Flashy Aqua crystal eyeliner from Essence

Unlike Black Star which I discussed in my previous post, I happen to actually quite like its brother (or sister) Flashy Aqua. It’s a pretty teal colour glitter liner.

The first look is more on the neutral side, with a pop of blue glitter on top of the black eyeliner.

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If you are afraid of going overboard with glitter and colours, but still want something with a bit of an edge, this is a look for you. It’s not too much, without being boring either.

List of products used:

Hema eyeshadow base

MUG eyeshadow Homecoming

MUG eyeshadow Pretentious

MUG eyeshadow Beaches and Cream

MUG eyeshadow Shimma Shimma

MUG gel liner Electric

Catrice gel liner Black Jack with Jack Black

Essence crystal eyeliner Flashy Aqua

Catrice Glamour Doll volume mascara

With the other look I went for a combination of grey and blue (also because I am always looking for an excuse to use the Sleek Hypnotic eye dust). I am not sure the photos captured reality all that well, but here it is:

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I sort of sprinkled the upper eyelid with the blue glitter 🙂 I didn’t feel like doing the winged liner again.

What I used:

Essence I love stage eyeshadow base

MUG eyeshadow Graphite

Sleek eyedust Hypnotic

Nivea eyeshadow pure and natural Vintage Rose

Essence long lasting eye pencil C’est la vie!

The Body Shop eye shimmer

KIKO eyeshadow number 35

Essence crystal eye liner Flashy Aqua

Max Factor black kohl pencil

Catrice Glamour Doll volume mascara

I hope you like these looks 🙂 See you next time!

Bringing on the colour!

Ever since I received the beautiful Ben Nye/MAC pigments, I couldn’t wait to put them into use. And I did… Today… It was magical! Let me begin by telling you that pigments are not difficult to use, so long as you treat them carefully 😉 Just tap some product on the lid, dip your brush in it, and apply it as if it were eyeshadow. That easy.

You can use pigments dry or wet, although I have not done the wet version yet. In theory, it should be even more powerful of an effect.

I love the combination of yellow and blue, so I first gave that idea a try. This was the result:

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I have to admit I was really pleased with this experiment. The colours blended very smoothly together, and my brand new MUG gel liner nicely complemented the whole look.  It is such a beautiful blue colour, and it glides on so effortlessly. I love it! I will probably try more of these gel liners in the future.

What I used:

Essence I love Stage eyeshadow base

Ben Nye pigment Ice

Ben Nye pigment Sun Yellow

Ben Nye pigment Cosmic Blue

MUG gel liner Electric

MUG eyeshadow Frappe

MUG eyeshadow Beaches and Cream

Max Factor Defy False Lash Mascara

The second look was dedicated to my MAC pigments, Fuchsia (which I just received) and Lucky in Love (which I already had). So I name this look “Fuchsia in Love”..cheesy, ha?!

There it is:

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I cannot make up my mind whether I really pulled it off, as I wanted to…but it is a pretty combination of colours. What do you think?

Products used:

Essence I love stage eyeshadow base

MAC pigment Fuchsia

MAC pigment Lucky in Love

MUG eyeshadow Shimma Shimma

MUG eyeshadow Unexpected

MUG eyeshadow Beaches and Cream

Catrice gel liner Jack Black with Black Jack

Catrice white kohl pencil

Max Factor Defy Clump False Lash mascara

What are you favourite colours?