Monday, January 14, 2013
Purple is one of the few colors that looks great with ANY eye color! You will want to pick a purple in accordance with the undertones of your skin. If you are cool toned, you will look best in blue based purples, while a warmer skin will pair nicely with a more red based purple.
MAC Beautiful Iris -- inner 1/3 of lid, inner corner
MAC Satellite Dreams -- middle 1/3 of lid, lower lash line
MAC Nocturnelle -- outer 1/3 of lid, crease, lower lash line
MAC Wedge -- transition
MAC Gesso -- highlight
MAC Omega -- eyebrows
MAC Espresso -- eyebrows
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder
Clinique Cream Liner in True Black
Maybelline Brow Pencil in Blonde
MAC Brow Pencil in Fling
Loreal Voluminous Mascara
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC25
MAC 217 (2)
Lancome Lash Curler
Eyebrow Grooming Brush (unknown brand)
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Sugar Plum Inspired Daytime Look
|Without Liquid Liner|
This is an easy and wearable purple eye, that is appropriate for work or school. The key to making most looks daytime appropriate is using a light hand and making sure to BLEND, BLEND, BLEND!! My favorite brush to use is the MAC 217. If you don't have the 217 just use any dome shaped blending brush. A less expensive brush version is the Sonia Kashuk blending brush, which can be found at any target.
MAC Satin Taupe (metallic purpley taupe): Inner two-thirds of lid to crease
MAC Nocturnelle (dark purple with shimmer): Outer third of lid to crease, and line bottom lashes
MAC Kid (matte light brown -- two shades darker than yor skintone): Blend crease and transition
MAC Vanilla (matte off white): Highlight
MAC Vex (multi-color shimmer): Inner corner
MAC Carbon (matte black): Line top lashes
You don't have to purchase these shadows necessarily... Just use something you have that is similar in color and finish.
In the first picture I used a matte black eyeshadow (Carbon) on a small angled brush (MAC 208) to line my eye and create a small wing... You can stop there for a more natural look, or you can use the shadow as a guideline when creating your winged eyeliner using liquid or gel liner. I like to put on one light coat of mascara before using liquid or gel liner because it keeps my lashes out of the way.
I hope this was helpful and I will be experimenting with different lighting to take the best pictures possible for future looks.
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