Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Current Obsession: Cateyes (and crazy colorful eyes)

Happy Humpday! 

 Today I want to share some recent eye-of-the-day (#EOTD) looks. My family was amazing on Christmas. My husband got me all this amazing makeup and a Zuca bag for me to store it all in. It was a really colorful X-mas! 
 Recently I've been slapping a cateye on just about every look I do. For a while I was intimidated by the look, and couldn't quite master it. I figured if I never practiced I'd never get better at it so I started doing lots of cat eyes and experimenting with different colors and angles and such. These are some of my favorite cateyes I've done (some have been... :-|).
To see some close-ups and find out which products I used just continue reading. 


 So... I am STILL terrible at taking notes of what I used where... I'm kind of guessing a little here on some of the older looks. 

Cateye on Nude 

 This was a super quick, ten minute look. I primed my lid with NYX Skintone primer. I used the lighter tones from the Wet 'n' Wild Sparkle 'til Morning Palette. Keeping mainly in the soft Golden tones. I wanted the focus to be on the cat eye itself. For the cateye I used Milani's Eyetech extreme felt tip liner in Black. Right now, that is my go-to liquid liner. I'm wearing Ardell Accent lashes #305 and Maybelline The Colossal Falsies mascara. I.love.BIG.lashes!

Double-Lined
 For this look I used the same products as the previous look. I'm kind of obsessed with the Wet 'n' Wild Sparkle 'til Morning palette. For the green line I used Wet 'n' Wild Megalast liquid liner in Turquoise. Which is actually kind of bright Green, and I love it. For the Black I used my Milani eyetech extreme pencil. 

Lined in Lazuli
 For this look I started by priming my lid with UD eyeshadow primer. I used mainly colors in the Deluxe Shadow Box by Urban Decay. My awesome dad got me this beautiful palette for X-mas On my crease and blended up towards my browbone is Fishnet. On my inner corner is Peace and I blended it out with Grafitti. To darken the crease I used Ransom and a little bit of a dark matte Purple from my Coastal Scents Creative Me #1 Palette. On my browbone is NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk set with Milani White Lie. The cateye was done with Lime Crime uniliner in Lazuli. My hubby got me Four of their liners and I am loving them. I am wearing Ardell #301 accent lashes.

Tropical Brights
 This looks features a lot of BFTE Cosmetic pigmets. I primed my lid with the UD Shadow primer. I used BFTE Lemon on my lid. On my crease I have Addicted over Tangerine, which was bleanded up toward my browbone. I did a very, very, very soft and blended out Browbone in Lava Momma. I did a highlight on the center of my lid with Lit Cosmetics glitter in Beyond Pink (♥) set with the Lit Cosmetics glitter base. I replicated the accent on my lower lid as well. I highlighted my inner corner with BFTE Whisper. The outer corner on my lower lashline was done in Grape and I blended it in towards the inner corner. I am in LOVE with my BFTE pigments!! They are so smooth and easy to work with!  Here I am wearing Ardell lashes in Flirty, which have cute little stones on the outer corners. The cateye was don with Milani Eyetech Extreme Felt Tip liner in Black.

Here is a shot of the full face. My lips were done up in butter London lippy in Primrose Hill Picnick. Brows in Senna brow powder in Brunette. 
I have quite a few more looks to share. Some are good and some not so much but I will still share them at some point anyways just to document progress. I've been really getting more and more into makeup and embracing my love of color. I stopped worrying about it looking bad. I can always take it off and start over :). 

  I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's Eve and Day!!! What are your thoughts on cateyes?

13 comments:

  1. my favs are #2 & #4 you pull off the colourful eye amazingly!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, you're really good at make up! And I love your hair :) I like cateyes, but don't think I'm brave enough to try it! Maybe for the next special occasion...
    Also - I'm so envious of your nail polish shelves/racks! Genius!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cat eyes is my fave look. They glam you up in a sec. x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, I'm impressed! You're really good at cat eye, don't let yourself think otherwise. And props for all the bright colors! They intimidate me a little bit, I tend to stick to neutrals other than on a special occasion. They look great on you though! Love your blog :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. You do your make up so crazy good, I envy you and your skills and your pretty skin!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, I am loving these looks! I wish I could do a cat eye...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love your hair and the cateyes look so pretty

    ReplyDelete
  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE! And...I realize from looking at your gorgeous eyes that I've been trying to do it all wrong! I was taking the liner all the way to the end of my eyelid (the corner) when I should stop a bit before. So thank you!!

    Fantastic eyes and what great colors!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow I am in love with the purple/blue/aqua look! I like how you blended the colors. I'm sure it also looks amazing with your hair!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello, I've been watching/reading for a bit. I love your color reviews and I'm happy that you started doing makeup reviews. I am not as out there (or even close, LOL!) as you, so this never really came up before3 but...
    could you explain maybe a bit on HOW you did the eyes?
    I love the idea of the black line adn then the blue line and the tan, but I'm not sure in which order I should do what
    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking your time to comment! I read each and every single one!!
♥ Please be respectful and DO NOT post links in comments. Comments with links will not be published. If you would like me to check out your site send me an email to cristina@letthemhavepolish.com please. Comments with LINKS will NOT be published. ♥