|I blended the gold into the blue, then back into the gold just below my brow bone to tie it together.|
What I used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil "Milk"
Gold- Urban Decay "Half Baked"
Navy- Ingot 428 P
Makeup Geek "Corrupt" (black to darken outer v)
Highlight- Urban Decay "Bootycall"
L'oreal Lineur Intense Carbon Black liquid liner
Revlon Photoready 3D volume mascara "Blackest Black"
I think it was a nice smokey look with the unexpected pop of gold when I looked down. I wanted gold to be as much a part of this look as the blue. I hope you like this look Erika! You'll have to send me pictures of what you end up doing!!
And on an unrelated note, I just wanted to post a couple things that fellow bloggers have said recently. Yesterday Makeup Geek shared the picture of my purple and coral look on their facebook page and there was one girl on there who said, "It's cool but for drag queens. This is way too much makeup unless you're a performer." Now everyone is entitled to their opinions but I know this was meant as an insult (which I don't understand, honestly, if you don't like something, don't wear it yourself. There's no need to go around trying to make people feel bad). Unfortunately for her, this did not offend me. I wish that look was good enough to be worn by drag queens.
I told a few of my blogger friends about the comment and this is what they had to say, which I think is important.
"I don't understand women using "It looks like a drag queen." or "It looks like something a drag queen would wear" as an insult. That's not an insult honey, that's a compliment. Drag Queens are FIERCE creatures and there is nothing shameful about what they do or what they look like. It's ignorant to think that you can use that as an insult to offend someone and their makeup. Really, get over yourself and grow up. I'm not talking about me and my makeup (which I would be HONORED if a Drag Queen wore!), but a friend (actually a few of them) who have been told this as a means to be insulted. And the women who toss around this supposed insult have to be the most cowardly, ignorant, and unclassy "women" I have ever seen. The internet sure does bring out the stupid in people in the worst way." -Dawn from Makeup by Siryn
"As someone who gets called a drag queen/transsexual on a regular basis because of my makeup I would like to highlight the two problematic sides to this. A) I have the UTMOST respect for Drag performers. What they do is art, it's amazing and I only wish I could be at that level artistically. This is not an insult to a makeup artist. Period. B) Drag Queens and Transsexuals are NOT one and the same, first of all. Educate yourself. Secondly, equating either of those people with things that you dislike or using their identity as an insult to someone is ignorant, hateful and disgusting. If you do it. Stop. If you don't do it, call people out who do and put a stop to this ridiculous culture of hate in the beauty world. ♥" -Meredith Jessica from Pigments & PalettesSo please, if you're using these terms in a negative way, please stop because being a drag queen is not a negative thing and people need to stop making it seem like it is.
So that's my post for today!! Thank you as always for checking this out and for supporting me!!