No Holly Golightly FOTD (Makeup Utopia Old Hollywood Challenge)

I love doing FOTD challenges, because my makeup play now has direction, an end result that I am trying to achieve.

For my second attempt at Makeup Utopia's Old Hollywood Challenge,  I followed another Lisa Eldridge tutorial as best as I could. In hindsight, I should have studied Audrey Hepburn's photos on top of watching the tutorial and checked that my photos resembled her makeup. I did not even get the brows right! Oh well...

While my FOTDs look pretty on the mirror, they just do not translate that well into my photos. And I had so many choices for this look - I took about 180* photos in an hour long photo shoot!

I won't take that many next time cos narrowing that down ends up taking too long as well. 1 hour applying makeup + 1 hour taking photos + 1 hour selecting photos + 1 hour editing photos (cropping and adjusting light) + 1 hour composing the post = 5 hours! And I'm being conservative with my guesstimates.

Products used:
  • Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation in Natural Beige
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
  • Estée Lauder Signature Silky Powder Blush in Plum Nuance
  • Benefit Watt's Up highlighter
  • theBalm eyeshadow in Matt Patel (crease) and Matt Ramirez (lower lash line)
  • La Femme eyeshadow in Dark Brown (brows)
  • Prestige My Brow Duo in Matte Silk (lower inner rim)
  • Face of Australia High Definition Liquid Eyeliner in Black (upper lash line)
  • non-branded false lashes
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Natural
  • Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick in Rose Dusk

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