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post #61 of 4109

Hysterical!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

My favorite look from last week was applied with great care, albeit amateur technique.  Nevertheless I gave it may all.  The irony here, and for certain, the comedy of it all was resounding.  I ran errands feeling put together, as we all do when we put a bit of extra effort into the process.  While out and about I ran into an individual whom I hadn't seen for quite some time.  We exchanged greetings, and then she said the nicest and most profound things about me.  It was very moving.  AND then...it happened! The unthinkable.  She moved toward me in what seemed like slow motion.  I was frozen with fear because I sensed what was about to happen...and then it did!  She reached out and grabbed my face, squeezing my cheeks the way you would caress the cheeks of a toddler.  It seemed like a lifetime as she squeezed...my face moved back & forth in her ample hands.  Movements seemed slow and voices seemed loud. I was speechless because all I could think about was the time that I had taken to apply my makeup.  We said our goodbyes as she walked away with my carefully applied face in her hands.  I erupted in hysterical laughter, keeping my face down as I hurried to my car.

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The Look:

EYES:
Painterly PP to lids
Aloha pigment to lid (moistened # 215)
Rule above Crease 
NARS Galapagos to crease, blended upward & into rule
Rice Paper to brows 
DipDown fluidline topped with Embark to line upper lids
NARS Galapagos to lower lash line
Feline close to lash line
 
FACE:
Face & Body
P & P Light Boost Highlighter in triangle below eyes, set w/Ben Nye Powder, Banana  (applied with 116 Brush)
Copper Beach to contour (applied with 163 Brush), Shadowy Sculpting powder over Copper Beach(109 brush)
HiddenTreasure blush ( (applied with 128 Brush)
MSF Redhead to high-points  (applied with 130 Brush)
MSF natural (applied with 129 Brush) to finish the look
Fix+ to set
 
LIPS:
Lasting Sensation lip pencil to line & fill
Saigon Summer l/s
 
 

 

post #62 of 4109
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Originally Posted by PrettyGirlDoc View Post


I called some MAC counters on the east coast to find the old blush palettes. (MY OCD wants everything in the same case).LOL The sales person gave me the number to a Belk's in North Carolina that had them. Let me know if you need the number.

Oh my gosh.  I missed this post. I would love that phone number.  I like the old blush and eye shadow palettes.  I have my 10 eye shadow palettes sorted by color family, each shadow is labeled and each palette is numbered.  I have one new eye shadow palette that I did deliberately purchase for my pro longwear eyeshadows which are larger.  I removed the insert, which I know I didn't have to get at all.  I have three full old-style blush palettes.  The old ones just fit nicely into my makeup setup.  Did you mention OCD.....feels & sounds so familiar!   

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post #63 of 4109
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

Oh my gosh.  I missed this post. I would love that phone number.  I like the old blush and eye shadow palettes.  I have my 10 eye shadow palettes sorted by color family, each shadow is labeled and each palette is numbered.  I have one new eye shadow palette that I did deliberately purchase for my pro longwear eyeshadows which are larger.  I removed the insert, which I know I didn't have to get at all.  I have three full old-style blush palettes.  The old ones just fit nicely into my makeup setup.  Did you mention OCD.....feels & sounds so familiar!   
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Call 704-364-4251. Ask for the Mac counter . This the Belk in Charlotte NC
post #64 of 4109

hi! sorry guys, i forgot the name of this thread...so i didn't know where to look....i'm glad i found you guys again!

 

i'm trying to finish a face and body mineralize lotion, and i need to depot some eyeshadows, since i recently bought a 15 palette.

 

the looks you ladies have been posting sound fab, and very inspiring!

 

as for my fall looks, i've been sleeping in very often the last little while and cutting short my makeup time! no good. so...hopefully for next monday i'll have something good to report!

post #65 of 4109
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Originally Posted by PrettyGirlDoc View Post


LOL
Call 704-364-4251. Ask for the Mac counter . This the Belk in Charlotte NC

Thank you so much!

post #66 of 4109
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

hi! sorry guys, i forgot the name of this thread...so i didn't know where to look....i'm glad i found you guys again!

 

i'm trying to finish a face and body mineralize lotion, and i need to depot some eyeshadows, since i recently bought a 15 palette.

 

the looks you ladies have been posting sound fab, and very inspiring!

