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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Smoky blue Makeup look with Morgana Cryptoria

I've been tinkering with using black eyeshadow bases. Now I remember why I don't use them very often! NYX Black Bean jumbo pencil will crease like crazy if you use a tiny bit too much, even over a primer. So I want to keep playing with it and see if there's a way to use just the right amount. I have other black bases that don't crease as much...but holy crap they don't want to wash off! So I'll stick with Black Bean. :-)

I really love this eye look. I wanted this look all about the eyes so I went with a toned down lippy. I feel I should have used a nude instead of pink. I'm not diggin' the pink paired with the eyes. Next time I'll do nude lips!

Yes, I made the necklace. One just like it will be available in my store shortly. I've been working like a slave!

Eyes (all applied in this order):
Chafing Relief Powder-Gel (applied to upper lid, blending in gently with ring finger) 
NYX jumbo pencil - Black Bean (applied all around the eyes, except the brow bone and inner V, blending in gently with a blending brush)
Morgana - Ethereal Veil (applied to middle of upper/lower lid with MAC 228 by patting) 
Morgana - All Holos-Gleam (applied haloed around EV with MAC 217 by patting/sweeping)
Morgana - Ethereal Veil (applied to inner V with MAC 228 by patting)
elf - innocent (applied under brow with MAC 217 by patting/sweeping and blending downward)
Kryolan Aqua Color liner - black (applied wet with water, using MAC 210 on upper lash line winging outward)
NYX Jumbo Pencil - milk (waterline)
Cover Girl Volume exact mascara in Very Black (lower lashes)
Ardell lashes #113

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

Lips: Morgana Lip Balm - Eternal

Face: Skin MD Shielding lotion
Sobe Powder Foundation in Light (applied with a taklon flat top buffer brush)
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder in Translucent Light (applied using a flocked sponge by patting then blending) 
Sobe Duochrome blush - Enchanted (applied to apples of cheeks with an angled blush brush) 


  1. I LOVE this look, Blix! I love to use black bases, but can't use black bean either. I tend to use my Indelible cream shadow in Carbon or my ELF cream eyeliner in black, but you're right they're hard to get off! I find a lot of the time I can get the same look with a deep gray base instead of black and it's easier removed, go figure. :D

  2. I actually think it looks great with the pink lips! You always look good, girl! :)

  3. Wow! I normally like your looks but this one is stunning! you look gorgeous, really...congrats!

  4. so beautiful, love the green highlight on the centre of the lid

  5. Awwh well I think the somewhat bold pink lip looks awesome against the smokey eye! Especially against that teal-ish shade on the centre of the lid.

  6. I absolutely love this look Em. Very pretty, I love the light lips with the dark eyes. Hope to see you soon! PJ

  7. I just got Black Bean and have been using it a LOT! It DOES crease, though, if you use the TINIEST bit too much! I love what you've done with it here!

  8. Wow, Ethereal veil looks like it almost glows with the black around it, love the color combo. And I'm having major blush envy right now, LOL.