Friday, April 4, 2014

Getting Electric

My last post (Neon Night) on going neon was only the beginning. 
I ordered the Urban Decay Electric palette. This palette filled a hole in my collection of eye shadows. The packaging is beautiful! The brush is good on precision but not great on blending. The colors are ultra smooth and blend-able with little to no fall out. Urban Decay has done a fantastic job yet again.
I did the swatches with the top half of each color with no primer and the bottom half with 
Urban Decay Primer Potion. Non of the shades have the often feared glitter that UD is known for all have a shimmer or satin finish. All the shades are highly pigmented although chaos is hardest to smoothly blend in my opinion, but it is the color that started it all in the original Vice palette.

I thought it would be fun to do a few different looks and here is the first. 
After priming my lids, I started with Zephyr (as usual) from UD and
 I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes and my brow bone. I then used Naked and Laced from UD in my crease. When using neon shades it can look overwhelming or costume-y if you go above the lid so a neutral crease can make blending easier but also create a more wearable finished look. 
  I then chose the neon pink shade Savage all over my lid. I then used Laced to blend the pink in.
I took the detailing end of the included brush and put Revolt under my eyes as a
 liner and on my inner corners. 
Then I took the same end of the brush with Thrash and lined the bottom, inner half
of my lash line.
Then I went in with the thin end of the brush (again) I lined the top, outer half of my lash line with Fringe.
Then with Urban I did a subtle cut crease line from the inner corner to 3/4 out. Then blend.
Then I lined my waterline with black liner...
...and the inner to 1/2 out with liquid liner fading into Fringe.
If I were going out I probably would've added false lashes but instead I used one of my 
new favorite mascaras (keep an eye out for a review).
I opted for no blush because it can make the look a bit clownish. I ended up using a shimmer bronzer all over my face and blended downward.

Thank you for reading this post and let me know if there are any looks you'd 
like to see me create for different occasions. If you'd like to see more Lipstick is a Life in your life follow my Twitter and Instagram.
xoxo, Amanda
"People who make no mistakes lack boldness 
and spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the
wheels of progress." - Dale Turner