 

as for my fall looks, i've been sleeping in very often the last little while and cutting short my makeup time! no good. so...hopefully for next monday i'll have something good to report!

th_welcomeback2.png  Hi aradhana!  Good luck with your depotting. Have you decided what you're getting when you B2M?

post #67 of 4109
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Thank you so much!
You are very welcome.
post #68 of 4109
Thread Starter 
I managed to complete a full-sized Fix + this week.  That along with five blushes that I recently depotted has me well on my way to B2Ming again.
My favorite look within the past 7 days was inspired by a cold fall evening in which the sky was the darkest blue and filled with stars.
 
Navy Smokey Look
 
EYES:
Imaginary PP to lids
Starless Night pigment to lid (moistened # 215)
Brown Script e/s above Crease 
Mystery to crease, blended upward & into Brown Script
Waveline Fluidline to upper & lower lids, close to lash-lines
Rice Paper to brow highlight 
 
FACE:
Face & Body
P & P Light Boost Highlighter in triangle below eyes, set w/Ben Nye Powder, Banana  (applied with 116 Brush)
Copper Beach to contour (applied with 163 Brush), Shadowy Sculpting powder over Copper Beach(109 brush)
Eternal Sunshine blush ( (applied with 128 Brush)
MSF Redhead to high-points  (applied with 130 Brush)
MSF natural (applied with 129 Brush) to finish the look
Fix+ to set
 
LIPS:
Cork lip liner
Pure Zen l/s
 
Nails:
China Glaze Skyscraper (dark blue w/glitter)
 
post #69 of 4109

That look sounds so, so pretty, Medgal. I'm going to try to recreate something similar using products that I have. How do you line your lower lash line with Fluidline? I haven't tried to line my lower lash line with anything yet. I'm not sure if I'll get close enough. I'm still afraid of poking my eye.

post #70 of 4109

I don't have a favorite look to post. I did a couple of nice looks last week, but nothing to make me want to post about it. I absolutely loved the Bad Mama Jama Lip Tar combo I did, but I haven't created a whole look for it yet.

post #71 of 4109
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

That look sounds so, so pretty, Medgal. I'm going to try to recreate something similar using products that I have. How do you line your lower lash line with Fluidline? I haven't tried to line my lower lash line with anything yet. I'm not sure if I'll get close enough. I'm still afraid of poking my eye.

Very carefully!  I totally avoid my waterline, and I use my 210/211 to apply product just under my lower lashes.  For this particular look I allowed the Fluidline to dry and then put Mystery e/s beneath the Fluidline.  I smoked that out with my 219 brush.

post #72 of 4109
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

I don't have a favorite look to post. I did a couple of nice looks last week, but nothing to make me want to post about it. I absolutely loved the Bad Mama Jama Lip Tar combo I did, but I haven't created a whole look for it yet.

How are you doing with your efforts to use up some of your products?

post #73 of 4109
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

Very carefully!  I totally avoid my waterline, and I use my 210/211 to apply product just under my lower lashes.  For this particular look I allowed the Fluidline to dry and then put Mystery e/s beneath the Fluidline.  I smoked that out with my 219 brush.

 

I'll give it a shot!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

How are you doing with your efforts to use up some of your products?

 

I'm not making much progress. I want to use up lipgolsses, but I haven't been reaching for them to wear. Over Indulgence is the first MAC lipgloss I purchased. That one is just about at the end of its rope. I'll make an effort to wear it this week.

post #74 of 4109

I attempted to recreate Medgal's Navy Smokey look. I like it! It's a more adult look and I feel made up.

 

Navy Smokey Look Variation
 
EYES

  • NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil 627 Cobalt - lid base color
  • NARS Okinawa Eye Shadow - navy blue color to lid (239 Brush) and to smudge eyeliner (214 Brush)
  • MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Sky - sparkly navy blue color over navy blue eye shadow (239 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Moth Brown - purple-grey color to crease (226 Brush)
  • MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow Tall, Dark & Handsome - dark grey color to darken outer V (226 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Sparkle Neely, Sparkle! - transition color blended above crease (224 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Creamy Bisque - cream color brow highlight (214 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Jaunty- tear duct highlight (219 Brush)
  • MAC Fluidline Waveline - dark blue eyeliner to upper and lower lash line (211, 266 Brushes)
  • Black Mascara

 
FACE

  • NARS Blush Luster - bronze color to cheeks (129 Brush), facial highlight (130 Brush)
  • NARS Blush Gina - peach color over Luster on cheeks (129 Brush)
  • NARS Blush Lovejoy - countour (128 Brush)
  • Fix+ - sprayed over blush to bring out color, then blush reapplied

 
LIPS

  • MAC Prep+Prime Lip
  • MAC Lip Pencil Cork - brown lip pencil to outline lips
  • MAC Lipstick Pure Zen - nude beige color
  • MAC Cremesheen Glass Over Indulgence - neutral brown peach color


NAILS

  • Chanel Delight - bronze polish

(I cheated with the nail polish. They were already painted for Thanksgiving, but I thought the color still worked with the look.)

