Saturday, November 24, 2012

End of the Line

If you are wondering why the cheesy title for this post, it's because I am not intending to do any more winged or graphic liner looks for a little while!  I need a break.  Let's call this the culmination of a somewhat stressful week of special liner looks.  Yeah, I know - I'm being a big baby.  :)

I really love how the close up picture below turned out.  Except for the angry red bit near the base of my inner brow (you probably didn't notice it until now anyway, huh?), it's all looking much cooler than I could have hoped for!  Yeah, I know the random dot is not perfectly round, but it was the best I could do with my smushed-tipped Stila felt pen (smushed from me using it for tight lining every day).

My blush looked really strong in real life, but photographed rather nicely.  Pardon my brows, please and thank you!  I need to trim them and I've also been playing with a different brow pencil.

I'm including the close up of my left eye for learning purposes.  It amazes me how much I learn every time I try winged liner and then carefully examine the close ups afterward!  The shape was a little too wide at the outer end of my lid, up top as it swooped into the wing portion.  Oops.  The crazy thing about that is that I truly believe my left eye wing turns out better when I'm doing it, but inevitably find out differently when editing my pictures!  I've also clearly missed a bit or two on my tight lining here.

I'm smiling!  That's because it's before I went to work in retail on Black Friday.  I definitely can promise you that I was not smiling after seven hours of work.  A very, very long seven hours.  That kind of exhaustion is extra special and reserved only for that one stinking day of the year.  That's all I'm going to say about that.

Koh Gen Do Makeup Color Base Pearl White
Koh Gen Do Aqua PK-0
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer
BareMinerals Stroke of Light Luminous 1 (under eye)
Illamasqua Concealer 115
Korres Wild Rose Mineral Setting Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Light Blondes 01
Illamasqua Nymph
Nars New Order

Nars eye primer
BareMinerals Well Rested click pen (inner corner/crease area)
LM Caviar Stick Sterling (base and inner corners)
LM Caviar Stick Turquoise (smudged into lowers)
UD Vice Palette -
Desperation e/s (crease)
Junkie (smudged into/over Turquoise Caviar Stick on lowers)
Occupy (outer corner)
Provocateur (center of lid)
Anonymous (brow bone)
Stila Stay All Day black liner pen
Armani ETK wp black liner pencil (waterline)
Anastasia Go Brow pencil
Fiberwig D.J.V. Beautenizer Volume Lash
Givenchy Phenomeneyes waterproof (lowers)

YSL Glossy Stain 15

Hearts and love for the Glossy Stain.  It's such a perfect cheery shade of pink and it wore perfectly through a crazy and stressful day.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to comment or share any makeup related Black Friday stories.  :)


  1. You do a great winged liner! And let's not forget...all of our clients always seems to like us more with our full-on, dramatic, drag makeup :) Let's do more!!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope I can get my wings as lovely as yours one day. :) Yeah! We should!


Please be kind. I'm happy to learn and grow, but it's also my face we're talking about! Also, no shamelessly promoting your blog or site here, please. Thank you!