First of all, I need to mention that I got the third color, this week’s new color, incorrect in my last post. But I did USE the color in my last post. The color is the BH Cosmetics zodiac love signs palette Sagittarius shimmer. It’s the very top dark blue in the photo below, and I used it on the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid in the first look this week.
So, the second look today is something I’ve been meaning to do. And that is to pack the black all over my lid and use that base to intensify a shimmer color.
Here’s what I did. I began with my Too Faced Sweet Peach palette:
I put a combination of Georgia and Charmed, I’m Sure as my transition shade. Then, I used the purple color from the Laura Lee palette as my crease color, incorporating the first of the 3 challenge colors. Then, I packed Tempting all over the lid. Over top of that, I put the Sagittarius shimmer.
That did not work out like I had hoped. The reality is that the Sagittarius shimmer is so dark and not all that shimmery, and so it just looked like a more intense version of a navy toned black than it would on its own. That wasn’t the look I was going for. But, I am well versed in trying to fix issues like that at this point, so I popped the Capricorn shimmer (minty green, to the left of Sagittarius) over the lid like a spotlight eye effect.
On the lower lashline I used Charmed, I’m sure and then the purple from Laura Lee on the outer corner. I used my UD gold shimmer liner for my waterline and my inner corner. The liner at the inner corner picked up and distributed some of the blue color with it, which ended up being a surprising and interesting effect. The resulting look is dark, it’s NOT my favorite, but it came together fine.
You’ll have to excuse the glasses mark, I couldn’t be bothered to wear contacts today, and hiding what I knew would be a dark look behind glasses helps me feel like I can get away with wearing that look as well.
And now for the final look for this week’s challenge:
Just stating right off the bat that I did not use the purple from the Laura Lee palette this time. I used the BH zodiac love Sagittarius sparkle, and mostly I used that palette in general.
Just for reference, we are talking about the top palette in the above photo. I decided I wanted to veer toward green/teal rather than navy blue/purple. I used the matte mint green color as a transition shade. Then, I went in with the matte Aquarius shade as a crease color. These two shades seem to resemble each other in color tones though their depth is very different. On the eyelid I used the Aquarius shimmer on the inner half and the Sagittarius shimmer on the outer half. Then, I popped the mint green shimmer on top of that in the middle like a spotlight again. I needed to at least attempt to lighten the entire thing up. Under the eye I used both matte greens and then lined with the second color in my challenge, the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette color Tempting. I used my gold shimmery urban decay liner in my water line and inner corner. I loved the effect that this had in the previous look, where the liner combined with the shadow and created its own new and perfectly matching color.
I took three photos today. One of the eye look with a closed eye, one open, and one with glasses since that’s how I am actually wearing the look at work today.
So, that’s a wrap for this week! I already used the random number generator to pick my next shadow. It’s Drift from the Urban Decay born to run palette, so we aren’t moving out of the dark smokey looks next week either!