Dec 29, 2011

Tutorial: Emma Watson Black & Gold

I found this look, and decided to recreate it!

Start with priming your eye with you favorite primer:

Sketch the desired shape with dark pencil or gel liner:

Fill the area with black shadow (I used makeupgeek's Corrupt, it's the blackest black I've ever seen!). Line your waterline too:

Blend the black with blending brush:

Then apply the gold (Sugarpill Goldlux). I applied it from the middle of the lid to the inner corner, but Emma has it mainly only inner corner:

Then the gold flakes. I used ones meant for nails, you can get these cheap from eBay :

Then rip small pieces of the gold sheets, apply then to the wing with either lashglue (might be messy) or Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy (like I did):

Then apply mascara and eyeliner if you wish:

I feel like look isn't complete with out highlighter, so I added some light shimmer to highlight:
And of course false lashes:

Dec 27, 2011

Review & Swatches: Kat von D Tattoo Chronicles – Candelabra Edition

I posted this review on MakeupGeek site too, but I thought it might be useful here too :D

A palette with 16 eye shadows and a mascara held in a component that resembles a book.

Full of stories of mystery and intrigue, the Tattoo Chronicles Candelabra Edition looks like a gorgeous, velvet-covered book. Open its pages to see Kat’s own tattoo-inspired drawings and handwritten journal entries about life, love, and beauty. Turn to the last page to reveal a palette of makeup, including sixteen trendsetting eye shadows, Kat’s new Sin-Full Lash mascara, and a large mirror.

If you liked the previous Kat von D palette, you’ll like this one for sure too.

All the shadows are extremely pigmented and the mascara is really good too. The packaging is extremely stunning again, I love the  black velvet, though it’s hard to keep looking good is you don’t store it well. Personally I keep my Kat von D palettes both on the shelf, since they really look like books, so for me they are easy to store.

Every row has shadows that compliment each other, first to use as highlighter, second as a lid color, and to darker shades. And of course you can mix them all you want.

Really beautiful palette with something for everyone :D

First Class,  Sunset Blvd:

Precious, Downtown:

First Class is the warm highlighter of this bunch, Sunset Blvd is warm yellow gold,  Precious is kinda shimmery nude, and downtown is the subtle crease color.

Camila, Galeano:

Black Hearts, WTF:

Camila is the only tricky color in this palette, it works on lid and as a highlighter, but doesn’t really show up in swatches.  Light pink with teeniest amount of shimmer. Galliano is slightly lilac taupe, Blackhearts is beautiful dark brownish purple with gold glitter, and WTF is bold red color.

Holy Bible, Speed Blue:

Oddfellow, Blacksmith:

Holy Bible is the second clearly highlight color, this time cold white with shimmer. Speed Blue is shimmery quite true blue. Oddfellow is beautiful matte black with blue and green glitters, and Blacksmith is black with large amount of silver glitter, similar to UD Oil Slick.

 Helsinki, Evil Monkey:

Nerd, Night of the Hunter:

Helsinki is the capital of Finland, and a warm light brown with huge amount of gold glitter. Evil Monkey is beautiful shimmery kinda nude color. Nerd is forest green with silver glitter. Night of the hunter is matte deep army green.

Dec 22, 2011

Tutorial: New Year at Poolside

As always, start with priming your eye with your favorite primer:

Apply turquoise eyeshadow to whole lid ( mine is MakeupGeek Poolside, but MAC Cool Heat is quite close dupe, or MUFE #83):

Then apply dark brown to crease (mine is MakeupGeek Bada Bing, but ie. MAC Showstopper might work):

Blend lighter, preferably red-based brown upwards from the crease (Mine is Makeupgeek Goddess & Mocha):

Then add a hint of black shadow to outer corner and crease to bring a bit more depth (I used MUG Corrupt):

Then the glitter.
I used Fyrinnea's Pixie Epoxy, I carefully patted it over the shadow. I also added a hint of MUG White Lies to highlight:

And still being careful, I patted MUFE Diamond powder #008 to middle of the lid:

I did the same thing for the brown area with MUFE Diamond Powder #015:

I also applied the tiniest amount of black glitter (MUFE #110) over the black shadow, and then I lined my upper lashline with liquid black liner:

Then I lined my lower lashline with MUFE Aqua Eyes pencil #12L:

I blended the pencil with MUG Poolside, and liner my waterline with black pencil:

Then I just added mascara:

And finished the look with false lashes:


In case you haven't seen yet, my other tutorial with MakeupGeek shadows in online at MUG too: