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MAKEUP || Watercolour Rainbow TearsThursday, September 17, 2015
When it comes to eye-makeup, I go through these little phases were I'm just completely taken by a certain look or style. Not so l...
When it comes to eye-makeup, I go through these little phases were I'm just completely taken by a certain look or style. Not so long, you may remember, it was the under-eye dot, which was ridiculously easy to do, yet still made such a big impact on my makeup looks. And deven before that I was loving the 1960's Edie Sedgwick style: simple, classy and elegant. Now though, the latest thing I've been trying my hand at is under-eye tears.
Yes that's right, tears! Not real tears of course, because nobody likes to cry, it's not a great look and trying to replicate seems a little bit 'teenage angst' for me! Nope, I'm talking about mimicing the appearance of tears, but in 'surreal' colours - such as rainbow coloured. It really is quite a fun look to experiment with, and I find it strangely beautiful how closely it can resemble actual streams of tears, despite it being brightly coloured!
The great thing about the look is it isn't all that difficult or time-consuming to achieve, you don't need a steady hand, in fact it probably works better if you don't have one. You don't want the tears to look too structured or artificial, you want it to look just a little messy and raw to give it a real sense of surrealism, almost like pop art.
To make the most of this look, it's best to keep the rest of your makeup quite minimal - otherwise you may well end up with too much going on, and the attention will be distracted from your little masterpiece. In this look here, I've kept the eyelids really basic, I've simply added a white wash over them - which I love doing by the way. Also notice the eye-liner - There is none! SHOCK HORROR! My eye-liner tends to be quite powerful, so I decided not to use any for this look, to make sure the rainbow coloured tears catch the attention fully.
Just a final note on this look, I plumped for a lipstick by Model's Own called 'Coral'. I'm not so sure it's a true coral shade, more of a pastelly tangerine colour, whatever it is though, I love it and thought it paired up pretty well with my Technicolor Tears.
Bourjois Paris Happy Light Foundation in No54 Beige
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Face Powder
Illamasqua Brow Cake in Thunder
MAC Sheertone Blush in Gingerly
Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette
Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Matte Brights Palette
Makeup Forever 12 Flash Color Case in Artistic
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara
Models Own Lipstick in Coral
It was so, so much fun creating this look, you can really go to town with the streaming tears effect and add in some shimmer and / or glitter. Also this weekend I'm heading off to London for Fashion Week! I think this will be third time I've been invited down, I always find it fascinating to see all the work that goes on backstage but this time it will be extra exciting as my younger sister will be coming along for the first time!
She's never been to London either, so it should be quite the weekend for her. I'll also be catching up with a few of the old gang down there - they're not old, but we're all 'First Generation Bloggers' who were there at the beginning! Should be an amazing weekend! :)