 

 

I learned so much from trying to recreate Medgal's look. I don't think I would've tried these colors on my own since it's a darker look than what I'm used to doing. I had to improvise like crazy with the eye products. My eye shadow collection isn't extensive, and I seem to have more green eye shadows than any other color. The navy blue shadows I used are the only ones that I have. I bought the NARS Okinawa eye shadow at the same time I bought my NARS Taj Mahal blush last year and never used it.

I also realize I don't have a transition shadow for my skin tone. Sparkle Neely, Sparkle! is the closest thing I have. I think I would've wanted to use something without shimmer. I also like how adding the brown transition warmed up the eye and made everything look more polished. I think I should've used the 217 brush to apply the transition instead of the 224. The 224 may be too big for my eye area because the transition color went up to my eye brow. What brushes do you use for the brow highlight?

OK, the eyeliner was an issue. Things went horribly wrong trying to line my lower lash line. I kept expecting a pencil thin line. I kept getting a thick, smudgy mess. I used the 211 and 266 brushes. Maybe I'm wrong in thinking the line should be very thin? I ended up smudging the navy blue eye shadow over the liner. No idea if it looks right or not.

How do you use Fix+ to set? I sprayed some directly on my cheeks to bring out the color and too much came out. It was running down my face. I held it at a distance and tapped the nozzle lightly. I tried to contour again and no idea if I did it right. Lovejoy probably wasn't the best choice for a contour. It has a bit of red in it, so it didn't completely create a shadow effect. I also used the 128 brush this time. I like the size and shape of it for contouring. Which side is synthetic and which is natural?
 

post #75 of 4109
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

 

I'll give it a shot!

 

 

 

I'm not making much progress. I want to use up lipgolsses, but I haven't been reaching for them to wear. Over Indulgence is the first MAC lipgloss I purchased. That one is just about at the end of its rope. I'll make an effort to wear it this week.

That's a great start!   cheerleader.gif

post #76 of 4109
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

I attempted to recreate Medgal's Navy Smokey look. I like it! It's a more adult look and I feel made up.

 

Navy Smokey Look Variation
 
EYES

  • NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil 627 Cobalt - lid base color
  • NARS Okinawa Eye Shadow - navy blue color to lid (239 Brush) and to smudge eyeliner (214 Brush)
  • MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Sky - sparkly navy blue color over navy blue eye shadow (239 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Moth Brown - purple-grey color to crease (226 Brush)
  • MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow Tall, Dark & Handsome - dark grey color to darken outer V (226 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Sparkle Neely, Sparkle! - transition color blended above crease (224 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Creamy Bisque - cream color brow highlight (214 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Jaunty- tear duct highlight (219 Brush)
  • MAC Fluidline Waveline - dark blue eyeliner to upper and lower lash line (211, 266 Brushes)
  • Black Mascara

 
FACE

  • NARS Blush Luster - bronze color to cheeks (129 Brush), facial highlight (130 Brush)
  • NARS Blush Gina - peach color over Luster on cheeks (129 Brush)
  • NARS Blush Lovejoy - countour (128 Brush)
  • Fix+ - sprayed over blush to bring out color, then blush reapplied

 
LIPS

  • MAC Prep+Prime Lip
  • MAC Lip Pencil Cork - brown lip pencil to outline lips
  • MAC Lipstick Pure Zen - nude beige color
  • MAC Cremesheen Glass Over Indulgence - neutral brown peach color


NAILS

  • Chanel Delight - bronze polish

(I cheated with the nail polish. They were already painted for Thanksgiving, but I thought the color still worked with the look.)

 

 

I learned so much from trying to recreate Medgal's look. I don't think I would've tried these colors on my own since it's a darker look than what I'm used to doing. I had to improvise like crazy with the eye products. My eye shadow collection isn't extensive, and I seem to have more green eye shadows than any other color. The navy blue shadows I used are the only ones that I have. I bought the NARS Okinawa eye shadow at the same time I bought my NARS Taj Mahal blush last year and never used it.

