Wednesday, August 27, 2014

End of Summer Blooms (Urban Decay Electric Palette)

Today was my first day back to work as a math tutor at the college. To me, the beginning of the school semester really signifies the end of summer, and I'm definitely not ready for it to end! I created this look to capture the vibrance and glow that summertime embodies with saturated colors and glossy textures. Of course I used my Urban Decay Electric Palette, the tones remind me of exotic flowers, and I hope that some of you like the colors enough to try them out on yourself!

1. Prime the eyelids to ensure long-wear, creaseproof shadow application, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Lightly blend a coral shadow through the crease and high up towards the browbone, just make sure to keep it very sheer and soft. I used the orange from the Urban Decay Electric Palette.
3. Deepen the crease and outer corner of the eye with a hot pink, I again used the Electric Palette.
4. Tap a bit of Make Up For Ever Star Powder in '940' to the inner 2/3 of the eyelid and top it with Stila Magnificent Metals in 'Pixie Dust' for a super shiny finish.
5. Softly smudge a black eye pencil across the top lashline for subtle definition and coat the lashes with mascara.
6. Add a pop of neon green to the inner corners of the eye for a fun complement to the pinks, again I used the Electric Palette.
7. Blend the coral and pink shades together on the outer corner of the bottom lashline to finish defining the eyes.
8. Use a matte, cream colored shadow to highlight the browbone.
9.  Finish the look by filling in the brows, I used my Anastasia brow powder in 'Taupe'.

Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear
Powder: Hourglass 'Ethereal Light'
Blush: Illamasqua 'Lover'
Bronzer: Nars 'Laguna'
Highlight: Laura Mercier 'Highlight 01'

Lipgloss: Bite Beauty 'Dusty Coral' (Deconstructed Rose limited edition set)