Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bronze and Gray Smoky Eyes

My beautiful sister let me do her makeup for a night on the town. I gave her a mix of warm and cool smoky shades. I have to say this is another one that looked better in person than in photographs, but I like it either way.

Mulch on the lid and underneath.
Scene in the outer corner.
Copperplate in the crease.
Urban Decay Ace (from 15 Year Anniversary Palette) on upper lash lines and outer third of lower lashes.
Clinique High Lengths Mascara in Black/Brown.

I don't remember what she had on her lips, if anything, and nothing on her face.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Purple Smoky Eyes

Dusky purple eyes using one of my favorite MAC eyeshadows. The full face shots wouldn't work out with this look, the sun was too glaring for outside shots, and the flash washes me out so much, since I'm pretty fair. I'll post what I used on the rest of the face, though.

On the lids, I used MAC's Shale, with Shadowy Lady in the outer corner into the outer crease. Shale under the eye with a little MUFE No. 4 close to the lashes. I used MUFE Aqua Black on the upper lashes, adding a tiny flick at the outer corner, then I blended the edge with No. 4 because I wanted a soft edge on the liner. I'm blanking on the details since this was a few weeks ago, but I think I used Shroom on the brow bone, and I definitely used a touch of MAC Big Bounce Shadow in Count Your Assets in the inner corner. I think I may have used MAC Omega in my brows. I really should have written this all down, or at least posted this sooner, but life has been incredibly hectic with the changes to my bedroom.

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Porcelain on the red areas of my face. MUFE HD Microfinish powder to control shine, and I used either (or both) Laura Mercier Secret Camouflages in SC-1 and SC-2 on ugly things.
Blush was MAC Desert Rose.

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint in Lust. I didn't love how this turned out, as it was a little bright for the look. I usually love red lips with purple eyes, but this didn't work. If I was doing this look over, and I might, since I loooved how the eyes turned out, I'd probably use a rosy, mauvy pink gloss like Urban Decay Pocket Rocket in David.

Sparkly Blue Nails

OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It with three coats of OPI Last Friday Night on top. So pretty, but it stained my nails something fierce when it came off.