Glinda

The Glinda Palette may look pale and boring, but it’s got some hidden gyms.  You can create many different looks with it.  This look features the shades that originally attracted me to this palette.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Fluidline Brow Gelcreme – Deep Dark Brunette and Anastasia Brow Gel – Espresso
Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Base: Mac Paint Pot – Hyperviolet
Highlighter: Urban Decay – Illusion
Inner Corner: Urban Decay – Aura (pink)
Lid: Urban Decay – Aura (blue)
Outer Corner: Urban Decay – Tornado
Crease: Urban Decay – Tornado and Magic
Upper Lash Line: Urban Decay – Rockstar
Lower Lash Line: Urban Decay – Rockstar
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay – Rockstar
Mascara: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara – Extreme Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
   
Get This Look:

Iridescent shadows come alive when used on a dark base.  I decided to use a dark plum paint pot as my base.  If you don’t have a shade like this, the eye liner pencil that came with this set (Rockstar) could be used.  I applied the paint pot with a synthetic brush (Sigma E55) onto my lid and up to my crease and onto my lower lash line.  I blended out the edges with softer synthetic brush (Sigma E70). 

I put the pink shade of Aura on the inner third of my lid with flat shader brush, which reflected quite nicely.  I needed more oomph for the camera, so I dampened the product with Mac’s Fix+ while it was still on my brush, then applied the shade.  I did the same with the blue shade of Aura and put it on the center of my lid and blended it into the pink.  I blended out the edges of these shades using a skintone color from my crease up to my brown bone.  With a Mac 239, I applied Tornado onto my outer corner and blended it over.  I also put Tornado into my crease and ran the brush over the outer third of my lower lash line.  I used a tapered crease brush and blended out Tornado with Magic.

I applied South onto the inner third of my lower lash line using a pencil brush.  Illusion was used as a brow highlight, but it’s a bit too frosty for my taste, so I toned it down a bit using a matte shade.  Rockstar is the perfect color for any look created with this palette. 

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Emerald Oasis

This is a pretty green look that is great for the holidays.  You can pair it with a peach cheek and neutral lip or go all out and wear a red lip. 

 

Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Pencil – Espresso and Mac Brow Crayon – Spiked
Primer: Nars Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Base: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Shadow – GR708 and Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo – Ready, Set, Green (LE)
Highlighter: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Inner Corner: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Lid: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Outer Corner: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Crease: Mac Saddle
Upper Lash Line: Milani Liquif’Eye – Black
Lower Lash Line: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay Eldorado Pencil
Mascara: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara – Extreme Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
   
   
Get This Look:

I used two different green cream shadows as a base, just to intensify the color for the pictures.  This looks like a fairly tame eye… if you’re not afraid of color.  Suffice it to say I was a bit upset when I took a look at the picture (after I had removed my makeup) and saw how much of the vibrancy I had lost.  To the naked eye, I actually thought it was too bold…ha!  One day, I will figure out lighting.

The Shiseido cream shadow is a soft apple green, which I put on the inner two thirds of my lid with a synthetic lid brush.  I used the other side of that brush and put the darker green (Maybelline) onto the outer third.  Using a flat shader brush, I placed the forth shade on my lid.  Using the other side of that brush, I placed the darkest shade onto my outer corner and ran it under my lash line.  I went back and forth between the two shades to blend them together.

I blended out the edges using a shader brush.  With a Louse Young LY38A, I blended a warm matte brown into my crease.   I put the golden shimmering brown shade (#3) on the inner corner and under my lash line (inner two thirds).  I placed the matte white shade under my brow bone.

Arctic Sky

I love this shade, but creating a look for this blog has been a complete pain.  This look is my third or fourth attempt.  Unfortunately, the pink duochrome is not camera friendly, but I finally like the end result.

 

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Spiked Brow Crayon and Anastasia Espresso Brow Gel
Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Highlighter: Mac – Vanilla
Inner Corner: theBalm – Sassy (Nude’tude palette)
Lid: Estee Lauder – Arctic Sky
Outer Corner: Mac – Contrast
Crease: Mac – Contrast
Upper Lash Line: Make Up Forever Khol Pencil (10K)
Lower Lash Line: Mac – Contrast
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay – Asphyxia
Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Faux Cils – Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
   
   
Get This Look:

This is incredibly simple and can be easily tamed to make it more ‘work friendly’.  After priming, I wet a flat synthetic brush (Mac 242) using Mac’s Fix+ to apply Arctic Sky to the inner third of my lid and up to my crease.  It isn’t necessary to use this shade wet to get a good result, but it helps for photos.  Using a flat shader brush (Mac 239), I put Contrast (deep purple-ish blue) onto my outer corner and blending it over to the lid shade.  I also ran this shade on my lower lash line.  For my crease, I used the thin tip of the Mac 239 to apply a sharp crease.  If your shader brush is fluffier at the tip, try using a pencil brush.  I very lightly softened the edges of my outer corner and crease color using a skin tone shade a fluffy brush.  You can skip the sharp crease to make this look less dramatic.

The inner corner color is a shimmery white and I used a tiny shader brush to apply.  The liner is a matte dark purple that goes well with both lid shades.