Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Light vs dark bases with MAC eyeshadow Blue Flame

Tonight I was messing around with makeup and came across an eyeshadow that I love, MAC Blue Flame.  It is a beautiful midnight blue and has a veluxe pearl finish.  I decided to show you the difference it makes in the colour of the eyeshadow depending on what base you use.



I used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese on one eye and in the Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean on the other eye.  I applied a thin layer on each eye and blended it in.

Left: Cottage Cheese & Blue Flame,  Right: Black Bean & Blue Flame
 You can see the difference when I close my eyes below.  The pigmentation of the shadow is so much stronger over the black base and it gives a true representation of the colour of the eyeshadow.

Left: Cottage Cheese & Blue Flame,  Right: Black Bean & Blue Flame
 I then applied MAC's Blacktrack Fluid line to both upper and lower waterline using an angled brush from Sephora.  After that, I applied the Blue Flame eyeshadow to my waterline basically to see what it looked like :)
Left: Cottage Cheese & Blue Flame,  Right: Black Bean & Blue Flame

 Finally, I applied a quick sweep of the Fluidline to my upper lash line and a coat of Collection 2000's Big Fake False Lash Effect Mascara and voila!
Left: Cottage Cheese & Blue Flame,  Right: Black Bean & Blue Flame
 Eyes closed for the final time :)

Left: Cottage Cheese & Blue Flame,  Right: Black Bean & Blue Flame

Cottage Cheese & Blue Flame
Black Bean & Blue Flame
I love the pigmentation of the eyeshadow over Black Bean, it gives the look the intensity I was going for.  I think this would be perfect for a night out, with a nice pair of false lashes to add more dramatics!

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2 comments

  1. The colour is gorgeous with your eyes!

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  2. In the photo, your eyes look green.

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