Friday, April 10, 2009

Look - Inspired by Hyacinths and Narcissus

When I was looking over the photos I took the other day of my hyacinths, daffodils and narcissus I decided I wanted to try an eye of the day based on them. Of course, an Eye of the Day turns into a face of the day.

The Breakdown


I included an "open eye" and a closed eye for this because the open one shows the two different liners I used. I think the Pinkcraft made me look tired. I have used Pinkcraft as a base for eye shadows before - I think that color is better used under those circumstances.
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Gold Dusk Pigment (LE) - All over lid using damp brush (sadly, mine was too wet).
  • MAC Shore Leave eye shadow (LE) - last third of lid
  • MAC Thunder Eye Shadow (LE) - Outer corner and crease
  • MAC Phloof! Eye Shadow - Highlight and under eye
  • MAC Humid Eye Shadow - as upper liner
  • MAC Pinkcraft liquidlast - lower liner. You better be really sure you know where you want this when you use any liquid last because this stuff is tough.
  • MAC Plushblack Plushlash Mascara
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish (LE)
  • MAC Light Flush Mineralize Skinfinish (LE) - as blush
  • MAC Prep + Prime Lips
  • MAC Rocking Chick Lipstick (LE)
  • MAC Malibu Barbie Lipglass (LE)
I have Lessons Learned from THIS look:
  1. Make sure your brush isn't TOO wet if you're wetting it.
  2. Think twice before lining your eyes with pink. I'm determined to figure out how to make this work but so far it usually just makes me look tired.
  3. If you don't clean up your mistakes properly (and sometimes you can't see all your mistakes in the mirror) you'll see them in the photos. In this case, really dark circles under my eye where I messed up with some Black L'Oreal HIP Eye Kohl while playing around.
  4. If you're eyes don't turn out, rock the awesome lipstick. ;-)