Saturday, November 12, 2011

Midnight Sparkle Wings

I had to go to work this morning, so I wanted to do a quick and easy look. (ugh, work on a Saturday!)  However, I'm also going out after work, so I wanted something glitzy and eye-catching.  This is what I came up with:

I used my Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette to create this look. (surprise, surprise)  Here are the colors:

First, I applied UD Cream Eyeshadow in Midnight Rodeo onto my entire lid.  Then I layered Midnight Rodeo powder shadow over it.  Using Midnight 15, I softened the edges of Midnight Rodeo.  Next, I used a black eye pencil to line my upper and lower lash lines, also creating a wing along my upper lash line.  Then I layered Evidence over the pencil liner, to give it a deep blue finish.  To enhance the look, I traced blue glitter liner over my upper and lower lash lines.  Voila, all set!

To complete the look, I wanted a colorful, but not overpowering lip because I didn't want it to compete too much with the eyes.  Using a technique from a previous post, I applied MAC Dazzleglass in Love Alert:

I've always been a fan of Dazzleglass.  Don't know if you guys remember, but I used to have a tube of Extra Amps that I used up to the very last drop.  Love Alert is a gorgeous, sheer red with a moderate amount of sparkles.  It gives my lips a bright tinge without being over-the-top.  It's on the stickier side, but I really don't mind, in fact, I prefer it because it means that it's going to be long-lasting.  And again, unlike most lip colors, I don't get any residue buildup from the formula, which is precisely why I won't hesitate to drop $18.50 every time I need to restock.

:: Eyes ::

UD Cream Eyeshadow in Midnight Rodeo
UD Eyeshadow in Midnight Rodeo
UD Eyeshadow in Midnight 15
HIP Color Chrome Eyeliner Pencil in Black Shock
UD Eyeshadow in Evidence
Sephora Glitter Eyeliner in Blue
Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof Mascara in Black

:: Cheeks ::

ELF Studio Bronzer in Golden

:: Lips ::

Smashbox Lip Liner in Smashing Muse
Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in 521A
MAC Dazzleglass in Love Alert

Hey, so sorry about the short and sweet reviews and tutorials.  I'm just a little crunched because I have a presentation and midterm due this upcoming Tuesday.  I'll have a video tutorial up by tomorrow night, however, and hopefully, once all the school craziness subsides, I'll be back to my regular full-length makeup posts!   



  1. i did a navy blue liner eye look just the other day! haven't posted it yet though. yours looks lovely as well! you're all about the glitter liner, i see..haha. :)


  2. i always love a navy wing :D gorgeous

  3. @grace: I look forward to checking it out. I love navy on the eyes! It's as bold as black, but slightly offbeat so it's more unique. You know I love my glitter! :)

    @socialite dreams: you and me both, thanks girly! :D

  4. Ooh lovely! Pretty keen to try this out!

  5. @Kirsten: it's easy and looks fab! you'll love it. :D