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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Gold, Orange, Blue & Copper Makeup look with 88 Tropical Shimmer Palette

This is a very rushed look. I only had about 20 minutes and thought I'd use the Tropical Shimmer Palette. I also picked out colours and combined them in a way I normally wouldn't. I don't think I like this look very much. It's not really "me". But I wanted to share it with you anyway. My husband didn't like it much either. While he prefers me without makeup, when I do wear it, he likes the more dark, vibrant looks with dark red lipstick. :-)

Oh, I also made my crease lower than it really is to try something diffferent (this is the 2nd time trying it). I have 2 distinct lines on my lids (or wrinkles I guess you could say), one for the actual crease and one that is about 3-4 mm below it, so I suppose I could use either wrinkle/line/crease for different looks. I'm always thinking of trying something new and doing this opens up a lot more area to play with crease ideas (yeah, like my eye area isn't huge enough as it is!). :-)   Have you ever tried making your crease higher or lower than it really is? I've done it higher a few times especially for the cut crease look, but recently thought of making it lower to open up the upper part of my eyes. What do you think?

88 Tropical Shimmer Palette Chart (I made this one too!)

#59 is awesome! It's a vibrant orange with a gold sheen. I love it!

Chafing Relief Powder-Gel (applied to upper lid, blending in gently with ring finger) 
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (applied all around the eyes patting then rubbing in gently with ring finger)
Tropical Palette - 1 (applied under brow with MAC 217 by patting, sweeping and blending downward) 
Tropical Palette - 67 (applied to lid with MAC 239 by patting/sweeping) 
Tropical Palette - 24 (applied to inner corner with MAC 228 by patting)
Tropical Palette - 59 (applied to lower lash line with MAC 228 and crease and outer V with MAC 239 by patting/sweeping)
Tropical Palette - 83 (applied to outer V with MAC 217 by patting)
NYX Candy Glitter Liner - Gold (applied to lower inner V by swiping it on)
Mehron Paradise Metallic Palette - Copper (applied wet with water to upper lash line and extending out, using MAC 210)
Cover Girl Volume exact mascara in Very Black (upper lashes)

Eyebrows: Ardell eyebrow powder in soft black (applied with MAC 266)

Lips: Crap...I don't remember which Milani 3D Glamour Gloss this was...sorry!

Face: Skin MD Shielding lotion
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder in Translucent Light (applied using a flocked sponge by patting then blending) 
 Didn't have time for blush!


  1. I think this is a gorgeous look! But I do agree with ur husband on the lipstick part...=D


  2. Are you using Latisse or are your eyelashes really that long?! It probably isn't Latisse so you're lucky!

    I have to get that gold eyeliner.

  3. it's kind of... boring. Especially for you, I am definitely used to crazier, more vibrant looks from you!

  4. I know you said you didn't like this look much but I actually love it! I like what you did to make the crease lower, too. It really gives your eyes an overall different look. :)

  5. You did that in 20 minutes!?~!
    I'm speechless. I was trying to think of something witty, but I'm just shocked an awesome look like this can be pulled of in 20. omg.

  6. I don't know exactly what it is but this look is very different than your others. Maybe it's because you don't have a dark liner?

    I went to town and plucked my brows but good in the center to create an arch. I don't know I had one in there! That made my eyes look more open. Alas, gravity always wins and my skin seems to be tired of fighting it. lol I used to have large eyes but I feel they are squinty now.