Monday, 24 August 2015

MakeupGeek Pigment in Insomnia

So, this is where I attempted to recreate a tutorial by Sharon Farrell. After watching the tutorial a few months back, I promptly bought the products that I would need to create the look. Namely, the MakeupGeek pigment in Insomnia. Sharon's tutorial seemed simple enough that even I could recreate it and even though my look is an inferior copy of hers, I'm super excited about the results. It's such an easy eyelook to do, but thanks to the duochrome nature of Insomnia, it looks like it takes more skill than it really does. AND as an added bonus, Insomnia is currently on sale for only $4.50 on the MakeupGeek website.

Insomnia is the first pigment that I have ever used but I am in love. I feel like I've been missing out and really need to make up for lost time! I am amazed by how beautiful this look is and how well the shadows held up throughout the day. I even did an Insanity workout with this makeup on, and my eye makeup didn't budge. Quite impressive, really (and no, I'm not the type to normally work out in makeup).

For the eyes, I pretty much followed Sharon's steps to a tee (apart from adapting the shape to better fit my hooded eyes). I applied the MAC Paintpot in Groundwork to my lid and Painterly from the brow down to the lid. Then I used a Bobbi Brown pencil eyeliner in black (rather than the Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion, like Sharon did) to create a wedge-shape on the upper lash line. After smudging out the eyeliner, I applied Insomnia with a flat, synthetic shadow brush all over the lid.

On top of the black liner, Insomnia pulls a beautiful blueish green. Over MAC Groundwork, the reddish brown shade becomes more apparent. I used a fluffy brush to blend out Insomnia at the edges but I didn't go in with a powder shade in the outer corner (which Sharon did in her tutorial). I lined my waterline with the black Bobbi Brown eyeliner and smudged a bit of Insomnia under the bottom lashes.

To finish off the look, I used Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, Le Métier de Beauté Crème Fresh Tint in Ginger Lily on the cheeks, and my lips are a combo of MAC Subculture lip liner, Laura Mercier Paintwash Liquid Lip Colour in Nude Rose, with the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Sparkplug in the centre of my lips. 

I am pretty sure that this is going to become my go to look for nights out. It's so easy, and I absolutely love how it turned out. What other pigments (or duochrome shadows in general) should I try out next? Please give me your recommendations below!

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