Sunday, June 4, 2017

Dress My Eyes



    Alright, I need to 'fess up, this article was meant to be posted on Mother's Day, but owing to a really agonising bout of flu prior to that and the subsequent malaise (and just general laziness I admit), it has been put off again and again until today : P  Sometime ago I rediscovered this purple and red floral number while cleaning out my closet, and fact is, this had been my mother's favourite dress when she was young. She couldn't really fit into this anymore, and a few years ago I felt like this retro silhouette was actually making a comeback, so needless to say the dress eventually (and by not unquestionable means) made its way into my closet. Yet the sloth that I was, I kept forgetting to take it out for alterations, so it had lain untouched in the dark depths of my closet all these years. Rediscovering this handed-down dress around the time for Mother's Day made me want to do a dress-inspired makeup, don the frock and simply relive the retro romantic that was my mum's heyday.    

    好吧~我先認了這篇本來是想母親節po的,但因為期間重感冒後整個人都懶起來就硬是拖到今天才發 orz   前陣子收拾衣櫥的時候挖出了下面這條紫紫紅紅的花卉洋裝。這其實是我媽年輕時穿的洋裝,現在穿不下了就擱在老家衣櫥多年。前幾年我覺得這個復古的版型好像又流行回來了就這樣順手牽羊 "借" 走了,但是因為一直忘了拿去修改所以沒穿過。這次快母親節時重新挖到就想說畫個以洋裝色系為靈感的眼妝再穿上它,嘗試重現老媽的風華年代(自己講 XDD



   A major reason I "borrowed" this dress from Mum is that gorgeous floral print, a watercolour-like rendition of purple and dark pink blossoms. I put those same colours on my eyes this time, and while the end results may have felt a little heavy, I personally thought they worked well with the dress ; )

    會A走老媽的洋裝的一大原因是因為覺得布料上的花卉圖樣跟色系很好看,是有點水彩畫風格的紫色跟深粉紅花朵。這次眼妝也是照搬這些色系,雖然完妝感覺有點濃艷但我覺得還滿適合這件洋裝的啦 XDDD




1.    Use a pink white eyeshadow as a base and sweep generously across entire lid.
2.    Starting from the outer corner of the eye, apply A over outer 1/3 of eyelid (2).
3.    Blend out the upper edge with a small blending brush.
4.    Apply B on the middle 1/3 of eyelid (3).
5.    Blend out the upper edge and blend between the 2 colours.
6.    Continue onto the inner 1/3 of eye with C, similarly blending around the edges (4).
7.    For the lower lid, line the outer half with A and blend out carefully (6).
8.    For the inner half, use the pink white eyeshadow to highlight the inner corner (5).
9.    Do a winged eyeliner on the upper lid and line the outer half of lower lid.
10.  Add mascara, et voila!

1.   用帶粉色調的白色眼影打底,刷在1的範圍。
2.   從眼尾開始,在2的範圍刷上A。
3.   用小的暈染刷暈開2的上緣。
4.   在3的範圍擦上B。
5.   同樣用暈染刷暈開3的上緣以及2跟3之間的交界。
6.   眼頭的範圍 (4) 疊上C,並且一樣暈開邊緣及兩色之間的交界。
7.   下眼皮用A在6的範圍畫上眼線並且稍微暈開。
8.   下眼頭用粉色調白眼影打亮5的範圍。
9.   上眼皮用顏色眼線膠畫上上揚眼線,下眼皮在外1/3處畫上黑色眼線。
10.  刷上睫毛膏就完成啦!!





    If you're observant enough you'll find that other than the purples and pinks, there's also an earthy green colour on the dress. As I was worried adding the green would actually make the eye makeup look dirty, I incorporated the colour on my nails instead! : D  That's all this time in regards to my mum's dress-inspired makeup, hope y'all like it. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions, though I'm afraid replies would be a bit tardy since I'm on call at the hospital today. 

    話說這件洋裝其實除了紫色跟粉色外還有綠色,因為怕眼妝加那種綠色會變髒所以綠色就用在指甲上啦哈哈 XD  以老媽的洋裝為靈感的妝就先到這邊啦,現在要趕去上晨間會議,大家如果有問題都可以問我唷(雖然因為今天要醫院值班可能比較晚才能回覆  >__< )。



As usual ending the post with a medley of recent Instagrams, for some reason I have a pink and blue theme going on lately! (@bonjourjasmineblog)


照例用近期IG (帳號 bonjourjasmineblog) 當結尾,最近不知不覺在走個粉與藍的路線 XD




Bises!



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Seeing Stars



Seeing stars but I'm not dreaming,
Sinking in this empty feeling.

