I spent my Saturday walking in the "foreign district" at Itaewon. The first 2 times I went there, I was so turned off by the fact that it's a tourist hotspot that sells fake dvds, clothes etc.
I went to brunch with Tim and another couple at Itaewon because they say that the area specializes in more un-localized Western food. The brunch was quite expensive. My eggs benedict was 21000won, so about $18CAD? It wasn't really the best. After brunch, we went to the areas behind the main tourist road to find the foreign food black market. Its quite funny how the windows and doors are kept plain and sort of covered. Once you walk in, it's like a cheap run down store that has a few racks and refrigerators of "imported" food. I ended up getting a jar of Nutella XD
I decided to go for a more natural look when seeing my friends so I used the Lunasol 10th Anniversary palette.
This palette gets me super natural eyes with blushed cheeks that stand out more.
The shades are actually not that pigmented. I think the top right and bottom left shade is so similar that you barely notice the difference. The high lighter shade is a pale gold shade with golden shimmers and the liner is a coffee shade with golden shimmer that's not super pigmented either.
I actually think the whole palette has a golden undertone to it. The blush also has some very fine golden shimmers. I don't think I've said gold so many times before!
I tried to layer the colors on a lot because the shades weren't very pigmented. I started off the the Coffret D'or FS eyes in the gold shade as a base then used the highlighter all over the brow bone.
Next I applied the top right shade all over the lid and blended the bottom left shade on the outer V. Finally, I applied the liner shade and the Noble Shade Liner. The liquid liner is a chocolate brown shade.
The shadows are very silky and they blend really easily, but I don't think the staying power is as good as the EX04 palette from the 2008 Winter set.
The mascara that comes with this palette is the High Stylized Mascara EL. It's black and gives my lashes a really feathery look. It doesn't thicken my lashes much, except give it a bit of length so I finished off with a coat of Fiberwig mascara.
The blush is a really nice peachy pink shade with golden shimmers. The color leans more to the peach shade and it doesn't look very orangey when applied.
I applied the deepest shade on the cheek bones and up to my hairline. You will notice from some previous posts that I apply blush in the same area. I finished off with the 2 lightest shades on the top of cheeks under my eyes.
The lipgloss is also a peachy pink shade. I think the texture is similar to the P&J lipgloss, except it's slightly sticker and not as pigmented.
The pictures are very washed out because I was sitting directly in front of the window, I don't look that pale =p I don't really like sitting in front of the window but the artificial light in my box isn't great for taking pictures. Whenever I smile or look up, my under eyes puff up a bit and I didn't like it in this picture so I photoshopped it out hahaha. I hope you didn't notice!
I really like how this Lunasol palette gives me such a natural look. It's definitely what I'm looking for right now, especially because I'm not wearing glasses to school anymore.
I just did a little bit of shopping. I got the Daily Fresh egg peel again and I made Tim use one as well XD I saw the DHC mouth mask in HK, but I didn't get it until now. I'm not really sure what it's supposed to do, maybe it's just moisturizing and anti wrinkles?? Oh..I'm also not the healthiest person right now so I got some vitamins from Smoothie King for me and Tim. I couldn't read the label because it's in Korean and I don't think there's calcium in it so I might have to go find some calcium supplements. They're very cute chewable tablets, mine taste like strawberry jello.