Last week I was having the blues again…literally. For some reason, I kept pulling blue e/s out of my stash… and, only now do I notice that I there is also a purple note in both looks.
The first makeup look combines a lot of Concrete Minerals e/s: both from the mineral and pro matte lines:
I wanted to try out one of the samples I got in my last package: Storm (swatch here). I am finding it difficult to describe the colour, but I’d say a muted dark purple. To me, Storm makes a killer crease or blending shade, which is how I used it here.
I further combined it with: CM White Rabbit (inner 1/3 of the lid), CM Daydream (middle) and CM Bulletproof (outer 1/3), thus making a transition from white with a slight pink sheen, to baby blue and ending with the matte royal blue colour.
I lined my waterline and lower lash line with the Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil Rockstar and set that with Sugarpill Poison Plum.
I am not sure you can see it, which is a shame, but after winging a liner I sprinkled Sugaprill Stella on top to add some sparkles (Stella is a black loose e/s infused with rainbow glitter, absolutely gorgeous!)
On my cheeks and lips, I used two Tarte products…but more on those in the near future 😉
For the second look I would like to show you, I pulled out a pigment I had not used in ages: Lucky in Love by MAC. I think it’s a limited edition shade…a light turquoise awesomeness which oscillates between green and blue.
Somehow the photos do not justice to this makeup because I think, in person it looked stunning! I am extremely self-critical and often end up thinking, “Gosh, why did I post this makeup look?! It’s bloody awful!” When I look at photos later, it always seems to me like the blending isn’t good enough, or the liner isn’t perfectly winged, or I am not satisfied with the shape of the crease…the list goes on and on…And don’t even get me started on my photography skill…those gravitate around 0 and below. I am doing my best to get better 🙂
Every now and then, though, I look at the mirror and almost want to pat myself on the back nodding in approval. It’s rare, but it happens. And I feel super mega happy then 😀
That was one of those times…eh, I wish the camera had captured my moment of glory better…
Anyway, for this look I used: Lucky in Love (MAC) and Starling by Sugaprill on the lid. Starling is a mid-tone blue with a very metallic finsih.
I kept the crease neutral and used Inglot #112R.
For the lower lash line, I pulled out another precious I had been neglecting lately: my Sleek Snapshots palette. I used the lavander and the dark purple shades in it.
I used the same trick with the liner: Stella on top of the black for some more sparkles.
Not sure what I used on my cheeks and lips…
Do you like using blue shades in your makeup? (I know a lot of people creep away from those, as they remind them too much of the 80s, but I think blue is a gorgeous shade, especially on brunettes).
Which is your favourite blue-shaded product (e/s, liner, lipstick)???