I woke up this morning with the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight on mind.
I don’t normally watch boxing — but I’m Filipino, which is an explanation for my excitement and anxiety in itself. I remember being in New York a few years ago and whenever a taxi driver and I got to talking and they found out I was Filipino, they would nearly always scream out “PACMAAAN! I love that guy!” and of course I would beam from ear to ear and agree: everyone loves Manny; he’s an incredible athlete with a tear-jerking rags to riches story behind him and he’s a fun-loving guy to boot.
Now I wouldn’t be keeping true to myself if I didn’t mention that I don’t admire Manny in all aspects. I don’t think he’s a good public servant and the company he keeps is often questionable. As an athlete, it’s undeniable that he’s brilliant. I just wish he had stuck to being a boxer and kept his hands out of politics, but not much to be done about that anymore. There were even rumours flying around that if he had won today’s fight, he would have run in the 2016 elections. Uh… if my choice is between Binay and Pacquiao in 2016, I honestly have no clue what I will do. Bury my head in the sand, perhaps.
ANYWAY. Manny lost today. And really, I was rooting for him as an athlete. Mayweather fought dirty and brought all sorts of BV to the fight, while Manny put up a good fight but fell short in terms of adapting to the situation and being aggressive. I couldn’t help but feel down after the decision was announced. Still, the whole thing was quite the spectacle and I enjoyed watching it on PPV with my family. We had white sangrias and some pica-pica during the fight, and a full lunch of paella, prawns, and grilled chicken afterwards.
I’m getting to the makeup part of this post now, don’t worry. Haha. I did try to match my look for today with the occasion, but after sitting at my vanity for a few minutes I knew I didn’t want to go too literal by wearing blue, red, and yellow (our flag colours) on my face. So I threw on a blue top instead and decided to go for a very golden look on my face (never mind the red lol) … because Manny is the golden boy of boxing and I wanted him to go for gold (even though there technically is no gold medal up for grabs–gold belt, pwede?)! Get it? Bit of a stretch? Haha! I do what I can. Keeping with my golden theme, I used my L’Oreal Lucent Magique Foundation in G7 (my summer shade) mixed with my Myra VitaGlow BB Cream* in Ivory to get a very glowy base. The usual K- Palette Zero Kuma Concealer helped me brighten up my under eyes and my trusty Ellana Minerals Finishing Powder in Espresso Con Panna** was my setting powder. On my brows I used the Majolica Majorca Brow Customize Sword Cut Pencil* that I am still loving loads. On my cheeks, I knew I wanted to go in with a heavy dusting of my Bobbi Brown High Light Powder in Bronze Glow, but to make sure that I didn’t end up looking too monochromatic I used a cream blush underneath.The Stila Convertible Color in Camellia was perfect for that because it is a muted pink. I also used it on my lips for this look. For the eyes, I used the shades Crème Brulee, Milk Chocolate, and Semi-Sweet from by Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. For eyeliner, I used the Rich Sepia end of the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Intensify Duo* and on my lashes I used my fave mascara, the Fairydrops Quattro Mascara. I have such a difficult time capturing my eye looks, but I hope you can see more detail when you enlarge the photo… I will be getting a new camera soon, so hopefully things get better come June!
That’s it for my makeup look! Did you guys watch the fight today? Or was the makeup part of this post the only thing of interest to you? Haha!
Hope your Labor Day weekend was a blast, my dears! :)
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