Monday, January 28, 2013

Eye of the Day...(By Request!)...Featuring MUA Glamour Nights

A couple of posts ago, one of our favorite gals, Colleen at VanityandVodka.com featured a gorgeous look that she had created with her MUA Glamour Nights palette.  Upon seeing the look, I gushed in a comment to her that I love the palette and that I had a favorite look that I liked to create using it, at which time she requested to see said look.

As happy as I always am to share my favorite eye looks, I found myself suddenly a little worried.  It's one thing to throw a look out on a post when you already know that it's good...what if I was never able to create a great look again...after I'd already told her what a great look I loved to create?  Yeah...my mind works that way.

I really had nothing to worry about, as it turns out...the palette is such perfection that it does all the hard work...and I did end up with something I was pretty happy with.  I thought rather than doing a usual collage/post, that I would do a step-by-step, in order to really show how the look was created.  So...here goes....

First off...here's the palette itself...it's a beauty, isn't it?


I love EVERY color in this palette, but for this look, I actually only use these three shades:


As with any look, the first step HAS to be a good primer...used UD Primer Potion this time...


Once I was primed, I put the gold shade over my entire upper lid, and around the entire inner corner...

...and somehow failed to see that rogue eyelash beneath my eye.  This...will drive me crazy...

After the gold, I used the pink shade to create a bold centerpiece...

...and yep...that eyelash is still there.  Sheesh, Janine....

Next, I applied the brown shade from the pink out to the outer corner...

....and FINALLY brushed away that pesky eyelash away...phew!

Next, I used more of the gold color to blend the pink and the brown together...


Then...I noticed that I'd softened the pink more than I'd wanted to...so I applied more pink to the lid, and also to the lower lid...

...I'm really really in love with this pink.  Can you tell?

Next, more gold...just to soften and add some extra shimmer to the lower lid...


Next, I went back to the brown...to darken up just the corner of both the upper and lower lids JUST a tad...


Eyeliner time!  As an eyeliner addict, I can almost never use just one.  I opted for Corrupt and Perversion, both from Urban Decay... 

...and clearly needed to repaint my nails...what's up with my thumb there?  Yikes!

I created a fairly run-of-the-mill wide line with Corrupt...and then did a darker inner line with Perversion...


Once I'd set my eyeliner with a little of the brown MUA shade, I grabbed a volumizing mascara by Prestige...


...and applied one coat...just to darken my lashes up.

FINALLY...my favorite part of every makeup look.  The lashes. They will make or break every single look I create...I cannot live without them.  Sigh.  Is this love?  I think it is.  

Sorry...got lost there for a minute.

Anyway...any favorite set of lashes will work...this time I grabbed these flared beauties by Salon Perfect...


...and slapped those babies on, applying a final coat of mascara to try to get my lame lashes to mingle with the falsies and hopefully get along all day.  :) 


Ahhhhhhhhh...all done.  




The palette is called Glamour Nights, and some might think this a great look for an evening out...but I could wear this look all day every day, and never get tired of it.  As I told Colleen, it's a favorite...I love how the colors blend and work together, and when I can get a look I love with only three colors...(I sometimes get carried away and use 9 trillion per look)...it's a huge bonus!  :)


I hope you like the look...if you haven't checked out Colleen's gorgeous creation with the same palette, make sure to do that, too.

Do you have a favorite "go to" look or palette?  Do you prefer using lots of colors on your eyes...or just sticking with a couple shades?

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