Hi, guys! Just sharing a look I wore last week to match a dress. I don’t usually do match-matchy makeup, but sometimes I’m just in that strange sort of mood. Above is the only full-body shot I have of the dress; you can zoom in to see it up close. I wore it to my dad’s alumni homecoming night last week, where he received an award for outstanding corporate governance from his college. He went to the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, which is known for being a pioneer in agricultural studies. As you can see behind us, the magsasaka (farmer) and tamaraw stand proudly as the symbols of the school.
On to the look! I quite liked the mix of muted pastels with the solid navy blue panel on the dress I wore, so I worked that into the look by using a navy blue Stila Smudge Stick. On my upper lash line, I went in with a grey gel liner from Sigma (Unexpected), and the rest of my look is very soft and pastel. On my lips I have the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Curviest Caramel and I left my cheeks bare because at the time I thought it would end up looking too candyland-esque. Looking back, I wish I had popped on a little peach blush for some dimension.
Stars of the show: eyeliners! These both last for ages and are fantastically pigmented. The navy liner is showing up purple on my screen, but it was a true navy in real life. It’s not often that I use two products that are not usually part of my routine at the same time. I used to do it much more often… should really get back into that.
Taking this opportunity to remind you of two things:
1. No matter what you do in this world (as a job, day-to-day activities, whatevs), never forget that you are of this Earth. We stare at computer and cellphone screens for so long, day-in and day-out, that we forget how much the earth that feeds and nurtures us needs our nurturing care in return. Agriculture in the Philippines is dying away despite the vast amounts of natural resources we have. While you’re at it being all “eat clean-y” and “use sustainable stuff preach-y,” work on appreciating your local farmers, too. The man who tills the soil is just as admirable as any other, if not more.
2. You can still avail of the Luxola discount that I talked about a previous post until the end of October! Haha what a transition (or lack thereof), I know. But anyway, it’s LX-BANTUNG (not sure if they just got my surname wrong? lol) and it will give you 20% off on your first orders from the site. ;)