Thursday, 21 June 2012

EOTN: Makeshift Teal

Tonight my friends and I sang at friends and family night at a cancer unit.  We really enjoy singing as a group and have put together a choir totally just for fun!  We have been to a few different places now; we sang at that cancer unit and a care home around Christmas time last year, and we also sang at my friend Beckie's wedding (who is in the choir but obviously being the bride she didn't join in!).  Our general theme has been to wear black and then we all have different coloured folders for our song words which we match to our eyeshadow!  My folder is a dark teal sort of colour which is quite a tricky colour to find a matching eyeshadow for, so I just used blue and green and hoped for the best!

Photo from my phone, shows off the highlights better as they get washed out from the flash!

I actually hated this during the process but this happens most of the time for me lol!  I just persevered with it and ended up quite pleased with how it looked.  I used quite a lot of products so I will use bulletpoints below to try and make it clearer!

  • UDPP all over the lid (no longer CF - grrrr).
  • Covergirl 'green' all over the lid (not CF).
  • I then pressed Barry M dazzle dust in 92 over the 'green' (which ends up blue anyway!)
  • Then mixing Mildew and Oil Slick from the Urban Decay Ammo Palette (no longer CF) together on a tapered brush I applied this into my crease and blended it out.
  • I then used the blue and green shadows from the E.L.F. Eye Transformer palette, blue around the inner corner and up then green under the brow bone, blending them together.
  • I used the Covergirl 'green' under my lower lash line.
  • Finally I applied black gel eyeliner along the upper lashline, and then mascara - Bourjois Fast & Perfect - on upper and lower eyelashes.

'Green' is second on the right - got this in Florida years ago
I used the two outer shadows here

The E.L.F. palette is fantastic, it is an almost-but-not-really dupe for the Naked Cosmetics Ivory stack.  These are perfect for highlighting the inner corner as they are subtley coloured.  From left to right they are green, gold, pink and blue.  You can also apply them over different colours such as black and it creates a really nice iridescent shimmer.

Oh and I had my music exam yesterday!!  It wasn't too bad,  it wasn't perfect and my nerves were definitely showing but we'll see in two weeks when I get my results!  I feel like I can finally relax for a bit now, phew!

<3 

16 comments:

  1. This looks really good on you, not sure I'd have the patience to recreate it myself though! Really pretty :) And good luck for your results! x

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    1. Thank you! Haha yeh i put far too much black on to start with and took me so long to blend it all out arghh! Well you can let me know if you do decide to recreate it :D Aw thanks, fingers crossed haha!

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  2. Ah teal, the colour I struggle to find. In these uncertain times, a man needs to find a sharp eyeshadow in teal variant. This colour matches my teal shirt perfectly, and it's such a shame when sometimes I have to opt for a blue, which makes me feel inadequate. This blog entry helped me identify myself all over again, Looweez, I will never be lazy with make up again.

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    1. I'm so glad to be of help James, hopefully I can do the same in the future!

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  3. What a pretty makeup look and it's so summery xx

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  4. Ooooh! I really love this look! Might have to recreate it on myself soon! Beautiful!

    themodmermaid.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, aww let me know if you do :D

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    1. Me too! Glad I didn't wash it off halfway through :P

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  6. Your eyes look amazing! :)

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  7. The colours really bring out your eyes! I have a similar eye colour - so will definately try this out

    xoxox

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't sure how it would look because of the blue but it ended up quite good! Oh yayy, have fun! :D

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  8. this is so pretty! i really like this look you've done! :)
    hareem x

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