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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Back to the Sea

Another marine look, to keep in with this week's (unintentional) sea theme :)... The main colour in this look is "Back to the Sea" by Archetype Cosmetics, a stunning teal/mint colour with a very complex gold interference. The shape I used in this look is a variation of this look, but this time, I decided to cut the crease only along the outer half of my eyes, instead of all the way past the inner corners. I then used Fyrinnae Sweet & Sour (matte medium dusky purple) and MAC Carbon in the crease and blended upwards, highlighting with MAC Vanilla. The lashes are by essence and have tiny glitter flecks on them - I would actually prefer them without the glitter (for once), but the shape fits my eye so perfectly that they are my favourites to wear!







Product List
p2 perfect Eyes base, Archetype Back to the Sea, MAC Carbon, Fyrinnae Sweet & Sour, MAC Vanilla, Maybelline Expression kohl in black, essence Glamour lashes, CG Lash Blast

16 comments:

KiLLaCaM said...

this is soooo pretty! i love how that teal looks like foil on your lid!

Jessica Allison said...

Very pretty! I ordered a bunch of samples from Archetype last month and have yet to receive them- I emailed her and didn't get a reply. Is this typical for her?

jojoba said...

this is a very difficult colour for me and many people i think. but you make it so easy and beautiful. sometimes i wonder what colours you can't wear???!!! you have the most grgeous eyes!

PiinkCupcakez said...

that looks sooo pretty.. i love it!

gio said...

This is gorgeous, I love it!

Katy said...

great!! :)

Padmita said...

@Jessica: Yes, she usually takes quite a qhile to ship out orders :(...

@jojoba: Anything yellow is not really my cup of tea ;)!

Thanks to all of you!!

...the who cares girl... said...

This is great--I'm glad I discovered this blog. You have beautiful eyes, and very clever make-up designs!

Jessica Allison said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I got my Archetype order today and got to play around just a bit. What kind of brush do you use to apply it? I'm assuming you pack it on dry, but you seem to get really good pay-off with the color. I'm curious about your base, I can't find a way to order it here- and I don't speak German :( Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Your talent is beyond compare and your beauty unmatched!

Padmita said...

Oh wow, thank you for all the nice words!!

@Jessica: It depends, usually I use a large brush with dense bristles to apply the main lid colour if I'm applying the pigments dry, and MAC #242 if I'm foiling them.

I don't think the base can be ordered over the net, as it's just a cheap drugstore brand AND it's LE as well I think :(... What base do you normally use? Have you tried MAC Paint Pots?

Jessica Allison said...

Right now I'm using Urban Decay Primer Potion, and I have used the MAC Paints (in the tube) but not the paint pots- I've actually been wanting to pick some up but I'm waiting for my Pro card to come.

Honestly, I've never really needed a primer before, I just started using them when I discovered that you really need it to get any punch out of mineral pigments- I end up foiling them most of the time anyway.

Thanks for the reply, BTW!

Organic Make Up said...

This is such a wonderful job that you have done. I simply love the look you created. I would have loved to be one of your subjects some day for the killing look that you give. :-)

karo43 said...

Padmita your MU are AMAZING!! I'm totally in love with it!
I'm watching your blog since a little time yet and I'am very impressed!!
How do you do to have such a result!
I have a litlle question, with wwhat brush do you apply eyeshadow above the line in the crease?
I tried to make such a look ,but I didn't manage to belnd colours above the crease with the black line
Moreover with a khol, my line is totally horrible :-(
could you help me???!!!
Congratulations again your are an ARTIST!

karo43 said...

oh and sorry for my wronf english, i am french!

Suspiria said...

omg...i discovered your blog two days ago....your looks are amazing!!!
i see here you wear an archetype pigment, do you know any dupe of this color?