I planned ahead for this one, I swear.
I created a pinky-gold shimmer eye make up look yesterday that I really adored, so I thought I’d blog it. Who knew meticuliously recreating the look, including cleaning up all the little whoopsies I normally have so they didn’t show up in the picture would be the easy part?
Seriously, WHAT is the secret for photographing make-up looks? Maybe it’s having a camera better than an iPhone 5s, or having lighting other than the fading Midwest sunlight or the orange glow of your bedroom light?
I tried different angles. I tried dimming my lights. I tried moving around my room– including sitting on the floor and creating a mismatched tripod (i.e.– balancing my arms on a few boxes so my phone in my hands wouldn’t shake). NOTHING WORKED.
Damn, beauty gurus. Good for you guys. This sh*ts hard.
So here it is anyway:
The colors in the palette and in the first picture translate far better than they do on any picture I could get of just my face. I promise it really looks pinky-gold in real life.
Base: Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Inked in Pink” all over the lid.
Outer half of the lid: Naked “Sidecar”
Inner half of lid, and under lower lash line: Naked “Sin”
Crease: Naked “Hustle”
Just below brow bone for highlight: Naked “Virgin” blended down into the crease
Finish off with a light flick of Kat Von D Tattoo Eyelinder in “Trooper” and your mascara of the moment. I used Cover Girl “lash blast fusion” but any will do.
And that’s it.
If you have any photography tips for me, please let me know. This sh*t is frustrating.
GET THE LOOK: