Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Makeup Marauder: Gypsy Cake

I'm Ashley Skye, and I am a lazy makeup addict.
I love the looks that makeup artistry can achieve, but not the time that people have to spend to recreate it. I'm a student with classes at 8am, jeesh! Does it sound like I have time?

Thus, I'm stuck working with a tight clock. Over the years, I've become devoted to creating eye-catching looks with minimal effort and time. I'll be posting more of my little effort/big pow looks later on, so keep an eye out for them!

My first look is one that I've been sporting for the last little while, and I call it Gypsy-Cake. I've gotten some great compliments on it, and it's great for any eye-colour/shape or what-not.

The rule of this look:
No brushes.
Really. Applying this much colour requires the use of your (clean) fingers. The colour spreads much softer and smoother. You want it to look gritty, like cupcake frosting that's gotten a little dirty.

For this entire look, I've only used three colours (all from MAC: Stars 'N Rockets (deliciously sheer reflective violet), Vibrant Grape (an intense true purple) and Aquadesiac (if I had to wear one colour for the rest of my life, it'd be this).

Start by the middle of your eyes, spreading Stars N'Rockets until it gets as opaque as it can get. Go from the inner corners of your eyes, just to the middle. Next, apply Aquadesiac from the middle of your eyes to where your brow bone ends.

If you prefer it to be more intense, keep applying Aquadesiac until it's just right.
Next, take Vibrant Grape and apply it over-top of Stars N'Rockets. Don't cover S.n.R, just make it more intense.
If you feel that there's too much of a stiff line between the purple and aqua, blend the two together until they're seamless.
Add black mascara, and you're ready to catch your bus.

Overall, don't worry about making this look clean; it's not about that. It's about being bright, messy, and artsy.