You did really well!!  To this day, I struggle with creating a look when I don't have the exact products...and my eye shadow collection is quite extensive.

Added...green seems to be one of your favorite colors, if not the favorite color ( recent purchase of several green nail polishes)...which green eye shadows do you have?  I'm going to try a green smokey eye soon.

I also realize I don't have a transition shadow for my skin tone. Sparkle Neely, Sparkle! is the closest thing I have. I think I would've wanted to use something without shimmer. I also like how adding the brown transition warmed up the eye and made everything look more polished. I think I should've used the 217 brush to apply the transition instead of the 224. The 224 may be too big for my eye area because the transition color went up to my eye brow. What brushes do you use for the brow highlight?

 

I find myself reaching for one of my 286 LEs/Reg 286 when applying shadow above my crease.  I just like the way that I'm able to handle that particular brush.  When I do this particular smokey eye with navy or black as the main lid color, I like a brown shadow that shows up and becomes part of the party.  For me, those brown are swiss chocolate and Brown Script because they do show up.  Soft Brown is a good transition color when you don't want that contrast or peek-a-boo eye shadow.     

OK, the eyeliner was an issue. Things went horribly wrong trying to line my lower lash line. I kept expecting a pencil thin line. I kept getting a thick, smudgy mess. I used the 211 and 266 brushes. Maybe I'm wrong in thinking the line should be very thin? I ended up smudging the navy blue eye shadow over the liner. No idea if it looks right or not. 

 

Maybe the 209 Eyeliner brush or the 210, Precise Eyeliner brush would be better until you're more comfortable putting product on your lower lash line.

 

Disclaimer:  I caution, you are taking tips from a complete makeup amateur who is totally unskilled but darned enthusiastic and having fun with makeup!


How do you use Fix+ to set? I sprayed some directly on my cheeks to bring out the color and too much came out. It was running down my face. LOL lmao.gif I held it at a distance and tapped the nozzle lightly. I tried to contour again and no idea if I did it right. Lovejoy probably wasn't the best choice for a contour. It has a bit of red in it, so it didn't completely create a shadow effect. I also used the 128 brush this time. I like the size and shape of it for contouring. Which side is synthetic and which is natural?  A little Fix+ is all you need for the entire face, and it's best spritzed as you said, from a distance, and as evenly over the face as possible. Too much could alter (cough...ruin) your look. I previously used Blunt blush to contour...I would apply Take Root (LE ?) CCB and top that with Blunt.  I currently use a PRO Sculpting cream (Copper Beach or Richly Honed) topped with Shadowy PRO Sculpting powder to contour, and I love it. I find the 128 a little too large for me to handle for contouring.  I use the either the 109 or the 168 to contour.  I like the 128 Split Fibre brush best for applying foundation or blush.  The light side is synthetic fiber and the dark side is natural fiber.  I like to apply a cream blush with the synthetic side and top the cream blush with a powder blush, using the natural (goat hair) side of the brush.  I found this video which provides suggested uses for the 128;      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuX1LpE3-H0

This is pretty amazing!  I am so not comfortable creating a look unless I have the exact products, which is silly and reflective of my own insecurities.  You did really very well!

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Edited by Medgal07 - 11/27/12 at 10:25pm
post #77 of 4109

i didnt wear much makeup this week, was at home most of the week and when I did go out, I just had on black eyeliner and mascara so sadly I dont have a favorite look to post... ssad.gif but I think I'm getting close to finishing my Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, yay! Medgal your look sounds amazing, Im sure you looked stunning and Cartoon Chic is also inspiring me to recreate your blue smokey eye lol. 

post #78 of 4109
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

This is pretty amazing!  I am so not comfortable creating a look unless I have the exact products, which is silly and reflective of my own insecurities.  You did really very well!

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You did really well!!  To this day, I struggle with creating a look when I don't have the exact products...and my eye shadow collection is quite extensive.

Added...green seems to be one of your favorite colors, if not the favorite color ( recent purchase of several green nail polishes)...which green eye shadows do you have?  I'm going to try a green smokey eye soon.


Thanks! All I did was google the products you mentioned then picked similar colors in my stash. Believe it or not, green is not my favorite color. It's actually one of my least favorite colors. But you're right, I have been buying a lot of green colored items lately. I even bought a green dress that I love. Weird!

