Double Twist + Smokey Gray Eyes


smoky gray x subtle plum
Hello Readers!

The fun in beauty is all about experimentation and that’s what today’s look is all about! Here’sย a simple smokey eye, using a very cool and metallic-finish color scheme, framed by a dark yet skinny eyebrow to keep things sharp, and paired with a soft plum wash of color on the lip. I would tell you what I’m using but I honestly have no idea what the shade names are… I only know I used 3 shadows in an 8 shadow palette by Sephora, and the colors were a light silver, a pewter-y dark silver, and straight black with some chunky silver. It’s nothing you couldn’t find in stores and probably already in many of y’all’s make up bags already, right girls? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m still faced with the challenge of my damn eyelids. When I put on the eyeshadow, it definitely looks stronger and bolder than it does now, but in the photo of me looking straight ahead, it appears that I barely have any shadow above my lashes! While I’m still pleased with the result, I will have to work on making dark eyeshadows look more prominent yet not overwhelming on me. Oh well, make up is all for fun anyway! I’ll try again next time.

 

Double Twist

 

My hair is also an experimentation today. I have to tell you, I’ve been really getting into Game of Thrones and I’m not sure if this is good or bad, but I will tell you there is hair inspiration A PLENTY on that show! The hair is INCREDIBLE – I mean, braid game GALORE.ย Even if you don’t watch the show, a few images of the female characters on the show is enough to show you just how pretty, intricate and romantic some of the ‘dos are. The one above is inspired by a very evil character who happens to have impeccable hair game, which I’ll call the double twist (double french twist to be more exact), and they’re simply two twists that meet and become one twist at the back of the head. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing but I wanted to try out a center part (clearly it wasn’t entirely successfulย as mine is off center, but my part is so set in it’s deep side ways *pun intended!!!*). Here, my hair is in its normal state after a wash the night before, somewhere between wavy and straight. Here it is from the side! Yay or nay?

 

View Side Double Twist

 

That’s all for today, folks! Enjoy the week and stay fabulous as always.

xoxo

Trace

5 thoughts

  1. Lovelovelove the hair. It looks so shiny and that double twist is beautiful.
    That “problem” with the eyeshadow above the eyelids seems very familiar to me (half Asian speaking here). I just live with it & make the most of my little lid space ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. OMG you’re SO sweet! Thanks for saying this – I think this hair is so easy and low maintenance!

      And the eyelid, girl, I’ve seen your eyeshadow and you do it so well!! I’m still working on technique but I really appreciate and love my semi-monolids. Wouldn’t trade them for more lid space – I think creases are overrated and wish my more of my Asian sistas would feel the same!

      1. If I ever manage to style my hair like one of the female characters from GoT, you’ll be the first to know. Promise.
        For now, crazy messy buns will have to do.

        Exactly, Asian eye shapes are beautiful the way they are and to me, they are the most beautiful ones anyway.
        I think frmheadtotoe from youtube (as well as many others) has posted a lot of looks for (semi) monolids. Maybe her videos could help you? ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. YES thanks! I’ve just recently spent more time playing around with my hair and it’s fun to see what I can come up with, even when it ends up looking like a bird’s nest LOL. Now that it’s gotten longer the possibilities are endless!! It’s just all about arm strength and finger precision!

        And I’m so happy you said that. Unfortunately so many Asians don’t feel like we do… it’s frustrating to hear about so many girls getting eyelid surgery just for a stupid crease to feel beautiful. That’s not what defines beauty and I’m glad you agree. Also, just checked out frmheadtotoe- LOVE it and can’t wait to scroll around more. You’re such a sweetheart and I always look forward to hearing from you. Can’t wait to see what content you come up with next! ๐Ÿ™‚

        xox
        Tracy

      3. Looking forward to your next hairy artwork ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet it can be a lot of fun if the hair is long enough to play around and experiment with it!
        Arm strength? It saves you the workout then, too! ๐Ÿ˜€

        I know!! That’s one of the reasons why I love frmheadtotoe – she’s the “typical” Korean beauty to me. She’s got all the facial features that I would never ever change or want to see changed on any Asian woman.
        The small almond-shaped eyes? Beautiful!
        The “flat” facial bone structure? Unique!
        The flat nose? Cute!
        But I guess living in a different society can be much harder than we can imagine.. it’s sad to me, though.

        You’re welcome! Dayomi Page and HollyAnnAeree could be interesting, too. If another Asian youtuber with helpful videos comes to my mind, I’ll let you know!

        Aww! Same ๐Ÿ™‚ I love reading your comments and every future random discussion or babble is more than welcome!
        I want to do another FOTD/look soon, but the heat has made me procrastinate it so far, hehe.

        Take care, California girl! xx

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