-- Army of Freshmen "Talk of the Town"


NOTES

    It's probably been a millenia since I last did an outfit post. In this timespan fall and winter has come and gone, blossoms have unfurled overnight (like they always do as if upon an enchantment -- where have all the buds gone??) atop luxuriant spring foliage and a pastel obsession seemed to have kicked in in regards to the sartorial choices of random pedestrians (yours truly included, of course). I have taken to wearing this light grey bomber jacket made of an almost suede-like material (exact nomenclature unknown) from Pazzo, pairing it with vibrants and pastels in turns, and occasionally draped over drab PJs when Sunday morning cravings demand a McBreakfast takeaway ; ) 

    For this look, I hasten to admit, it was a bit of an impromptu. The hair I just haphazardly threw on with the aid of my car rearview mirror, and it inevitably disintegrated into frizzy wisps as I hurtled to and fro the camera trying to make quick work of this roadside shoot. Despite that and the half-hearted effort at makeup, the delicious contrast of electric blue and pink still made my heart skip a beat, who knew an electric blue hue would be such a great match in spring!  : )


    大概有幾百年沒拍穿搭寫穿搭了吧!這段空白裡秋冬悄然走了,然後樹梢的花感覺就像有什麼魔法一樣突然就一起一夜盛開了,這種時候走在路上的行人在服裝上似乎也都不約而同的愛上春天的淺色調(當然我也是 XD)。最近喜歡穿的是這件淺灰色的Pazzo飛行外套,材質是太空棉(但摸起來有點像麂皮),有時搭鮮豔色有時搭粉彩色,甚至偶爾在周末早晨肚子餓時會直接套在居家服上出門買麥當勞早餐  : P

    話說這天拍攝其實有點即興。頭髮是在車裡靠著車子的後視鏡手忙腳亂的夾起來的,然後在我來回調定時自拍時它就不可避免的崩塌成一團亂了 XDD  不過即使如此,看到電藍跟嫩粉的對比還是覺得蠻喜歡這次的照片的,大概因為沒有料到那麼濃郁艷麗的電藍色也是可以有春天的一面的吧  : )




Bomber jacket and top :  Pazzo
Skirt :  Belle.Perle
Shoes :  Grace Gift
Earrings :  Cor-date (here)


Bises!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Boho Colours by Ungrid



    Yes, I've fallen prey to yet another furoku (Japanese magazine freebie) trap!!! This one felt too good to resist though, a rare makeup collaboration between Japanese boho brand Ungrid and fashion trend magazine Gina. The set consists of 5 glosses that can be used as eyeshadow, cheek colour or lip gloss, in a range of warm orange-y tones that seem to be all the rage now, complete with boho-ish names like earth and sunset and meteor  : )

    是的,我又中了日雜贈品的毒啦 orz   雖跟自己說化妝品爆多了要手但是這次的誘惑太大真是忍不住啦!Ungrid跟日雜Gina四月號的合作,是難得的Ungrid彩錄。送的是一組5支的3-way gloss,可以拿來當眼蜜、頰彩或唇彩。色彩方面也是最近大流行的橘紅色系,配上earth、sunset、meteor之類波希米亞風滿滿的名字  ; )



    01 earth (a pinkish brown shimmer) -- this comes off as a pretty warm brown on the eyes, as a lipgloss it is more of a metallic nudish brown. 

    02 sunset (a wine red gloss) -- a deep red on the lips with a very glossy finish, this gives a flush of red to the complexion when used as a blush. It is a bit more tricky to use on the eyes but can be pulled off with some patient dabbing.

    03 meteor (a glittery clear gloss) -- a plain clear gloss with prismatic glitter bits that adds a glossy shine wherever you apply it, be it on the eyelids, on the lips or even on the cheekbones as a highlight.


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    01 earth--珠光粉棕色,上在眼皮上是溫婉帶光澤的暖棕色,作為唇蜜單擦的話比較偏帶金屬光的裸褐色。

    02 sunset--水潤酒,上在唇上是非常水潤的深紅,點一點在臉頰上推開的話就是顯氣色的正紅腮紅。其實也可以拿來當眼影,不過太水潤比較難上需要耐心用指腹點拍著上。

    03 meteor--透亮片,就般帶七彩亮片的透蜜,想要哪裡有水潤感就往哪擦,甚至可以上在顴骨處當打亮使用。




    04 sunrise (a clear orange gloss) -- looks bright tangerine in the bottle, but the orange pigmentation is minimal. Adds a very slight orange tinge and glossy shine but not much more.

    05 twilight (rusty orange shimmer) -- my favourite shade of the five, it's a very trendy burnt orange shade and the gold iridiscent shimmer adds a metallic sheen to the lips. Can be used as eyeshadow as well.
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    04 sunrise -- 透橘色,瓶子裡看起來是很亮的柑橘色,但是用起來比較像帶點橘的透明唇彩。可以用來增加一點橘色調(比如疊在其他唇彩上)或是增加水亮感(臉部或唇妝都適用)。

    05 twilight -- 珠光橘棕色,是5色中的最愛。這個顏色是現下還滿流行的鐵鏽橘。因為帶有非常細緻的金色珠光所以用在唇上會有點金屬光澤。當眼影用也很好看。



    The applicator looks just like any others, no complaints there as I find it quite handy. The bottom picture are the swatches on paper, in numerical order from left to right. Sorry about the middle swatch, I spent a bit of time trying to adjust the lens focus and the clear gloss simply seeped into the paper and turned into a glorious beglittered water stain.     

