There’s been a lot of movement in Adam’s camera collection lately, which always means gear testing, which always means photo outings. I generally use Adam’s gear test sessions as an excuse to do some testing of my own – with more dramatic “editorial” makeup.
This look was inspired by a Chanel runway look from a few years back. I tweaked it to make it more wearable, nixing the eyelid gloss (which would no doubt be running down my face in this heat!) for a straight up metallic finish instead.
Here are some better photos of the eyeshadow in normal light. Scroll down for a description of what I used and how I created this look.
1. I drew over whole mobile lid with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple Velvet, and in the crease with Rust. Using cream shadow or pencils as a base gives eyeshadow something to adhere to, and intensifies their colour.
2. Next I pulled out my Vice 3 palette and blended patted Urban Decay’s Vanity all over the lid, blended out the crease with Alchemy, and used Bondage to darken up the outer Vs.
3. I lined my waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion, then smudged along my lower lash line with Purple Velvet and blended that out with more Vanity.
4. I finished up with a very thin line of liquid eyeliner and and sheerest single coat of mascara because I didn’t want heavy liner or lashes to distract from the shadow.
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EllenSeptember 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm
Your husband takes amazing photos! I am much too self conscious to allow someone to take my makeup photos but that kind of limits me. This makeup look is stunning I absolutely love that purple against your pale skin and dark hair. Beautiful!
EmilySeptember 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm
Thank you so much Ellen! I took me a long time to get used to the idea of being photographed so much…to be honest I’m naturally camera shy. I’ll have to do a post one day on how this blog came to be, but the short story is that my husband just wore me down after years and years of constant photos.
MariellaSeptember 3, 2015 at 10:47 am
OMG this is STUNNING <3
EmilySeptember 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm
Aww thank you Mariella!