 

I do think green is my favorite eye shadow color because it really compliments my brown eyes. Here's what I have so far:

 

MAC Jealousy Wakes

MAC Steamy (this one is missing)

MAC Feeling Fresh

MAC Surf USA

MAC Guacamole

MAC Robin's Egg

MAC MES Water

MAC EDES Divine Blue

L'Oreal Infallible Endless Sea

L'Oreal Infallible Golden Emerald

 

After I did the blue smokey eye look yesterday, I immediately thought I want to try it again with a green smokey eye. Guess what I did today?

post #79 of 4109
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Originally Posted by glammy girl View Post

i didnt wear much makeup this week, was at home most of the week and when I did go out, I just had on black eyeliner and mascara so sadly I dont have a favorite look to post... ssad.gif but I think I'm getting close to finishing my Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, yay! Medgal your look sounds amazing, Im sure you looked stunning and Cartoon Chic is also inspiring me to recreate your blue smokey eye lol. 


Go for it! I learned a lot from doing it and it's a really pretty look.

post #80 of 4109
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Originally Posted by glammy girl View Post

i didnt wear much makeup this week, was at home most of the week and when I did go out, I just had on black eyeliner and mascara so sadly I dont have a favorite look to post... ssad.gif but I think I'm getting close to finishing my Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, yay! Medgal your look sounds amazing, Im sure you looked stunning and Cartoon Chic is also inspiring me to recreate your blue smokey eye lol. 

th_sign_woot.gif to near product completion.  I'm trying to use up foundation too.  I have three - four open and in use, so now I'm working on one at a time.

The Navy look was fun.  I hope you will try it.  I take photos of all of my looks but I'm too shy (spelled c-h-i-c-k-e-n) to post them.  The pics help me to improve on the looks and/or just catalog them for future reference because sometimes I just create the look as I go along.

post #81 of 4109

Here's the green smokey eye I look I did today. I know the week isn't over yet, but I think this one will be my favorite.

 

November 28, 2012 - Emerald Dusk


EYES

  • NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil 629 Sparkle Green - lid base color
  • L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow Golden Emerald - sparkly olive green color to lid (215 Brush) and to smudge eyeliner (214 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Carbonized - dark brown color to crease (226 Brush)
  • MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow Round Midnight - dark burgundy color to darken outer V (226 Brush)
  • MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Aurora - pink brown transition color blended above crease (286 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Barefoot - gold color tear duct highlight (219 Brush), brow bone highlight (239 Brush)
  • MAC Fluidline Local Wares - dark army green eyeliner to upper and lower lash line (211 Brush)
  • Black Mascara


FACE

  • NARS Blush Gaiety - light bubblegum pink color (129 Brush)
  • NARS Blush Luster - bronze color to highlight Gaiety (129 Brush), facial highlight (130 Brush)
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Earthshine - plum cheekbone highlight (130 Brush)
  • Chanel Ombre Contrast/Sculpting Veil Notorious - contour (128 Brush)


LIPS

  • MAC Prep+Prime Lip
  • NYX Lip Pencil Chocolate - warm brown lip pencil to outline lips
  • Revlon Lipstick 135 Chocolate Velvet - warm brown pink color
  • MAC Cremesheen Glass Over Indulgence - neutral brown peach color

 

NAILS

  • Chanel Delight - bronze polish

 

 

I didn't plan to create a look at all today, or even wear makeup for that matter. I was only trying on my new Gaiety blush to see how the color looks on me. Next thing I know, I have a finished look. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I used more products that have just been sitting around in my stash waiting to be worn. I think that will be my goal for this challenge instead of trying to use up items. I don't think I'm likely to use up anything. Although, I am scraping the sides of my Over Indulgence CSG. I think I'm going to have my first B2M item.  

post #82 of 4109
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post


Thanks! All I did was google the products you mentioned then picked similar colors in my stash. Believe it or not, green is not my favorite color. It's actually one of my least favorite colors. But you're right, I have been buying a lot of green colored items lately. I even bought a green dress that I love. Weird!

