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Monday, December 08, 2008

Snow Princess

As Christmas is approaching quickly, I felt like doing a wintery look this weekend! We've already had a bit of snow which is quite unusual for this time of year - and I had just dug out this adorable white faux fur scarf, which inspired me to do something really icy

I used Platinum pigment on the lid, Azreal Blue in the crease and Kitschmas up until just under the brow bone to create a little "wintery" rainbow. To apply the glitter, I used my favourite "glue": You+Eye Fixing Gel (I had misplaced this a few weeks ago and just found it again. Yay!). I like this better actually than MAC Mixing Medium Eyeliner, because it's stickier and really makes the glitter stay in place - which is important especially if you use large glitter particles which should NOT get into your eyes! To line, I used catrice liquid liner in Metallic Black both on the lower and the upper lid (with two tails), and finished the whole look with mascara and white eye kohl on the waterline.

Product list
Face: MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, Fyrinnae Rice Primer Powder, MAc Shy Beauty, MAC Lucent
Eyes: MAC Bare Study, MAC Platinum, MAC Azreal Blue, MAC Kitschmas, catrice liquid liner metallic black, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, CG Lash Blast, silver glitter
Lips: MAC Petal Lure l/s, MAC Flowerosophy l/g


tokyostargirl said...

lovely, lovely look!!!

Geraldo Maia said...

Beautiful and lovely make up!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
From Brazil:

Doe Deere Blogazine said...

Incredible, darling! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera/lens do you use? I have trouble getting extreme close-ups with my Rigital Rebel for some reason.

Padmita said...

@tokyostargirl: Thank you!

@Geraldo: Thanks! I wish you a Merry Christmas as well :)!

@Doe: For the macro shots, I use my Olympus E-410 with a Zuiko 35 mm 1:1 macro lens. This lens is simply fabulous, it takes extremely sharp pics, picks up even faint colours and it doesn't wash anything out! And because it's just 35mm, I can easily hold it in front of me and take the close-ups, which is a little harder if you use a 100 mm macro for example... The picture quality is just so much better than with all my compact cameras! Hope this helps?

Anonymous said...

Where can I find the You+Eye Fixing Gel? Which brand is it?

I just recently discovered your blog and you are such an inspiration! Just very frustrating when I can't do the same thing though.. =)
//P in Sweden

Padmita said...

You+Eye is the brand, the fixing gel is sold at Douglas stores here in Germany. You can substitute it with MAC Mixing Medium Eyeliner if it's not available in Sweden!