Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Playing in the Paint

I've noticed many bloggers do a theme post on a weekly basis.  Wordless Wednesday is a particularly popular one.  I'm not a daily blogger as yet (I think my life might be too boring for that), but I'm going to dabble in a theme post. photo credit

I am not a makeup wearer.  I frankly prefer to catch an extra 20 minutes in bed that to get dolled up for work.  My makeup of choice for daily work wear . . . .

Oh yeah . . . . that's knock your socks off sexy isn't it.  photo credit  I want to spice up my weekend look so as luck would have it, my friend Audrey over at Single with a Desire has just become an Avon Sales Representative.  I purchased a pretty decent starter kit.  

Before:  This is me everyday.  I should have added the my "done up" look, which is eye liner and mascara for weekends, but the fact that I even got these pics taken was pure luck- I had a camera fiasco.

After: I used primarily Avon products.  Purple Haze Quad, Bright Lights shadow stick in white and black Glimmer Stick liner.  I used Smashbox bionic mascara-only one coat.  As mentioned, I had a camera fiasco so after taking this shot, I blended out the outer edge that looks really harsh, but don't have a pic of that.

What I've learned in the first installment of Playing in the Paint.
1. Avon Quad powders have lots of shimmer, but aren't really bold.
2. I need an eyebrow brush and more shadow brushes.
3. I need to work on blending (clearly).
4. I don't have to be afraid of lining my inner eye in white.
5. Makeup in person is much more forgiving than a zoomed in picture with flash.

So please, please, please all you makeup mavens out there, help a girl out.  Suggestions on color, application techniques and whatever else you can think of are greatly appreciated as I Play in the Paint.


  1. Hey lovely lady... thanks for stopping by me and commenting..... much appreciated..... and those eyes... my o' my.... beautiful.. in both the pics....

  2. I'm not much for make- up any more either. Black eyeliner and either a pink or brown shadow and that's it for me.

    Came in to say thanks for having stopped on my blog earlier.

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my ol' blog and leaving a comment. I always enjoy that.

    I can't live without my makeup, ALWAYS. I think you're lucky that you can get away with no makeup. Enjoy that for as long as you can.

  4. I am so not a makeup maven but I think your eyes look great!

  5. You are a girl after my own heart!! I'd also much rather sleep longer than put on makeup! Your playing with paint makes make-up look so fun, though.

    Thanks for the visit and comment love!

  6. Thanks for stopping by, now following. =)

    Your eyes look amazing after!!

  7. Hi ladies. Thanks you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments. Hopefully my next post will show some improvement. I need to find my charger or there won't be another PITP post.

  8. You are gorgeous in BOTH pics!

    Just play around a little bit, you'll find what you like!

  9. WOOOOOOOOOOOOO girl!!! Love those sassy eyes! That is awesome!

  10. Wow, gorgeous eyes! I wish I could do my eyes that well. Honestly, lip balm is my cosmetic of choice, too.

  11. those colors are AWESOME on you! I would add a smokey dark brown eye liner on your eyelid next to your lash line.


    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! The title of yours put a Prince song in my mind that has that starts, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life..."

  12. You have beautiful eyes!

    Stopping by from SITS.

  13. Hi Ms. Understood!

    Greetings from Malaysia again! Just want to say thank you for dropping by my blog on my SITS day. You can read the aftermath of my whole day SITting episode at this link:

    Thank you again and hope to see you back here sometime! :D

    Warmest Regards,
    Jenny aka I'm a full-time mummy

  14. very nice! i like the silver on your dark skin tone.

  15. Hey girly. I looove the chapstick lol. But you did a great job for not wearing makeup everyday. It just takes practice (that is a note to self too) as I'm learning application, product content, etc. This is a great post and I look forward to seeing more. Talk with you soon lol.

  16. Oh yes...p.s. thanks for the mention. I appreciate it.

  17. I don't wear make up either on a daily basis. I would rather sleep too.

    Visiting from SITS.

  18. If only I could be of some help but girl I'm in the same boat as you are. I too wear no "paint" I stick with my lipgloss and catch those extra 20min ^_^

    I gotta tell you though that 2nd pick of your eyes was very pretty.


  19. Ha! You sound like me! I just did a post about it on my blog. Whatever tips you get, be sure to pass them along to me cuz I need desperate help too. Lol!