Platinum New Year

I typically don’t go out to celebrate New Year’s for a variety of reasons, but this look makes me want to change my routine.  Even if I still don’t go out, I’m going to recreate this look and be fabulous and happy at home.  It is definitely not for those scared of color, but if you are, it can be toned down a little.


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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Eye brow Crayon – Spiked
Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel – Espresso
Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base
Base: Mac Kohl Pencil – Feline
Fyrinnae Pixy Epoxy
Highlighter: INGLOT #352
Inner Corner: Fyrinnae Digital Faerie
Urban Decay Peace
Lid: Fyrinnae Platinum
Outer Corner: Fyrinnae Parental Advisory
Crease: Mac Naval
Upper Lash Line: INGLOT #77 Gel Liner
Lower Waterline: INGLOT #77 Gel Liner
Lower Lash Line: INGLOT #77 Gel Liner and Lid Shades
Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies – Very Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Get This Look:

After applying my favorite primer with my finger (Nars), I messily applied Mac’s Feline pencil onto my lid.  Feline is a very black and soft pencil that smudges easily and works as a nice dark base.  I blended the pencil out using semi stiff synthetic brush (Samantha Chapman’s Real Techniques crease brush).  I feathered the color a bit past my crease.  I blended a dark navy blue into my crease and over to the inner corner using a Louise Young LY14 brush and also formed the Outer V.

The black base will help these shadows stand out, but Fyrinnae’s Pixy Epoxy will make the shades very vibrant.  It is a sticky base that doesn’t get along with matte shadows and makes blending with a fluffy brush difficult, which is why I applied my crease color first.  I smoothed on Pixy Epoxy with my finger over the black base and lightly tapped it into the crease color, but barely.  If you don’t have a sticky base, try using Mac’s Fix Plus, and even mix of glycerin and water or eye drops.

Using a Mac 239 brush, I applied Digital Faerie to the inner third of my lid.  The Pixy Epoxy makes the green in this shadow stand out a bit too much for what I wanted so I applied a bright blue Urban Decay shade on top.  This gives me the bright teal I was looking for.  Using the other side of the brush, I applied the purple shade (Parental Advisory) to the outer third.  Unfortunately, Fyrinnae no longer offers this shade, but any shimmery purple will do.  Using a clean 239, I applied Fyrinnae’s Platinum to the center of my lid, blending it into the other lid shades.  I blended the matte blue, teal and purple shades to my lower lash line 

I occasionally sprayed Mac’s Fix Plus onto my brush after packing on color to limit fallout and get the intensity I wanted.  There will still be a lot of fall out, so I did my eyes first before applying my concealer and foundation.  To clean up the fallout from my lashes, I used a clean fluffy brush.

With narrow blending brush, I used a skin tone shade (Mac’s Moleskin) to blend out the navy crease shade.  Using a fluffy brush may grab the colors by accident.  I used a short shader brush for my highlight.  I used a Mac 263 brush to apply my gel liner.  (Quick tip:  Dry off your waterline before applying any liner.  It will last longer.)

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