Well, hello there blog world. I feel like I’ve been absent for eons. Work has kept me occupied and away from providing you with my “two cents”. ( Who knew there were so many people in need of translation?!? A.k.a my day job ) Since I’m unable to channel my creativity in that direction ( something about “accuracy and fidelity” ) I figured I’d redirect it over here .
A little while ago, you saw me (well, sort of ) raaaaave about the Wet n’ Wild here. Well, words aren’t worth much unless there is concrete proof to back them up! And since a couple of you requested a look using this palette, I am merely giving the people what they want..( If you build it they will come? No?!? )
Well, let me tell ya, I’ll do you one better! I can honestly say I’m VERY amazed by the versatility of this palette, so I decided to show you two looks: an everyday, more subtle look appropriate for work, and an edgier, evening look for after work. And the beauty ( pun fully intended! ) of it is, that you can attain the edgier night look by merely building on the existing day look all from one palette…Bonus!
For this look I primped my lid with MAC Painterly, and then applied the colour labelled “lid” to… the…lid! Next, using a fluffy dome brush, I applied the colour labelled “crease” to the…you ready?…crease! ( with me so far?!? ) Lastly, I lined my upper lash line with Yves Rocher Waterproof liner in Black and smudged it with the shadow labelled….”definer” ( had you going there for a while, didn’t I?) To finish it off, I applied L’Oreal Carbon Black mascara to curled lashes…all in under two minutes! ( Man, I should do infomercials! )
For this one, working with what I already had, I applied a smidge (scientifically defined as “don’t overdo it or you’re screwed”) of the “definer” shadow in the crease, and blended it out with a fluffy dome brush. The unbelievable pigmentation of these “definer” shadows makes them apply more like a silky, smooth cream rather than a powder. UNREAL! Next, using any residual shadow I had on the fluffy dome brush, I applied it to the lower lash line. To add a bit of drama (the good kind) I lined my water lines with the same Yves Rocher liner, and threw on a pair of lashes! Voila!
Eventhough, the second look is a bit more fierce, it’s still neutral enough that you can pair it with the oh-so-of-the-moment bright lip. Like a bright coral, or even fuschia. But, just keep the blush subtle…otherwise you’re ready for a whole OTHER profession!
Thanks for reading!
P.S. Both of these looks were created using the left side of the palette. For my rendition of the right side, you gotta stay tuned!