Hi guys and dolls! Today's look was a challenge given to me by @springrosesandspice on Instagram. I had posted a Throwback Thursday picture of my very first blogger eye makeup look along with the collaboration eye makeup look as a before and after comparison. The original picture is very dark, it's blurry and, of course, there is a colossal difference between how I apply makeup now as opposed to how I did then. When @springrosesandspice requested that I re-create the original look because those colors were right up her alley, I accepted the challenge. Truthfully, this girl is a doll. She's super sweet, always likes my pics and comments on them. She's easy to talk with and has great taste in makeup, an all-around gem. Why would I deny her request? I was determined to fulfill her request and I hope I did her proud.
I don't know how I was even able to apply makeup back then. I started this look following my list of products and I couldn't do it. Cream layered over cream and the colors as a base alone were just not working for me. It seemed so heavy and difficult to smooth. Again, that was just the base colors. What was I thinking back then? I must have liked the hard life. It was just not happening. So, I removed all the makeup and started again from scratch. I picked out the actual colors from the look and decided to use the green shades only as those are the most prevalent in the original photo. I added one single different color, the blending shade, and got to work. I posted the new before and after comparison below, as well. Do you see the difference?
This is what I used, in the order that I used it, as always.
Sidenote: Recently, I have started filling in my brows after my eye makeup is complete. I don't know why, it just happened and I have been doing it for about a week. That's why I didn't start off in the usual way.
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Treatment - eyes (really been enjoying using this one, I may have to purchase another)
Sephora Instant Moisturizer - face
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - eyes, brows
Laura Mercier Flax Eye Basics - eyes
Scotch tape applied to outer corner at an angle
NARS Cosmetics Biarritz eye shadow - under brow
MAC Cosmetics Soft Brown eye shadow (matte) - brow bone for blending
MAC Cosmetics Bitter eye shadow (velvet) - inner 1/3 eye lid
MAC Cosmetics Lime eye shadow (matte) - outer 2/3 eye lid, blended into Bitter
MAC Cosmetics Sassy Grass eye shadow (matte) - outer corner
MAC Cosmetics Emerald Sea Powerpoint Eye Pencil topped with Sassy Grass- lower lash line, blended out
Cotton swab with Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet - sharpen, clean up line
Sephora Black High Precision Eyeliner - upper lash line, winged out
Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara (really love this mascara, it lengthens quite well and layers well under others) topped with Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara - lashes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Medium Brown DipBrow Pomade topped with Anastasia Beverly Hills Ebony (lighter shade) Brow Powder Duo - brows
Smashbox Photo Finish More Than A Primer Blemish Control Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment - face (I don't have acne but opted to use this anyway to try it out. I really liked it. My foundation stayed matte all day and looked fresh as when I had just applied it. I may pick this one up, too, if it continues to impress me. I will continue trying the sample I have and decide when I finish it.)
Marc Jacobs 46 Golden Deep Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate - face
Marc Jacobs 4 Glow Re(marc)able Full Cover Concealer - under eyes, nose crease
Marc Jacobs 300 Beige Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation - face
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette: Incandescent Light - under eyes; Dim Light - forehead, Cupid's bow, chin; Radiant Light topped with Incandescent Light - cheek bones
Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn - hollows of cheeks, forehead and jawline contour
MAC Cosmetics Ocean City Blush Ombré - cheeks
MAC Cosmetics Beurre Cremestick Liner - natural lip line
Bite Beauty Centrifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipstick - lips
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel - brows
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray - face