Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Here’s that look I mentioned yesterday! :) I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and you know what? I much prefer pigments for my colored bases. I think I would have had better staying power, no fading, and it would have had more *pop* — I will definitely be opting for pigments in the future, methinks!

The weirdest part about this look was how clumsy I felt doing it. I think it turned out fine, but it had been SO long since I had done any makeup–let alone anything this bright or bold–and my hands felt awkward, clumsy. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing! It all felt so new, LOL.

Oh!  And you can see my new hair in this look.  I got it cut from the same picture as before, but I went “all the way” in terms of length.  To be honest, I preferred the longer, modified version last time.  But it’s okay, because I was able to go this short and be OK with it.  I didn’t cry or feel like I lost a part of me.  It’ll grow out soon enough!

Today I’m off to meet up with a bride I’m doing makeup for in June 2009. Wish me luck :)  What are you all doing this hump day?

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Too Faced Shadow Insurance (base), Silver Ring eyeshadow (silver), Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow (fuchsia-purple), Parfait Amour eyeshadow (cool purple), Climate Blue eyeshadow (dark cool purple), Shale eyeshadow (mauvey-purple), Hush eyeshadow (pink-toned highlighter), Urban Decay Lust 24/7 Liner (dark purple), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Dior Rose Diamond blush (soft pink)
  • Lips: Sweetie lipstick (medium pink), Calvin Klein Knockout Lip Gloss (pink-purple)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Climate Blue = Contrast

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Silver Ring eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Parfait Amour packed on and drag into crease using the 239. Darken crease with Climate Blue eyeshadow using the 239. Blend the harsh line of the crease by overlaying Shale eyeshadow. Sweep Hush underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Lust 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Rose Diamond blush using the 129. Apply Sweetie lipstick to lips, and then top with CK Knockout lip gloss for color and shine.

Check out more photos!

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

32 thoughts on “Look – Lots of Purples and Too Faced Shadow Insurance

  1. Shefali

    Hey Christine! Wow…I guess pigments as a base make a difference. I think it still looks really good, but I can see what you mean.

    Re: the hair – I like the short look too. You look cute and pert; with the long hair you look sophisticated. Just my opinion :)

    BTW, I asked my hubs for your book for Christmas. I hope I get it! One more week until I find out!

  2. shangrila

    I see what you mean, too, but i still think it looks gorgeous!! You have me dying to try the ck lipglosses!!!! Oh- and i love your haircut!!!!

  3. abby

    Another great look! Your hair looks good 😉

  4. cloudburst

    I like your hair that length!

  5. SnickerDoodle

    Love this look! I JUST (5 seconds ago, literally) ordered Parfait Amour. And I love your hair…I cry when I get mine cut, too. So embarrassing.

  6. Ok this is one of my favorite looks from you ever! I LOVE purple and blues and this just takes the cake, thanks! And you do not look like you’re *rusty* at all. Great hair cut too!

  7. suheda

    Your haircut looks great! and i hope someday you can do my make up too…in purples of course, because your purple looks are my favourite…hihiihh You just look like candy, so sweett


  8. gio

    I love this look, it’s gorgeous! And your hair looks great!

  9. DevilishDoll

    This look is so pretty. I prefer the pigments too though. I’m happy I can do this look since I have Stars and Rockets, Parfait Amour, Climate Blue and Hush. And I have dupes for the others.

  10. Sash

    LOVE THE NEW DO! It gives you a more youthful look!
    And, good for you! I HATE when girl cut their hair and cry like it’ll never grow back! It freaking bothers me! PLUS, if you really don’t like this look, IT’LL GROW BACK IN A FEW MONTHS!=)
    I bet your hair feels so much lighter now!
    I wanna change my hair color to black! I really want to!

    BTW, YOU can never go wrong with purple, Christine!

  11. Tara

    I love that look! I don’t have those MAC colours, but I think I will have to get them…

  12. Rose

    why has it been so long since you’ve done make-up?

  13. haydee

    You could shave your entire head and still rock this sh!t out of it :) After the holidays Im gonna chop off my hair off as well. Been wanting to do that but havent been brave enough.

  14. Rachael

    You have great eyebrows, you are so lucky!