Hi there! So sorry for the lack of updates but my French blog is taking me more and more time as it seems to attract a little more people everyday. I do not complain, I am really happy about that and it keeps me busy during my long seeking-for-a-job day. Enough rambling, straight to the post of the day.
I bought the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows (BOS) last week and have not used it yet. I know it has been around the web for a really long time but it was not avalaible here in France. I decided to go for a simple look using colours that you can find in the first volume of the BOS. I personaly own all three volumes as there are afterall not so many duplicates in them. I gave a go to one of the glittery shadows so welcome fallouts and glitters all around your face but here are some tricks.
When using glitters in eyemakeup : you will ALWAYS have some fallouts. So you can try several tricks to prevent same the best : do your foundation after your eyes (I do not like it because I do apply shadows on my lowerlashline), pack on loose powder under your eyes and brush it away (maybe I am challenged but loose powder does not stay long enough for me :s) and finally use tape to remove the unwanted glitters. That is the trick I prefer : first stick a piece of tape several time on the back of your hand to "soothe" it for your eye area and then tap it on every glitter you see. They will stick to the tape instead of your face :p. After that I just blend everythingaway with my foundation tool (brush or sponge) and I am good to go ^^.
First the eye pics :
On the eyes : use a base on the whole eye area (UD primer potion) and a silvery grey cream eyeshadow (NYX Jumbo eyepencil Pots & Pans) on the lid and under the lower lashline
- on the lid and in the crease: Curiouser from UD (Grifter in the permanent line)
- on the outer third and outer crease : Queen from UD (Last Call in the permanent line)
- blend gently upwards with a dome shaped brush like the MAC224. Do it carefully because of the Curiouser's glitters
- on the lower lashline, in the inner third a silver liner (CS gel liner Platinum), in outer third Queen
- along the upper lashline: a thick line of silver liner (Coastal Scents gel liner Platinum) and a thinner black line close to the lash (Stila Smudge Pot black)
-mascara (Volume Shocking Brosse Exacte de l'Oreal)
Full face pics in bright day light (not so good looking, ugly undereye circles these days sorry :s):
Then with flash in order to make the glitters pop but it fails :
For the base: camouflage cream palette MUFE + Unifiance Skin like foundation 01 from La Roche Posay (discontinued) with a single drop of Lustre Drops Pink Rebel from MAC (limited edition) + Météorites pearl powder in 01.
For the dark circles : Select Cover up from MAC NW 20 + Powderflage from Benefit
For the cheeks : Fresh bloom allover colour Almond Blossom 03 from Clinique (hollow) + Cream colour base Crushed Bougainvillea from MAC (limited edition, on the apples) + Mineralize Skinfinish Petticoat from MAC (limited edition, highlight)
On the lips: Accord parfait from l'Oreal Blondes 235 Nude (discontinued I think) + Eau de gloss transparent from Bourjois (clear gloss)
I will try to do an other one which can be duplicate the BOS vol II. For the ones of you who are interested in the Alice palette but can not find it anymore (in France it is sold out everywhere I think) you can buy the Ammo palette instead. Most of the colours are similar to the ones in the new UD palette. Hope that helps!
Do you buy this BOS? Do you like it? Are you a UD addict?
See ya :)