Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Smoked Teal


Contest Entry: A-Team

This was a look I did for xsparkage's contest based on fav childhood tv shows. I chose the A-Team, and did red and black for the cool ass van, with gold for Mr. T's chains. Man, I loved Mr. T. I used MAC and Calypso Minerals for this look.

Scorpions: Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years Inspired Look

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

A Little Lavender

For this I used the white purple duochrome in my Hard Candy Techno quad, along with Calypso Minerals Twilight on my lower lid. I then used a combo of Calypso Minerals and my Coastal Scents matte palette for the colors on my upper lid and crease. Black eyeliner and mascara of course.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tarry Night

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

Fire Power

This is another attempt at using my Kryolan palette. I used the neon yellow, and then for the orange, I used my TC2 pigment. This was a fun look, it seemed to glow indoors, like little suns on my eyelids.

Disturbed:Down With the Sickness Inspired Look

This look was inspired my another one of my fav bands, which I was lucky enough to see live maybe 7 or 8 times in Phoenix. Oh waah ahh ahh ahh! I used Calypso Minerals and the white green from my Mental Hard Candy quad.

Purple Punch

Okay, so for this look I used the Hard Candy quad Frigid. For the inner corner I used the white purple in my Hard Candy Techno quad.

Mean Neon Green

I looove this look. I'm sure you've figured out by now that I love all shades of green, but this takes the cake! I used Kryolan neon green as a base for this, and Calypso Minerals on top of that.

Lemon Lime

The title pretty much speaks for this look. I used the two shades of green in my Calypso Minerals rainbow stack. I love green eyeshadow, it really makes my blue eyes pop.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Brown Betty

My sis got me an awesome pigment stack for my birthday this year. It's from BellaPierre cosmetics, and it's the Pandera stack. I used several of the earth shades for this look.

Prime Evening

So this is a prime, albeit dramatic prime look. I used various shades of brown and beige for this look, with black eyeliner and falsies.

Static X:Wisconsin Death Trip Inspired Look

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 Crush

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.

Blue Suede Lids

This is the same blue color from my Hard Candy Suede palette that I used for my baked look. It's such a vibrant beautiful color, I just had to try it all over my lid. For above the crease and inner corner color I used the white blue duochrome in Hard Candy's Dillusional quad.