Cloudy Lavender Rose Eye - Palette Throwback (Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass)

I’ve been challenging myself to work with a different palette every few days because I have such a collection that most of them are inevitably forgotten whenever more new and shiny stuff launch.

This is a combination of shades that looks totally boring swatched, but transforms into something a little more magical on the eyes because of the duochrome nature of the shade Duchess.

P.S. MAC Pink Bronze pigment is a similar type of shade but use a light hand cos it’s about 101x more intense. If you’re lighter skinned, I’d maybe mix it with a little Naked pigment.

Step by step:

  1. Apply Chessboard onto dry clean lids in the socket as transition shade first
  2. Apply primer potion onto the lid (inside the socket line) with a synthetic brush to prep for the lid shades*
  3. Apply Gone Mad in the outer corners to deepen the socket, blending slightly into Chessboard.
  4. Apply Duchess over the center of the lid blending into Gone Mad slightly
  5. Apply Mirror with a smaller brush into the inner corners and sweep slightly along the curve of the socket up to the center of the eye
  6. Touch up a little more Duchess with a clean finger right in the center of the lid for more vibrancy
  7. Apply deep purple matte liner and then go over with a little more Duchess to soften the line.

*Whatever goes on right on top of primer is usually the most intense and hardest to soften and diffuse; I don’t want that to be my transition shade.

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Mischief Minx

Cause a little drama and flirt with MISCHIEF MINX, a palette of bronze tones. The good kind of bad.

beyondd-bitchyy  asked:

What's good tips on highlighting & contouring on darkskin?

Highlight wise I would use warm (peach, bronze, gold) highlight. Try to stay away from anything too white/silver because it can look ashy.
Contour wise I think it’s just about getting a product that is deeper that your skin tone so the contour doesn’t look ashy.

Contour products 

Highlight products (I’ve never been asked this so I’ll list some now!):

  • Illamasqua Gleam Cream in Supernatural
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz, Rose Gold, or Opal
  • Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light
  • Nars Albtross 
  • Nars Gienah (contour and highlight but are matte)
  • Sleek Contour Kit (has highlight and contour)
  • Nars Illuminator in Laguna or Orgasm 
  • MAC blush in Trace Gold
  • MAC Gold Deposit, Cheeky Bronze, or Soft and Gentle
  • theBalm Mary Lou-manizer
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze
  • Stila All Over Duo (bronze side and possibly pink side depending on your complexion)
  • MAC Prep + Prime Bright Forecast or Peach Lustre
  • MAC Shaping Powders in Warm Light or Soft Focus
  • Revlon Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow or Bronze Glow
  • Revlon PhotoReady SkinLights in PeachLight, Bronze Light, or Bare Light
  • ColourPop Highlighters (wide range with swatches on their site)

I got a Z Palette dome style to fit my blushes and a few skinfinishes! I’m really obsessed with these palettes lol. 

Blush from top to bottom, left to right:

Mark “Afterglow” / NYX “Pinched / MAC "Stereo Rose” / MAC “Adored” / Milani “Bellissimo Bronze” / MAC “Petal Power” / Milani “Corallina” / MAC “Gold Deposit”

anonymous asked:

okay so i just started getting into makeup and i really need brushes and i heard so many good things about morphe brushes n i wanted to know what brushes would u recommend i get

  • M439 Deluxe Buffer 
    for foundation buffing
  • E8 Detail Contour, E20 Oval Detail Buffer
    for blending and buffing concealer 
  • E3 Precision Pointed Powder
    for setting the face with powder 
  • M438 Pointed Contour
    for setting concealer under the eyes or a diffused powder contour
  • M527 Deluxe Pointed Powder (MAC 135 dupe)
    for bronzing 
  • M501 Pro Pointed Blender
    for powder highlighting  
  • G15 Small Oval Shadow, G20 Medium Oval Shadow
    for packing shadow on the lid
  • M441, M433, MB23, E27
    for eyeshadow blending 
  • E38 Bent Liner
    for gel liner application
  • E36 Detail Crease 
    for inner corner highlighting 
  • E29 Angled Brow + Spoolie
    for brow powder or pomade

Some of these brushes are currently out of stock, but Morphe restocks pretty regularly and you can always check their Instagram for updates. Don’t forget to use the code ADOPTLOVE at checkout for 10% off!