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


  1. Good to see you back hun, I hope you're doing ok.

    I love this look, it's so dramatic and fabulous.

  2. Great to see you back - you've been missed.
    I LOVE this look. Amazing!!!

  3. Aww thank you chicas!! I'm getting back into it, slowly but surely. I'm still not very happy with the quality of my photos, so if you guys have any suggestions, PLEEEEEASE let me know!