Creating an Inspired Eye Look

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So if you know anything about me, you know that I love Rihanna and makeup. LOL What more is there to say? Rihanna posted this photo above on Instagram and it immediately inspired me to create my next eye look. I have always admired the people who draw the eye looks on their arm or hand and create the look that way so I figured I would give it a shot instead of doing the makeup look on myself this time. I had plans to play in the Sweet Peach palette by Too Faced and this outfit gave me the perfect look idea. I called it Candied Peach. Let’s get into the look.


 

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I used Wet N Wild, Too Faced, and Aurora cosmetics and then American Crafts and Michaels craft glitter which unfortunately is not eye safe… (if you are a rebel like myself or Rihanna then feel free to go ahead and go for it anyway) I prefer to spend money on eye shadow palettes and mascaras and don’t go for the glitters or lose pigments so I never have owned any glitters that were cosmetic grade (unless there were part of a palette or single shadow like you will see shortly). The lash glue that you see here was not in fact used for eye lashes because I did not apply lashes to my hand. It was used to apply the glitter. I have used this method many times on Halloween.

 

 The Sweet Peach palette is gorgeous and the shadows are pigmented and have little to no fallout which is perfect for all different looks. The colors I used are shown here in this photo:

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White Peach is a cream/white color that I used to do the entire base of the “eye” before applying any other color. I then went ahead and started to define the crease with the color Cobbler. I blended the color Caramelized into the crease and on the outer corner as well as a little on the lash line towards the inner corner just slightly (even though you don’t end up seeing it in the end result). Finally I used some concealer that I did not show (I knew I was going to forget something) Naked Skin in my shade to lighten up the “eyelid” and then packed on the color Bellini. 

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On the “inner corner” I applied some of this glitter from Wet N Wild. I never use much of this because the product itself is a Vaseline-like texture with glitter in it and when you apply it, it is patchy and there are only a few glitters. You basically have to pack this stuff on in multiple layers and it takes forever to dry down even a little in order to layer it… not ideal so I only used a little.

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I used these colors of glitter combined to get the perfect “Rose Gold” that I was going for. I used the American Crafts fine and regular milled glitter in the color Salmon. I used the Michaels brand extra fine milled glitter in the color Caramel. They applied perfectly to the “eyelid” with this Wet N Wild clear eyelash glue.  

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Lastly I attempted to do a winged liner which I can not even do on my own eye and it didn’t happen on this “eye” either. I used the Wet N Wild liner pencil to draw the eyeliner and the lashes and then I went over the liner and lashes with the Aurora felt tip liner to make the liner and lashes as black as my soul… yes I love that meme. The final look might be a little off because of my freehand of a closed eye and of course I messed up the eye liner look I was going for but all in all I love this look and would totally rock it with Rihanna’s outfit OR put this look on someone who was rocking this outfit! 

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I hope you enjoyed that blog post! What is even better than Rihanna’s existence is that she came out with her own makeup line! OMG!! I am so happy to have the combination of Rihanna and makeup! Fenty Beauty can be purchased here or here or in Sephora stores near you! I must say that I absolutely LOVE her primer, high lighters, and foundation and props to her for dropping a line with so many shades from day one! 

The Too Faced Sweet Peach palette can be purchased here and for all the other amazing products that Too Faced sells you can find them here, here, or here. You can also have that amazing instant gratification by picking up your favorite Too Faced products in person in your local Sephora or Ulta. 

Urban Decay- Naked Heat

OMG OMG OMG! So I have been under a rock for a couple weeks I guess. I forgot all about the Urban Decay release. *sigh* So I am here today to talk about this >>NEW<< palette and show the photos that I have gracefully swiped off of Urban Decay’s website. I am obsessed with this palette and I can not wait for them to be off of backorder!!!! I love Urban Decay and the fact that they are cruelty free. I think that when I look back at all the makeup I have purchased.. Urban Decay was my first “high-end” makeup brand that I ever purchased from. I know that some people don’t like the Naked palettes but I am a fan, I have NEVER had an issue with them. OH WAIT… I did have one issue and I was a little upset but at the end of the day I convinced myself that in some way it was Ulta’s fault even though it wasn’t. I purchased the Naked 3 palette and one of my pans in the palette of one of my favorite shades was loose and pops out of the palette sometimes. I am an adult, it was my choice to keep it when I noticed this issue.. so if it’s anyone’s fault it is mine for not taking it back. But oh well right? It only comes out if I drop my palette on my vanity or counter top or something which I make a conscious effort not to do anyway. The shadows are not damaged.. i just need to through some glue on the back and end the issue all together! 

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LOOK HOW GORGEOUS THESE COLORS ARE?!

I am so in love with these colors ❤ I am so happy that Urban Decay decided to go a different direction with their next Naked palette. I was not a fan of the Naked palette or Naked 2 but I absolutely LOVE the Naked 3 palette and I know that my opinion is not a popular one and a lot of people hated that palette but I feel like Naked and Naked 2 were too similar for me. Anyways, I am someone who collects makeup more than I wear it because I have basically always been a collector of sorts and I am mostly SUPER lazy in the morning. Some days my work hours consist or 4am-1pm (LOL) in the blazing kitchen heat and I am in no way shape or form about to be up at 3am caking my face with makeup to go sweat it off all day and waste all the product. This basically leads to me barely ever wearing makeup. But this Urban Decay palette is burning a hole into my wallet I promise you! I am trying so hard to get these Shopkick points popping so I can get the $25 gift card for Sephora. If you don’t know what Shopkick is, I will be doing a blog post that will actually post right after this one that tells ALL ABOUT IT! Let’s see some more photos of the palette to drool over.. shall we?

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The packaging is pretty nice too. I have physically held this in store and I was impressed. I would have liked for it to be the similar metal as the Naked 3 but I think that I like the way that each palette has a different type of packaging. The colors are absolutely amazing and the pigment is on point with only a little fall out but at the end of the day, if you cant admit that your beautifully pigmented shadow has fallout.. you are a liar. LOL! To be honest, I have never had an eye shadow that has beautiful colors that provide full coverage that had no fall out. I have had shadows that barely had any pigment and looked amazing in the pan that had no fall out but when you actually applied them… it was like you put nothing on your eyes.. just a million layers of see through something. 

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Let’s take a moment and talk about the color names. I am going to pull the list for you now. The website calls them “12 ALL-NEW, can’t-live-without, amber-hued neutrals—including warm browns, burnt oranges and rich siennas.” These are the shades in order as they appear (left to right) in the palette:

OUNCE (ivory shimmer)
CHASER (light nude matte)
SAUCED (soft terra-cotta matte)
LOW BLOW (brown matte)
LUMBRE (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
HE DEVIL (burnt red matte)
DIRTY TALK (metallic burnt red)
SCORCHED (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
CAYENNE (deep terra-cotta matte)
EN FUEGO (burgundy matte)
ASHES (deep reddish-brown matte)
EMBER (deep metallic copper-burgundy)

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I can say that one thing I am disappointed with is this far shade called “Ashes”. In a lot of the product release photos that I had come across on Instagram and Facebook and even a few people on Youtube that posted about it, the shade that held the place in the palette where “Ashes” is appeared to be a deep plum purple and I was so excited for that. BUT, as luck would have it, the shade is not. I can only blame Instagram filters for this error in thought. I think a shade similar to this text color (for those reading from a computer who can see the color) would have fit nicely. Something similar to their shade “Ether”. That would have been perfect! Anyways… Thanks for joining me as I drooled over these photos and impatiently await the re-stock. Have a great day!

 

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