Thursday, January 29, 2015

Look of the Day: Moondust Eyes

I did this look the day I tested the Wayne Goss Powder Under Foundation Method and not only did I end up loving the powder under foundation technique (read why in my link above), but I loved the whole look. I also mentioned recently how I've been liking Metallic Eyes, and  the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow, which I used for this look. I made a metallic smokey eye with bronzed dewy skin and nude lip. The best part of this look is that you can actually use any color of the Moondust Eyeshadow and just use the same technique to get several different looks. I used the Zodiac shade which I LOVE. It is a black base with green and purple metallic, almost hologram looking shimmer to it. I think this color would be flattering on a lot of skin tones, but is rather bold, so grab whatever shade you like best, there are 7 to choose from, and follow the same technique for a holographic, metallic smokey eye.


1)  Messily put a black base on your lids for the shadow to stick to. I used the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black and drew all over my lower lid and a line along my lower lashes. You can be messy, because right after you draw it, you are going to use your finger and smudge it out a bit.
2) Use a fluffy brush and buff NYX Eyeshadow in Maybe Later into and just above the crease, this will be our transition shade. Keep using windshield wiper motions to make sure that there are no harsh lines and it is buffed out. Blending and blending and blending is the key here.
3) Pat your finger into the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Zodiac and then press  your finger onto your eyelid over the smudged black.  Keep grabbing more and pressing it on until you get as bold of color as you like. Then take that same fluffy brush you just used in Step 2, and without putting more shadow on it, buff the edge of Zodiac into your crease so the two blend together and everything gets buffed out. Again, blend.
4) Take a smudger brush like the Sephora Pro Smudge Brush #11 and wet it with a setting spray like MAC Fix+. Then dip that into Zodiac and mix to get an almost creamy consistency of shadow on the brush. Now press that onto the center of the eyelid and along the lower lash line. Once it starts to dry, take another small but dry brush and buff more shadow onto that to diffuse the line a bit and make it connect with the Zodiac on top of the lid.
5) Put the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black on your lower waterline and a thin line along the top lashes. I didn't want too much liner for this look because I really want the Zodiac to be the focus.
6) Curl your lashes and apply mascara. I used the Too Faced Better Than False Lases Extreme, which is absolutely amazing, and I will be doing another post about soon. I used that on top and my tried and true Maybelline The Falsies Mascara on the bottom, which I talked about in My Favorite Mascaras.
7) Highlight under the brow, above the transition shade with MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon


As I said, I did this look when I tested the Wayne Goss Method of applying powder under your liquid foundation. For an in depth explanation of what I did, how it worked, and what I thought, you can read that post here.
I then bronzed my cheeks, nose, and forehead with Smashbox Bronze Lights in Sunkissed Matte and applied BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold, which I gushed about in my October Favorites, to my cheeks slightly above and overlapping some of the bronzer.
I put Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light above that for some extra highlight.

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