she blinded me with science


This Saturday will be the March for Science London, which I have been helping out with. Not in a makeup sense, but more of a moderation, bits of admin here and there kind of sense. A very interesting experience!

There are plenty of reasons to support science these days, but in terms of possible readers of this blog, cosmetic science has given us the wonderful, delightful makeup which we do so adore. If you fancy joining us at the march, there is lots of information on the site, lovingly designed by my very own Mr HSoG! Knock up a sign, and come along.



So onto today’s look, I thought, with incredible imagination as ever, why not something science-themed? I searched for some space vector graphics on google images, and carefully drew them on my eyelid with some black Bourjois liquid eyeliner. White eyeshadow is from Makeup Revolution, and I also used L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara.

So there we are. Hopefully back soon with something more exciting, and maybe see you at the march!

– hazy shade of glitter

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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

leopard print

Since the first and only picture, currently in the about me section, is leopard print eye makeup, I figured that seemed as good a place as any to start.

I’d been mucking around with various combos of eyeshadow and eyeliner colours* for a while, and perfecting my eyeliner application (even on public transport, the sort of skill that should go on a cv).

But I hadn’t yet properly drawn designs on the lids.

Two things sort of combined in my mind: 1) a picture on Facebook of my cousin rocking an excellent leopard print coat; and, 2) I used to draw leopard print designs on my nails.

Could I do it on the eyes? Worth a crack, surely?

So, I used two colours from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book Cool (a gold and copper). I applied the gold all over the lid and up over the crease. No special technique there, I whack a load on the applicator, and put it on as far as I like. Then repeating the same whacking a load on the applicator technique I’d used previously, I put the copper along the crease, and then across the outer corner of the eyelid.

Next, I used Bourjois Liner Pinceau Eyeliner in black, and lined the top lid, winging it out as far as the previously applied eyeshadow. Then… started freehand drawing little blobs and circles that sort of resembled leopard print.

And, er, that was it. A bit of mascara to finish. I’m a fan of L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes, at the mo, but that will probably change once it runs out.

Here I am modelling my first attempt with wet hair and a hoodie. Only the most glamorous of photos**.

leopardprint2small2To be fair, it turned out more elegant*** than I expected. I was hoping for full on Pat Butcher trashy (clearly a look I can only aspire to). I shared it with a few friends, who seemed decidely more impressed than I. Huh, I thought, maybe I should draw some more stuff…

…to be continued.

– hazy shade of glitter

*i will cover these
**okay, filtered. My usual trick is good lighting
***to me, it’s possible my elegance scale is calibrated slightly differently