Friday, July 8, 2011

Day to Night Experiment with the Urban Decay NAKED palette

So Wayne Goss - gossmakeupartist had a quick (as usual) tutorial about eyeshadow application using a push liner brush and tissue essentially to create an outer V type eye look.  I was in the mood to try out a dramatic night look on top of my existing makeup using the same palette I had used in the morning so I thought I'd try out his technique while I was at it.  The first eye came out well so I thought I'd document the second eye!

I have sort of down-turned and somewhat hooded eyes, it's easy for my eyes to look very droopy if I get any of the color too low down, typically I just don't extend it out this far.  With the tissue, less skill required, perfect. :)

I had washed my face when I got home from work (but kept eye makeup), but it's warm and humid so I was somewhat oily.  First thing I did was blot with my e.l.f. blotting sheets and patted over some e.l.f.high definition powder to mattify (used the powder puff and dusted off the excess with the Real Techniques brush).
I did a very simple eye this morning from the NAKED palette.  Sin on the lids, Naked in the crease, Virgin for the brow highlight.
First step per Wayne was lining a bit on the on the lower lash line and extended the line up at the same angle.  I used my $1 e.l.f. eyeliner brush with Gunmetal.
Next up, the tissue!  Used my Sigma E35 blending brush and Creep, nothing too precise.  Just blended across my crease and above it so it doesn't disappear when I open my eyes. :)
This leaves a fairly harsh, clean line.  We'll soften it up in a bit!
Next I layered a bit of Gunmetal on top of the creep to give some more dimension and sparkle.
Used a Sigma E30 pencil brush and Creep to line the outer upper lashline, deepen the line from lower lashline up through the edge we initially created.
I cleaned off the brush on a cloth, brushed around the edges inward (to avoid spreading it outward) and used my finger to soften the top corner.
Blended on some more highlight in Virgin.
Lined upper and lower lashlines in a very thin line with L'Oreal hip chrome color in Silver Lightning.  This liner is beautiful!  First time I've used it.
Glopped on another layer of mascara on upper lashes and applied some on the lower as well, L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black, here's the funky thin flexible wand.  Some of the bristles on the wand came bent, ack!  If you look at the full-sized image, there's a big shiny glob of mascara towards the tip of the wand and that's where the bristles are mangled.
I applied NARS Laguna bronzer, Orgasm blush, Albatross highlight from my trio and my melted NP Set lipstick in San Francisco.  I was too lazy to get another brush so I used my gigantic powder brush from Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman (pixiwoo) and just pinched it a bit to not spread the products over half my face. :)

Here's all the products!
And the final result, not bad!


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