Blues I actually like on me

Sunday, June 6, 2010

**I am not wearing foundation/concealer in this pic. I was messing around one day and I didn't have everything prepped to be taking pictures.**

Now this look I definitely want to talk about because it started as an experiment and turned into something I really liked. I've tried using blue shadow on myself before but it always turned into this huge mess and the color always looked vaguely wrong. Finally one day I was playing around with my NYX Jumbo pencil and started shaping the black base and said what the hell, let's see what happens - I pulled out some loose shadow by MAC and Facefront and started packing it on.

The amazing thing was that the colors were beautiful from start to finish, and on top of the black base turned 3 dimensional - all unexpected, all fantastic.

Products Used:
--NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Black Bean
--FaceFront Cosmetics loose shadow in Rawsicle
--MAC Pigment in Pure Luxe
--MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
--Sephora Kohl and Liner (01 keep black)
--Mascara: Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender (001 Black) & Rimmel MAX Volume Flash (003 Extreme Black)

I used an artist's brush from AC Moore with synthetic bristles to shape the NYX Pencil; I dabbed it over my lid and then used the brush to smooth it out and create the cat eye shape. Then I used a flat shader brush to pack on Rawsicle in the inner half of my eye (it's a really light shimmery blue, but on top of the black looked totally different). I used that same brush to pack on the MAC Pigment but made sure to light move the brush back and forth over the border between the two colors to help blend the line so it wasn't obvious. I used the same combination of black base + blue shadows on the bottom lid, connecting Pure Luxe at the outer corner of my eye. Finally I used an AC Moore artist brush and the elf Small Smudge brush to draw out extended wing liner at the inner and outer corners of my eyes. Finally I used the Sephora kohl liner to line both my tight and water lines.

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