domenica 23 ottobre 2016

♕ Jewel Eyeliner ♕
{100 Days of Make Up ~ Day 33}

During the 100 Days of Make Up Challenge I learnt to experiment and play with makeup like I never did in the past. I tried different techniques and styles - sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing. I also learnt to improvise, even on those days when I had zero idea and inspiration. The makeup look I'm going to show you today was born on one of those days... And turned out pretty cool! I used crystals to create a jewel eyeliner - hence the title!

That day I was uninspired - which is quite depressing actually - but I pushed myself to create something anyway. When I feel that way, I tend to grab my favourite shadows, the ones that make me feel comfortable the most - and so I did that day too. I picked up Frozen, Babylon, Baltic (all eyeshadows by NABLA Cosmetics - the Mermaid Collection wasn't there yet), an handful of crystals and started playing around. 

At the beginning I thought I would do a normal smokey eyes, using dark blues and greens with an hint of silver. So, after applying the eyeprimer, I applied all over the lid the Feline Eye Kohl by MAC Cosmetics - blending it out with a pencil brush. I wanted no sharp edges, so I did a lot of preliminary blending - because if you blend nicely the base, you are halfway done. Then, over the black layer, I applied Baltic - a dark shade on its own, that gained more depth thanks to the base. On the crease, I applied Eternity (which is lighter and brighter than Baltic) and Babylon, to add a touch of petrol green to the look.  I blended and blended (again, so sharp edges, just soft shapes), creating a C shape. I used Fossil as transition colour, and did the very same steps on the lower lid too. 

As I said before, I had some crystals - so I decided to place them randomly at first, on the outer corner. I placed the big teal one right at the end, where the lids connect, then I placed a clear crystal right to it... And another... And another...
Then, the inspiration! Crystal eyeliner, jewel style. I just had to keep placing the rhinestones on the lid, following the upper lashline as close as I could. When I was halfway I realized I didn't have enough small crystals - panic! What could I do? Then I thought I could just use Frozen, my favourite silver eyeshadow EVER, wet as eyeliner... And create small dots to replace the missing crystals.
So that's what I did - and it worked! Yes, I'm still surprised by the result XD

Final steps, as usual: Antique White on the brow bone, falsies, mascara, black eyepencil on the waterline. Oh, and Frozen on the inner corner - it's so precious!

So here's an unplanned, unexpected, totally improvised look that, in the end, was a success ♥ I'm still impressed on how it turned out, since I was so uninspired that day! This crystal eyeliner really looks like a jewel - and I wish I could capture its sparkles and brightness in picture! 

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Frozen(inner corner)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Baltic(upper and lower lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Eternity" (crease, outer corner, lower lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Babylon"* (crease)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Fossil(transition colour)
- Nabla Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Antique White" (brow bone)
- MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in "Feline" (black base, waterline)
- Nabla Cosmetics "Le Film Noir" Mascara
MAC Cosmetics False Eyelashes n° 7
- Swarovski Crystlas


- MAC Eyebrows in "Spiked"


- Azure Shadow Neve Cosmetics
- London Detail Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- Large Fluffy Shader ~ Spectrum Collections
- Fluffy Pencil* ~ Spectrum Collections
- Tall Tapered Blender ~ Spectrum Collections x2
- Glossy Liner Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- Lip Liner ~ Spectrum Collections
- Pencil Brush (Platinum Set) Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*

I hope you like this look!
What are the colours you reach the most when you are uninspired?
Do you like playing with crystals in makeup? You can tell I do XD

*Disclaimer: i prodotti contrassegnati dall'asterisco mi sono stati inviati gratuitamente a scopo valutativo dall'azienda / Starred products are press samples, sent by respective brands for me to test and review.

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