domenica 30 luglio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Aurora Borealis 2.0 ♕

Let's get back on track with my pre-Freedomination looks - don't worry, more makeup featuring the new NABLA collection are coming up very soon, but meanwhile I need to catch up with the ones I made previously! (Although I'll be saving a couple of them for September!)

Today's look is quite elaborate (not gonna lie, it gave me a hard time) and it's inspired by an arm-makeup (aka eyelooks 100% designed on arms or hands) by Gabrielle Alexis ~ @gabxxrielle. Keep reading to see her original work!

(Credits to @gabxxrielle on Instagram)

So cool, right? I fell in love when I saw it, I was mesmerized by the colours and the glitters and the shape. The inspiration/original name of this look are Northern Lights - aka Aurora Borealis. (And since I've already done an Aurora Borealis look before, about one year ago or so, this one is like 2.0 edition XD)

Recreating this arm art on my eyes was tricky, especially because I don't have extremely big, spacious lids. Basically everything was fine until I had to add the outer lines/glitter detailing XD So, while following Gabrielle's design as much as I could, I also had to adapt it to my eye shape and size - and thus it ended up looking a bit different from the original.

I started off with the crease/outer corner blending (trying to keep in mind the details I have to add later): I used a brighter blue shadow first (Eternity by NABLA), as main shade, starting from the inner corner and moving outwards framing the lid. I applied a darker blue (Baltic by NABLA) to add depth, then I used a matte blue shade (Boo Berry by MUG) as transition shade - but I will adjust the blending later too.
On the lid I applied Jade Pearl, a loose eyeshadow by NYX that is actually just like the shade Gabrielle used in her arm makeup - but that looks so aquamarine here D: This really bugs me >.<
Anyway, I applied this eyeshadow all over the lid,and I blended it into the outer blue shades as smoothly I could.
On the lower lid I applied Fashion Addict by MUG (looks like I used also a dark purple, but that actually is the result of the later application of the black eyeshadow on the lower lashline). I applied the same shade on the inner part of the crease area, right above the blue. The original look had a very high blending, that almost touches the eyebrow - but I preferred to keep it lower.

I carved the light green lines using a white eyepencil as base, to 'erase' the blue underneath and have a guideline. I mixed two different aqua eyeshadows (Zoe, which is really pale, and Atmosphere, which is brighter and richer) and pressed them on the white base.
According to the original arm makeup, there was supposed to be some visible blue between the lines and above the glitters - but due to not enough space, I had to chose between glitters and the blue... And I chose glitters!
I applied a thin layer of lash glue wherever I needed to apply the glitter, and then I pressed them on the glue using a small lip brush. Glitters are Twinkle by GlitterTubes (I don't have any silver glitters as of now, so I used the ones I thought where more fitting). At this point I had to adjust the transition shade a little, so I went back to Boo Berry and applied it some more and blended it - all with a blending brush.
Eyeliner is very graphical - a long winged line with a backwards detail that goes into the crease. Needless to say, I used Tattoo Liner in Trooper by Kat Von D.
Some final steps: I used a bright aqua mineral pigment on the inner corner, Antique White on my brow bone and Nocturne on my lower lashline. I applied a black eyepencil on my waterline, my current favourite falsies (Wispies by Ardell) and, lastly, mascara (which, back then, was still Le Film Noir by NABLA).


- MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Foundation NW15 (foundation)


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer
- Jade Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow n° 043 (inner corner) *discontinued*
NYX Cosmetics Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in "Jade Pearl(upper lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Eternity" (outer corner)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Baltic" (outer corner)
- Makeup Geek Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Boo Berry(crease shade)
- Makeup Geek Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Fashion Addict(lower lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Zoe" (lines on the outer corner)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Atmosphere" (lines on the outer corner)
GlitterTubes Pressed Glitters in "Twinkle" (detailing)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Nocturne" (lower lashline)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Antique White" (brow bone)
Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner in "Trooper"
- MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in "Feline
- NABLA Cosmetics "Le Film Noir" Mascara
- Ardell Lashes Wispies Lashes
- DUO White Eyelash Adhesive


- NABLA Cosmetics Brow Pot in "Mars"*


- 239 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 217 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 213 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 224 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 2x Short Smudge (A13)* ~ Spectrum Collections (BombShell Set*, Marbleous Set*)
- Accent Brush ~ Real Techniques
Precision Crease (A16) ~ Spectrum Collections
- 2x Fluffy Pencil (A12)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set*, BombShell Set*)
- Large Fluffy Shader (A06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)
- 3x Lip Liner (A15)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Bombshell Set*, Siren Set, Glam Clam)

Hope you liked this look!

Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes ♥
*Disclaimer: Starred products are press samples, sent by respective brands for me to test and review.

4 commenti:

  1. Meraviglioso! Le righe glitterate/metallizate sono troppo belle *_*

    1. Grazie! ♥ Quelle righe sono state la parte più complicata, mi hanno fatto penare non poco XD

  2. Trovo che sia anche più bello dell'originale! Meno "allungato", per così dire... e il nome è azzeccatissimo! Brava brava! :)

    1. Aw tu sei troppo buona tesoro! Sì, è decisamente meno allungato - scelta obbligata, dalle foto non si nota molto ma già così mi arrivava praticamente alle tempie XD Se l'avessi allungato ancora di più per farlo 'coincidere' con l'originale mi sarebbe arrivato all'attaccatura dei capelli mi sa XD
      Il nome alla fine è una versione alternativa di quello di Gabrielle, che l'ha chiamato Northern Lights... Che è un altro nome dell'aurora boreale ;D ♥


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