Color Me Neon

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Last Saturday, I had a birthday lunch to attend with the ladies in Tagaytay City at Marcia Adams Restaurant. All the light sweaters that I own are drab colors of brown, gray and black. I just realized that I didn't have colored sweaters.

For those of you who know me, I just love colorful stuff. When I dress in black, I color my nails in bright colors, or maybe a bright colored lipstick.

I decided to wear a black and gray knitted sweater that day, black latex leggings, gold shoes and a really dark purple purse, actually I don't know the exact color but for your reference, it's the LV Amarante color. That being said, I felt like Miss Autumn. I had dull colors on and I wanted pops of color to brighten my drab outfit.

That's when I remembered the unused BYS neon eyeshadow palette in my stash together with the blue liquid liner. A gift from a friend who thought of me when she came across the palette in SM. (Aww... Thanks Dessie!)


When you decide to wear something as daring as neon eye shadow, I suggest keeping the rest of your face bare (meaning, makeup free). 

After washing my face, I applied my moisturizer, tons of sun screen and my BB Cream just to tone down the redness of my cheeks a little bit). I put on my brows and lip balm, but no face powder or blush. Not even a tint on my lips.

The consistency of the eye shadow is... so-so, but it had good pigment. It wasn't chalky nor was it silky smooth. Packaging was chic so I had fun with that one.


The liquid liner was tricky to apply. It took a long time to dry so I had to sit in front of the electric fan to dry the liner faster. I had to apply several layers, layering the color on each time it dries because if you keep layering without completely drying them first, the first liner just gets erased. It was just too watery.


I only chose 2 colors from the palette. I didn't choose colors that were in the red undertone family (pink or purple) because I have pink undertones, without foundation to cover the redness on my cheeks, I will look waaaay too I-just-came-from-the-North-Pole-and-it-was-too-damn-cold. (I know pink is my favorite color but I didn't want to look like Mrs. Santa)

The blue liner brought out the yellow and the orange real well I must say. Everyone complemented on my eye makeup. Of course it's actually more blended out than this. I had to show you guys how intense the color can get when you layer it on.

The Color Club is one of my favorite brands of nail polish. It is part of the China Glaze tree, but slightly cheaper. They have a a lot of nice funky colors and the color intensity is amazing. Easy to apply too. I used the shade "Warhol" and it's this gorgeous neon pink polish.

I love how my nail polish really stood out while holding my purse. My accessories were in the same color palette of my outfit too so the color on my eyes and my nails were the only color I had that day. I loved it!

I'm so sorry I can't tell you the prices of the products since they were a gift from my friend. For the ladies who reside in Manila, BYS is set to open 13 outlets by the end of September of 2012 and it is available at SM Department Stores and select Watsons branches. I know for a fact that they have a counter at SM Makati.

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54 comments

  1. Wonderful post! I always love advice on makeup tips. Love the colors they are fab! :)

    XoXo
    Teresa
    http://www.chicaffordable.blogspot.com

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  2. I love neons and that eye palette is fantastic!

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  3. Following you on GFC now!! This make up is beautiful!!

    xx

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  4. I am totally loving those nails! The colour is amazingly awesome xo

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  5. Sorry it took me so long :) Thank you for lovely comment :)
    I follow you on gfc, bloglovin' and twitter. You're doing an amazing job here!
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    1. Absolutely! Following you now on Twitter! ♥

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  6. i love make up! It makes such a difference!

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  7. Your make up is so unique-very cool!!!! I'm a big fan of bright and happy colors!!!
    Elena
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  8. I love your makeup! I've been eying that palette every time I pass by the BYS counter, lol. Although I'm quite disappointed about the blue eyeliner because that's what I'm planning to buy next. I just don't have patience for watery liquid eyeliners. Lol

    Oh, and I love Color club too :)
    Nice post.

    xx Yette

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    1. Hahaha! You and I have that in common... I don't like liners that take a long time to dry, they transfer everywhere and mess up my eye makeup! Hahaha! Thank you for reading ♥

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    2. Yw! I love your blog!
      Followed & liked your Fb, btw :)

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  9. I love the bright eyeshadows! I would also LOVE to see your dark purple hangbag!

