Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bright Under Eye Liner

Nude neutral eye with bright blue liner on bottom lash line

This is my favorite wearable look for spring that incorporates bright pops of color. It's a great easy to wear for day. It can be done with bright blue or any bright bold color. I also love this look with a bright purple.

Products used
·         Estee Lauder Double wear Stay in place shadow cream
·         Estee Lauder #12 wild truffle Matte
·         Estee Lauder #30 Sugar Cube Satin
·         Sedona Lace 168 pallet, matte dark brown
·         Wet & Wild eye liner 656A White
·         Maybelline Cool Effects Shadow/Liner #05 Cool as Ice
·         Michael Todd Long Wear Cream Shadow Private Island
·         Sedona Lace 168 pallet, Shimmer Teal blue
·         Prestige eyeliner E-70 Denim
·         Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara 01 Black
·         Lip Smackers Watermelon
·         Revlon Lip Gloss #170 Coral Reef 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Gleam Cream Eyeshadow

Most intense color with illuminating shine
6 palettes.

Why You'll Love It So iridescent. So saturated. Now eyes defy the limits of luminosity.
• Cream formula contains ultra-reflective mica, which attracts and refracts light for the most intense color saturation with illuminating shine
• Formula glides on without creasing
• Ophthalmologist-tested.  Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers                       ( Description)

color 10 Blue Freeze
color 10 Blue Freeze
color 10 Blue Freeze swatch
color 20 Purple Possibilities
color 20 Purple Possibilities
color 20 Purple Possibilities swatch
I’ve been looking for a while in the drugstore brands for cream shadows, and now Maybelline has a collection of cream shadows. They come in 6 different pallets each with 3 shadows.  The reason I like these is they can be used in a couple different ways. 1, they can be used as eyeshadows. 2, they can be used as a cream base to help your eyeshadows or pigments stick and intensify them. 3, they can be used as eye liners. The colors are nicely pigmented all with a shimmer to them.  The texture is nice and creamy,the colors go smoothly onto the eye, and they blend well.

Look created with 20 Purple Possibilities pallet. light pink as a base and dark purple for the liner
Look created with 20 Purple Possibilities pallet.
List of colors
05 Flash Of Forest (Gold, Green, Brown)
10 Blue Freeze (powder blue, blue, dark silver)
15 Rose Revolution (light natural pink, dark neutral pink, brown)
20 Purple Possibilities (gold, deep purple, light purple)
25 Neutral Liaisons (light tan, med brown, dark brown)
30 Pedal To The Metal (medium tan, dark tan, silver)  
(Color names in parenthesis are my visual descriptions of the colors.)

Note: I took the picture of the makeup look after about 8 hours of wear and noticed the shadow had creased. 
I still like these a lot and think that there is a lot that can be done with them.