    刷頭就一般的毛毛刷頭,用起來滿順手的。下圖紙上試色由左到右就01、02、03、04、05這樣。03那個是透明唇蜜,不過不好意思有點拍不出來,因為是拿單眼拍的調對焦調的有點慢,它直接滲進紙張變成了帶亮粉的華麗水漬 T__T




    For the eyes, after priming the lids apply 05 twilight liberally over entire lid, layering on more gloss until desired colour payoff is achieved. Apply 02 sunset over outer 1/3 of the eye by patting on the colour with fingers. Wait a moment for the glosses to dry down slightly, then blend along the edges with fingertips. Add black eyeliner and mascara et voila!

    眼妝的部分,眼皮打底後先在眼窩範圍內豪邁的用指腹擦上05 twilight,並重疊拍上直到足夠飽和。眼尾1/3再用指腹輕拍疊上02 sunset。待稍乾後用指腹將邊緣輕輕暈開,再畫上黑色眼線睫毛膏就完成啦~: )



    For the lips it's fairly simple. Simply apply 05 twilight over the lips, I find the enclosed applicator quite easy to use. As you can see, this rusty orange shade has a lovely metallic sheen up close, though it does accentuate lip lines a bit. 

    唇妝就超簡單,直接用附上的刷頭刷上05 twilight,我覺得刷頭其實還滿好用的。可以看見這個鐵鏽橘色上在唇上有點金屬光的感覺,不過會有點顯唇紋就是了  : P




( ↓↓↓ 全妝照,慎入)



    Look 1 is basically an orange-and-red toned look, along with the glossy finish of the base makeup and eye and lip colours (and probably the sea-coloured nails too )  a picture of one's sunkissed beach vacay evening comes to mind.


    Look 1主要走一個橘橘紅紅的路線,橘紅色的眼妝唇妝配上底妝跟眼影的潤澤感(還有海水綠色指甲油 : P)莫名有種黃昏時分的海邊度假氛圍 XDD 




    Look 2 is solely about deep red lips I guess. 02 sunset is really really glossy, and fairly pigmented for a watery-type lipgloss. Still, it takes about 2-3 coats to achieve the payoff in the photo above. Not surprisingly though, it's a bit tricky to line the lips using this gloss due to its watery nature, and careful application is of utmost neccesity to avoid the dreaded awful "clown" lips.

    Look 2直接以酒紅唇為重點。02 sunset真的非常水潤,以水潤型唇蜜來說顏色算是蠻飽和的,不過還是要疊個兩三次才能達到照片裡的飽和度。另外因為太水潤有點難畫好唇線,不小心翼翼的描畫的話很容易就畫出界變小丑妝QQ


( ↓↓↓ 全妝照,慎入)



    On a sidenote, these 2 looks featured today were really the speediest I have been in recent makeup post endeavors. While the lips might have taken a bit longer, the eye makeup were simply just dot and pat and blend all the way. For Look 2, I simply applied a few dots of 01 earth on the lids and blend with the fingers, then I repeated the steps on the outer corner of the eyes for 2 more times et voila! I think it took less than 2 minutes max  : P   Also used 04 sunrise on the cheeks, but this shade is practically an orange-tinged clear gloss so not much of the colour showed after I blended it out ...but hey at least I got a dewy glow out of it  :D 

    不是我要說,今天的兩個妝容大概是我近期分享妝文以來畫的最快的了吧!唇妝可能花了稍微比較多時間,但是眼妝真的就是用手指豪邁的上豪邁的推開這樣。Look 2 的眼妝就是用01 earth點幾點在眼皮上然後推開,眼尾再疊個兩次加強一下 ...眼妝大概兩分鐘不到吧 XDDD  另外臉頰有擦上04 sunrise,不過這隻本身就顏色很透,推之後橘色太清楚,不過倒是可以看到水潤的光澤哈哈 : D



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    That's all this time! There're so many possibilities with these 5 glosses, 2 looks felt a bit paltry but oh well, I'm being lazy so that's that then  ; )   Oh, and this magazine costs just about 780yen, it'll not set you back considerably so I really think if you come across one there's no harm in trying them out.

    這次就這樣囉!這組5種顏色又可以多用真的有太多的排列組合可以嘗試了,2個妝容反而感覺有點稀少 ...不過再拍好麻煩就請將就一下我這隻懶蟲吧 QQ  對了,這本雜誌價錢是780日圓(博客來好像賣NT300多),等於一支60幾元加一本雜誌,有看到可以買來玩玩看啦!




As usual ending the post with a medley of Instagrams, it's April and pink is in the air! (@bonjourjasmineblog)

照例用近期IG當結尾,四月到了空氣都變粉紅色的啦!





Bises!


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