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.
- 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.