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Fiddling with Foiling

November 17, 2009

I’ve had a few unsuccessful attempts at “foiling” eyeshadow before. That is, applying powder eyeshadow with a damp brush. Or at least that’s my understanding of what it is. Anyway, I think I was doing too much brushing before, and not enough patting, because it always ended up looking like eyeshadow mud.

So I’ve been really down today and wanted some obnoxiously vivid eyeshadow (yes, at midnight; there are meteors to see at 4am, so a girl has to look good, right?). I grabbed my MAC Photo Realism palette, which I kind of love, and had at. This is the result:

I like it. Basically, I foiled Grey Range all over the lid, just patting it on there. I did a little pass with the blending brush at the end, but mostly just patting it on. I used a little Image Maker above the lid, and Wet N Wild Acapulco Glow highlighter near the brow bone. I swiped the Grey Range under the lower lashes, and then tried to do thick black liner (Smashbox cream, as usual), but really didn’t get what I was going for. I did manage to get some on the waterline, though, and of that I was proud. I lined the lower lashes as well and smudged with my smudgy smudge brush smudge friend. The mascara is Rimmel GlamEyes LashFlirt in Kohl Black, which I don’t love, but it’s OK.

Overall I really like the look, and it was quite simple; I’d probably use it for going out, maybe work on tweaking it a bit more. I didn’t use any concealer or primer here, so pardon my dark circles and shiny skin, etc.

In other news, I really, really am dying to do a NYX haul, especially for lipsticks and the big eyeshadow pencils. Any must-haves? For some reason I find myself drawn to the Strawberry Milk Round lipstick. It could be great, or it could be truly terrifying.

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