Blushing Biddies

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Modern Minerals, take 2!

Oh, those bushy-brows ^^;;;

In my latest video reviewing Petit Vour’s July box, I attempted to use one of the products included- Modern Mineral’s loose pigment eyeshadow in Lola. I’m pretty far way from the camera, so you can’t see the full look, but I honestly felt like I pretty much failed! I brought the bright, vibrant coppery-orange color WAY TOO HIGH along the crease, and couldn’t blend the edges out how I wanted to.  So in an attempt to try, try again I reached for the shadow a second time and decided to give it another whirl. All the pictures you’ll see in this post are of the 2nd attempt- if you want to try and see my 1st attempt, it all remains in the 2nd part of the video, good luck trying to tell! ^^;;;

To achieve this look, I used 3 different shadows. Before anything though, I primed my lids with the e.l.f. eyelid primer, and moved on to the first color:

With my handy-dandy 100% Pure Countour Brush #5, I dabbed into one of my shadows from Makeup Geek, Cocoa Bear. It’s a beautiful matte mix of brow and red (although the picture makes it appear more orange, hmm…). With just a little dab, I used this along my crease, and made sure to buff out any harsh lines. It’s all in the windshield-wiper motions.

Then, with a generic flat shadow brush I dabbed it into some of the e.l.f. makeup mist and set first, and then into some of the Modern Minerals shadow. I was having bad luck trying to do it vice-versa (shadow dip first, then into the liquid), but you truly get a more intense color pay-off when you apply the shadow wet. I made sure to stick strictly to the eyelid, and nowhere above the crease.

Lastly, for some extra shine I dug into my Naked 2 palette from Urban Decay and reached for the golden-color, Half Baked. I only used this color ever so slightly, highlighting the inner corners of my eyes, and also lining the bottom outer lash line. The results:

To balance out the color on my eyes, I went with The Body Shop’s Colour Crush Shine #18

Usually I would never go for such a bold, vibrant color on my eyes, let alone a warm-toned color. But this really helped me get out of my comfort zone and play around a little bit. In all honesty, it isn’t as dramatic of a look as I thought it was, especially once I put on my glasses.

Just a little somethin’-somethin’, ya know? I think I went from a total fail to achieving a wearable look! Have you used loose pigments before? Or dug out of your comfort zone and into more colorful…colors?

Modern Minerals Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in “Lola”, $12.50 USD at Petit Vour, along with other online retailers.



3 comments on “Modern Minerals, take 2!

  1. jasmincharlotte
    August 16, 2014

    I fail so much with loose pigments! They get everywhere all over my face – you did an excellent job, it looks great! X

    • blushingbiddies
      August 16, 2014

      Thanks soo much! Loose pigments are -definitely- not my forte!

  2. myveganvalentine
    September 15, 2014

    I LOVE this palette. It’s sooooo pretty and metallic and I like how you put it on your eyes.

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