Monday, June 25, 2012

Madd Style Cosmetics: Fade Away One Colour Look!

Hi Everyone!!

Today I decided to go back to basics and do a look that only requires two Madd Style Cosmetics colours.  This look would be perfect for someone who is just starting out using loose pigments or who might not be used to using bright colours just yet!  To make it a bit more interesting, however, I have applied the main colour (Fade Away) over a black base to achieve some pretty striking results.  :)

If you want to know how I achieved this look, then you just gotta click "Play"!!

(Photo taken in natural light)

(Photo taken with a fill flash) 

Here is the tutorial:

And just in case you missed any of the supplies I used:

(MT Coffinz "Under the Rainbow" Eyeshadow primer; Barry M Intense Black Mascara 3 in 1; Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencils in Zero and Yeyo; Madd Style Cosmetics pigments in Fade Away, Down the Rabbit Hole and Birfday Suit; a stiff blending brush, a flat shader brush, a fluffy crease brush; a pencil brush and a thin angled liner brush; Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer in "Milk Chocolate"; Sugarpill's "Bulletproof.)

Thanks again for stopping by my blog to check out my tutorial!  I hope you have a great day and please let me know of any requests you have for future tutorials.  :)

Edit: The other great thing about looks like this is that they are easily turned into a smokey night time look with the simple addition of a black at the outer portion of the lid and to the outer part of the lower lash line.  After I had filmed this tutorial and wore the look all day, I was going out to dinner and decided to jazz the look up a little!  All it took was a bit of Madd Style Cosmetics' "Madd Tea Party", another colour from the Alice in Wonderland inspired collections, applied with the same pencil brush that I used in the tutorial!

Friday, June 8, 2012

My new Inglot palette!

Ooooh hooray!  I have some new Inglot pretties to share with you all.  :)

I had a friend to go Las Vegas a couple months ago and while she was there I sent her with a list of 10 Inglot shadows to pick up for me--along with a 10 pan square Inglot palette.  My friend was so sweet in getting me the colours I wanted (we had to exchange a few emails because the location didn't have two of my first choice colours) and she was so excited to deliver the package to me.  Funnily enough, once I got the stuff home I realized that she was sent away with a CIRCLE shaped palette and not the square pan palette!  OOPS!  Luckily I have another awesome friend who was recently making an Inglot order and she offered to add the square palette to her order and then shipped it up to me in Canada!  (Aren't I lucky to have such great friends?!!)  My square palette came in the mail yesterday and that meant I could place my 10 new colours into it!  Hip hip, hooray!

Here are the colours I picked out:

And here they are swatched in natural light over MTCoffinz primer:

  • 395 Pearl is a lovely lovely pearlized beige
  • 493 DS is a light purple with glitter (it's hard for me to figure out what colour the glitter is--I feel like I see silver, pink and maybe blue, but I might be making that up!)
  • 345 Matte is a super awesome light teal
  • 372 Matte is a medium toned teal
  • 504 DS is a medium-dark teal with what looks to be silver glitter/sparkle
  • 412 Pearl is a super neato pearly olive
  • 331 Matte is an amazing matte forest green
  • 329 Matte is my attempt to find a dark matte brown that isn't too red toned so that I can use it to fill in my brows!
  • 62 AMC is a low sheen black with pink glitter/sparkle
  • 64 AMC is another low sheen black but with gold glitter/sparkle
These all applied splendidly!  The mattes can apply a bit sheer at first, but building them isn't hard to do (AT ALL) and they do not apply patchily like some other companies' mattes can.  I'm especially a fan of how smooth and easy these "Pearl" colours are to work with!  

I knew I had to do a quick eye look with the teals.  Teal has sneakily become one of my favorite colours--not just for makeup stuffs, but just for anything in general!  This is what I came up with:

This look used 345 Matte (on the lid), 372 Matte (in the outer lid/crease), 504 DS (in the outer lid and outer crease) as well as 395 Pearl for a brow highlight.  (I also used 318 Matte from my other Inglot palette in the duct--it's a matte white.)  The liner is another of my new Inglot goodies--it's their gel liner in number 87.  (Depending on your computer monitor the liner might appear more blue than it is in real life--my monitor at home shows it much more blue whereas my monitor at work displayed it much closer to its dark teal colour!)

So there you go!  Do you have any Inglot products?  What are some of your favorite Inglot eye shadow shades or just Inglot products in general???  :)