International Cat Day

Here it is, everyone. The internet’s favourite day! (“Isn’t that every day?”, cat lovers cry). Luminaries such as the Guardian have been joining in the celebrations, with this call for underwhelming photos of “average cats” (as if such a thing exists), The Pool have chosen some “feline-themed” tracks, whereas the Metro has gone for the evergreen “What your favourite cat says about you?“.

So of course, I must join in, with the only skill I possess – propensity to wield an eyeliner brush for some, at times, frankly bizarre designs.

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Today’s is no different. Due to feeling a little lazy about sketching an entire cat on my eyelid, I thought, why not just use my pupil as the albeit slightly more rotund body of a cat? Decision made, I whacked on a bit of pink over and above the lid, from the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Acid Bright Eyeshadow, then carefully drew a head and some ears above my pupil with black liquid eyeliner (Bourjois, naturally), then under the bottom lashes, drew a little tail to the outer corner of the eye. I finished up by lining the lash line with some kohl, and finished up with some mascara!

– hazy shade of glitter

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i’ll take another ‘drink me’, baby

So hey, gang, since it’s World Book Day, thought I’d try some sort of book-themed eye makeup.

drinkmeMy initial thoughts were for something Harry Potter-esque, but after an ambitious attempt at drawing Hogwarts*, I decided to go with Alice In Wonderland** instead.

I quite enjoy writing on my eyes, so decided to go with the “Drink Me” label that Alice finds on the bottle. I used white and the dark pink from Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Acid Brights and then my trusted Bourjois eyeliner for the everything else. I covered the entire lid in white, and very carefully*** drew Drink Me on it, then went round the outside so it looked like a label. Finally, I tapped some pink round the edges just to make it stand out.

And there we are. I’ve also tested out a few, ahem, swear words, and will blog about those in future…

– hazy shade of glitter

*you try drawing an entire castle on your eyelid
**Disney version, ‘cos clearer label
***because I’m stupid, I didn’t flip the image I was using, which meant drawing it backwards on my own eyelid, while fearing this scene from Mean Girls

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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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

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

 

because you are gold

goldpinkI’m a bit of a fan of a gold shimmery eye shadow. Yesterday, I posted about how I used it for a surprisingly non-trashy leopard print look. Today’s post is much simpler – a combination of gold and a contrasting eyeliner.

So, apply the gold as before, and throw a bit of copper in there too. Then a line of Barry M Kohl Pencil in Hot Pink under the lower lashes and winged out to the side, with some black along the waterline. Finish up with some mascara, and it’s good to go, or to look somewhat thoughtfully, somewhat smugly off into the distance, in your bedroom…

– hazy shade of glitter