Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gradient Eyeliner...first attempt



Hey Zombies!

I hope you're all having a terrific day. In one week and one day, my family and I are going back to my hometown for 3 days to Apsenfest, which is basically a Fall festival with a parade, arts and crafts far, chili cook-off, etc. I am SO excited, because this is my favorite time of year, and especially in Ruidoso.

Yesterday I saw THIS post and almost lost my cookies. How amazing is it?! Of course, I didn't want to copy it word for word, so I just revised and put my spin on it. One thing I DO know..I hate false lashes. LOL!

Anyway, here's my take:





The Goods:

UDPP in Sin all over lid

I used my Coastal Scents 78 palette for all of the colors in this look. Except for the crease which is MAC's "Blue Flame" from the Style Black collection.

I took a wet angled liner brush to create the liner on my upper lid, dragging the blue down into the lower lash line. The colors I used were bright blue, purple, and pink from the palette.

I added Collection 2000's glitter liner "Night Fever" on the blue on my lower lash line.

NYX "Milk" in waterline

Random lashes that are too freaking big for me and too clumsy to work with, so I'm not even recommending them by naming them.

Cheeks:
Evil Shades "Gossamar"

Lips:
Evil Shades "Caged Gypsy"


This looks SO much better before I put the lashes on. It was nearly perfect. But, I had a hard time with my left lash, so it kind of messed up the liner. I would like to do this again WITHOUT the lashes, and in different colors. It was SO easy to use the shadow wet and get the effect I wanted with the angled brush. I think everyone should try this at least once.And, obviously, this is no where as amazing as the original rainbow gradient, but I tried. hehe