sabato 27 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Tiny Heart Liner ♕

Today's look is an interesting one, not because of its style/design - but because it was basically the result of an accident that almost lead me to remove it and give up. Instead of doing so, though, I racked my brains and found a way to save what I could - and I end up transforming it from a romantic blended makeup to an editorial kind of look.
And even then I was pretty unsure whether to post it or not... But I ended up loving it more than I anticipated! *-*

As I said, it was supposed to be a romantic and glittery look with fuchsia and purple shades, a soft crease blending and a particular eyeliner - which, by the way, was inspired by @ohsococo. I've seen several of Lilly's looks where the eyeliner had a triangular negative space in the middle - so one day I thought, why not doing the same thing but with a teeny tiny heart?
As for the glitters, this time I wanted to try the shade "Darling" - a coral pink, which here seems quite fuchsia due the eyeshadow I used on the lid beforehand. Another "mistake", in a way, but it still looked pretty cool. I'll be doing a more appropriate makeup to do justice to this shade soon, hopefully!

So, this was the plan, but something went wrong. Long story short, I somehow messed up the crease blending - irreparably. I'm going to describe you the whole process down below, so you can follow along - mishap included.
Make yourself comfortable, grab some tea or a snack - this is going to be a long post!

After priming my lids I started off with the crease blending (don't worry, the mishap will happen later). I used Mimesis eyeshadow by NABLA Cosmetics, I applied it into the crease and outer corner creating a soft rounded shape, and I used Hopscotch eyeshadow by Makeup Geek Cosmetics as transition shade to smooth the blending. So far so good.
On both upper and lower lids I applied Fashion Addict eyeshadow by Makeup Geek Cosmetics, while on the inner corner I applied Chit Chat eyeshadow by Makeup Geek Cosmetics. I also added a touch of Mimesis on the lower lid.
Then I moved to the glitters application: I used Darling pressed glitters by GlitterTubes all over the upper lid. And again, so far so good.
Eyeliner time! Tattoo Liner in Trooper by KVD is crucial for this kind of precise work, thanks to its fine brush tip - the finest of them all. To achieve this particular effect I split the application in two parts: first of all I drew the second half of the line, winging it out. Then I drew the first half, making sure to leave a triangular space towards the centre. There I drew the tiny heart - and it was tricky not because of its small size, but because of the glitters underneath.

And here comes the mishap. When I was done with the liner, I decided to go back to the crease blending to add some depth. I'm not sure what went wrong honestly: either the brush I used was still slightly wet or it had some darker colour on it. I don't know. Anyway, when I tried to apply some more Mimesis to build up the shade... The horror *said with Sheldon's voice*
There was a sort of streak of a slightly darker colour that would go away, no matter how much I tried to blend it away. After several minutes of struggle, I had to give up: the blending was ruined and I couldn't fix it. I was so disappointed, because I was almost done, the liner was cute... I didn't feel like removing it at all! I could have given up on the blending, but I could still work with what I had to fix the look somehow.
The first thing I did was removing the damaged blending, avoiding the upper lid area, the glitters and of course the liner. At this point I had half of the eye empty, and I was wondering about what to do next. Try to recreate the blending? Not likely.
Finally, I had an idea. I applied Mimesis on the inner corner of my eye, next to the nose bridge and eyebrow, then I blended it using Hopscotch.
Using Trooper again, I traced a thin, 'S' like shape above the crease (basically following the neat border between the nude and the glittery area). There I applied just a touch of Antique White to even out the skin, then I went back to Fashion Addict and Darling, applying them close to the second line.
At this point I was pretty much done - for real, this time. Usual final steps: black eyepencil on the waterline, black shadow (Nocturne) on the lower lashiline false lashes (another pair by Ardell, these are Glamour n° 106)... and mascara, of course.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer
Makeup Geek  Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Chit Chat(inner corner)
Makeup Geek  Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Fashion Addict(upper and lower lid)
GlitterTubes Pressed Glitters in "Darling(upper lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Mimesis" (inner corner, lower lid)
- Makeup Geek Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Hopscotch(transition colour)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Antique White" (brow bone)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Nocturne" (lower lashline)
Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner in "Trooper"
- MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in "Feline
- NABLA Cosmetics "Le Film Noir" Mascara
- Ardell Lashes Glamour Lashes n° 106
- DUO White Eyelash Adhesive


- NABLA Cosmetics Brow Pot in "Mars"*


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

I hope you liked this look!
Have you ever messed up a look, but managed to recover it by changing it into something completely different?

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. Guardo sempre i tuoi make up su instagram e sei fantastica! 🔝

  2. Risposte
    1. Grazie di cuore Damina, felicissima che ti piaccia! ♥


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