Thursday, 24 November 2011

ELF cream eyeliners review -Metallic Olive, Golden and Teal Tease

Elf recently had a fan 40% off sale and i picked up some new items along with some of my regular favourites. This post will be my review of the cream eye liners they have in their Studio range.
I bought Metallic Olive and 2 of their new shades Golden and Teal Tease.
Review after jump -

Monday, 21 November 2011

Game LOTD - Mass Effect

I'd forgotten i'd done this, i think because i still feel i could do better for my favourite game series!
I wanted to base this eye look on an iconic image that runs through the games, that of the Mass Relays, huge alien devices that allow travel through the galaxy. Blue is a colour that runs through the game too as it is the colour of  one of the main alien races in the game the Asari and also is the colour of Biotic powers, created by a Mass Effect (hence the game name). i used this image as a reference point -
It instantly reminded me of an eye, so that's what i went with -



I cant remember specifically what i used but i know i used Sleek, Venomous Cosmetics and Yaby pearlpaints for this.
Contact lenses btw are  Lestat style lenses. ( On a side note, I use them for my Selene, Underworld costume as any lenses that go by that film name look nothing like what is worn in the film, where are the lenses here look like Selenes but nothing like Lestats!)

I also did a quick look based on one of the character's distinctive makeups. Kasumi Goto has very cool lip markings

The nude shimmer was a Nyx lip pencil in Nude Beige and the purple was Otherworldy by Morgana Cryptoria.

The two looks didnt work well together , thats why there is no full face!

purple look with Sleek and Nyx

Been so busy with costuming and other things that i haven't had time to update this till now. This look I wore back on 16th November. I have been customising all my Sleek palettes into colours, ie all purple in one palette, all blues in another etc. It's takes some patience, a heat gun and hot glue but it can be done! I've written on the back of the palette where each colour came from palette name wise so I can still refer to their original palette names. Now this might be some form of OCD lol, but I prefer to have all similar shades together so I can just go to one palette if I want a purple look like here. My short term memory problems means I often forget that one of the palettes has a purple in it and I wont use it for ages because of that.

The natural light has been bad here in the UK, so some of these images are a little dark, although they still show the colours.






Eye primed with Two Faced Shadow Insurance.
Colours used - Medium purple from the Circus palette across eyelid to crease,'twilight shade' purple from Bad Girl palette on the crease and blended up. The darkest purple from Graphite on the lower lid. A mix of shimmery white from Graphite with far left corner aqua from Curious palette on inner corner. White also used on highest part of under eyebrow.
Eyebrows - Illamasqua Fine pencil in Eerie to mark out eyebrow shape and roughly fill in, then Famous Mono eyeshadow in brown black to fill in (using a little water to create stronger pigment).
Urban Decay 24-7 waterproof liquid liner in Retrograde along top lash line. Urban Decay 24-7 Glide On Eye pencil in Zero along lower lash and waterline. Elf waterproof mascara in black to finish

Skin -OCeight mattifying gel, Missha Signature Real bb cream shade 13, Meow Minerals Himalayan in perfect puss shade 0.

Lips - lined and filled in with NYX Mauve, then ontop and blended together with Nyx Aphrodite round lipstick.