What inspired your last makeup look?

I decided to pull out Pat McGrath’s Subliminal Mothership, which is my least “favorite,” in the sense that I just never think about it, to pair with the Decadence palette. As soon as I remembered all the taupe shades in Subliminal, I wanted to do something a bit cooler-toned.

— Christine
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Rather than buying more makeup, I’ve been trying to dupe palettes with what I have in my collection. Natasha Denona mini retro, Juvia’s Place Nubian 3 and Give Me Glow’s Vintage Rose are easily dupeable with palettes and singles I own. They are also the inspiration for the last 3 looks I’ve worn!

Yesterday, I did a very smokey eye and red lips just to venture out to go food shopping. I was definitely inspired by my slightly hidden in plain sight punk aesthetic and grungy glamour! True, no one else could see my lips, but I still felt great wearing MAC Siempre Selena Retro Matte Lipstick with CColorCosmetics Feverish Palette, a dead-on dupe for ABH Sultry Palette.

I rarely grab Subliminal either except for when I am in the rare mood for something blue. The blue is really outstanding.

Lately, all of my inspiration for looks comes from wanting to make more effort at rotating my palettes. I’m also discovering why I rarely use some of them ?.

The NABLA Metropolitan palette. The first time I used it, I had an awful time with the mattes. I wanted to try the same look again with some tweaks, to determine whether I needed to return the palette. I switched my eye primer from UDPP in Enigma to Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and used denser brushes with the mattes. Buffing Nothing Personal worked better than blending it with a fluffy brush as I usually do. Success!

I didn’t buy very many actual makeup products in the Sephora sale but the few that I did, I wanted to use so that was my inspiration. I used my Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra foundation, Huda Pastel Obsessions e/s palette which is as hideously bad as your review said it was and the Fenty Strawberry Drip blush. I added some lipstick, powder and usual other products.

Greta Garbo in the 1930s. I used a sleep palette, a bit of eyeliner a lot of mascara Lisa Eldridge Velvet Jazz lipstick. I under draw the lips, something hardly ever done these days, I think.
It was just for fun, I didn’t have a photo to copy, I just went with what I remember from a few old movies.

I’ve been on pins and needles with the Lore Olympus’ updates, and so I decided to do a Persephone inspired look. It also was helpful because I got use out of the pink in the Sugarpill Fun Sized Palette.

You, Christine – inspired my latest makeup eye look, combining shades from different palettes to make it all work. I used YDK and Verve from Naked 2 with the plum/purple shade from Mecca Max Eyephoria palette to create a cool toned look. I paired it with a berry lipstick from Clarins.

In my quest to do a different makeup look every day of quarantine, I’ve been rotating through the 19 makeup books I have in my collection-sometimes I try to do a moderately faithful replica of the day’s look, and other times I just use the basic technique with a color scheme of my choice. Today’s book was Iman’s The Beauty of Color, and I replicated her Ghetto Fab look. The look fundamentals, in case anyone else wants to try it: gold shadow (I used KVD Egypt from 10-Year Anniversary palette) on the lid, red shadow (Melt Corazon-from Muerte) in the crease and onto the sides of the nose bridge, green shadow (UD Freak-from Electric and a touch of KVD Leafar) winged on the undereye, wine lipstick (Tom Ford Liev). Iman also used the gold shadow on the browbone, but if you don’t like putting shadow on your browbone, you can skip it or substitute a highlighter. The original look didn’t include any cheek products, but I added a touch of pink blush (Tarte All Decked Out) so my pale skin wouldn’t look washed out.

My last makeup look was inspired by an Instagram post that had the phrase “grunge berries” in it. It was a palette of singles the poster made that featured some grungy duo chrome shades with more berry bases that shifted to greens and teals. This made me think of my ColourPop Glass Bull single shadow and how I haven’t used it in a while, and then I also thought of the shade Poison Berry from my ND Mini Lila, and BOOM a look was born.

I pulled out my little Viseart Paris Edit palette for a shimmery pinky-plum look! I’ve been really glamming it up with eye looks since colored lippies don’t play well with a mask. My lip balms are having their moment these days 😉

I am often inspired by the promo materials that come with makeup. I see my Pony Park x MAC palette and think ah! It would be nice to put on another one of the looks she did with it! As an aside, my favorite Mothership is still Subliminal, I feel I need to defend her, hehe <3

Absolutely for me! Lovely Christine, just lovely! Maybe I could purchase just three Eyedols to pull this off.??? I’m thinking here… LOL! Naw, 75$ forever this beautiful look is just too much. But her purple though, ah!!!!

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