After playing around with makeup the other day and came up with this peach and green #FOTD using ColourPop Bunny. I bought this lipstick long ago and have never actually used it. I finally came up with a look that make it really pop.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a #FOTD, hasn’t it? Well today I’m here to share one of my favorite looks in a while. This look was created using the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (I have a review if you want to read it!) and I love the main orange color I used called Flame. I’ve never done a orange and green look before but I like the contrast between the two colors!
I’ve had my Makeup Geek eyeshadows for about two years now. I ordered them in 2014 and I’d never been so in love with a formula. While Urban Decay will forever be my favorite makeup brand, the Makeup Geek eyeshadows have taken over as my favorite eyeshadow formula. They are buttery, smooth, pigmented and easy to blend. And the best part? They only cost $6 each. It’s wonderful.
Below I’ll have a overview of what’s in my Makeup Geek Z Palette!
I was hoping that by playing with color my inspiration would flood in, and it definitely did. I created this striking, colorful eyeliner look using my favorite color combination: yellow, green and blue. I love experimenting and trying out new makeup. I have been doing this since childhood with my sister, who is quite fond of vegan eyeliners. Thus if you are looking for Vegan eyeliner see https://thegreenforks.com/best-vegan-eyeliners/ for an overview. It has all the best vegan eyeliners with detailed reviews of them.
Unfortunately, I used eyeshadows that aren’t available anymore. I bought them from the MAC Surf Baby collection in 2011. However, the two colors are easily dupable. The yellow, MAC Sun Blonde, is a shimmery yellow and can be found from Sugarpill and Makeup Geek. MAC Surf USA, the blue, is a dupe for Sugarpill Darling.
To create this look, I started out with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and painted on the basic eyeliner shape that I wanted with a thin brush. The white acts as a base for the colors to pop. It also gives the shadow something to stick to. I then worked my way from the inner corner to outer corner. I first placed MAC Sun Blonde, then MAC Surf USA and then finished with Makeup Geek Corrupt, a basic black. I made the eyeshadows blend together by sweeping eyeshadow where the two colors met. For where MAC Sun Blonde and Surf Baby met, I took a bit of Sun Blonde and swept that into Surf USA, and then some Surf USA in Sun Blonde. It’s the easiest way to blend eyeshadows that have stark contrast.
Looking back, I wish I had used a black base for the end of the tail instead of a white base. The mix of the white and black created a gray.
Cleaning up was easy. I took a pointed cotton bud and traced that outside of the liner. Very simple!
I finished by softly sweeping Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach into the crease for some definition and placing Makeup Geek Ice Queen in my inner corner and under the brow. I also took some of the leftover black and took that under my lash line.
For the rest of my face, I placed Benefit Rockateur and MAC Lightscapade on the high points of my face to create a glowy, flushed cheek. On my lips is Buxom Katie lip gloss.
I hope that this colorful phase I’m in doesn’t fizzle out soon. I have so many more ideas that I still need to create!
It’s been a while since I’ve worn some colorful eyeshadow. Back in high school and my first two years of college, I wore colorful eye makeup almost every day. I loved seeing people’s faces when I walked into class with bright red eyeshadow in my crease and insanely long false eyelashes to compliment it. But ever since the spring of my junior year, I slowed down on the colorful eyeshadow. It was a mix of no time in the morning to get creative with the need to look professional that stopped me from wearing bright green on my lids, but I decided today was the day to change that.
For my eyeshadow, I went with my stand-by favorites: Makeup Geek. These eyeshadows are intensely pigmented and blend perfectly. For my crease, I started with Barcelona Beach. Next I added Bling as my lid color. This color is so beautiful! It has enough shimmer to draw attention, but it doesn’t have chunky glitter, which makes it perfect for everyday. On the lower lash line, I lined my eyes with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Junkie. The blue base with green and gold shimmer was the perfect base for Pixie Dust and Peacock. I then added Corrupt in the crease for more definition and added Ice Queen as a pop of shimmer in the inner corner. I finished off with winged eyeliner and mascara.
For the face, I used Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation in 0.5. This shade is the lightest in the range but is still too dark for me. When foundations are too dark, I add Stargazer White Foundation to lighten it up. I wanted a bright blush, so I opted for Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blushing Bride. For a glow, I applied MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade to my cheek bones, nose, cupid’s bow and right under my brow bone. For my lips I used MAC Snob.
Wearing this look made me realize just how much I miss wearing colorful eyeshadow. When I do, I feel like myself and that I can take on anything that comes my way. I know that once I get into the work world I won’t be able to strut into work with glitter-filled eyeshadow on my eyes, but until then, I think I’m going to enjoy every moment I can get away with it.