cleopatra, comin’ atcha

It’s Friday, folks, so that means it’s time for some big ol’ makeup.

And you can’t get bigger* than pharaoh-chic. Now, I guess I probably should have done this properly, and researched types of makeup, but instead I just looked at some pictures of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, because… well, it’s Elizabeth motherflipping Taylor. And that eyeliner is just amaze.

So, I picked three colours from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book Cool – a light blue that goes everywhere, a gold for the lid, and a white for just a little dab at the inner corner.

Then it’s time for the eyeliner. I used a Superdrug kohl pencil first just to lightly mark out the line, and then went over it in Bourjois liquid liner. I also used the kohl to do the water line, and whacked a bit round my eyebrow too. I might have to investigate some of these brow powders and stuff (brow like cara? boy, I’m so out of the loop).

Then lots of mascara. Like seriously, pile it on. You could get false ones, but no word of a lie, eyelash glue terrifies me, to a very real degree. I’m not a convert yet.

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– hazy shade of glitter

*or can you…?

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pink it’s not even a question

It’s been awhile, sang Staind*, and like that, frankly, poor song, I’ve been a bit of a poor blogger. I am currently working on a new design (and there are still plenty of designs to catch up on), but for now, have some pink with a dash of black and green.

makeuprevolutionredemptionThe eyeshadows this time were from Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Acid Brights, because, omg, look at all them colours.

I wore both pinks and the purple because I’m greedy**. The darker pink was all over the lid and up to the eyebrow. Next on went the purple, wiggled in the crease and at the outer edge, and then a teeny, weeny, bit of neon pink was tapped over the lid near the inner corner of the eye. Then there was blending. Lots and lots of blending. And sometimes it’s fun to apply a bit more of everything and blend again, just to get it right.

pinkandgreenNext of course, came the classic black line with a slick of the old Bourjois and a green line, so it semi resembles the racing stripe Homer added to his power plant, because he felt it was “pretty sharp”. The green liquid eyeliner was Miss Sport Studio Lash Colour Eyeliner in turquoise, apparently, but we have spoken about my rubbish colour identification before…

Whack a bit of black pencil eyeliner under the bottom lashes. And whoomp… there it is***. Plenty of mascara to finish, and yeah, a totally bold look, or whatever I should say to talk up this eye makeup.

 

 

– hazy shade of glitter

*it’s okay if you haven’t heard of them. It’s a state I recommend maintaining.
**more akin to a kid in a sweet shop****
***this song, on the other hand, is ace
****or something more modern. Are there even sweet shops anymore?

let’s hear it for new york

gosh9shadesny2Today is a slightly more sensible look trying out some of the colours in the Gosh 9 Shades To Enjoy in New York palette.

I’m utterly rubbish at describing colours, so I’ve numbered the ones I used. I applied the white one (no. 1), all over the lid and along the eyebrow, the orangey peach one (no. 2) over the lid, and finally the brown one (that’s clearly no. 3) in the crease, and at the outer corner.

Blend, blend, blend!

gosh9shadesny3A little no. 2 and 3 underneath the lower lashes, and no. 1 around the inner corner of the eye. Time for some Winehouse style flicks, so out came the Bourjois, for a nice line across the top lid. A smudge of Superdrug kohl pencil underneath the lashes. And finally, L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara to finish.

As ever, having a real mare of a time trying to get cameras to pick it up, so you’ll have to trust me that it looks super nice and blended and stuff, until such a time as I can photo stuff like a pro.

 

– hazy shade of glitter

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outside my window is a tree

A while ago, I’d been messing around with different combinations of eyeshadows and eyeliner to make sunsets and scenery. I look at photos and vector graphics of sunsets and fields and trees and things, and then try to combine them in my mind, and then on my eye. Sometimes more successfully than others.

This was one such experiment. Unfortunately, I can’t remember exactly what brand of eyeshadows I used, but at a guess it would have been various colours from the bright eye makeup palettes made by ELF, Makeup Revolution and Max Factor… Anyway, a pale yellow all over the lid, followed by two greens near the lashes, basically any two that looked like fields and grass. Then a bright orange above the yellow, and along the underneath of the eyebrow. I then used a Superdrug brand white eye pencil, to make the rays of the sun in the centre of the lid.

Next, out came the Bourjois Liner Pinceau (is it possible to love an inanimate object? I feel deep affection for this eyeliner), and firstly, I lined the top lid to give a base for sunsettreegrass/bushes/rushes. I created these by doing little flicks and blobs up from and along the line. Then I started on the tree. I usually draw an outline very lightly with the eyeliner, then start filling it in. For the leaves, I just carefully dabbed the tip over the various branches. To finish, I added a few birds. Again, that was just using the tip of the brush very carefully to create different ‘bird in flight’ shapes.

– hazy shade of glitter

 

shot through the heart

anatomicalheartHappy Valentine’s Day! Quick eye sketch today, of an anatomical heart.

I used a pink from the GOSH 9 Shades: To Play With in Vegas palette and applied all over the lid and up towards the eyebrow. With a single colour, I sometimes apply more heavily to the lid, and lessen as I get further up and out. Then, my trusted Bourjois Liner Pinceau to line the top lid (also used for the heart).

Next, I searched google for anatomical heart drawings, and er, gave it a go!

– hazy shade of glitter

lovin’ the lindy bop

My love of showing off is not just limited to makeup, I also adore clothes, shoes, bags and more cheap jewellery than a five year old at a disney princess party could dream of. Anything retro, with fun colours and interesting patterns, I’m totally there. So it was with great joy that I discovered the clothes at Lindy Bop.

They had a sale on (and still do now!) where I found a fitted red lace dress and a beautiful dark blue wiggle dress, with a pattern of tiny stars, alien ships and planets.

Here are some terrible pictures taken in my bedroom. Be proud, because I tidied up the crap behind me first.

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– hazy shade of glitter

you’re my only hope

Verging more into the geeky, here is my interpretation of three eye makeup designs for Star Wars!

Firstly, an R2-D2 design by Jangsara. Hers included rather beautiful gems, something I hadn’t entirely anticipated when I started looking on google! Using a white and blue from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book Cool, I applied the white all over the lid and up to the brow, then applied blue just over the lid. Next, a Superdrug silver eye pencil and Barry M Supersoft Eye Crayon in Blue to the line the eyes. I also used the eye crayon and Bourjois Liner Pinceau to do the markings over the lid and around the eye, and then finished with some kohl for the waterline.

The Boba Fett was a combination of two designs I spotted, the colours in ZombieFayce and the little gold flashes from kitkattmua. Again using the aforementioned ELF Little Black Beauty Book Cool (seriously, so many colours) a green applied across the lid and under the starwarseye and a red along the crease. Then a yellow from the Max Factor Max Effect Trio Eyeshadow to go under the brow. I lined the top lid with Bourjois eyeliner, and used that to draw little markings, to give it a cracked and battered look similar to the helmet. Then I used a Superdrug gold eye pencil to line underneath the eye, and a copper one to draw the three little lines. Finally, finished up with some kohl!

Due to my enduring laziness and indecisiveness, I did one eye in each, which might be a bit much for a day look, but I’ve worn worse…

– hazy shade of glitter