Thursday, December 22, 2011

Reptile Series: Malaysian Coral Snake Inspired

So today my look is based on this really beautiful, unique snake called a Malaysian Coral Snake.  We have coral snakes here in the United States but they don't look anything like this.  And while I think my look turned out ok, I think it definitely looks more like a fish than a snake haha.  Oh well.  So here's the snake:

I really wanted to do something with orange on the inner corner and outer corner of my eye since its head and tail are orange.  So here's what I did:

And I know you can't see the colors in this picture, but I like it in black and white haha
I really wish it read more snake than fish but what can ya do?  It's not my favorite look but it's not the worst look I've ever done either.  I think looks don't turn out as well when I take them so literally, I do better when I just take the colors and go with it.

What I used:
NYX "milk" JEP
Sugarpill's "Flamepot" (orange)
NYX "Black" shadow
88 palette:
navy blue
periwinkle color
Ben Nye's "Cosmic Blue" pigment
MAC "Sea & Sky" mineralize duo (the sky side)
TIGI Bed Head "white" shadow 
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara

Whenever I do looks that are dramatic and a little different like this one, I feel like I should be going to a sporting event.  I would most definitely wear this to a New York Knick's basketball game (not that I'll be going to one any time soon haha).  
Shoutout to my home state!  Holla!
I feel like you can wear really bold colors to sporting games and people won't think you're a lunatic like when you wear a look like this to the grocery store.  Oh well.

On a side note, the second place winner from my giveaway never got back to me and it's been 48 hours so I'm moving on to the next person, which is KristaDior.  I will be sending you an e-mail and you have 48 hours to respond or I will move on to the next person and so on.

Also, if you haven't voted on Makeupbee's contest yet, please do.  It only takes a minute, you can link your facebook page to Makeupbee and click the little "like" button and the prize is HUGE!  So please vote for my looks on there!

Of course I want to win but I think it's a longshot (technically, I'm in 4th place since a person can't win more than once, but I'm like 230 votes from 1st).  However, Ronnie and Meredith Jessica are right there so their looks really need your votes too so hopefully they can place 1st and 2nd.  So PLEASE vote for them!

If I'm gonna lose, please let me lose to looks I really like!!!  Thank you guys so much!!!


  1. I love all your make up. Merry Christmas!

  2. Omg orange and blue is NOT easy to blend so my proverbial hat is off to you my dear. And thank you as always for the support on Makeupbee, I really appreciate it <3

  3. The liner style does make it appear more fish inspired, but it still looks amazeballs! The blending is to die for.

  4. I love your makeup! I would never think of putting those colors together, and you did it beautifully!


  6. Hi! I am a new subscriber to yout blog and I really like it, your makeups are so inspirational and your thecnique is obviously AWSOME!

    I am really afraid of reptiles, but you gave a new meaning to them, I mean I would never search pics from reptiles, but through your post I can see the beautiful in them. :)

    Happy Holidays! :)

  7. Gorgeous as always, and what a great inspiration. I think I'm going to save the little dude's photo to keep that palette in mind.


  8. omg omg omg omg omg i;m practically squealing like a 13 year old girl at a bieber concert! This has to be BY FAR my most favorite of your looks so far! Absolutely breath-takin, Sonja! BRAVO!!

  9. And thank you for always being so supportive on makeupbee! You rock <3

  10. I think it looks totally awesome!!! What vibrant colors :) But than again, I do like fish :p

  11. This is a really creative eye look!

  12. Wow! Thank you guys! I wasn't really expecting to get this many comments on this look.

    @MyBunnyGoBoom: nature has a way of pairing up some awesome colors! That's why I love doing nature inspired looks so much.

    @Ronnie: Really?? That's so funny because I don't love it. I think it's an ok look but it's far from my favorite.

  13. WOW this is so useful!! thank you SO much!!
    P.S its really funny you look so much like myself!!

  14. Ok so...I just had the same reaction Ronnie did...I f*cking love it!!!

    I want to print it out and put it on my wall of inspiration (or just have an excuse to stare at it all day).

  15. Hate snakes but really like the creativity of this look!!!

  16. I'm actually from Malaysia and I almost went bonkers when I saw this. I just want to say that I loveeeee your blog and how you are as person. Keep it up!! :) xx