27 September 2013

mermaid series #3 - deep sea maiden

This is the third look in my mermaid series! Here we have a mermaid that sticks to the darkest depths of the waters, where light barely reaches her. She is surrounded by sea creatures that no one else can recognise, the ones that could give the most fearless of people nightmares. She is pale and everything she wears is as dark as her surroundings. She's the sea monster everyone should fear but no one knows who she is.

This look was a little difficult, seeing as the dark eyeshadows were hard to balance. I know that everyone recommends that when you wear a smoky eye, you should wear next to no lipstick. Meanwhile, I was thinking that since this isn't exactly meant to be an everyday look, I could go ahead and put on some dark lipstick--it is autumn, after all! So there's a photo with nothing but lip balm up there, and here's another with some deep berry lipstick.

Again, please note that the continuing trend in these photos is blue eyebrows! The first look had glitter and sparkle and the blue was notably lighter, whilst the second look had just shimmer with a teal base. Here, we have deep blue matte brows that I proceeded to wear for the rest of the evening, including a trip to Target before picking up my sister from the bus stop from college.

Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wax
Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Bruise

Center of lid - Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Velocity (vibrant matte royal blue)
Inner corner and outer lid - Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof (deep matte black)
Crease - Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Afterparty (bright turquoise with a semi-pearl sheen)
Upper lash line + waterline - Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion (matte blackest black) + Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Lower lash line - Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Binge (pearly navy blue, discontinued)
Lashes - Maybelline Volum' Express the Mega Plush mascara in Blackest Black

BECCA foundation (the sample only says Pearl, but I don't think it's the Shimmering Skin Perfector so I'm not sure what it is, sorry!)
Benefit boi-ing concealer in 01

fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Deepest Cherry (deepened dark plum berry)

This was definitely one of the most fun looks. I'm sorry that I don't have a close-up photo--all of them turned out blurry, which admittedly might have been me being in a hurry. Also, as much as I love wearing a dark eye look, it's absolute hell to take off. No wonder people wear smoky eyes out and wait for time to take its toll on their makeup! Urban Decay's Perversion liner will probably remain near my eyeballs for another three days and my brows will be stained blue for another two.

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