"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who look outsides, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
- Carl Jung
Today's post is slightly different for me, and I'm warning you now it's not exactly well planned out lol I've been going through a lot lately (anyone on my twitter can tell thanks to my ridiculous ranting) and my head is just not where it needs to be right now. Unfortunately between that and work, the blog tends to get neglected. I try not to, but anyone who writes or blogs understands how difficult it is to concentrate on writing when you're going through something bad.
But, I wanted to get this up anyways and I'll definitely work towards doing tutorial type posts soon... Yep, I'm still considering YouTube but I keep chickening out :-P
For those of you who follow my instagram, you'll know the look we're talking about today:
I was feeling the mermaid vibe this day.... Okay, when am I not feeling that vibe?!.... And kind of just threw whatever I was feeling at the moment together into a look. Which is also why this post is totally not planned out haha
I'll only be going over what I used on my eyes, if anyone wants to know what I used on the rest of my face, let me know in the comments below!
* Other than the Electric Palette (or similar shades), you'll need a matte, skin toned - or close to - transition shade. I used a mixture of Makeup Geek's Peach Smoothie and Beaches & Cream. Also I used a matte shade for my lid, this is optional.
The primer I used is Mac's Paint Pot in Painterly.
I then mixed those two Makeup Geek shadows and messily blended them into my crease - this helps with blending later on! A great tip to use with any eyeshadow look.
Beaches & Cream
Next I took a pencil brush - Sigma's E 30 - and went in with the shade Urban, the darker purple shade in the palette. I started with somewhat of a cut crease, concentrating it right in the crease of my eye and slowly blending it upwards.
To help with blending, I applied Jilted with a fluffy blending brush - Sigma's E 25 - this helps blend Urban. You want it to transition from the purple right in your crease, lightly up to Jilted's pinkish tone and then take your two skin tone shades and blend even more (see a pattern here?)!
On the lid I took a matte white shade - Makeup Geek's White Lies - just to keep with that cut crease kind of feel.
I also used this as my brow bone highlight!
I then threw on some winged liner - Maybelline's Master Precise liquid liner pen. As well as Rimmel's Kohl Kajal Liner in Nude on my waterline.
Next, the bottom lash line!
I took the Sigma E 25 pencil brush with Fringe and smudged that all over my lower lash line.
On the inner portion of my bottom lash line, for a little more brightening I mixed Freak and Thrash.
Lastly, Revolt on the very inner corner. This shade, I recommend using a foiling method using either Mac Fix +, another setting spray, or some water. This was the only part that wasn't as pigmented as I would have liked so doing that will help!
Lastly, throw on some mascara and lashes!
I used these lashes from Sonia Kashuk... Review coming soon on these!!!
So here's the final look! I hope this post was helpful and not as confusing as I'm worried it is LOL I apologize again, I'm so scatterbrained lately but I had promised to get this up.
I also wanted to show that you could use these shades on your lips and cheeks as well!
I mixed a bit of Slowburn with my blush and also put it over Milani's Nude Creme on my lips to add a pretty coral pink feel!
Alright, my darlings I hope this post was helpful. I plan to do more looks with this palette, if there's anything you'd like to see in particular, leave it in the comment section below.
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