Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Iridescent Purple eyes of the day




I had to get this color from Meow after I saw it on Phyrra and I'm really glad I did. I liked it so much that I wore this look for three days in a row! I did try different eyeliner colors every day, but I used the same two main colors. I think this is one of my favorite looks now, it may become part of my "I'm lazy, I can't think of what to wear" insta-look rotation!

I took a lot of pictures of this... Needed to show how awesomely duochrome this shadow is!






You may need to enlarge the pictures to see the color shift in this eyeshadow. See the pinky-gold-orange flash on top of the periwinkle blue type color?? Isn't it awesome?! I can't get enough of it!

This was:
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Meow Friday the 13th shadow in Skeptic applied wet on lid
MAC Grape pigment in crease and on lower lashline
MAC Sugarshot highlight
Wet n Wild liquid liner in Black
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

The Falsies is starting to look better, too. I'm still not sure about it, though. It's better than it was before, but it's still not as smooth and volumizing as my Lash Blast.

The Skeptic shadow kinda pissed me off at first. I tried to apply it dry and had a horrible sheer streaky patchy disaster on my lids. Some of the color would stick, but then it wouldn't stick in other places... I'd have smears of the pink-orange shimmer in patches all over my lid and very little of the blue would show up... Ugh...

I knew I'd probably have to use it wet but I wanted to try it 'natural' first.... it confirmed my suspicions. It works beautifully wet, though! Woohoo!

And then here's pretty much the same look again, except it didn't turn out as good because of the primer I used:





I like the red liner much better than the black!

This was:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Meow Skeptic applied wet on lid
MAC Grape pigment in crease and lower lashline
Urban Decay Gash liquid liner
MAC Sugarshot highlight
The Falsies mascara

This one isn't blended as well as the first one and I blame it on Urban Decay Primer Potion. I normally like it but it is a lot more finicky than other primers. The main problem I have with it is that if I apply too much it doesn't let your shadow blend evenly. Sometimes it's hard to tell how much you're applying when you're at the end of a tube. With a new tube you can dot it on and visually gauge how much is there, but when the tube is near empty you have to kinda smear it on and it's not as clear how much you've applied. It seems to grab the shadow in some spots and not let the shadow adhere in others, and then you get weird patches and sharp lines and that's no good!

I think I may switch to Too Faced Shadow Insurance permanently when I finish the rest of my tubes of Primer Potion. The packaging is better, the application is smoother and it doesn't to that dry-patchy-streaky thing. I love it.

20 comments:

  1. whoa. this is so cool!! i love that duo look!!

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  2. Awesome colors on you and what a way to make your eye pop!

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  3. Ah ha! Inspiration! I have a sample of Skeptic. Now I think I have some idea on how to use it. Do you like using these shadows wet? I am new to having Meow Cosmetics and I am loving them so far.

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  4. Love this look! Now that is a sexy purple eye. You look fabulous.

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  5. Could you be any more gorgeous?! You eotd's always wow me!

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  6. Love the 1st one!
    two of my fave colors together !

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  7. Love this color combo and that red eyeliner just wowed me!
    I always love your eotds :)

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  8. That first one is my favourite! Such pretty colours :)

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  9. I love TFSI, to be honest. If you're looking for less expensive primers that are good, Detrivore's Primer, Concrete Minerals Primer and Sobe Botanicals primers are all good. TFSI is my hands down favorite and I don't get streaky applications with it. I'm glad you love skeptic, because I think it's simply amazing :>

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  10. I love these on you! Did you know that they've released a squeeze-tube UDPP??

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  11. Wow, those are just outstanding! I love your application. x

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  12. Absolutely stunning! The blend of those purples is just gorgeous.

    xoxo

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  13. ooh! a favorite. purple eye makeup is my favorite thing to wear.

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  14. URBAN DECAY GASH liner !!!!! tightness, scrangie.
    Makes me wish now, that i bought more of UD when it was out in the first original packaging. i bet you have a bunch...;)

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  15. wow...I love purple..crazy about this shade..you have done amazing work on your eyes..love your blog...hey I'm following you.

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  16. Love the purples you've used. Olive green is my first love for eye shadows. Purples are second. What a difference the primer makes. I haven't used that primer much. I'm still using up my Laura Geller.

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  17. Red eyeliner looks pretty unique!

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  18. This is gorgeous!! I just love purple eyeshadow! You can carry off intense colours really well...

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