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5/15/13

LOTD: Not Good Enough For A Fashion Magazine....

Hey Cynthia,
Thanks for the mail but I'm afraid these pictures won't work. The two tones need to be clearly visible and the pink and nude doesn't show very well. Also, in terms of hair, these waves don't work too well, and I suggest you do the sleek back hair as on your website.I'm sorry but I guess you'll have to re shoot this. I don't intend to be negative about your effort, but I'm just trying to achieve the best look possible for the magazine. Also, would need pics for each step. Would recommend you try the two tone lips in bright colours, as on the runway. And a white background would be perfect."

This is the first two-tone lips look that I sent to Cosmopolitan for their story in March, and that's an email I got after. I'm sharing the email, because it properly - and very politely - explains why the look didn't work.
Truth is, I kinda knew it was coming, and I didn't get mad or disappointed. Before that, I really didn't know what kind of photos they needed...what to wear...what background...how to pose...the works. It was based on a Spring trend, so I decided on an outdoor background. The day I did the shoot was very gloomy in Newcastle, as you can make out from the lighting in the photos, so I could only click a few because it was freezing! Most of the pics came out too dull and blurry, and I wasn't happy with them. I think I was a little bit happy that I had to do another look. 


I like and dislike this pic at the same time
Two-Tone Lips: (Center) Collection Volume Sensation Lipstick Satin Bow, (Sides) Maybelline Superstay 14HR Lipstick Stay With Me Coral & MAC Scarlet Ibis Lipstick.
Face: I have forgotten what I used, but I'm guessing MAC Prep+Prime Line Filler, MUFE HD Foundation, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder.
Cheeks:  Lakmé Absolute Chromatic Baked Blush Day Blushes & MeMeMe Coral Blush
Eyes: I used Sleek Oh So Special Palette.Coral on the inner corners, bronze in the center and black on the outer corners. Eyeliner is L'Oreal Super Liner Instant Impact Felt Liner, Eylure false lashes.
In case you're new here, my 2nd/final look & video tutorial posted here & the article here


Not good enough, but I got a blog story out of a magazine story ;)

Which look did you like better? This one or the final look?



19 comments:

  1. I love the look, but I agree. Its not very obvious, but rather, very subtle and that part is what I love. However, if going two-tone is the word, then I much prefer the cosmo look to this one.

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    1. Thanks Poorna! True, it is too subtle for the mag... more wearable for real life I guess =D

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  3. I, for one, loved the pics :)

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  4. aw...you are so blunt about sharing the story!

    I agree...i love your regular blog pics more...great you took the feedback positively!

    much love from Bangladesh!

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  5. This is nice..but I liked the 2nd/final look more.. :)

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  6. how polite they are !! wow....... and yu look fab :)

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    1. Thanks..and yes, they were really nice about it :)

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  7. OMG! I love it! The whole point about it being so subtle makes it all the more wearable to everynormalbody.

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    1. Thanks! True, it is more wearable for everynormalbody :D

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  8. nO Cynthia mam its pretty but yeah i lyk sleek hair too they look good on you !<3 Dont let yourself down cheer up <3 shrutika

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    1. Nah, I'm not feeling down Shrutika, coz it all worked out in the end :)

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  9. :( nevertheless, u look so pretty! Love ur make-up!

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  10. I simply love your eye makeup.. can you show steps for this....

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    1. I will do a tut sometime Shikha..thanks

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