Sunday, September 8, 2013

Remembering the 80's - Phase 1

Do you remember the 80's?

I grew up in the 80's so I have memories of neon, ruffles, MTV, Care Bears, Star Wars and big hair. These of course are just a few things that come to mind.

In the spirit of keeping the 80's alive I decided to dabble a little in trying to create an 80's inspired makeup look which actually turned into a 3 phase series. This look is the first in the series. I honestly started creating this look keeping two things in mind. One it had to be bright and two it had to have sharp edges.

Join me on a flashback to the 80's. Here's how I traveled back to the 80's:

All of the eyeshadows used came from my Manly 144 Palette. This is technically the 1st edition of the 120 eyeshadow palette with a third layer that consists of 24 full sized eyeshadows.

I started off by of course applying my moisturizer, foundation, concealer, and powder.

Next I primed my eyelids with Urban Decay Primer Potion and then Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Barley Beige.

I then applied Scotch tape to the corner of my eyelids following the lower lash line up. This 1st phase had a sharper upwards edge. (Side note - A tip for applying Scotch tape to the eyes is to first apply the tape to your hand, take it off, apply it once more to the hand. This will cause the tape to still stick to the face, but not so harshly, so that when it is removed it comes off easily and doesn't damage your skin).

I first applied the green gold shimmer to my eyelid (4th row, 2nd color)

Next I applied the bright pink shimmer to the crease (2nd row, 1st color)

Next I applied an orange shimmer above the crease (1st row, 5th color)

Lastly I applied a yellow shimmer above the orange shimmer (1st row, 4th color)

I then applied the pink shimmer, green shimmer, and yellow shimmer under the eye. They were all applied over the 12 Hr Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils by Jordana Cosmetics.

I lined my top lid with a black eyeliner from L.A.Colors. The liner didn't come out that great. I had issues with the brush.

Finally I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline's Full and Soft Mascara in Black.

Voila! The look is complete. This honestly was my least favorite of the 3 phases. I felt that it was too much shimmer (if there is such a thing) It might have turned out better had the yellow been matte. Anyway, applying makeup is constantly a learning experience and it really is subjective.

When you think of the 80's, what comes to mind?

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