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3May/135

EOTD: Burlesque Dancing under the Moon

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In early April I purchased a few eyeshadows from Makeup Geek, planning to try them out and see whether or not they are as good as people say they are. It took me a while to get around to playing with them, and boy did they surprise me! These are really nice eyeshadows, soft and easy to work with, really easy to blend. I did experience a little fallout, mostly with «Galaxy», but I'm so pleased with the outcome that I'm willing ignore that.

Products

→ MUS Eyeprimer Clear
→ MUG White Lies (highlight: brow)
→ MUG Moondust (entire lid)
→ MUG Burlesque (crease)
→ MUG Galaxy (outer corner)
→ Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner in «Black» (tightline)
→ MUS Eyepencil in «Seduced by the Night» (waterline)
→ L'Oréal Paris Lash Architect 4D in «Black Lacquer»
→ M·A·C Veluxe Brow Liner in «Brunette»

Brushes

→ M·A·C 239 Eye Shader Brush
→ Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush
→ Essence of Beauty Crease Brush Duo

Walkthrough

Needless to say, I started out by priming my eyelids with my trusted MUS primer. It never fails me. With the 239 brush I patted Moondust all over the lid and up to the crease, leaving a little room for another color in the outer corner. I used my blending brush to place Burlesque in the crease, blending as I went along. Lastly I placed a little bit of Galaxy in the outer corner using the smallest of the two brushes from Essence of Beauty, blending it slightly into the crease, just to give the look a little dimension. With the larger one I used a little bit of White Lies as highlight just below the highest point of the brow.

I tried using MUS Seduced by the Night on the waterline, but it didn't really work as well as I had planned. I tightlined with my favorite black eyeliner pencil to make my lashes appear a little denser, and finished off with a coat or two of my chosen mascara. I chose my Veluxe Brow Liner today, but I think it looks a bit too warm, and might not be using it again - it's a fabulous pencil, but the color isn't a very good match (much more apparent in daylight).

Photo is taken outside in natural lighting.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2013

26Jan/139

EOTD: Tuched by an Angel

EOTD: Tuched by an Angel

Ever since I started hangin' at the forum for makeup addicts I've been playing around with my makeup a lot more. I don't know why really, maybe because I practically feel a surge of inspiration coming through my computer screen every time I log on? I love chatting with all my fellow makeup addicts, because.. they understand and share the fascination, the joy, the excitement for the tiniest little makeup related thing. Anyway, I wore this look last Thursday when I went out to meet two of the magnificent girls, Tone and Renate. I'm quite pleased with the outcome, and this might have been my gateway to an even smokier and darker look. A little scary, but oh so fun!

Products

→ MUS Eye Primer in Clear
→ M·A·C Femme Fi (highlight: brow bone, inner tear duct)
→ MUS Tuch (entire lid)
→ Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner in «Black» (tightline)
→ MUS Eyepencil in «Snowflake» (waterline)
→ Max Factor Xperience Volumizing Mascara
→ Anastasia Brow Wiz in «Brunette»
→ M·A·C 239 Eye Shader Brush
→ MUS 114 Soft Touch Brush
→ Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
→ Sigma® Performance E21 Smudge Brush

Walkthrough

I always start by filling in my eyebrows, and this time I chose Anastasia Brow Wiz in «Brunette». Nowadays I alternate between the product mentioned above, and an angled brush used with M·A·C Brun eyeshadow. I then primed my eyelids with my trustworhty primer from Make Up Store, and used the MUS 114 to pat MUS Tuch on both lids - taking care to blend it into the crease and a little upwards. When I felt pleased with the shape and blending I used my M·A·C 239 to pack some more color on the lid to make the color a little denser. Sigma® Performance E21 is the perfect brush to highlight the highest point of the brow with my favorite M·A·C Femme Fi, and also the inner corner of the eye. To make my lashes appear a little denser I used my Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner to tightline, a useful trick when you don't feel confident enough to draw on that perfect eyeliner. MUS Snowflake is perfect to brighten up the waterline, even though I think a less stark white would have suited me better. I finished off the look with one coat of Max Factor Xperience Volumizing Mascara, another favorite drugstore pick.

