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.


→ 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»


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


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