Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I love Scrangie.
Scrangie represents everything unfulfilled in my life; namely, she has nails to die for, and my nails bloody effin' never grow. Thus, I have never gotten into nail polish.
Talking with her on Twitter showed me that not only is: 1) Scrangie awesome, but also; 2) Scrangie loves bright makeup - and she really loves the Make Up For Ever (MUFE) brights.
She inspired me to pick up #92 and #75 eyeshadows, so this look - and the palette I created for my birthday - is dedicated to her.
Make Up For Ever eyeshadows are creamy, blendable, and PIGMENTED. Seriously, I have never before worked with eyeshadows this pigmented and bright ; really, a little goes a long way with these colors, and they do have a learning curve. The mattes, especially, are to die for; the shimmers are so sophisticated. I'd marry this palette if I could.
My little work-in-progress palette consists of: (in order from L to R, top to bottom rows)
#92 : the infamous bright BRIGHT purple, matte.
#75 : HOT PINK!!, matte
#121 : dark plum, shimmer
#79 : mauvey-plum with a slight shot of gold, shimmer
#136 : pinky-coral-peach, shimmer (this shadow I've had for about 4 years, always used it as blush!)
#84 : gold-gray-green, shimmer (like MAC Greenstroke, but nicer)
#127 : TAUPE, shimmer - but more sheen-y
#129: warm brown, shimmer - but more sheen-y
(swatches are in the same orders they are in my pan - and are WAY more pigmented IRL!)
Today's look combines #92, #75, and #79. I used the beige from the Maybelline Natural Smokes quad as a highlight. #79 went into the inner 2/3 of my lid. #92 went into the outer third and into the crease of my eye. #75 went over #92 on my crease and about 1/4" over the crease. #75 also went on my cheeks, as it makes a fabulous blush!
Here's a silly collection of pictures - sorry, I get bored at work and like taking pics! If you want to know what's on my lips, it's Paul and Joe Lipstick #003 from the current summer collection.