 

I do think green is my favorite eye shadow color because it really compliments my brown eyes. Here's what I have so far:

 

MAC Jealousy Wakes

MAC Steamy (this one is missing)

MAC Feeling Fresh

MAC Surf USA

MAC Guacamole

MAC Robin's Egg

MAC MES Water

MAC EDES Divine Blue

L'Oreal Infallible Endless Sea

L'Oreal Infallible Golden Emerald

 

After I did the blue smokey eye look yesterday, I immediately thought I want to try it again with a green smokey eye. Guess what I did today?

That's an impressive stash of green eyeshadows!  Do tell?  You did a smokey GREEN eye today.  I want to hear all about it.  I'm going to do one with MAC's Plumage.  It's a perfect dark green, described as 'dusky peacock'. 

You might like the following additional MAC Greens that I've had fun with, as well:

       Bitter

       Club

       Feeling Fresh

       Guacamole (you have already)

       Humid

       Juxt

       Plumage

       Shimmermint

       Shimmer Moss

       Steamy (you'd better find it)

       Sumptuous Olive

 Green Pigments:

       Golden Olive

       I've Got a Crush On You

       Moss Garden

       Rain Drop (Metallic Teal)

       Spruced

post #83 of 4109
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

Here's the green smokey eye I look I did today. I know the week isn't over yet, but I think this one will be my favorite.

 

November 28, 2012 - Emerald Dusk


EYES

  • NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil 629 Sparkle Green - lid base color
  • L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow Golden Emerald - sparkly olive green color to lid (215 Brush) and to smudge eyeliner (214 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Carbonized - dark brown color to crease (226 Brush)
  • MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow Round Midnight - dark burgundy color to darken outer V (226 Brush)
  • MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Aurora - pink brown transition color blended above crease (286 Brush)
  • MAC Eye Shadow Barefoot - gold color tear duct highlight (219 Brush), brow bone highlight (239 Brush)
  • MAC Fluidline Local Wares - dark army green eyeliner to upper and lower lash line (211 Brush)
  • Black Mascara


FACE

  • NARS Blush Gaiety - light bubblegum pink color (129 Brush)
  • NARS Blush Luster - bronze color to highlight Gaiety (129 Brush), facial highlight (130 Brush)
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Earthshine - plum cheekbone highlight (130 Brush)
  • Chanel Ombre Contrast/Sculpting Veil Notorious - contour (128 Brush)


LIPS

  • MAC Prep+Prime Lip
  • NYX Lip Pencil Chocolate - warm brown lip pencil to outline lips
  • Revlon Lipstick 135 Chocolate Velvet - warm brown pink color
  • MAC Cremesheen Glass Over Indulgence - neutral brown peach color

 

NAILS

  • Chanel Delight - bronze polish

 

 

I didn't plan to create a look at all today, or even wear makeup for that matter. I was only trying on my new Gaiety blush to see how the color looks on me. Next thing I know, I have a finished look. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I used more products that have just been sitting around in my stash waiting to be worn. I think that will be my goal for this challenge instead of trying to use up items. I don't think I'm likely to use up anything. Although, I am scraping the sides of my Over Indulgence CSG. I think I'm going to have my first B2M item.  

That's so awesome!  It sounds like you're using more products in general...eventually you'll use them up, and of course have room for new products!  That's the goal of the project.  I love that you explored and created a look that sounds exquisite!!!!  How do you like Carbonized?  That's my go-to brown crease color to wear with a smokey eye. 

 

If I wasn't doing this challenge I would be reaching for the same products, when in fact there are so many amazing ones to explore and use.  I love this.  I never mentioned that I hit pan on several eye shadows during the BCA pink challenge.  That was a nice collateral effect of raising breast cancer awareness!

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post #84 of 4109
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That's an impressive stash of green eyeshadows!  Do tell?  You did a smokey GREEN eye today.  I want to hear all about it.  I'm going to do one with MAC's Plumage.  It's a perfect dark green, described as 'dusky peacock'. 

You might like the following additional MAC Greens that I've had fun with, as well:

       Bitter

       Club

       Feeling Fresh

       Guacamole (you have already)

       Humid

       Juxt

       Plumage

       Shimmermint

       Shimmer Moss

       Steamy (you'd better find it)

       Sumptuous Olive

 Green Pigments:

       Golden Olive

       I've Got a Crush On You

       Moss Garden

       Rain Drop (Metallic Teal)

       Spruced


I can't wait to see your look with Plumage. That one and most of the other shades you listed are on my to-buy list. I think I'm going to start buying more eye shadow next year. I've been waiting to buy more until I felt more comfortable doing my eye makeup, but MAC LE collections made me buy some sooner. That's why the bulk of my eye shadow collection is LE colors. I have Steamy because I saw it used in a very pretty look on YouTube and I thought it was being discontinued, but I was wrong. I think it was Shimmermoss that' was discontinued.

