Fashion / Beauty Blogger for a Day

September 4, 2010 / Daily Life / 11 Comments

I don’t write about fashion or makeup but just thought I’d do a post just for fun! Now, I’m not really into fashion, I have never bought a fashion magazine in my entire life and I certainly don’t know my Diane von Furtenbergs from my Roberto Cavallis. As for beauty products, I only used make-up because I grew very self-conscious about my eyelids while I was in college. Contrary to the typical Asian single-eyelid dilemma, I have multiple eyelids. I also liked to put attention to my hair, even when I had it short, in that case sometimes I used wigs from the Charle a Hair Studio.

You get the point, I’m not really into this fashion / beauty stuff. I don’t know how to take full-boded self-shots (as you shall see from my awkward outfit shot later). I don’t consider myself to be trendy but I think I have my own distinct style and I try to dress appropriately for my body type. (Sorry, but I’m no size 0 and I’m also fairly short.)

Anyway, here goes my fashion / beauty entry. šŸ˜€

The Outfit

My Outfit

I’m usually practical shopper. My wardrobe is neatly divided into a ratio of 5 work clothes : 2 casual clothes. But occasionally, I do fall into temptation and buy stuff I don’t know when or where I can wear it to — and this outfit is definitely one of them! It’s probably good for parties or clubbing, neither which I do much of, since I’ve overdosed on that as a teenager. I really, really like this outfit though so I’m gonna have to find an occasion to wear it. šŸ™‚

  • Sheer Mesh Yoke Dress from Forever 21, Spring/Summer 2010 collection
  • Short Knitted Cardigan from Promod, Fall/Winter 2010 collection
  • Booties from cotton.amour, a boutique at Orchard Central, Singapore. They order their stuff from Hong Kong and bring in very few pieces of anything. I had to book these a week in advance to get them.

The (Incomplete) Makeup

Eye and Nose Makeup

After I took the photo I realized I forgot to do my lips since I usually don’t. (Beauty blogger fail!) This eye make-up is quite a bit heavier than what I normally wear, but beauty bloggers and makeup artists would probably beg to differ. I used 3 shades of eyeshadow, a pencil eyeliner and a bit of mascara to get the eye effect. I have naturally thick eyebrows so I’ve never done anything to my brows before.

I also tried to contour my nose. I have the unfortunate ugly, round, flat Asian nose. I used some bronzer and highlighter to make it look sharper.

The Makeup Products

Makeup Used
  • Sunscreen: Biotherm UV Supra D-Tox
  • Primer: Chanel Base Lumiere
  • Mascara: Marjolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus
  • Foundation: Etude Precious Mineral BB Compact
  • Bronzer: Sephora Bronze Powder (S10 Carribean)
  • Blush: Smashbox Soft Lights (Tint)
  • Highlighter: Chanel Irreelle Blush (23 Satellite)
  • Light Shimmer Eyeshadow: Etude Petit Darling Eyes (BR301)
  • Medium Shimmer Eyeshadow: iNuovi Colours D27 (06524 Mod)
  • Dark Matte Eyeshadow: Smashbox Shadowbox Palette (Dark Brown)
  • Eyeliner: Maybelline Unstoppable Smudge Proof (Dark Brown)

The Make-up Technique…

…not! I’m way too lazy and unskilled to show you a step-by-step so I’ll just leave that kinda stuff to the pros like Michelle Phan. So this brings us to the end of my foray into fashion and beauty blogging. Hah! šŸ˜€

Dear Readers, what kind of shopper are you? What style do you think you have? Are you a make-up person? Why or why not?

  • Good post mah! Do more! :p

    Answering your qns…

    Practical but impulse shopper.
    No style is my style. Tshirts are my daily best friends.
    Hates make up cos I hate process of removing it thoroughly. But I fully concur that with the right make up, it’ll totally change the person’s confidence and look.

  • I love this post! You should do more of these šŸ™‚ I especially love your shoes, they’re cute. Too bad they’re so hard to find šŸ™

    I’m into fashion and beauty and I would call myself an impulse shopper. I’m not too obsessed about it though! I would easily walk out the house in jeans, t shirt and no make up!

  • oooh, nice shoes! And dress!

    I definitely have my own unique style as well. I’ll wear crazy stuff to work. I didn’t at first, because we were told to dress business casual, but almost everyone wears jeans. I’ll usually wear a dress and a bright pair of crazy tights or jeans and a funky shirt. My style goes well with my crazy office: They tend to keep the fun people around. I’ve found it’s better to be liked there than to be talented. If you’re liked, people think you’re talented.

  • I think you look nice! I don’t think I’ll ever get into beauty/fashion/make-up. I just can’t be arsed to keep up with my appearance . . . I prefer the low maintenance lifestyle of shower, comb my hair, and wear clothes, and BAM. Done šŸ˜€

  • Love your looks, Ivy! I need to learn from you and only buy stuff that I actually need and won’t only wear once.

  • As I mentioned before on my Facebook comment, I really like the shoes. This also appears to be a slight deviation from your all-black wardrobe that I remember oh-so-well. The tan cardigan softens the entire look, and I love the pattern on it.

    I miss our shopping trips, dude! Must. Re-live.

  • I enjoyed this post! I think you should do more of them! That cardigan and dress look awesome together!

  • Minmin

    Love the shoes!!! I’m the sort of … in-the-mood shopper. I either buy tons of things together or I hate shopping altogether. Definitely want to see more of these posts!

  • I love your cardigans. Most of mine are plain solid colours. I love how yours has some some designs on it ((: And and you’re really pretty!

  • awesome post ivy! I love your eyes so much and those shoes were totally gorgeous. Though I really really absolutely adore shopping for clothes and also using makeup, I’ve never done a post like this before (I think). I might take your cue and do something like this some time.. soon.. haha

    i love the fact that you used 3 shades of eyeshadow and still think it was rather light lol. I rarely use eyeshadow anymore, but that’s probably thanks to my eyes being totally unsculptable more than anything else. =D

  • Hmmm. I love your shoes! I may get it on next FF :3
    – Betty Voyance