Decided to try out the CARGO eye duo that looked so pretty in swatches, the more I dug around in the product I realize how chunky the gold color is. I was a hot sparkly mess! I figured since I was going full-on shimmer with the eyes, I could use my ultra shimmery Candlelight in Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It managed to creep down into my inner corner and underneath my lashline, combined with the fallout from the gold. Oh my. I used my e.l.f. fan brush to try to de-glitterball myself, popped on the Garnier rollerball concealer and snapped a couple pictures. My skin is in even more miserable condition than yesterday, so I am cropping out that wreckage and just going for eyes today. :)
Here's everything I used - and today I remembered to curl my eyelashes, but forgot to include the curler in the shot! Sheesh. It's the e.l.f. $1 eyelash curler for reference! I don't curl my lashes every day as they are naturally fairly lifted, curling just adds a little more oomph.
First slathered on some of the Candlelight, then I (tried to) carefully pat the gold #2 shade on my lid with the Sigma E55 shader brush. Next I liberally wiped off the brush on a towel and patted on the bronze shade #1 on the outer third of lid and along my crease to contour a bit. I went back with the clean Sigma E25 blending brush and windshield wipered through my crease for quite a while to soften the bronze #1 shade and get rid of that scaly over-shimmery look and it blended out sort of coppery orange (something that often happens with this shade range on me, MAC Woodwinked goes ultra orange on my skin). I went back in with the E55 and pat on more gold #2 along the lid because it had gotten a little lost with my enthusiastic blending.
I took #3 matte Vintage Lace on the Sigma E50 huge dense fluffy brush and layered on a good amount at my browbone (the color gets a little lost on my skin). I also softened the edge around the crease, and took the color down the edges near my outer corner. When color gets down near my outer corner, it tends to make my eyes look sad and droopy so if I have a matte light color sometimes I blend it down that way to brighten up the edges.