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That's so awesome!  It sounds like you're using more products in general...eventually you'll use them up, and of course have room for new products!  That's the goal of the project.  I love that you explored and created a look that sounds exquisite!!!!  How do you like Carbonized?  That's my go-to brown crease color to wear with a smokey eye. 

 

If I wasn't doing this challenge I would be reaching for the same products, when in fact there are so many amazing ones to explore and use.  I love this.  I never mentioned that I hit pan on several eye shadows during the BCA pink challenge.  That was a nice collateral effect of raising breast cancer awareness!

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I really like Carbonized. It's very smooth to apply and I love the Veluxe Pearl finish. It's the only dark brown shadow I have, but then I only have a handful of brown eye shadows.

 

Carbonized

Sparkle Neely, Sparkle!

Aurora MES

Moth Brown - not sure if this counts as brown

Indie Spirit from Marché Aux Puces Duo - I forgot I had this since it's in a duo compact

L'Oreal Infallible Amber Rush - I don't think I've swatched this yet

 

It's great that you're hitting pan on things and using up items. The hoarder in me wants to have a death grip on some of my stuff.

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Thanks for posting the brushes you use for each step. That will prove extremely helpful to makeup novices. goodjob.gif

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I can't wait to see your look with Plumage. That one and most of the other shades you listed are on my to-buy list. I think I'm going to start buying more eye shadow next year. I've been waiting to buy more until I felt more comfortable doing my eye makeup, but MAC LE collections made me buy some sooner. That's why the bulk of my eye shadow collection is LE colors. I have Steamy because I saw it used in a very pretty look on YouTube and I thought it was being discontinued, but I was wrong. I think it was Shimmermoss that' was discontinued.

You can build your eyeshadow collection via B2M. I was told that you can't B2M for the pro pan eyeshadows...just the compact single eyeshadows, and the compact eyeshadows are B2M eligible. I depot all of my PRO palette-sized eyeshadows because they consume so much space otherwise. At least you can stack palettes or stand them in CD holders. I kept a running wish-list of eyeshadows as I was building my stash. Like you, I watched YouTube videos and parused the top ten (or whatever) MAC eyeshadow lists of anyone who maintained one. I still have a wishlist, but like you I purchase quite a few of the LE eyeshadows. Oh we'll....happy collecting (cough.....hoarding)
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You can build your eyeshadow collection via B2M. I was told that you can't B2M for the pro pan eyeshadows...just the compact single eyeshadows, and the compact eyeshadows are B2M eligible. I depot all of my PRO palette-sized eyeshadows because they consume so much space otherwise. At least you can stack palettes or stand them in CD holders. I kept a running wish-list of eyeshadows as I was building my stash. Like you, I watched YouTube videos and parused the top ten (or whatever) MAC eyeshadow lists of anyone who maintained one. I still have a wishlist, but like you I purchase quite a few of the LE eyeshadows. Oh we'll....happy collecting (cough.....hoarding)


I would prefer to have my shadows in palettes. I don't like how all of the singles take up space and I like that I can see all of my choices easily. I was waiting to get enough to fill up a palette before I tried to depot anything. I need 2-3 more. I want to get the new MAC book form palettes.

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Can I join?  I'm not near as talented as you all, but I love themes so I feel compelled to play along.  girlhaha.gif

 

My favorite look of the week (keep in mind it is very simple);

 

Eyes:

  • Stolen Moment EDES all over the lid
  • NARS Albatross brow highlight
  • Urban Decay Perversion eyeliner top and bottom
  • Black Mascara

 

Cheeks:

  • MAC Earthsine

 

Lips:

  • MAC Flight of Fancy

 

 

I don't do crease colors because I have such a heavy brow bone you can't see it anyway.  Lol.  

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I would prefer to have my shadows in palettes. I don't like how all of the singles take up space and I like that I can see all of my choices easily. I was waiting to get enough to fill up a palette before I tried to depot anything. I need 2-3 more. I want to get the new MAC book form palettes.

The new palettes are really nice! They are deeper than the old palettes and take up more space. I do however like that you can see the product w/o opening the palette, and the removable insert is pretty cool too!
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