FOTD: Purple Smokey Eye + NEWS: Dior Hydra Life BB Cream is Coming to Belgium!

Hey everyone,

Today I’m sharing the look I did on Monday with you. This is a little bolder than what I would normally wear, but since I was on a beauty blogger mission to Givenchy, I thought it was the perfect excuse!

For my eyes, I started out by putting Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliner in Rockstar as my base. Since I don’t own a synthetic smudger brush (or any smaller synthetic brush. I don’t think natural brushes will quite rise to the challenge here), I used my ring finger to blend out the edges. It would have been cleaner and more precise with a brush though. And then I blended Urban Decay Purple Haze all over my lids, going lighter the higher I went. I highlighted my inner corners and the inner third of my lids with MAC All That Glitters. I then proceeded to lining my eyes with a gel liner before smudging the line out with the third color from the left in my Clinique Plum Seduction quad (I’ve owned it for about 8 years now. I’m still madly in love with the colors, but the quality of this quad is no longer satisfactory after trying the better eyeshadows I have). Some mascara later I was done!

You can definitely make this more dramatic by using a black base, and/or blending some black eyeshadow into the outer corners. However, it was after all daytime, and I didn’t want to really scare the passers-by!

For my lips I had the most genius idea. Since I can’t really wear Incognito on its own, I layered it over Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle. That turned out to take the color down a notch and gave me nice nude-pink lips!

For the rest of my face, I used some Tarte Blissful and Bobbi Brown Bali Brown. Voila, it is not super tricky, and even though it’s not office-appropriate, I wouldn’t say it’s too shocking to wear this during daytime (or maybe it’s me).

Here are a couple more pictures so you can see it better (psst I saw the fluff in my hair only afterwards. Sorry about that!):

I was wearing my first Lavand dress (which is pretty significant since it started my Lavand addiction lol). The neckline doesn’t work with a necklace, so I wore a pair of earrings instead. I’ve owned them for a long time, but I still love them a lot!

In other news, Dior Hydra Life BB Cream is coming to Belgium! It will be available from April 18th. Here are the promotional images if you’re curious:

According to Dior, the Hydra Life BB Cream targets young women (aged 18-30. *gasps* In a couple of years I’ll fall out of this category lol) who want a one-step product that will give them a radiant glow and preserves the youth of their skin. I can’t really say more at the moment, because I still need to test it out, and base makeup takes longer than for example a mascara. I will definitely let you know what I think though!

That’s it for today, dear peeps! I am going to review the Erborian BB cream and Fairy Drops Platinum Mascara for you before the end of the week since these two are highly-requested. I have many photos that are taken and products I have finished testing, but I still need time to sit down, sift through the photos, and write the reviews out. There are also so much I’m still testing out, so please bear with me. I do also have a work deadline to meet by the end of the month!

Would you wear a colorful eye look like this at daytime? What are the BB Creams you have tried and liked/disliked? If I have very up-to-date PR information about something I will be testing out, would you want to see it or do you prefer to just wait till I’m ready to report my experience? Please let me know. Your opinions are more than important to me!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • Paris B

    I think that Dior Hydralife BB Cream very fascinating because I’m partial to hydrating products myself. We get the Diorsnow BB Creme locally since we’re in Asia and all and whitening reigns supreme 😛 But I would love to know how the Hydralife BB Cream fares :)

    • Sunny

      I will for sure keep you posted, Paris! I think it’s kind of hard to find any brightening/whitening products here, but I’ve learnt that brightening doesn’t necessarily make you paler, and I could use some brightening products to get rid of my pigmentation spots!

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    Fantastic review! I really want to try Dior’s Hydralife BB cream. It looks so nice and smooth on you. And i absolutely adore your smokey purple look.

    • Sunny

      Hey Jen, I’m not wearing Hydra Life in the photos yet! I blended a bit of my usual Bourjois Healthy Mix in my T-zone and a bit on the apples of my cheeks (to help blush stay) but that’s it! I think with the weather getting nicer I’ll be less inclined to wear foundation, so trying out a BB cream might be the solution!

  • Esmay

    How I like it ^^ Ik vind mokey eyes zo mooi en deze zijn dan net wat draagbaarder ^^

  • kyo1986

    I nominated you to Versatile Blogger Award

    • Sunny

      Thanks hon! I’ll look into it! xx

  • Chris

    Cotton swabs work if you don’t have a smudger brush.

    I have to get another pan of All that Glitters. Someone told me it’s a dupe for Urban Decay Blaze! 😀

    • Sunny

      Thanks Christina! I’ll try a cotton swab next time :)

      I don’t own Blaze so I can’t compare, and the thing with All That Glitters is it looks so different on absolutely everybody! It’s not a shade that I get super excited about, but it’s a good basic to have!

  • sugarmitten

    I love this look on you! Very pretty!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Amy! You’re so sweet :)

  • mjacqueline

    It doesn’t look office inappropriate to me. It looks very pretty. I am interested to hear your thoughts about the new Dior BB cream, the promotional pictures look quite dark, is it? I have only one bb cream and that is the Diorsnow BB cream which I love. I am anticipating your review

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jacqueline! Hydra Life isn’t that dark at all! It blends really easily into my skin, and the shade works for me just fine! I’ll for sure keep you posted, but give me some time to test it out fully :)

  • 2chicgurls

    Hey! We nominated you for the versatile blogger award- check it out here!

    • Sunny

      Thanks dolls! I’ll look into it when I have some time :)

  • naomihing

    Haven’t gotten into any BB creams yet but maybe due to the fact that they are not really available here! This one looks lovely though. As for a purple smokey eye, I would so wear that anytime! Purple is one of my favorite eyes colours.

    • Sunny

      Hey Naomi, this one IS lovely! I’ve just started trying it out, but I’m pretty impressed. I’ll give you a detailed report once the testing’s done! Purple is one of my favorite colors too (along with green)!

  • fancieland

    I nominated you for the most versatile blogger award!

    Check it out

    • Sunny

      Thanks hon! I’ll check it out when I have some time :)

  • Christine Brigid

    Sooooo pretty. I would wear this to work, cough, cough, but then– I’m not always able to stuff myself into the “proper” box.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Christine! I think I’m just getting used to wearing bolder eyeshadow combinations, and maybe eventually I’ll wear this in front of my family even! Just give me some time to practice :)

  • pearlessence

    I love the lilac-y purple on your eyes :) So pretty! Can’t wait to see what you have to say about the Dior BB cream…!

    • Sunny

      Thanks hon! I’ve just started testing it out, so give me some time and I promise you’ll see a lengthy review :p