In Which I Get All Dramatic On Your Ass

Today is Saturday, and as such, the Mister is off consorting with his BFF and BFF’s baby. Therefore, I’ve had a goodly amount of time on my hands with which to eat salt and vinegar potato chips, look at makeup at Target, and play around with the sort of eyeshadow colors that make the Mister go “… Huh! It’s, um, DARK.” I’ve been pining for a pink and black/gray eye lately, so I decided that today was the day.

For this look, I followed Leesha’s Black and Gold Glamor tutorial, although obviously I used pink rather than gold, and mine came out a bit more goth than glamorous. Which is fine. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I used to do my makeup back in my goth days, and what I’d do differently if I knew then what I know now. So this is a bit of an homage to my roots, if you will.

Click all photos to embiggen. This first one is in natural light, the rest are flash.

In her tutorial, Leesha foils a gold loose shadow onto the inner 2/3rds of her lids (that is, applies it wet mixed with a mixing medium). She then uses a matte black shadow on the outer lids and in the crease, and finally pats a silver glittery shadow over everything. I did basically the same thing, except I foiled Aromaleigh’s Jolie (a nice, sparkly, almost fuchsia pink), used a different black, and used Lisette (a lighter pink, also by Aromaleigh) as my “patting color.”

I also did a sort of winged eyeliner thing, which you can’t see super-well in these pictures. I don’t actually own black liquid eyeliner (I know! WHAT?), so I wetlined the same black eyeshadow I used in the crease with a mixing medium.


  • UDPP
  • Aromaleigh Jolie, foiled over inner 2/3rds of lids and applied dry under lower lashes
  • Urban Decay Creep on outer lids, in crease, wetlined on upper lids, and under lower lashes
  • UD Gunmetal above Creep to blend
  • Aromaleigh Lisette patted lightly over lids and into crease
  • UD Virgin to highlight
  • Silk Naturals Mixing Medium used for foiling and wetlining
  • UD 24/7 eyeliner in Zero on waterline
  • DiorShow mascara over UD lash primer
  • Sonia Kashuk Ultra Shine Sheer Lip Gloss in Luscious

Which reminds me! I think I might have found my new favorite nude lip gloss! It’s Pixi Rose Lip Treat in LipNude. I picked it up at Target this morning and I love it. I might actually have to go get a backup, in case they decide to yank it like Benefit did with The Gloss in Big Magic. Bastards.

So there you have it. Something dramatic-looking from me for once.

Published in: on September 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm  Comments (14)  
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  1. WOW – really pretty and definitely dramatic! I think that turned out really well, though, and, officially, you can no longer complain about your makeupping skills. Very cool – this is, of course, just the kind of thing that appeals to me. πŸ™‚ Oh, and you must, you must…get yourself a MAC smolder. And then you’ll have black eyeliner.

    • Oh, thanks! Glad you like it! You should watch the video and give it a whirl … I always do better at these things when I have instructions. πŸ™‚ I might actually get a couple of MAC things for my birthday (brushes), so I’ll keep that eyeliner in mind too!

  2. That pppppppop of pppppppink is actually quite a fabulous look with the greyish-blackish thing you have going on there, sweetie – very unexpected!

    • Aw thanks. I thought you might not like this one too much! πŸ˜›

  3. Your posts make me giggle. I love your blogging style ❀

    • Oh, that’s so nice to hear! Glad you’re enjoying it!! πŸ™‚

  4. A very beautiful, dramatic eye! Playing with makeup is always fun. My husband does the same thing when I try out something new….”What are you trying to do? You makeup looks too dark! You have been reading too many beauty blogs,” is usually the statement I get!

    • Haha! Yeah, when I showed Mister Principessa these pictures, he sort of waved his hands around and went “That’s a lot of makeup!” Boys πŸ˜›

  5. This looks great on you!

  6. :O I love it! Such a hot smokey eye.

  7. I love your intro lol it’s so funny how when my makeup is at it’s highest intensity, it’s only me and my puppy who get to enjoy it. And I get a ‘ah tomi’s doing something wierd again’ look from my family members if they happen to get a glimpse of it. Thank god the lovely blogging community appreciates eachother’s efforts hahahaha. I LOVE THIS LOOK!!! I”m usually super scared to use bright pinks and such. Too bad I may not get the chance to buy that Jolie color.. ;(

    • Ha! Yeah, I pretty much started this blog so I could show my makeup to people who’d actually appreciate it. : )

      I LOVE Jolie and Lisette both … they’re 2 of the only pinks I’ve found that don’t make me look like I’ve been crying for hours! And of course they won’t be available anymore. Waaaaaah! 😦 Anyway, glad you liked it!

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