A play on makeup and poetry, I created 6 personal interpretations on the universal emotions for everyday wear and tear.
1. Sadness: I really miss the days when I knew what I was doing. 2. Fear: The loneliness has left me wild. 3. Pain: How long can I last when the gloves are off and I’m taking all the punches? 4. Disgust: Guess I’m alot like wisdom teeth; Stupid enough to stay where I’m not wanted, smart enough to not go out without a fight. 5. Contempt: This Damn City keeps breaking my heart. 6. Joy: You’re worth more to me.
a little black pencil along the lashes and extended into a low flick
multi-chromatic eye by blending two duochrome pigments (one blue one violet) over a navy cream shadow in a 1920′s style smoky eye shape; Inglot AMC pigments in 113 and 112
packing on two shades of glitter (one violet near the eye, fading to transparent rainbow further down); Coastal Scents Razzle Dazzle and Ballerina Dream, over my favorite Lit Cosmetics glitter base
dramatic wispy lashes; Red Cherry #16
To link the eyes to the cheeks, I also did an “ombre cheek highlight” from the outer corners of my eyes down to my cheeks. It goes from a chartreuse green to gold to pink. Just look for those transparent white pigments or shadows that have a duochrome shift.
This was such a fun look to make! The scales are made out of gelatin and then covered with body paints. I show you how to make them in the tutorial above. Sad note, my new camera doesn’t like black lights and I had to use my phone as a light so it could find my face. On the plus side it created a cool photo!
I always preferred chocolates over pastels when it comes to Easter colors.
And you know I can’t rave enough about @litcosmetics glitter bases. Not having to pack glitter on separately from the adhesive (and dealing with patchy coverage and mess) has completely changed my glitter game.
I did not have to apply a dark brown lipstick or liner under the glitter to hide gaps. The base helps the sparkle go on opaque and everything sets transfer-proof.
To recreate this look, try any one of Lit’s glitter bases from litcosmetics.com or beautylish.com, and Lit Cosmetics Hoochie Mama size 3 glitter (more dramatic) or Eye Kandy Chocolate Chip (finer and less red-toned).
Peridot x Emerald Glitter Lids - Urban Decay Vice 4 and Make Up Geek Sparklers
A fun, quick look using lotsa rich green shadows and 2 green glitters. Vice 4 may no longer be available for sale where you are but you can use any green shadows you want. I blended about 3 different shades together for the green in the center of my lid but it’s only really there as a base for the glitter. Use any cool deep green you can find.
As for the MUG Sparklers, I quite enjoy the things but I loathe the packaging. But I got mine some time back and I did hear they were working on better packaging so hopefully that’s sorted out now.
Mixing medium: Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
With Valentines Day just around the corner, I thought it was fitting to do Aphrodite. I took elements from the history I read about her and also added a little modern twist. The eyes are made to look like the sea. Tales say she arose from the sea foam. One of her symbols is a scallop, so I added that onto the eye as well. For the modern twist I added soft pink around the face with little hearts and pearls.