Ultra Marine

Ah teal…there aren’t many colors I don’t like, but teals hold a special place.  Estee Lauder’s Ultra Marine is a ‘stop your heart’ blue-based teal.  It is a crime that it’s limited edition.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Spiked Brow Crayon and Anastasia Espresso Brow Gel
Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Base: Make Up Forever Aqua Cream – #21
Highlighter: INGLOT – #352
Inner Corner: Estee Lauder – Cyber Ice
Lid: Estee Lauder – Ultra Marine
Outer Corner: Urban Decay – Blackout
Crease: Mac – Saddle
Upper Lash Line: Mac – Feline
Lower Lash Line: Mac – Feline
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay – Psychedelic Sister
Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Faux Cils – Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Get This Look:

I used a teal base to get this color to show up better on camera, but it isn’t necessary for this eye shadow.   It is very pigmented.  The Aqua Cream is similar in color, but would have to be layered to get to the intensity of this shadow.  I applied the base with a synthetic brush on my entire lid and blended lightly up to my crease.  I used a skin-tone shade to blend out the edge of the Aqua Cream.  I used a wet (Mac’s Fix+) synthetic shader brush (Mac 242) to apply Ultra Marine on top of the base.   I ran both the base and shadow onto my lower lash line.

Using the other side of the Mac 242, I put Cyber Ice onto the inner corner and blended it over.  (This shade created a lot of fallout, so a smaller brush than a Mac 242 would’ve been a better tool.)  With a blending brush, I put Saddle into my crease, concentrating the color on the outer corner.   Using a crease brush (Louise Young LY14), I place a black shadow onto my outer corner, concentrating the color near the lash line.  I blended this shade up using the same blending brush.

Mac’s Feline liner is very black and smudges with or without your help.  I decided to give it a hand and smudged along my upper and lower lash line using a small smudging brush (SigmaE21).  For whatever reason, I grabbed a purple liner for my lower water line.  A bright green would’ve looked nice too.

Legendary Black

I did a review on Le Metiér de Beauté a while ago, but never used the shadows in a blog post until now.  My review wasn’t too glowing.  Not that the shadows aren’t nice (some shades are hit and miss), but they aren’t nice enough to command the price tag.  Out of the ones I purchased, there are a couple that I really like and use regularly…Jojo is one of them.  It’s one of those great all over wash shades.  This look also features another Pro Longwear Mac Shadow.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Eye brow Crayon – Spiked
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel – Espresso
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Base: Mac Nubile Paint Pot
Highlighter: Mac Orb
Inner Corner: Mac Gilded White Pencil
Lid: Le Metiér de Beauté – Jojo
Outer Corner: Mac Pro Longwear – Legendary Black
Crease: Mac Saddle and Corduroy
Upper Crease: Mac Brown Script
Upper Lash Line: Urban Decay – Blackout
Lower Lash Line: Mac Pro Longwear – Legendary Black
Urban Decay – Blackout
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay – Blackout
Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies – Very Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Get This Look:

I applied Urban Decay’s Primer Potion with my finger and used a Sigma 239 brush to put on the Nubile Paint Pot.  Nubile is a new Paint Pot by Mac that came out in an earlier collection, but it is still available on Mac’s website.  Using a Laura Mercier eye crease brush, I blended Saddle into the crease and Corduroy into the outer edge of the crease.  With the same brush, I lightly applied Brown Script above the brown shades so that it is peaking out.

Using a Hakuhodo shader brush, I put Jojo on to the inner two-thirds of my lid and up to the crease colors.  Using the other side of the brush, I applied Legendary Black to the outer third of my lid concentrating the color near the lash line and blending up.  I also blended this shade below the lower lash line.

To keep the upper lash line looking smokey, I chose a black eye shadow for a liner.  The blackest shadow I own is Urback Decay’s Blackout.  I also brought this black shade to the lower lash line and onto the outer edge of my lower waterline.

See the Le Metier de Beaute post for a swatch of Jojo.