Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Look - American Idol Megan Corkey Inspired Eyes

I'm only watching American Idol because I'm in a pool at work. Really.

The lovely, but strange, Megan Corkey

While the rest of America was looking at Megan Corkey's boobs two weeks ago on American Idol, I was looking at her eyes:

Closeup of Megan Corkey's Eyes

How cool are those eyes?!? I didn't care to much for her singing, but I just loved this eye makeup! So of course I had to figure out how I could recreate this look but something I could wear everyday in the office. This also gave me a chance to play around with my MAC Pigment set I bought at Christmas. I love pigments because (aside from being pigmented) they are also very shimmery. So here's what I came up with:

Outdoor Lighting

Indoor with Flash

This one got a little sloppy with the pigment fallout. I cleaned it up as much as I could but you see the evidence in the pictures. I'm also totally lazy and don't like taking more than 10 minutes on my makeup. Still, I had fun planning this.

The Breakdown

  • MAC Indianwood Paintpot - used as base
  • MAC Melon Pigment - entire lid
  • MAC Firespot Eyeshadow (LE) - Used in outer corner and crease
  • MAC Clare de Lune Eyeshadow (LE) - Used in inner corner and brow highlight
  • MAC Gold Dusk Pigment (LE?) - Applied with wet brush around inner lash line and under eye
  • Chanel Teint Innocence Foundation in Albatre
  • Chanel Poudre Douce Powder in Almonde
  • MAC Petticoat Mineralize SkinFinish - a little bit of Grand Duo blush on the brush because I got lazy and didn't wash my brush - shame on me!
  • MAC Tartlette Lipglass
Yes ultimately what I came up with was MUCH more boring than what Megan Corkey was wearing (on her FACE), but I had a lot of fun playing around with this one. Honestly, Firespot eyeshadow is one of my favorites and I wish MAC would make that perminant too.

Maybe the outdoor picture is better?