I don't know where the rest of you guys are reading this from right now, but where I am it's been bleak, grey, and bitterly cold for the past two weeks. Awful, just awful. When it gets that way for too long I always feel the need to infuse my life with color wherever and however I can. I haven't done a fun, colorful look in a long time so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get back to what I love most ... COLOR! Specifically, rainbow makeup.
When life is looking grey there's little that's more uplifting than a gorgeous technicolor rainbow, and so that is where I turned to for inspiration. I knew I wanted something that would wow, something spectacular that crossed the full spectrum of color. I saw this image for I-Candi cosmetics and fell in love instantly.
I absolutely had to try and recreate this. I immediately reached for my Sugarpill stash. Sugarpill is synonymous with colorful makeup creations and I knew I had what I needed in my kit to recreate it. Here's what I used:
Someone asked for a written explanation of how to get this look so here's my best attempt. Start with Darling in the middle of the lid; apply generously! Take Dollipop on a blending brush and work it into the outer-v of the eye, blending out in a cat-eye shape. Lightly bring some of that same color through the crease of the eye. Don't over do it! Take Poison Plum on a bullet brush and darken the crease of the outer-v. Don't forget to pat some on to the inner corner of the eye as well. Take Buttercupcake and blend it back and forth over the browbone, working it slowly down into Dollipop. The two should mix to create a warm, orangey color in the crease. Highlight under the arch of your brow with a little bit of Tako. Return to Dollipop and bring the color along the lower lash line. For the waterline, apply a layer of Goldilux, which you should also blend into the inner corner of the eye. Add a dab of Lumi over Darling to give it extra iridescence, line the eyes and apply mascara & lashes. C'est fin! Here's how it should look when you're all finished!
Now, how about a blast from a past! All this talk about rainbow makeup has me reminiscing for the first look I EVER did. This was almost two and a half years ago!
|My first ever makeup look - September 2010|
See how much my makeup & photography skills have improved since then! I have to laugh when I see this because it makes me remember how how insanely proud I was of this look at the time, and it's so awful. Just goes to show how much we can grow in a short period of time with a little practice.
Well, that's all for today's ridiculously rainbow post, until next time! So don't forget to heed Pochahontas' wise words my beautiful babies ... paint with all the colors of the wind!