Makeup style Spring 2015

Makeup style. I'm always totally out of season for makeup since my favorite part of it is slathering myself in tons of colors using more than 15 different products at a time. An healthy habit. But I though that as I leveled up in makeup recently (+3 charisma, +1 dexterity, -20 GP) I could show you my staple style for the season.

Yes, I shamelessly reuse pictures from my previous post. It's called recycling, ma'am, and it's good for the planet.
My eyebrows are never neat. Maybe I shouldn't be so cheap and actually buy an eyebrow crayon and setting gel ? Meh.
So a Kiko shop opened simultaneously next to my parent's and a few minutes away from my place. I heard the ringing bell of destiny calling me and decided to give it a try. Verdict : I love them. Packaging is super cheap and breakable because it's obviously were they cut the corner but the makeup in itself is way better than your regular "drugstore" makeup like the Sephora line. I find it comfortable, easy to use and not irritating at all. Everything is really pocket sized too, which can be nice if you travel a lot or want to swatch things but can be inconvenient if you tend to be product-fidel/lazy with shopping. They also carry konjac sponges. These things improved my skin so so much in a month span, it's nearly magic. I didn't try everything yet but I look forward to try the gel liner, a few eyeshadows and a mascara soon. For the moment I only tried skin related stuffs.

Not found of the natural style but it's always useful

Anyway, back to the topic. These day I use primers from Kiko, either the City Filter Primer SPF 50 or the Skin Tone corrector in Lilac since my skin is really yellow. I prime my eyes with Kiko's Eye primer and my lips with their neutral Lip base. Then I use my Bourjois L'infaillible stick corrector paired with L'Oréal Nude Magic eau de teint in 120 Pure ivory for a lighter look or Kiko Universal Fit hydrating foundation in 15 Warm beige for more coverage. I finally set it with my Bourjois Silk skin powder, but I feel like a loose powder would be better with the heavier foundation.
I then do my contour and blush with BHcosmetics's Glamourous Blush. I really need a countour-specific palette though.

For my eyes, I usually take three shades from my BHcosmetic BH Day & Night eyeshadow palette. For a natural style I take brown-ish pink, for my usual heavier style I mostly use purple-ish color palette. I do a cat-eye line with Sephora's basic liner in black (I need replacement for it, any idea ?) and apply a few coat of Bourjois Ultra volume Glamour Girl mascara which is not bad at all. I draw my eyebrows on with a beveled brush then thicken them a bit with appropriate eyeshadow.

For a natural look I let my lips untouched or with a slight tip of Bourjois Rose Millésime, for the heavier style I usually wear Revlon Black Cherry.

And we're done ! This is definitely an heavy makeup routine that I wouldn't be able to keep up with if my classes were early in the morning, but I'm having a lot of fun with it. Of course it's not natural at all, but who cares ? I like painting myself, it's really satisfying.

You read it all ? Kuddos, got a present for you :

Fly as hell, eh ? What can't you do with a bit of makeup ?

I hope you guys enjoyed this overly complicated post. See you soon !

Muggle-wear outfit recap

It's been a whiiiiile I didn't make an outfit post. I'm so so late on my schedule (yes I actually have a schedule, albeit a really confuse one), sorry !

These days I dress in black, black black and black, topped with a bit of black. Mostly. Spring colors, yay ! Also I got an Instagram account (@roseopaline) to force myself to take more outfit shots and to brag about my impeccable asian cooking skills.

Style point : Vivienne Westwood earrings !

Style point : awesome Cyberdog cap

Style point : extreme layering

Style point : elegant and mature styling

Style point : flowy feeling

style point : energic style thanks to short leather skirt and graphic crop top

Style point : slight echo of the asian theme with a cat eye makeup

Style point : alien fashion

Style point : full alien style with purple eyebrows

Style point : really relaxed yet elegant tsumugi kimono style

Style point : distressed look for a strega feel

Style point : elegant gothic style with straight hair and simple jewerly

Style point : sportsy but gothy

Style point : leg slimming shoes for an elongated heroine silhouette

Style point : decorative bra for see-through dress

Style point : large brim hat to balance large hips

Style point : man t-shirt and studded cap for  a rock and relaxed feel

Style point : leg-slimming overly high platform and short tunic for infinite legs

Style point : chinese dress as a pin-up staple
Pfew, so many clothes ! I wear too many long dresses these days, and it's not gonna stop anytime soon since I'm waiting for my first pair of Lita by Jeffrey Campbell, an other pair of stupidly high platform.
I though the style point thingy was funnier than just dumping tons of pictures without any comment. Dunno if it's of any interest.
I've been having tons of fun dressing up these days, especially with a more electro/sporty tinge. Pretty clothes keep me motivated to work out. I feel like all my weight loss really start to show, I'm really proud !


Meetups, more meetups

Hey guys ! I've been so so late to make my last posts, sorry.

The other day I went to a small Tea Party organised by my friend Camélia with lovely Li-li from the US.
We went at the Hyatt tea room, such a lovely place !
Japanese tea and legendary Angel cake from Ciel
Lovely Li-li, Camélia, Clarimonde, Myriam and Ercylla at my table
Too bad we were separated on two tables. My pictures do not do any justice to either the place or the wonderful people present that day !
Meleora, Peggy, Angélique, Camélia, Li-li, Chloé, Clarimonde, me, Myriam and Ercylla

The food was delicious although a bit light and the place was wonderful ! Totally going back for a tea another time.

I don't really know why but nearly all my pictures appears really white washed. The mix between natural and yellow light must have thrown the balance of the automatic setting off...

And here was my ootd :
Headdress : handmade
Blouse : Infanta
Jsk : Victorian Maiden
Shoes : Bodyline
Didn't have a necklace to match the outfit so I just made one with a ribbon and a Baby charm
Balancing out the poofy skirt with my lack of hair is proving to be a funny challenge and push me being more creative about my headgear choice.

This was a lot of fun ! Thank you guys for that awesome day out.

Even more recently we had a small hanami picnic with friends at the parc. The theme was "spring or asia" and I of course chose...Qi. Yep. Since I bought myself a modernised cheongsam a few weeks ago I couldn't resist the temptation. I should have practiced the knotting part though, my bow looks awful.
Handmade headdress + sakura kanzashi from Etsy.
It's super simple and unacessorised, but I honestly couldn't be bothered with a more OTT outfit just to sit on the grass for a few hours. The cord-like part is a japaese obijime supposed to figure the hanfu style sash.
How far away I'm staying from the group tho. Also dat hairstyle (thanks Sam for the picture)
Everyone crossed their kimono on the "dead" side, it was funny. I'm so glad everyone tried to thrift or sew something for wa-lolita, I really hope this is actually going to happen !

Thank you all my lovelies for the awesome time spent together, I can't wait to see you all again !