Thursday, November 29, 2012

Darkness in My Eyes

Here's a relatively quick yet dramarama look I did the other day using the new Shu Uemura Karl for Shu Smoky Velvet palette.  I got Smoky Velvet, Prestigious Bordeaux, and Chocolate & Pistachio during the crazy good sale last week.  I couldn't resist!  They all seem super nice.

I started with Stila's Smudge Crayon in black as a base on my lids and lower lash lines.  I smudged them best I could using my finger - that sucker does not want to move!  I looked quite hilarious until I put the powder shadow on top.  That's the beauty of a smoky eye, though - it never has to be perfect.  Admittedly, I do try and perfect it toward the end of the process.

The shimmery green you see above the crease is the deep khaki in the palette.  I do believe it's a cream!  They call it and the glitter black "silky smooth" eyeshadow.  If they are not creams, they are hybrids like many of the colors in the Dior 5-Colour Designer palettes.  The elegant light silver I used in the inner corner is sparkletastic rainbowy heaven.  It's even more reflective and amazing in person!

Miracle Skin Transformer Light
Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation Porcelain
Illamasqua Concealer 115
BareMinerals Stroke of Light Luminous 1
Korres Wild Rose Mineral Setting Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Light Blondes 01
Becca Gypsy blush

Nars eye primer
Stila Smudge Crayon Black (base)
Shu Uemura Smoky Velvet palette (charcoal, white, and shimmery green)
Stila Stay All Day black liner pen (tight line)
Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES wp liner Emerald (waterline)
Lorac Baked Matte Satin e/s Chic (brow bone)
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara
Givenchy Phenomeneyes wp mascara (lowers)
Anastasia Go Brow pencil

Lorac Couture Shine Trendsetter

This is a really heavy eye look for me and I still feel a tiny bit self-conscious when wearing ones like this.  I'm gaining confidence, though.  Several people complimented me on it, which was really sweet.

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