Bloggers’ Obsession: Sparkle Neely, Sparkle!

Sparkle Neely, Sparkle is an interesting shade to work with given the champagne colored shimmer and my skin tone.  Ordinarily, I would put this shade of brown into my crease, but the shimmer (I should say sparkle) would make that a messy nightmare.  It’s too dark to put on my lid (unless I was going for a smokey eye), but it isn’t dark enough for my skin tone to put in the outer corner.  The one drawback for this shade is the fallout.  Goodness, the fallout.  The sparkle goes everywhere so do your eyes first when using this shade.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Eyebrow Crayon – Spiked
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Gel
Base: Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Mac Greasepaint Stick – Below Ground
Highlighter: Mac Manilla Paper
Crease: Mac Corduroy
Upper Crease: Mac Swiss Chocolate
Outer Corner: Mac Carbon
Lid: Mac Sparkle Neely, Sparkle*
Inner Corner: Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil – Midnight Cowboy
Upper Lashline: Makeup Forever Aqua Liner – #12 (matte brown)
Lower Waterline: Mac Chromographic Pencil – NC42/NW35
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner – Bourbon
Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies – Very Black
Mac Prep and Prime – Lash
Foundation: Everyday Minerals Powder – Tan
Get This Look: 

I put Soft Ochre all over my lid and up to my brow bone using a Sigma 239 brush.  In order to deepen this color for my outer corner, I used a dark brown greasepaint stick by Mac (similar to a shade stick, just softer).  I put Below Ground on the lower outer third of my lid and angled it up to my crease.  I blended the edges with a Mac 217.

I then used a pencil shadow by Urban Decay on the inner two-thirds of my lid.  I purposefully used a cream-based product on this part of my eye to limit the fallout.  Midnight Cowboy is very shimmery, but there is no fallout when using this product.  I softened the edges with a Mac 217.

Using the same Mac 217 brush, I used a matte black shadow (Carbon) to form my outer V.  I didn’t use Carbon the first time I tried this look for my blog.  The depth the greasepaint stick created didn’t come across in pictures.  The black shadow definitely makes this look more dramatic, but can be skipped.  Sadly, the camera still takes some of the drama away.

I then applied Sparkle Neely, Sparkle using a Mac 239 brush to the outer two-thirds of my lid, on top of the black and blended it over to Midnight Cowboy.  I lightly blended the upper edges using a little bit of Swiss Chocolate (matte, red brown).

*See the Bloggers’ Obsession post for a picture of this shade.

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