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Promspiration: Purples and Pinks

This is another prom makeup idea post but I’m doing something a little different today. I used the 88 original palette to do this look so instead of doing my normal ‘what I used’ section, I’ve highlighted on this picture below all the colours I used and where I used them. I figured it was easier than me trying to describe the colours or doing a ‘row 2, column 5 type thing’. Anyway, here are the colours I used (click to view bigger):

This look frustrated me alot because it took me a few tries to get it somewhat decent and I’m still not really happy with how it came out. The first time I tried it I decided to add some Shu Uemura lashes but these lashes have a really thick band and I just didn’t have much luck putting them on so the end result was this:

I decided to take the lashes off but that ended up stripping some of the colour off near the lashline:

I then decided to add definition and colour back there by using the colours mentioned above but it didn’t look very good:

So I just went for the liquid liner which is my normal fail safe when I can’t get the whole smudgy, soft ‘eyeshadow as liner’ thing to work:

I realised after I took the pictures that my liner was a bit stuffed near the tear duct but my camera battery died so I gave up on trying to fix it! Lol here’s the final look:

I wasn’t planning on showing you all of the failed attempts but I decided to in the end to show that you can always rescue a look so there’s no need to panic if something like this happens when you’re getting ready for prom.

Trying to rescue this EOTD got me thinking about makeup disasters and so I have to ask, do you have a makeup disaster story you’d care to share ?

Promspiration: Solid Gold EOTD

For my next prom makeup look I decided to go a little bit diva and that’s mainly because I used these animal print bangles as inspiration 😀

I decided to stay away from black for this look and stuck with golds and browns. The colours I used are swatched below. From left to right they are the Milani Liquif’eye pencil in gold, a gold loose pigment by Loreal, a chocolate brown Barry M Dazzle Dust (#53), NYX Ultra Pearl Mania pigment in Nude Pearl, Milani Liquif’eye pencil in brown and a Savvy by DB liquid liner in dark brown.

I stuck with my originial idea of using drug store brands so that the looks aren’t too expensive to recreate. Here’s the look:

What I used:
I primed my lids using Too Faced Shadow Insurance
I used Milani Liquif’eye pencil in Gold all over the lid just up to the crease as a base and all along the bottom lashline
I then applied a Loreal gold loose shadow (I don’t know the name) all over the lid just up to the crease
I then applied Barry M Dazzle Dust #53 on the outer third of my lid and into the crease and then brought it down on to the outer third of my bottom lashline. I applied the brown with the same brush I used with the gold shadow so that the blending was more seamless and so that the brown would take on a gold tinge.
I used the NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Nude Pearl on the inner part of the lid and around the tear duct.
I lined my top lashline with a Savvy by DB liquid liner in Dark Brown.
I curled my lashes and applied Covergirl Lashblast Fusion mascara to the top lashes.
I applied Ardell Wispies false lashes.
I finished up by applying Milani Liquif’eye pencil in Dark Brown.

I love this kind of gold look because it looks great on pretty much every skin tone. I love these colours especially on women of colour because the golds pop against these skin tones. I also love golds on blue eyed girls because they make blue eyes look bluer. If you’re very fair and have a cooler skin tone you’ll have to find a gold that doesn’t lean too warm because it can be unflattering.

Promspiration: Mocha Smokey eye with a pop of Aqua

When I was asking for requests a little while ago someone had requested that I post some prom makeup ideas. I really hope her prom hasn’t happened already and I apologise if it has. If not, I hope the next few posts give you some inspiration 🙂

I was trying to figure out how to tackle what looks to post because everyone has different coloured dresses and different styles etc. I decided that I would use pieces of jewellery as inspiration so I hope you like what I come up with!

The first look is a bronze smokey eye with a pop of teal. It’s based around these earrings I bought to wear to one of my friends weddings recently. I actually wore a very similar EOTD to the one I’m posting todayto her wedding except today’s EOTD utilises drug store brands. I wanted to focus on drug store brands because I know that most high schoolers can’t afford to pay for higher end brands.

The main brand I used was NYX and the lid colours are some loose pigments by NYX, specifically their Ultra Pearl Mania pigments. I really love these because the colours are really beautiful and the texture is quite lovely. The only thing that annoys me about this product is the fact that the opening of the bottle is really small so a standard size brush (MAC 239) won’t fit in there and you also can’t easily tap product out onto the lid.

Here are swatches of the colours I used. Mocha was the main lid colour:

I also used a NYX eyeshadow trio. I’ve only tried one trio which I bought based on rave reviews but so far I’m disappointed with the quality. This particular trio is not very pigmented and is quite chalky and hard to work with. I always use these on top of a base or they look very unimpressive.

Sorry for the excessive information! Here’s the look:

What I used:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the lid as primer
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Dark Brown on the lid just up to the crease and avoiding the inner most part of the lid.
NYX Mocha Pearl pigment patted all over the lid
NYX Dark Brown eyeshadow on outer third of lid and crease
Inglot matte black shadow to darken outer v and crease
NYX Taupe eyeshadow to blend out crease
NYX Nude eyeshadow as brow bone highlight
NYX Mink Pearl pigment on inner third of lid
NYX Nude Pearl pigment around tear duct
Milani Liquif’eye pencil in Aqua worked into bottom lashline
Maybelline Define-a-Lash Volume Mascara on top and bottom lashes
I also cut some Ardell Wispies false lashes in half and applied one half to each eye on the outer half of my top lashline.
I also used a flesh coloured pencil on the water line

This look is so easy to do and you can easily change it up by changing the coloured liner on the bottom or by just sticking with black for a more traditional smokey eye.