martedì 13 dicembre 2016

♕ Curved Liner Make Up ♕
{My Favourite Make Up Look of 2016}

I finally - finally - get to show you my favourite look I made during 2016! I kept postponing it, for months and months - but now, since the year is almost over, is definitely time to write a blog post about it!

It's a remake of a look by @swayzemorgan on Instagram (check her out, this lady is seriously skilled!): I kept the black and white curved liner design, but changed the colour combination of the look (hers featured pinks and purple shades). I love this look to the point that I decided to put it on the blog's home page, on the author's widget (as you probably already noticed!) ♥

To be honest, when I decided to give this look a try I thought it would ended up being a total mess XD It was my first attempt at this particular curved shape, plus I have a different eye shape compared to Swayze's. And what about the inner corner round detail? I always struggle with inner corner details - I don't even know why.

That's why I decided to go for a very-me, comfortable colour combination. I chose to use all aquas, teals and deep green instead of the original pinks and purples... That really helped: I can use those shades blindly, so I could totally focus on the curved liner. (I also wanted it to be a mermaid version of the original one sooo... it was 100% meant to be like this, willing or not XD)

I started off with the gradient on the lid. I applied the eyeprimer and the all the eyeshadows. On the inner corner I applied Zoe, followed by my beloved Atmosphere on the lid, then on the outer corner and crease I applied a mix of Babylon and Under Pressure. I spent a lot of time on the transitions, as I needed them to be flawless. On the outer corner, contrary to what I usually do, I didn't do any blending - I roughly drew a C shape, because I knew I had to draw the curved liner later on. I applied a gentle touch of Fossil as transition shade, but it's barely noticeable.

Now the crazy part XD Please note: I used two pigments (one black, one white, both matte) wet with Fix + in order to use them as eyeliner. I'll refer to them as eyeliner, but please remember that they're not, technically XD
First of all, I applied the black eyeliner as I usually do - from the inner to the outer corner, but didn't winged it out. Then, I drew the white line on the outer corner (it worked as a guide line too for the main black curve). After that, veeery carefully, I drew the black curve. I'm not gonna lie: it took a lot of time. It took forever actually XD Especially the thin part on the crease. I kept going back and forth between the two liners, fixing here and there, adding some colours, perfecting everything. But it was totally worth it.

When I was done with the upper line, I started working on the lower lid and the inner corner detail. The lid part was quite easy: I applied my holy-grail eyepencil aka Feline on both waterliner and lashline, then smudged it. I applied that black pigment (dry, this time) to set the pencil and also to achieve a really really black shade. I blended it out using Fossil, again.

The inner corner detail was tricky. I had to avoid blinking for quite a while - and, you know, when you try not to blink your eyes starts watering. Not good. But I managed to draw the round shape with any major damage XD The I filled up the empty shape with the white liner (again, trying not to blink until it dried - otherwise the white would have gone everywhere XD).

And then... I was miraculously done! *_* I completed the look with false lashes, mascara and by defining my eyebrows.

So this is my most loved makeup look of 2016! It was extremely challenging but also 100% worth the effort *__* 
It holds (and always will) a place of honor in my heart - plus, the graphic liner and the mermaid-y shades make it so representative of me and my style. Thus I gave it the place of honor in my blog ♥

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Zoe(inner corner)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Atmosphere(upper lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Babylon" (crease, outer corner)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Under Pressure"* (crease, outer corner)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Fossil(transition colour)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Antique White" (brow bone)
Jade Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in "Black" (used wet as eyeliner*discontinued*
Neve Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow in "White Bunny" (used wet as eyeliner*discontinued*
- MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in "Feline
- NABLA Cosmetics "Le Film Noir" Mascara
MAC Cosmetics False Eyelashes n° 34


- MAC Eyebrows in "Strut"


- 239 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 217 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 213 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 224 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 2x Large Fluffy Shader (A06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Glam Clam, Siren Set)
- Fluffy Pencil (A12)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set)
- Glossy Liner Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- 2x Lip Liner (A15)* ~ Spectrum Collections (BombShell Set, Siren Set)
- Eyeliner (old version) ~ Spectrum Collections (Glam Clam)

I hope you like this look as much as I do! *_*
What's your favourite look you made in 2016?

*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.

4 commenti:

  1. Non so davvero come tu faccia ad essere così precisa, ma sappi che io non ci riuscirei neppure se mi ci mettessi d'impegno per 3 giorni e 3 notti. Complimenti, è bellissimo.

    1. Guarda non ero neanche sicura di riuscirci, in tutta onestà XD Mi sono stupita di me stessa, è venuto fuori più preciso di quanto potessi sperare *_*
      Grazie di cuore! ♥♥♥

  2. Ma sei bravissima!
    Mi piace moltissimo il tuo blog!
    Nuova iscritta! Mi farebbe molto piacere se passassi da me e ricambiassi!


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