Shiseido Mattifying Moisturizer
Becca Resurfacing Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in C3.5
MAC Select Coverup in NW20
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in Brighter
Sigma Beauty Blush in Serene
NYX Baked Blush in Solstice
NARS Paloma Blush (contour and highlight)
NYX Brow Cake in Brunette
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Impulse Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Bellatrix
Saucebox Etude Palette in Caramel
Medusa's Makeup Eyeshadow in Electro White
Sephora Glitterguard Primer
Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Hello Sunshine
Graftobian Glitter in Opalescent
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara
Dr. Smith's Minted Rose Balm
Sometimes you just feel like wearing a neon pink eye with some glitter on top. Nawumsayin? Nah, the real deal went as such:
Pulled out the pink Bellatrix eyeshadow from my little indie drawer and thought "why the hell not?", but woe was me to discover that it's beautiful pink-to-baby blue duochrome nature is completely obliterated when you brush and swipe the color all over the lid. To retain the shift, it must be patted...but the color payoff isn't that great. BTW, Impulse Cosmetics is a great little indie shop. I'm partial to their wacky lip colors and their lovely glitters. This eyeshadow is a bit disappointing, though.
So after brushing the shadow around my lid and discovering a flattened yet bright neon color, I decided to recreate the duochrome effect by using glitter to add shimmer and sparkle. Oh, and as a side note I had to attend a client meeting this day and I just want to say I am incredibly lucky to have worked in a job where I could wear pretty much any kind of makeup without retribution. I liked that my eyes screamed HELLO.
Anyway, back to makeup: before applying the glitter, I blended the edges of the pink with a matte neutral color called Caramel, hailing from the LOVELY and AMAZING Etude Palette from Saucebox. Oh, and did I mention that each shadow in this palette is MATTE? Yup. It's a thing. A palette of all matte neutrals. Using a fluffy blending brush, I picked up the Caramel color and buffed in light circular motions to diffuse the pink edges. Doing this makes the lines softer. Then I applied the brow bone highlight in Electro White, which has a lot of fallout as an eyeshadow but nothing that a large fan brush can take care of. This color got blended into the Caramel. Next came the glitter primer and pats of glitter using my pinky finger to apply Hello Sunshine and Opalescent. A cat eye in dense black gel liner Blacktrack completed the look. Meeeeow.