I found this look a little bit intimidating at first, it's the darkest smoky eye I've tried out and I was a little scared I had gone overboard with the whole idea. Within minutes it had grown on me, and I ended up really liking it! Unfortunately the photo didn't turn out perfect, it's a little blurry and the color didn't show up quite as dark as it looked in person.

Photo is taken inside in artificial lighting.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2013

4Oct/128

Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil

For some odd reason I haven't blogged about the Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil yet. I've owned the black one for quite a while now, and it's the creamiest, blackest and smoothest black eyeliner pencil I have in my collection, no joke. You can smudge it before it sets, but when it has set.. it stays. It doesn't irritate my eyes, I can use it while wearing contacts, and it doesn't leave me looking like a raccoon. I find it kind of funny as these pencils cost £6.00, or 56,- NOK with today's exchange rate, but it's hands down one of the best black eyeliner pencils I've tried. And quite inexpensive! You can also be lucky enough to catch them on sale, like the one Avon has now where they offer these pencils at £3.00 a piece. A bargain, and definitely worth the money.

Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil: Silver, Golden Fawn and Cobalt

Because I love my black SuperShock pencil I decided to look for a few other colors as well; «Silver», «Golden Fawn» and «Cobalt». The first and the last are quite self-explanatory, but «Golden Fawn» is just a gorgeous light metallic taupe. I have seen it compared to, and called a dupe for Chanel Rose Platine, although without the pink tinge. Taupe seems to be somewhat of a magic word, because everything taupe has to be checked out if you ask me. I looove these pencils, and I'll add swatches when I regain access to my camera and photo lights.

Have you tried any of the Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencils?

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012

16May/123

EOTD: Neutrally Magically Awesomely

Would you look at that, I've done another look! The truth is that I've done several looks since the last one I posted, but they haven't been all that special - or I haven't managed to get a decent photo. Lighting sucks! I know I'm super critical of my own work, but I'm not very pleased with the lighting in this photo, or my brows for that matter. I think I might have been experiencing a 'bad brow day', if there's even such a thing. Since I've been a bit overly enthusiastic when plucking them lately, I've been trying to let them grow back a little. Hence the messiness. The photo is taken outside in daylight, no flash. And as you might notice I've decided to try out a new kind of layout for my EOTD posts, so please let me know what you think of it.

Products

→ MUS Eye Primer in Clear
→ RBR Bohemian Waxwing (all over lid)
→ RBR Abyssinian Catbird (outer corner, crease and lower lash line)
→ MUS Wooden Metal (waterline)
→ Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner in Black (tightline)
→ Max Factor Xperience Volumizing Mascara
→ M·A·C Eye Brows in Spiked
→ Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
→ M·A·C 239 Eye Shader Brush

Walkthrough

I started off by filling in my eyebrows as usual. I've been using M·A·C Eye Brows in «Lingering» for a week now (for a softer look), so when I went back to «Spiked» I felt a little out of practice and I wasn't really pleased with the outcome. Trying to ignore my brows I then primed both my eyelids with my MUS Eye Primer, all over the lid and up to the brow. I also applied a little bit below my eye since I was planning on wearing one of my precious MUS pencils. I wanted to try out my new «Bohemian Waxwing» and applied it all over my lid using a Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush, before adding «Abyssinian Catbird» to the outer third of the lid, blending it slightly into the crease with the same brush. To venture a few steps out of my comfort zone I decided to apply a little bit of Abyssinian Catbird under the lower lash line with a M·A·C 239 brush, and then MUS Wooden Metal to my waterline (smudged slightly into the lower lashes). Since I'm a huge fan of tightlining I used my black Avon SuperShock for the illusion of fuller lashes, and finished it off by curling my lashes and adding a coat of my favorite mascara.

The funny thing about these eyeshadows from Rouge Bunny Rouge is that at least one of them seem to be duochrome? Swatched they both appear somewhat brown to me. «Bohemian Waxwing» is a bronzed champagne, while «Abyssinian Catbird» is a metallic bronze according to their official descriptions. «Abyssinian Catbird» looks both brown and green on my skin, so it's actually quite hard to describe it - and the complete look actually changed into purple in a certain light! So odd, and quite awesome. These shades were so soft and easy to work with, and I'm contemplating getting a few more despite of the price tag of £16 a piece (refill).

What do you think of the new setup?

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012