I was going through some of my makeup (key word :SOME, I need to consider getting a new case) and I came across some makeup I hadn't even used yet. Awhile ago I had purchased some loose pigments from Urban Decay's sale section. I bought quite a few of them since they were being discontinued. That and they were only $1. I closed my eyes and picked one out of a bag, determined to use it. I picked out X, which is a peachy shimmer with pink highlights. I decided to use a creamy type of base, and started applying X all over my lid.
Then I let my brush and applied X over the center of my lid, bringing out more of that pinkish color. I had also purchased an 88 matte palette from Crown Brushes, also through Hautelook. I get the feeling this is the same type of palette that can be purchased from Coastal Scents. For the crease color, I went with a light pink shade. I wanted to keep this looking light and fresh, like a peach (haha) so I used a nude eyeliner (NYX slim eye pencil in Velvet) on my waterline and mascara.
I used Bare Minerals matte in Golden Fair all over my face, followed by Bare Minerals Warmth under my cheekbones. Honestly I was feeling a bit lazy, so instead of looking for blush, I used Urban Decay bronzer in Gilded, which has a pretty golden shimmer. on the apples of my cheeks.
On my lips, I used CoverGirl WetSlicks in Tangerine Splash. I sadly found out that this particular color has been discontinued. All in all, this took me all of 10 minutes to do.
And now, the reason I don't do nail art... I don't have the patience. I love and appreciate it on other people's hands though. I grabbed all the colors seen above, mainly Essies and Mattese. I under Sally Hansen Xtreme as a base coat for the pastels. I was playing with the idea of dotting the polish and then putting white crackle over it. Then I decided to get fancy with it. I dotted and then swirls with a toothpick. The effect can be seen below*.
I don't think it was too bad for my first try. I especially liked how the bright pink looks next to the mint green. BUT then I had a brainstorm: why not try water marbling??? I grabbed a shot glass and got to marbling...
Guys, this stuff is not easy! Also, I'm a genius and didn't tape my skin so my fingers were covered in polish. The worst part is that the swirls adorning my skin were prettier than what made it onto my nails. I definitely need to practice this technique. I may just cover it up with crackle so that it's not obvious I'm walking around with two types of marbled hands... Have you tried water marbling? Any tips?
* I want to apologize for the crappy pics of my hands today... My camera refused to cooperate with me, I swear I must've taken 50 shots and these were the best two.