Maleana Cosmetics is a bit unique in that it’s Hawaii’s first boutique makeup line. Not pleased with the way existing products worked in the island’s environment, Dorys created the line to work best in the high heat and humidity. And work it did. That makeup stayed on, bright and vivid, all day and night!
I don’t know exactly what kind of magic Dorys worked, but I’ll try and interpret from Sewing-Mom’s pictures:
First, 10 pounds of concealer for those baggy eyes of mine!
For anyone considering airbrushing, I *highly* recommend it. I could not even feel it on my face, and you can see that it completely evened my skin out.
Next, she applied eyeshadow and eyeliner.
This was probably the coolest part – a curling iron for your eyelashes! It was warm, and curled them up better and more natural than with the normal lash crimper. I need one of these!
For false lashes, she used individual pieces, and they looked much more natural than the full strip kind.
A final dose of eyeliner…
And finally, she worked on my lips!
Though the color stayed on my lips the whole day, my lips were very dry. I’ll have to remember to moisturize beforehand!
Yay! All done!
What do you think?
I was a little worried that the darkness of my eyes was too dramatic, but in the pictures it didn’t come out as bold as I thought it might.
However, when I went outside for pictures, I was squinting like crazy because of the sun.
Somehow it doesn’t look as good as it did indoors…
Is this reason enough to lighten up on the smoky-eye? Should I avoid being photographed outside? How do I avoid the squint?
And at the end of the day, I made sure to test its lasting power – with some delicious Korean food!
It still looks good! Mr. Sew and the kim chee, too!
Did you test your trial makeup out in various lights and environments? How did it hold up through sweat, food and fiance kisses?
*Pictures by Sewing-Mom