Saturday, January 24, 2015
Pinterest Inspiration #5: Thick Liner
Holy crap, it's been FOREVER since I've done a Pinterest Inspiration post! I think I just got bored with some of the images I selected, and the few that were truly different from my usual look...well, I didn't want to put forth the effort. But I recently purchased some Colourpop lip products for review, and a kind person sent me a few items that weren't working for them. So why not combine them?
Side note: I'm wearing Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar today, and while I'm not sure it suits my personality, I'm thinking it suits this look. (If you're looking for sound logic, you won't find it on this blog.)
Apparently, this is quite a popular Pinterest/Instagram poster. I live in a hole, so I don't recognize her. BUT! What a beautiful look! It manages to bring the drama without using tons of color or shimmer.
Of course, those nude lips look horrendous on my skintone, so I swapped it out for a light coral. My mom hates it, but I...kinda like it. It's more dramatic than I expected, so in the future, I'll probably wear it with much lighter eye makeup.
Here's how it looks when my eyes are open. I DO wear flicked eyeliner from time to time, but it's much thinner, and I don't put any product o the lower lash line. I want to stick with that, I think, because this really heavy eyeliner is not really flattering on my hooded eyes.
But the lipstick! God, I know a lot of people are gonna hate it...but I'm a gaudy ho, so I love it.
And of course, a slew of brushes and products. I am CRAP at doing these heavy eyemakeup looks. :/
I applied two layers of MAC Face & Body for this look, then moved on to the eyes. The Kevyn Aucoin duo's formula is very similar to the powder blush formula: easy to blend and quite pigmented, but sweet crispy crackers, it is DUSTY. I didn't get a ton of fallout, mind you, but just tapping a brush in the pans kicked up tons of powder. I should've used more of the purple shade; as it stands, I think the crease came out rather muddy.
I was going to wear false lashes with this, but I realized I still haven't repurchased lash glue. So instead, I used the last of my DiorShow Maximizer sample and topped it with two mascaras: Marc Jacobs O!Mega and L'oreal Miss Manga. Then I spent half an hour on the liner, because I do not have mad skills, and added some concealer when that was done. I'll note that the Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer in Radiant, the Kevyn Aucoin duo, and the Shu Uemura cream liner were all kind gifts.
The lips are Colourpop Lippiestix in Cake, with a bit of Colourpop Fancy lipliner around the edge. There's a Cake lipliner that matches the lipstick, but I went for Fancy instead because it's similar, just darker, and I think these kind of milky shades benefit from a darker lipliner. (Thoughts?)