Just another reason why I love the color blue :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hah - told you I had something good in the works for you guys! Now this look is something that I played around with a while back when I first picked up MAC's Clarity eyeshadow, but it's the first time I went all the way and created something I loved. I still have this unexplainable love of blue after disliking it for the longest time, but at least I think you can really see how it can work!

I used the whole 'tape border' trick for this look, where the artist (you) takes a piece of tape and (after dabbing off some of the glue on the back of the hand) applies it along the outside corner of the eye to create a straight sharp edge to the shadow. A tricked I learned from Makeup Geek on YouTube was to apply it starting from the outside corner of the bottom lashline, to keep both pieces of tape even and flattering to the face. It sounds ridiculous but really works!

This another look where it's all about the power of blending. I've used 3 or 4 colors almost all along the crease and outside corner of the eye. Blending throughout it was what allowed me to have the smooth gradient of colors even though the lid color is very bold. I think the only thing I'd change the next time I do this look (on myself or anyone else) is that I might make the eyeliner thicker and take more of it under the lower lashline. 

Products Used:
Eyes - 
~~MAC Shadestick in Sea Me
~~MAC eyeshadow in Clarity (saturated light blue)
~~MAC eyeshadow in Soft Brown
~~Stila eyeshadow in sajama (matte gray, not totally necessary)
~~Paula Dorf eyeshadow in Hussy (dark matte blue)
~~Stila eyeshadow in makalu (matte black)
~~MAC Greasepaint Stick in Slick Black (tightline and waterline)
~~MAC Fluidline in Black Track
~~Rimmel Mascara Combo

Lips -
~~Wet n Wild lipstick in 926
~~NYX Megashine Lipgloss in Sweet Heart

Hope you like it and let me know if you have any questions! MWAH!

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