Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This look was inspired by the cover art on one of the best albums ever compiled: Scorpions Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years. I used UDPP, and Urban Decay Lust smudged all over my lower lid. I used Calypso Minerals rainbow stack purple on my lower lid, and my TC2 orange pigment in my crease and halfway up to my browbone. I used Coastal Scents matte palette bright blue in the corner.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This is a look that I would love to do for a show or a hardcore night out, but I had to adapt it a little, as I was going to be wearing it all day. I don't really go to shows or out anymore anyway; I have a two year old! So I'm sure all will be shocked to learn I used a Hard Candy quartet. I used an oldie but goodie, the Techno quad. I used both blacks as well as the silver. I also used a NYX jumbo Black Bean pencil, and started by rubbing that all over my lower lid on top of my UDPP. I then used the smoky grey/black and applied that all over my lid about halfway up to the browbone. Next, I blended the crap out of it, using a color that matches my skin tone on my brow bone, blending into the smoky grey/black. I then used the pitch black color with silver sparkles on my lid and blended. I smudged both colors on my lower lash line, using the silver on my tear duct and inner corner. I used a black eyeliner on top and bottom lash lines and on top and bottom water lines. Finished with black mascara. I loved how this turned out, the pitch black has silver sparkles, which really set off the look, and in my opinion give it a pretty, rather then industrial look. The trick to wearing any makeup is to blend, but especially with dark colors!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
This look was inspired by the album cover for Static X's debut album; Wisconsin Death Trip. This was one of my fav bands in the 90's, and I saw them live over a dozen times. Phoenix has a great music scene. I used the MAC trio Danger Zone from the Red She Said collection for the black and silver, as well as laying down a base shade of red. For that amazing bright matte red, however, I used Calypso Minerals Velvet, again from the rainbow stack. I thought this was a really cool and industrial look, kind of hardcore, and fitting nicely not only with the album cover, but the music on the album as well. It's one of my favs, they're best album in my opinion. I will be doing more looks inspired by my fav bands.
Orange is a great color for blue eyes, it really makes them pop! I used an awesome orange pigment from a company called TC2 for my lid. I have no idea if they're in business still, I got a few pigments in a bargain bin at the mall a few years back, and it's one of those. The lighter orange is the bright orange in the rainbow stack from Calypso Minerals. I will do a post on that stack at some point.