Boscia Self-Defense Antioxidant Moisturizer
MAC Natural Radiance Prep+Prime
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW20
Tarte Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator Finishing Powder
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder in Light
Revlon ColorStay in Brighter
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Wet n Wild Color Icon in Dark Brown
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
MAC Eyeshadow in Mulch
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
e.l.f. Makeup Lock and Seal
Femme Fatale Cosmetics in Arcanomicon
Hard Candy Feelin' Blue Collection in #3, #10
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive
Eye Splashes False Eyelashes
Rimmel Max Bold Curves Mascara
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Clear, Psycho
So, this look happened pretty serendipitously.
Saturday was spent running errands and cooking an ambitious birthday dinner for le boyfriend (it was a success). There was a menu item I couldn't make as well for lack of a blender, and one of the chefs at Haute Dish the night before volunteered to make me some. So, after running around all morning, getting home and putting the vegetables away, and then preparing the evening, I did my makeup in between preheating ovens, boiling water, and doing dishes. I left for the restaurant with all makeup on except for the eyes. When I got home, I realized I had more time than I thought, so I proceeded to do something playful.
I recently ordered from an indie in Australia called Femme Fatale Cosmetics, and my samples just came in the mail late this week. I'd been dying to wear them, so I jumped at the opportunity and pulled out a duochrome shadow, Arcanomicon. In the baggie/as described on their website, the color is a periwinkle-lavender hue with a teal shift. REALLY beautiful. I mean, it's truly amazing. Side note: I will be ordering from there moar! All the eyeshadow!
Anyway, I decided to take it a step further and APPLY IT WET FOR EXTRA METALLIC FOILED SHEEN. Unfortunately, here's where things took a unique twist. By using the e.l.f. sealant, the duochrome disappeared and the shadow instead turned matte periwinkle. Not disastrous because it looked great, but it taught me about being a more cautious mixer and investing in better mediums. I am expecting Pixie Epoxy soonish, which is an indie product meant for specific use for foiling eyeshadows/making glitter stick.
To add some shimmer under the brow bone, I highlighted with the lightest blue/purple in the Hard Candy palette. After this, I "happened to notice" my box of fake eyelashes and thought, "why not?". After applying them and emphasizing them with some mascara, I decided to use the darkest Hard Candy blue to brush over the lash base so as to blend them in a bit more.
Finally, to counteract the eyes, I chose a fiery orange lip color. Usually this would be far too much color, but it was Saturday and I felt both experimental and brazen. I'm REALLY happy with the results and I think I am going to try more combinations like this.