Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine's Day-ish Eye of the Day

After seeing all the pretty pink, red and white Valentine's Day candies and decorations in the store, I felt inspired to do something similar on my eyes...

Sorry about the weird thing flash does to my skin. Everything turns orange and shiny. =/

This was:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Pink Opal pigment wet on lid
Aromaleigh Tainted Love in crease and on lower lashline
Fyrinnae Cheeky to highlight
The black from the Cargo Wet/Dry Eyeliner Palette, wet as liner
Cover Girl Lash Blast

It looks nicer without the flash, but it was too dark out to get a natural light photo. Pink Opal is a tricky pigment to use, but the end result is worth it. It has that flaky, chunky texture like some of MAC's pigments have, but I've found that the way to make them look even is to tap/rub them gently with your fingertip after you've applied it to smooth down the flakes. What you're left with is an ivory-white with pink duochrome. Very Valentines. The red looked candy-like so it was the perfect match for me. I love that red. No other red compares to it. I'm going to have to try Sugarpill's red to see if it's similar.

Now I'm thinking of a pastel look like those conversation hearts candies I like. The ones that are like rock-hard flavored chalk? Love 'em. I have to eat at least one box every year.


  1. That looks really pretty, I need to try more pinks/reds but it could go all wrong so easily and look like I've an infected eye! lol!

  2. Red looks great on you! I don't think I could quite pull it off though xD

  3. Ugh you're so talented it's disgusting lol. This is just beautiful.

  4. Such a pretty look. I don't know if I could wear those shades on my eyes.

  5. I haven't looked through EVERY post on your blog, but your eyes, lips and nails are BEAUTIFUL! LOL :) Thanks for all the research and hard work you do keeping this blog up for us. We all love it. :)


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