Monday, September 24, 2012

Black Tango

Welcome!  This is my little makeup blog.  I'll be mainly posting "face of the day" makeup here, but I expect there may be some swatching and other fun things taking place from time to time.  :)  I hope you enjoy it!  This is a Make Up For Ever Black Tango inspired look I wore yesterday.

The original look featured mauve cheeks and burgundy lips, but I modified that part for mine.

This eye needed to be blended more above the crease, which I promptly did after I got to work!

I'm not used to having my brows this long and large.  That was fun and weird!

This eye turned out pretty good.  If I had it to do over again, I would layer Arabian Ruby over a more opaque base or maybe even try it wet.

I slept with my hair just washed and damp the previous night, hence the super wavy lovely look!

Here is what I wore.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Smashbox under eye primer
MUFE Lift 11
MUFE Lift concealer 1
Illamasqua concealer 115
Korres Wild Rose Mineral Setting Powder
MUFE Super Matte Loose 12

Guerlain Terracotta Light Blondes 01
Tarte AC Dazzled (not mauve enough, but closest in my stash to a dusty mauve, I think)
Tarte AC Shimmering Powder Champagne

Lorac primer
Chanel Mirifique (base)
Addiction Arabian Ruby
GA ETKI Lust Red (used wet as liner - nearly pointless as you can't really see it except maybe a bit on the lowers)
Face Atelier White Gold pigment
YSL Faux Cils black cream liner (tightline and waterline)
YSL Shocking mascara
Givenchy Phenomeneyes WP
Clinique Bottom Lash
Tarte taupe brow pencil

Buxom Clair

I'm not too talented taking self-portraits with my little camera, so I apologize if the pictures, lighting, and angles are less than grand.  I do the best I can!

Hopefully this will be fun for you and fun for me.  :)  Let me know if you have any questions about the look or techniques used.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Musing on Beauty - thank you very much! It always makes me nervous to do a big shape like that, but I'm glad it turned out well. Practice makes almost perfect. ;)


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