Cosmic…

Hello lovely people!

Apologies for the quietness around here…I am feeling quite moody lately, and even though I am doing some makeup looks, it’s just a bit blah 😦 I can’t find a better word to describe my state of mind at the moment, so “blah” will have to do.

The look I would like to show you here is actually from Monday, but my inspiration that day was completely absent so I never finished the blogpost. Let’s try again!

I called the look Cosmic for two reasons: firstly, it was inspired by the names of the pigments I used to create it, Ben Nye’s Cosmic Violet and Cosmic Blue, and secondly, because of “Gravity”. Gravity is the newest movie by Alfonso Cuaron. You may know him as the director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, but to me he will always be the creator of another movie masterpiece…namely, an adaptation of The Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It remains among my most favourite movies of all time…

I will not tell you much more about Gravity than it is a beautiful movie set in space, which is worth a few hours of your life. It has great visuals, a good story, sets the mood right from the beginning and takes you on an engaging trip…I enjoyed absolutely every second of it! I hope you have, or will, too 🙂

But back to the makeup…apart from the aforementioned reasons, nothing else about this look was really all that space related. Maybe the glitter could be interpreted as stars…

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Cosmic Blue is such a wonderfully blue vibrant pigment, and it looks so fabulous on brown eyes. To think that I have used it only once before…shameful really!

I was hesitant whether I wanted to wing a black liner but eventually went for the sparkles instead…maybe deep down I was going for a cosmic look, with stars, after all hehe.

Full list of products used:

  • Essence I love stage e/s base
  • Ben Nye pigment Cosmic Violet
  • Ben Nye pigment Cosmic Blue
  • MUG e/s Unexpected
  • MUG e/s Beaches and Cream
  • MUG e/s Shimma Shimma
  • Essence colour art pigment Black Sparrow
  • Max Factor kohl pencil black
  • Essence crystal eyeliner Black Star
  • Essence crystal eyeliner Flashy Aqua
  • Max Factor Wild Mega Volume volumising mascara (I stick to my word, this is a great product!)

Do you have those days when your inspiration seems to have taken off on holiday, and you doubt everything you do, or end up loathing most of it? If so, tell me how you get your mojo back?

How do you like my Cosmic look? I would love to know 🙂