Sunday, August 15, 2010

Space Cadet-ish Eye of the Day

I absolutely love how this one turned out. It started out as pure frustration and ended up looking gorgeous. And now that I'm looking at these pictures, it reminds me of the different colors in Orly Space Cadet! It wasn't intentional. I must have Space Cadet on the brain.

I tried to get some blur on some of these to show the gorgeous duochromey sparkle in Cat's Eye but I don't think I even remotely captured the beauty of this color.

This was:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAD Minerals Cat's Eye, wet on lid
MAC Deep Purple pigment in crease and lower lashline
Kat Von D liquid liner in Romantico
Laura Geller Wonder Wand highlight
Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero
Cover Girl Lash Blast

Cat's Eye is one of the most gorgeous greens ever. I don't think I'd ever used it before this look... I was going through all of my mineral makeup samples and this caught my eye and I had to try it out. It's amazing. You have to see it in person. It is way more awesome than it looks in my picture. Deep green with olive, gold, teal.

As I said, this started out as extreme frustration. This is one of those days where I had to take off my makeup and start all over. It started out as Cat's Eye on the lid with Fyrinnae Medieval Haunting in the crease, but Medieval Haunting is one of the most frustrating colors I've used... It really seems haunted! It has the uncanny ability to un-blend itself after you've applied it! It is an incredible color in the jar- totally stunning- but no matter what I do I can't apply it well. It's patchy, the shimmer smears and turns green/gold in some spots and totally disappears in others, the black base leaves harsh lines that don't want to blend and it just does weird things on the skin. I don't know what to do. I want to wear it! It's currently in my "for eyeliner use only" pile. I can't get the hang of this one :(

Anyway, after I had to wash off that patchy black nightmare and start over, I decided I didn't want to deal with something finicky, so I reached for MAC Deep Purple Pigment. Hallelujah. I've been using so much indie/mineral makeup lately that I forgot how amazing and effortless to use MAC pigments were. Deep Purple went on like butter, blended like a dream without losing shimmer or intensity and didn't need to be applied wet or over a special base or to be futzed with for 20 minutes just to get it to look right. Man, I love MAC. I want to marry it. They may not have the greatest color selection or cool special effects as indie brands, but you can use them right out of the jar and have them look and apply great without having to jump through all kinds of hoops. That said, I like both, but each for different things.


  1. Love it. Very pretty! I would never think to put purple and green together.

  2. Wow, this is such a pretty look! I've never thought to use these colors this way...I'll definitely try it and give you a credit in my post!

  3. So beautiful. wish I could do my eyes like that.

  4. Gorgeous look! You have given me a lot of inspiration lately with your EOTDs.

  5. It does make me think of Space Cadet too! Pretty combo of colors!

  6. I was looking at the pics and trying to think of what from my stash I would use to create this look, and thought of Cat's Eye - only to read further down and saw that was what you actually used! So funny!

    Cat's Eye is an awesome color and one of the best that I have from Mad Minerals. Unfortunately their shadows are hit or miss for me - but Cat's Eye is definitely a hit.

  7. Gorgeous look. I'm learning to appreciate my MAC again, but nothing really beats out Fyrinnae/Aromaleigh/Sugarpill for me.

  8. The color combo compliments Space Cadet (which I can't stop wearing) very well. Nice job!

  9. omgosh! the skies reflected in your eyes. nice! =)

  10. I wish MAC pigments weren't so expensive. They also last forever! I don't want to start collecting the pigments because I will buy everything. Space Cadet eye makeup is awesome!

  11. This is one of my favorite looks that you've posted lately. Loving the greenish tone on the lid. So pretty!

    PS - I'm a long time reader but a "shy" commenter. But your makeup looks are just so fantastic. :)


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