Sunday, July 31, 2011

NARS Dogon duo FOTD

Well, it's officially been over a month since my last blog post and I won't even try to justify it.  I feel awful, but the important thing is that I'm still here and still have an unhealthy love for make-up.  Therefore, I am going to share with you my latest "going out" look, if you will.  I recently purchased the NARS Dogon duo, which is actually quite nice to work with.  I've had some not-so-great experiences with NARS eyeshadows before, but these seem to be very pigmented and blendable.  

NARS Dogon

I'm sorry I don't have a step-by-step guide to how I created this look, but I will try my best to explain.  First, I patted the taupe color all over my lid with my MAC 239 brush (or any flat shader brush will do).  This color isn't as pigmented so I had to coat it on a few times to get the color pay-off -

Then I took the dark navy color on my 217 brush and blended that into the outer corner, making sort of a "V" shape.  It's REALLY pigmented, so I always tapped the brush off before applying to the lid.  If you're not careful, you can really end up with blue-black eyeshadow all over and then you've created a nice bruise for yourself :)

After both eyes were even, I took the same navy color on a pencil brush (MAC 219) and swept it underneath both eyes.  I wanted something really dark and heavy on purpose, so this color was perfect.  I also took the taupe color with the same 219 brush and went a bit underneath the navy blue to create dimension.

And here's the final look ladies & gentlemen (excuse the hair). . . 

I also used ELF black liquid liner on top and a black MAC kohl pencil on the bottom.  Oh!  And I also applied a pair of corner falsies (MAC #20, I believe) - can you see??

Here's the final look again!  Ok, it may be a bit dramatic for a night out to the movies, but I don't care.  It was really fun and quite easy to do (except those damn false eyelashes..)  You would think corner ones would be much simpler, but they're not... oh well, practice makes perfect!  I hope you guys like and next time I promise to have more pictures to guide you through it.  Take care!!  xoxo