Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Birthday Makeup:  Ice Cream Swirl Cake

It’s probably just me, but the colors in this look remind me of birthdays and ice cream.  I gotta tell you – I miss all those birthday parties I had (and went to) when I was really young (like 3-10!), those were always fun.  My favorite kind of birthday cake is ICE CREAM CAKE!  I also die for my boyfriend’s mom’s carrot cake, which she makes for everyone’s birthday.  DELISH!  What’s your favorite kind of cake?

I wore this look to my final exam yesterday, and can I just say how freaking excited I am that I am done with school until August?  I can’t remember the last time I took a summer off.  I feel like I’ve been perpetually in school forever.  I’m just SO excited to be able to concentrate more on the blog and hope I can realize some of my big plans for it!  But seriously, the word freedom never meant so much to me until last night at 10pm when I walked out of my final.  (By the by, I hate finals that start so late–my brain just wants to go zzz!)

Oh, and I totally got eyeshadow base on my BROW, which I didn’t notice was so apparent until after photos – blah blah, I fixed it after, you know the drill!

P.S. — Big happy birthday to the lovely Karen @ Makeup and Beauty Blog!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Juxt eyeshadow on the lower two-thirds of the lid. Lightly place Aquadisiac eyeshadow on the crease 239. Next, apply Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow above the crease with the 239, lightly blending onto the outer lid. Blend Orb eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying #15 aqua eyes on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Opulash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Romeo & Juliet blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Capricious lipstick first, and then layer Cultured lipglass for a complementing lip.

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276 thoughts on “Birthday Makeup: Ice Cream Swirl Cake

  1. Linda

    Really funny and sweet! Love the whole face, but I would prefer a more soft pastel green on the lid… I have to search for it because I miss it!

  2. SiaM

    L♥ve the gradual rainbow like effect from purple, blue, teal to green and all the great blend in between ^_^ Lips are gorgeous!!! that blue hint of sparkle just makes it perfect for this look =)

  3. Olga

    OMG! This is so beautiful! Just the perfect look, everything is harmonious – blending,the selection of colours, lip and blush colour. I wish i could do the same(

  4. Fiona

    I love how you done your eyes up! it lit up your face, but it must also be ‘my final exam’ glow as well. hope you did well and you passed, enjoy your summer holidays :)

  5. This is GORGEOUS! I always love these kinds of looks!! Quick question: is there another shadow used near/above the tear duct or is that just an effect of the colors mixing? It almost looks like Digit there. And did you use anything under the liner on the bottom? It’s just too gorgeous! I have to try this one!! Did you happen to make a video of this one too? (*hopeful*)

    • Thank you, Mariah! You have a very good eye! I believe I did use Digit on the inner tearduct and Stars ‘n Rockets on the lower lash line!

  6. I love it! It’s like a pastel rainbow, or a My Little Pony, or the colors of the walls in my house (pink, lavender, periwinkle).

  7. Luisafer

    this is cute!!! lucky you… you can wear that shade of lipstick :)

  8. Ash

    Congrats on your break from school! This is my first summer off in 5 years, and I don’t know what to do with myself!

    Loving the color combo and your blending skills are amazing! You look so happy! Hooray! =)

  9. wbwrightMakeupArtist

    Today is MY birthday and what I wouldn’t do for a delish 31 Flavors Ice Cream Log cake from my past… shoot, I would be happy with a Clown Cone!

  10. Ada

    I love this look! Ice cream cake is the perfect description.

  11. brittany

    oh em geeeee this is SO beautiful Christine. I can’t wait to try this! for once i actually have the eyeshadows! lol

  12. sum

    love this look soooooooo much as soon as i saw it i went and bought Stars and rockets to recreate the look as i had the other two already 😉

  13. This is so pretty! Love the eyeshadow colours, but what I love even more is that eyeliner and the lip combo! Gorgeous!

  14. Lisa

    Oh wow! It looks great, but i dont like the lips!

  15. Helena

    I LOVE IT! My birthday’s soon, I want a cake that looks like this xD

  16. Christy

    I love this look it looks so pretty on you, perfect name for it too.

  17. oh my, how can you do that! you’re so talented!!

  18. Haley

    I LOVE this look and really wanna try it out right now!! (especially since I actually have all the colours you used (excluding the MUFE) but sadly I am at work and my makeup is at home… (even forgot my touchup makeup for today..)

    i have actually really enjoyed alot of the looks that you have posted lately, they are so cute and colourful, yet not super bright (which is awesome for me since i work in a medical office, and bright colours scare the patients a little)

    Can’t wait to see more awesome looks!

    • Thanks a lot, Haley! I hope you do get a chance to try it :)

      I can totally understand that you can’t always wear bright makeup just anywhere, lol!

  19. Sweet! Going through my stash I forgot I had Juxt! I want to try this out! I’ll have to sub aquadisiac with ud flipside tho, I dun have that one :(

  20. Bekah

    This is gorgeous!

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  22. Rosalie

    I love your looks! I miss the youtube ones lol. But this is so adorable :)

  23. Heather

    very pretty look… your shirt even matches :-)

  24. angela

    So pretty! You and the look(: