FOTD: Fluttery eyes

Confession: I've been steadily collecting false lashes in the hopes that one day I'll be brave enough to wear them out of the house. False eyelashes intimidate me. However, I know that like eyeliner and lash curling, I just need to practice my lash application! I mean, if other people can do it, it should be easy enough to learn.

Anyhoo it's been a while since I did an FOTD! I think Instagram is the best way to publish looks like this, but I also wanted to say a few things about the Ardell Fashion Lashes (P600) that I got from Watsons. They're pretty natural, I think, without losing any of that fluttery effect false lashes give to the eyes.

I got this pack specifically because it's a three-piece set. I wanted to get some Ardell glue for my other falsies, plus I wanted to try out that nifty plastic lash holder (which is sold separately too). The lash glue did not disappoint - it held the lashes until I pulled them off. It also rubs off with water-based makeup remover. Sadly the lash holder thingie was a disappointment. It did nil to help me attach the lashes. :/

Nice lashes overall. I just need to practice more. :) On to the look - these days I prefer "clean" makeup with big eyes and bold lips. The whole thing can look overdone with blush, so I just contoured my cheeks, nose, and jawline for extra definition. 

Here's what I used to achieve the look!

Face: Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid foundation, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, K-Palette Zero Kuma Concealer (for eye bags) Snoe Powder Extraordinaire, Guerlain Meteorites

Contour: MAC Harmony

Eyeshadows: Artdeco Primer Base, MAC All That Glitter on the lids, MAC Soba on the crease

Eye definition: Eye of Horus eyeliner, Fairydrops Platinum Mascara, Ardell false eyelashes, Shiseido eyebrow pencil, Majolica Majorca Brow & Lash Colorist

Lips: Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral

So there you go! ^_^ Lemme know what you think! And, what are your favorite combinations - strong lips + strong cheeks, pale lips + strong eyes, etc?