Sunday, April 26th, 2009

This is probably one of my favorite looks that I’ve ever done. MAC’s C-Shock Collection was also likely one of my favorite launches, too. For those unfamiliar with the collection, it consisted of all the usual candidates, but the eyeshadows were the stars. They were bright, pigmented, smooth, and just right. From bright yellow to purple to green. While MAC doesn’t seem bent on repromoting it any time soon, MAC PRO did release extremely similar permanent (but PRO only) shadows. They’re just as good, so if you’re jonesin’ for brights, be sure to check those out. But boy, these photos make me really miss my long hair. It’s currently in that “I grew out really fast, but now I’m slow growing” stage.

Used:

I used Golden Lemon pigment on lid, Goin’ Bananas eyeshadow on inner lid, Eyepopping eyeshadow on middle of lid, Wondergrass eyeshadow on outer lid, Big T eyeshadow on outer lid, Bang On Blue eyeshadow in outer crease, Eyepopping eyeshadow above crease, White Tie eyeshadow on brow, Bang On Blue eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, Wondergrass eyeshadow on inner lower lash line, and Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line. I wore Margin blush with Taupe blush to contour on cheeks. I had Overrich lipstick with Lil’ Sizzler lip gelee on my lips.

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Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Look for Christmas! :) I actually ended up removing the lips and going for something more muted, only because I didn’t want that much attention on my lips in pictures/video (yep! my parents still videotape every Christmas morning!).

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Golden Lemon pigment (gold), Goldmine eyeshadow (gold), Danger Zone mineralize eyeshadow (red side), Cranberry eyeshadow (berry), Nylon eyeshadow (gold-toned highlighter), Urban Decay Honey 24/7 Liner (gold), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Margin blush (dirty pink)
  • Lips: Queen’s Sin lipstick (red), Cult of Cherry lipglass (red)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Danger Zone = Coppering; Queen’s Sin = Russian Red; Cult of Cherry = Russian Red

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Golden Lemon pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the lid, apply Goldmine eyeshadow using the 239. Darken the outer lid using Danger Zone (red side) and drag into crease using the 239. Darken crease with Cranberry eyeshadow using the 239. Sweep Nylon underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Honey 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Margin blush using the 129. Apply Queen’s Sin lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult of Cherry lipglass for color and shine.

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Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Just something I messed around with for FUN. Emphasis on fun and experimentation aka not necessarily a look I’d be running around town with on an everyday basis ;)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Uppity fluidline (antique gold base), Rich Ground fluidline (warm brown base), Going Bananas eyeshadow (bright yellow), Goldmine eyeshadow (gold), Golden Lemon pigment (yellow gold), Beautyburst eyeshadow (warm brown), Carbon eyeshadow (black), Ricepaper eyeshadow (highlight), Feline kohl power (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Taupe blush (taupe)
  • Lips: Port Red lipstick (cherry red), Cult of Cherry lipglass (bright red), Jampacked lipglass (dark berry)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Uppity = Indianwood; Goin’ Bananas = Sour Lemon; Beautyburst = Texture; Feline = Graphblack; Port Red = Russian Red; Cult of Cherry = Russian Red; Jampacked = Desire

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Uppity fluidline on eyelid as base using the 249 brush. Apply Rich Ground fluidline above that, above the crease with the 249 brush. Apply Going Bananas eyeshadow with the 239 over Uppity fluidline. Repeat, but with Goldmine eyeshadow. With the 249, apply Golden Lemon pigment lightly over Goldmine. Darken outer lid and crease with Beautyburst eyeshadow using the 239 brush. Above crease, apply Carbon eyeshadow lightly to darken and dramatify the look. Sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Also sweep Goldmine eyeshadow along brow bone. Finish with Feline kohl power on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Taupe blush using the 129. Apply Port Red lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult of Cherry and Jampacked lipglass for color and shine.

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Saturday, April 12th, 2008

I used Golden Lemon pigment on lid, Going Bananas eyeshadow on inner lid (LE), Overgrown eyeshadow on middle of lid (LE), Wondergrass eyeshadow on outer lid and crease (LE), Overgrown eyeshadow above crease (LE), Going Bananas eyeshadow above crease (LE), Ricepaper eyeshadow on brow, Blacktrack fluidline on lower & upper lash line, and Plushblack plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Other Worldly blush (LE) with Daisydust beauty powder (PRO) on cheeks. I wore CB96 lipstick with Trifle lipglass (LE) on my lips.

** Try substituting Chrome Yellow or Nylon for Going Bananas (or Bright Sunshine, a pro color); Bitter for Overgrown (or Sour Lemon, a pro color); Swimming for Wondergrass (or Bio-Green, a pro color); Style for Other Worldly; C-Thru for Trifle.

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Friday, April 4th, 2008

I don’t think I’ve done three days of makeup in quite awhile! For some reason, the upper “liner” is 1) not very prominent, 2) looks separated from my lash line even though when I applied, it looked fine. Don’t you hate when you’re all good to go, then you upload photos, and you’re like, “Oh, oops!” I had a totally different vision for the upper liner (I wanted something dark but glimmering with gold flecks), so maybe it was all the stuff I did to it that made it kind of wonky in the end, LOL.

Thanks for all the encouragement, I always appreciate it :) It really does inspire me!

I used Emerald Green pigment all over lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner crease, Wondergrass eyeshadow on lid, Humid eyeshadow on middle of lid, Carbon eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Goldmine eyeshadow above crease, Golden Lemon pigment dusted all over lid (then gently swished over the lid, going back and intensifying the original colors of Wondergrass & Humid), Nylon eyeshadow on brow bone to highlight, Femme Noir eyeshadow along upper lash line, Blitzed glitter liner along upper lash line, Carbon eyeshadow along upper lash line, Feline kohl power on lower waterline/lash line, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner tearduct and inner lower lash line, Humid eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, and Plushblack plushlash mascara on lashes (top and bottom). I wore Other Worldly blush with Daisydust beauty powder on cheeks. I had Brew lipstick with Pink Grapefruit lipglass dusted with Reflects Bronze glitter on lips.

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

If you were using MAC Golden Lemon pigment, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Golden Lemon! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.