mercoledì 9 novembre 2016

♕ Starry Night Sky ♕
{100 Days of Make Up ~ Day 68}

Today's look was part of 100 Days of Make Up Challenge and it's probably the most liked between all the one hundred looks I made back then. Which still surprise me a bit, because is such a simple look I made in, like, less than 20 minutes... With just a handful of eyeshadows and a glittery pigment that added a very glowing touch to the whole look - and probably is the main reason of its great appreciation. 

That glittery pigment is a discontinued one from the late Jade Minerals, the darkest black filled up with tons of silver glitters. It always made me think about a starry sky - hence the title and the inspiration behind this look.

As I said previously, this look is extremely simple: basically it consists in three different layers of black (base, matte shadow, shimmery pigment), some blending and negative space as an additional twist - made with just a q-tip.
And it really looked like a small, starry night sky on lids! ♥

After the ever-present eyeprimer step, I applied a thick layer of Feline Eye Kohl by MAC Cosmetics - it's the most perfect black base ever. I gently pressed my finger on it, slightly blending it towards the crease, then I applied over it a matte eyeshadow (Nocturne by NABLA Cosmetics) to set the base in place. I did the same on the lower lid.

Now it's time for the glittery pigment: I applied it on both lower and upper lid, pressing it into the black layer previously made. I pressed it to make sure the glitters would stick better on the lid (even though some fall out happened anyway). Please note that, for now, the outer corner presents the usual soft C shape that connects the upper lid with the lower.

I blended the black shape very carefully, trying not to brush the glitters away. I used Narciso as transition shade, to soften the blending as much as possibile. On the inner corner I applied Frozen, on the brow bone I applied Antique White.

Now the fun part. I decided to add a little twist, a small negative space on the outer corner. So I took a q-tip, dipped it into makeup remover, and then I placed it on the outer corner - where the lower and upper lid connect - and simply swiped it outwards. Sounds scary, I know, but the key is to be resolute and quick. Don't think or hesitate, just swipe it with one gesture, you'll get a perfect negative space with clear and sharp edges!

I completed the look with false lashes, mascara and black eyepencil on the waterliner (I used the same eye kohl I used for the base). And we're done!

It still amazes me how such an easy look turned out so cool and special - and so loved! I wish I could capture properly the shimmering effect in picture - I mean, yes, you can clearly see the glitters this time, but trust me, in real life it was like a glitter overdose XD I really felt like I was wearing a galaxy on my eyes. And reminds me that I need way more glitters in my life! 

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Frozen(inner corner)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Nocturne(upper and lower lid)
Jade Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow n° 013 (upper and lower lid) *discontinued*
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Narciso(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


- MAC Eyebrows in "Spiked"


- Azure Shadow ~ Neve Cosmetics
- London Blending ~ Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- Large Fluffy Shader (A06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)
- Fluffy Pencil* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set)
- Tall Tapered Blender (B06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)

Hope you liked this look!
Are you into glitters? Any brand suggestions?

*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.

6 commenti:

  1. Amo la parte finale fantastica!!!
    Come sempre, sei la mia blogger preferita!

    1. Awww ma io così mi sciolgo *___* Grazie di cuore Ilaria, davvero, sono onorata! ♥

  2. Ogni tuo trucco mi incanta. Ricorda veramente una notte stellata, questo di oggi. Inutile dire che mi piace da morire. Non ho ben capito che glitter hai usato, forse di Jade Minerals? Comunque, io sono del team glitter sempre e comunque. Ultimamente ne ho presi alcuni di Lit Cosmetics e li trovo favolosi. Altrimenti Mac, è sempre una garanzia per me. Anche se mi piacciono leggermente più fini. Feline devo decidermi ad acquistarla.

    1. Non erano veri e propri glitter, si tratta di un ombretto nero come la notte pieno pieno di glitter *___*
      Ho sentito tanto parlare di Lit Cosmetics, e vedo i loro glitter praticamente ovunque su Instagram XD Prima o poi... ;D

  3. Glitter? MAC e Inglot per me XD

    comunque il trucco è fantastico... fa veramente notte stellata e così scuri ne fai raramente quindi forse mi ha colpito anche di più...

    1. Eccola XD Di quelli Inglot non ne abbiamo mai parlato mi sa *faccina pensierosa*

      Grazie ♥ Quel giorno avevo voglia di qualcosa di semplice e scuro, è piaciuto tantissimo anche a me indossare qualcosa di tanto intenso e dark per una volta *_*


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