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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dark Passion

Happy Holidays everyone! Now that Christmas is almost over, things are slowly getting back to normal - and so is the blog! There might even be some more looks than usual over the next few days as I'm on holidays and for once, not travelling! A few days ago, I came across some digital images of fantasy make-up and was wildly inspired by the fabulous designs, so I decided to do something similar today:





How to achieve it:
1. Prep your lids (I prefer Bare Canvas when taking pictures, as it evens out my lid colour and surface like nothing else!).
2. Apply Your Ladyship pigment on the browbone.
3. Apply matte black shadow all over the lid and in the crease, starting slightly behind the tearduct.
4. Apply matte red shadow above the black across the outer two thirds of the lid with a pointy brush (MAC #219), blending into the black.
5. Take a fluffly brush (MAC #217) and apply Peppier eyeshadow above the red with a very light hand.
6. Line upper lid with black gel eyeliner, drawing the line further out in the inner and outer corners. Also line below the lower lashline and blend the harsh line with black eyeshadow.
7. Apply matte rd and Peppier on the lower lid in the same style as the upper lid.
8. Apply Majolica Majorca RD544 red metallic liner on the inner half of the lower lid as well as the outer half of the upper lid.
9. Put a small drop of lash glue to your hand and dip some red rhinestones into it one by one, then apply the rhinestones to the outer lid and on the browbone. Pick up and apply the rhinestones with tweezers. Add a clear one in the inner corner as well.
10. Line the lower waterline with white kohl pencil.
11. Apply false lashes and mascara to the upper lashes, then mascara only to the lower ones.
Done!

Product List
MAC Bare Canvas, Zoeva 88 mattes palette, MAC Peppier, MAC Your Ladyship, jolifin rhinestones, u.m.a. gel eyeliner in black, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, wet 'n wild lashes, CG Lash Blast

Would this kind of tutorial be helpful to you if you wanted to recreate this look? Anything that is missing or that you would like to be explained in a better way? Please let me know!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Green Equinox

Blogginbeauties, a dutch beauty blog, is featuring my blog and an interview with me today! Check them out here: blogginbeauties.nl

Some weeks ago, a friend sent me some pigments from alva's Green Equinox collection to try! Those are probably the mineral eyeshadows that most resemble MAC pigments, they are much less powdery than most regular mineral products! Therefore, the intensity is almost like foiled shadow, and the colours are very pretty too! In this look, I used Side by Side, a very intense copper shade, all over the lid and drawn out into the crease. For the crease, I used Mauve Me, which is similar to MAC Violet but lighter and more muted, and a matte dark-ish blue/violet from the Zoeva palette. I also used  bit of  MAC Lark About pigment in the inner corners, but that wasn't the best idea, it is too shimmery! The false lashes are part black, part purple.

My eyeliner is sadly giving me some trouble - lately, I cannot seem the colour to look good, it always ends up looking watery and my skin is getting increasingly uneven around the upper lashline :( Anyone ever had the same problems and found a good solution to them??





Product List
MAC Bare Canvas, alva Side by Side, alva Mauve Me, Zoeva 88 Mattes palette, Boots No. 7 lashes, p2 liner pen, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, MAC Lark About

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Elegant Smokey Holiday Look

My take on a simple but festive smokey eyes look - for all those who prefer something timelessly elegant for the holidays! This is a very classic concept which I spiced up a tiny bit by adding extra lashes on the lower lash line. The main lid colour is Fyrinnae's Newcastle,mixed with some matte black from the Zoeva palette. The browbone highlighter is MAC Your Ladyship pigment:










Product List
Face: agnes b. b.pure foundation, MAC Studio Finish NC15, MAC Blot powder Light, Cargo Sunshine Coast
Eyes: MAC Bare Canvas, MAC Your Ladyship, Fyrinnae Newcastle, Zoeva 88 Mattes palette, Clinique Egyptian eye kohl, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, p2 lashes, CG Lash Blast
Lips: MAC Prrr

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Springtime Elf

I felt like doing something colourful again, and got my Springtime Skipper out - one of my favourite MAC shadows of all time. To give the colour some more punch, I layered it with Chartreuse pigment and a very thin layer of Pure Ore. Crease colours are all from the Zoeva 88 Mattes palette:






Product List
MAC Bare Canvas, MAC Springtime Skipper, MAC Chartreuse, MAC Pure Ore, Lime Crime Elf, Zoeva 88 Mattes palette, Red Cherry #600 lashes, p2 Liner pen, CG Lash Blast