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FOTD + OOTD: A slash of red

I think of shades as beauty products. Why? Because wearing them instantly provides you some level of sun protection on the eyes and face. If you have a major pimple, puffy and red eyes due to crying or an allergy, or if you came from a chemical peel, shades are your best friends. It covers up most of the unglamorous things on your face and immediately gives it an aura of mystique. What's not to love?

FLY Shades sent me these sunglasses about two months ago and I've been wearing them since then. I'm not one for high-end, uber-expensive sunnies (not yet?) so I really appreciate that these pretty FLY Shades are just around P340-P390. They're not flimsy at all - I've dropped the ones I use regularly and they're doing fine, if not a bit scratched up. Anyway you can find more information about FLY on their Facebook Page. :)

FLY Shades / Zara dress / Veloci watch / Ferretti heels / Tory Burch satchel

Yes, I'm wearing shorts underneath. I doubted the wisdom of this mini-dress as soon as I left the house, but oh well I like it like this. I can't think of it as a top because it's too long and thick so I will stubbornly maintain that it is in fact a mini-dress until the day I die.

I got it just last week at Zara and it was love at first sight! I just know that it will be my new weekend/errand day uniform. I can dress it down with flats or up with heels and red lips, like I did here. 

I decided on a light smoky eye and red lips to complement the dress. Here are the details!

Face: L'Oreal Lucent Magique liquid foundation, Artdeco Concealer (blemishes), K-Palette Zero Kuma Concealer Type/3 (eyebags), Snoe Poudre Extraordinaire to set

Contour: MAC Harmony topped with Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze for that tan glow

Eyeshadows: Artdeco Eyeshadow Base, Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Palette (Candelight on lid, Black Topaz on Crease, Wheat to blend, Bone on brow bone)

Eye definition: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet (black, lashline), Fairydrops Platinum Mascara, BYS Brow & Eye Pencil in Blonde topped with Majolica Majorca Brow & Lash Colorist in BR555

Lips: Maybelline lipstick in Very Cherry

Very Cherry is that bright red on the bottom. I shall swatch these for you soon!

So that's what I wore yesterday to a couple of meetings. :) Busy day again today so I'm up insanely early. Good morning!

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