Friday, April 17, 2009

Look - Who Said Pink Eyes Are Difficult?

I get the feeling there's a myth out there that pink is hard to work with on eyes. Well, I don't think that's entirely true. I think it's all about choosing a good combo of pinks, and lining your eyes in a darker color so that you don't look tired.

However, Kitty Cicero still felt I needed a little extra help with this look:

I really wish it was clear skies when I played around with this because the sun would have set it off really nicely. But I still got a "Hey, you're eyes are really pretty today!" when under florescent lighting at work. Yes, when the boss is away the crazy eyeshadow comes out to play.

The Breakdown

A note about the eyes: As the liquidlast dries and the pigment adheres, you will get almost a foil finish to the eye. Some people may not find this desirable. I like it just because it's different.
  • MAC Pinkcraft liquidlast eyeliner - use as base all over lid. No I'm not crazy, no it doesn't make your eyes feel like plastic (much), yes, it works.
  • MAC Goldenaire Pigment (LE) - All over lid again.
  • MAC Vanilla Pigment - as brow highlight. Blend it in good with the Goldenaire -the Pinkcraft layer might make that a little hard. Just do your best.
  • MAC Accent Red Pigment (LE) - Outer corner and in the crease. Use sparingly. What a scary pigment! But trust me, it's far more usable than it looks. If you purchase it I suggest splitting a jar with a few friends because you probably won't use it much. It's also NOT red. It's more of a fuchsia-pink.
  • MAC Steelpoint Technikohl Liner - I would have rather used my Wolf pencil, but I found this grey the first. I think grey works well with just about anything and I think it balances out pink nicely.
  • MAC Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish (LE)
  • MAC Northern Lights Mineralize Skinfinish (LE)
  • MAC Prep + Prime Lip
  • MAC Cranberry Lip Pencil
  • MAC Of Corsett! Lipglass (LE)