreak Aeval FOTD

Then I saw this look that Le Midget did in her YouTube channel. I’ve been secretly loving her channel and watching her doing makeup is a joy. She has a way to create very doable but gorgeous looks and most times, I can recreate them. After watching it, I was so revved up that I started searching for some similar colors.

Then came Archetype cosmetics pigment samples. I really cherish them and rarely touch them at all. After waiting about 45 days for them to come, I’d better be careful. I chose Daybreak Aeval and Verre de Soie. While I’ve used Verre de Soie before, this was the first time I tried Daybreak Aeval and loved every single minute of it. Archetype cosmetics pigments are outstandingly gorgeous and really pigmented. A little bit does go a very long way.

Items used on the eyes: Boom by Silk Naturals, Verre de Soie and Daybreak Aeval by Archetype Cosmetics, and Stormy by Clinique

Generally, I followed the direction but made changes and substitutions.


A closeup shot at my eye

Semi-open eye
You can see how gorgeous the pigments are!

Jane Be Pure eyeliner as a base, then applied Daybreak Aeval to my eyelids. I used Stormy on my outer V and slightly blended it into my crease. I used the leftover pigments to apply on the lower lash line. To highlight, I used Boom and slightly blend it downward. Then, to accent the inner corner of the eyes, I applied Verre de Soie.

I used the Sephora faux lashes after applying mascara. Then, I used an eyelash curler to blend the fake and real lashes together.

Cheeks: I used Adorned with Grace minerals shimmer blush in Glamorous.

Lips: I used Sock Hop lip glass from Heatherette collection and voila, it’s done!

Another head shot, I even wore my fancy earrings :)
(I used "Glow" function to color correct my skin a bit, I'm tan now!)

Usually, I do not look good in green eyeshadows. However, darkening Daybreak Aeval with a dark base is a genius idea! Now, I have another smokey eyed look that I adore!

That’s all for today. I hope you enjoy this look. What do you think about it? Comment, comment please!


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  1. Gorgeous pigments and beautiful look!

  2. Long hair, gorgeous makeup, especially the eyes (the faux lashes really make the eyes standing out). Where can I find them?

    Ngoc Ha

  3. You look gorgeous! I love the makeup and the hair!

  4. Hi Catanya,

    Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy this look!

  5. Hi Ngoc Ha,

    Your comment made my day, girl! The faux lashes I got from Sephora during one of their promotions. I think a pair costs around $8, which is cheaper than MAC lashes. I bought the glue from Sally's because it's cheaper.

  6. Hi Gio,

    Thank you so much! I love my long hair more and more these days :)

  7. Wow, you look gorgeous!! The false lashes and sparkly/dark pigments really draw focus to your eyes and makes them pop. I really love this look! :D

  8. Hi Amy,

    Thank you so much! I haven't worn falsies in a while, glad you like this look :)

  9. This look really suits you! Great job! I am going to go play with my green shadows later!

  10. Hi Stephanie,

    I'm glad you enjoy it! Usually, I do not look that good with green :)


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