    -Nico

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  10. I AM IN LOVE WITH THOSE EYE SHADOWS!!!SO EDGY!:)LOVE IT!

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  11. I needed a blog like this so much!
    Thank you for the beautiful comment on my blog!
    Following you!

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  12. wow! the nail polish is very cute!
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  13. I really love fluo colors !!
    Wanna follow each other?
    xoox

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  14. Love the look!! :) Color blocking to the nth level! I really love it! :)


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    1. Hahaha! Your comment made me laugh ♥ Thanks sis! ♥

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  15. Wow! those are some really bold eyeshadows! I don't think I would look good but you look great! I love the nail polish

    I'm following you on GFC, do you want to follow me? :)

    xoxo

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  16. Thanks for following darling!! Following you back on gfc!!
    BTW great colors!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  17. Hi! just wanted to say thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog <3 it really makes my day when people write something so sweet :) and thank you for following me, I'm following you too! Beautiful blog. Hope you have an awesome week! xoxo

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  18. I absolutely love the nail polish! I have a thing for pink nail polishes apparently!:))

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  19. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3



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  20. Lovely colours!

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  21. Neons are such fun colors to wear! I don't know if I'll be able to pull off that look though, so good on ya! ;D

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  22. Love these neon colors! I think I'll try and do my eyes like yours sometime soon! Thanks for the tutorials you make :)
    x
    Bel
    http://b-by-bel.blogspot.fr

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    I'm following here for sure!
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  24. I've never tried neon eyeshadow before, you just gave me an idea. I'm inspired to give it a try, this looks fun and funky! I love the yellow on you and that blue detail.

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  25. That eye make-up is really great! Would look ridiculous on me but you can pull it off!
    Really great nail polish too.
    Thanks for following! Following back!

    Love,
    Jolien

    http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be

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  26. nice make up!

    XOXO
    Arianna

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  27. OMGosh! That colors on of your eye make-up is sooooo fun! I don't think I have the guts to wear those. But based on your story, I can imagine how you pulled this eye shadows with your winter outfits in Tagaytay - pak na pak!

    XX, IamJenniya

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks :) You can wear it too! Kay mo din yun parang a little wash of color lang diba? :) 80s ang peg!

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  28. Hi!! Thanks for stopping by! :))

    Love your blog and that makeup! Amazing! I LOVE neon ;))

    I'm following you via GFC and Bloglovin too!! :))

    xoxo



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  29. Lovely color!! Love them!! Visit http://www.urbanfashionstylee.blogspot.mx and check my new post!!

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  30. Pink always looks good on my nails so I love to use it, especially on my toes

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  31. I definitely cannot pull of neon eye shadow, but when done right, I think it looks amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  32. Hey girl, great post. :* Love it.. Your blog is really nice. :*

    I am your new reader - follower, I hope you follow back! :) Have a nice day, your Elizabeth!
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  33. Oh wow! Amazing colors!! It's look sooo beautiful!!! :)

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  34. I loved the yellow eyeshadow mix. Gives me a feel of summer. Just Subscribed =)

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  35. Oh I love neon colors. I recently did a post with a neon pop makeup look and just love it. Neon can be a bit too much for some people but I can't get enough of it :) following now so feel free to check out my blog and follow back if you like :) xx

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  36. Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want :)
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    xoxo Gloria

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  37. thats a very pretty look

    I hate bys eyeshadow hahaha its very chalky

    followed you back miss Sab :)

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  38. WoW! Amazing, I love your blog. thanks so much for following, followed back <3
    Lali pops of colour

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  39. I love it! I really wanted to get that neon palette in BYS! I'm so convince now! :)

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  40. fab makeup

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  41. Hello love!Thank you very much for you comment, i follow you back, you have an interesting and nice blog.

    xxX

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  42. oh dear.. i love that pink nails!

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  43. love the colors specially the nail polish :) your blog is amazing and i'm following you, feel free to follow me too if you like my blog *

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  44. The colors are incredible on this post! Great article too!
    Be sure to check out our blog/giveaways!!!

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  45. please add me on your facebook,I'd like to follow your post aabout make-ups :) do you have video how to use brushes?what is the best bb cream for oily skin?

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