Sunday, March 18, 2012

Make up from Fashion Week


photo by From me to you on Tumblr
When I saw these photos from backstage at Prabal Gurung's show during Fashion Week, I wanted to try the look on myself just for fun.  I had most of the products that they used, or at least something close to it.  It looked like there was some green on either side of the blue, even though that wasn't listed on their products used, so I first put an aqua color on my eye lids as a base.

photo by From me to you on Tumblr
 Here are the products I used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC aquadesiac
MAC Electric Eel
MAC brown/blue pigment
L'Oreal voluminous false fiber mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Electric
MAC Angel lipstick


The next step was to start adding the bright blue.  I started in the center of my eye and followed it up to the edge of my eye, which was a little different from MAC's design.  (They went more toward the middle of the brow.)


Then I put the blue in the inner corner of my eye like they did.
They listed that they used their brown/blue pigment, but I couldn't see where.  I put it on either side of the blue, which came out much darker than I expected.




Blending the blue and brown

Since my look now differed substantially from the MAC look, I decided to add a few more of my own touches.  I used Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil in Electric to line the lower eye.
Just to add a little more definition I used a black liner on top of the blue on my lower eye.
Here's how it looked with my eye closed before I added any mascara:
My last step was to add mascara to my top and bottom lashes

Here is the finished eye

I finished the look with a nude lipstick like the one MAC used in their look.


It's definitely not your every day look, but if you want to make an impact for a special event, this will certainly do it!  Do any of you wear make-up this bold for any events?

2 comments:

  1. Wow I love your blog. Your makeup skills are amzingly good. Some magazine somewhere should hire you for their shoots. The colours are bold and the handiwork is ... bold!

    Playign dress-ups is always fun!! It must take so much time taking off all of the paint to leave the house. You do leave the house right? Just not with that makeup?

    Right?

    right?

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    1. Yes, I do leave the house, although not as often as I should. This particular look I did in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep. I have a lot of nights like those, so when I'm bored I try out different make-up looks. Then I take the photos, and then I take it all off before I finally go to sleep. Actually taking it off doesn't take long, either. I use MAC's wet wipes to take off everything but the mascara. I use Pond's cold cream for that.
      It's nice to know that someone looks at the crazy stuff I do late at night. :-)

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