Friday, March 28, 2014

Weekend Report: Thrill Seeker

Sooooo happy that it's the weekend, guys!  But you knew this already, right?  Well, I told you all in my Pearly Plum post that I was going to go for color this weekend and now I want to show you what I've come up with.  I'm kinda excited because I've thrown in something new - an item I've also mentioned prior to, but was vacillating whether to use them or not until now.  And so, without further ado, let me break down the ensemble that I'll be rocking for this last weekend in March.

On my lips will be MAC's Frost Thrills, which is a frosty burnt orange.  This was a limited edition lippy that came out with their To The Beach collection some moons ago.

In addition to Inglot's #446, I'll be recruiting Sunlit Cactus for my lid as well as Coppering for my crease color.  The latter is a true shade of copper from MAC and is one of their staple shadows.  It has a Veluxe Pearl finish (high-pearl shine, but just short of a frost).

Along with NARS' Exhibit A (sorry, no Project Pan Dollymix this time!), a touch of bronzer and other face colorings, I am going to put one more finishing touch to my eyes.  And it's a game changer.  Yes, my darlings, I am going to... (drumroll, please):

PUT ON FALSIES!!!  Yes, I am going to wear a pair of store bought, human hair lashes, you guys!  I know it's not a big deal for some, but if you've read my Lashing Out post then you know that this is all new to me.  And so I am going to go for it; I decided to round out my look with the Demi-Wispies and, all together, I should end up looking something like this:

Now, I have to tell you that when I first started putting on the lashes I was scared.  Don't ask me why.  I mean, I guess I was more nervous than scared - nervous that they wouldn't look right on me at all.  And so I started with my left eye, put the glue on the lash, blew on it then put more glue because I didn't think I put enough on the first time... then I put it on my eye and the outer edges started to lift up because I hadn't put enough glue on the inner/outer corners, so I had to peel it off and start again!

This was the result of my second try.  Still not perfect, with the middle not being totally tethered to my lash line, but better than the first attempt.  Not wanting discouragement to set in and have me looking like the character from A Clockwork Orange, I pushed on.

My nerves had settled down a bit by the time I got to my second eye, allowing me to apply the lash with a little more precision.  My natural eyelashes are curled like a capital "C" and were desperately fighting the falsies from lying flush, but I think I did an OK job getting them on.  Oh, I nearly blinded myself trying to put mascara on all the lashes (real and fake).  Umm, yeah.  But I pushed through that, too, emphasizing the application on the outer corners to help with blending and "elongating" the eye.

So, there you have it!  My first go 'round with false eyelashes and I must say that after the initial mishap I really like seeing myself in them!  At first it felt like I was wearing two large canopies on my eyelids and I guess - technically - I was, but then I got used to them.  And I can totally see what all the hubbub is about.  It took me awhile to get on the "lash train", but I'm just glad I finally bought a ticket to board.  They're a fun and easy way to up the ante to any look... and cheap, too! 

And just like that, my Project Pan is steadily moving along...

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