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Yesterday’s FOTD: Emerald Green Look using “6th Sin”

I like the Metal-X eyeshadows. They make awesome bases for eyeshadows and they can work well if you do it right. I can’t really speak for those with oily lids as my skin is naturally dry at times which I assume is the reason these cream eyeshadows just “glide” and stay on my eyelids.

Like I mentioned in an older post, these eyeshadows work best when applied with your finger or a sponge tipped applicator. I like using my finger to ‘warm up’ the cream so it doesn’t come out chunky, but rather soft so it’s easy to apply. I use it in a ‘press and rub’ motion, after I applied it to my eyelid. I then choose an eyeshadow of similar color and apply it on top to add extra oopmh!

Here is a look I did using: Pure Ore, 6th Sin, Emerald Green Pig., Forest Green Pig. and Golden Lemon Pigment, it’s very similar to my “Green with Envy” Look but MUCH MORE intense.

What I used:

Face:
– EoB Airbrush Primer
– Silk Naturals Foundation

Cheeks:
– Everyday Minerals Blush in “Waffle Cone”
– MAC Blush in “Strata”
– MAC Beauty Powder in “Drizzlegold”

Eyes:
– Metal-X eyeshadow in “Pure Ore” all over the lid (Sephora has an awesome dupe of this, it’s also cream but not as vibrant, don’t know the name though as my label came off.)
– Metal-X eyeshadow in “6th Sin” (lower half of lid above the crease)
– MAC e/s in “Humid” (over 6th Sin)
– MAC Pigment in “Emerald Green” (over humid and 6th Sin and lower lashline)
– MAC Pigment in “Forest Green” from the COOL EYES set (outer-V and contour)
– MAC Pigment in “Golden Lemon” (highlight)

Lips:
– MAC Lipstick in “Masque”
– Sally Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment in “Champagne Toast”

Step 1. “Pure Ore” all over the lid using my finger.

Step 2: Then applied “6th Sin” on lower half of the lid just above the crease.

Step 3: Then applied humid and emerald green pigment.

Step 4: I was able to finally use the Forest Green Pigment from the cool pigments set, I used that on the outer-V and contour…

It should look like this:

I then applied “Golden Lemon” Pigment as my highlight all the way up to the brow bone. Ladies who have purchased golden lemon and emerald green pigments from me, this look is very easy to duplicate just using those two.

Lined:

Quick EOTD (eye of the day) look…

I forgot to take a full face pic because the BF was rushing me to hurry up and between trying to run out the door and him telling me to hurry up – I forgot. :(

But it’s ok because I have a better FOTD planned: one featuring a look from Sephora I am trying to imitate, and a better FOTD using some of the new Metal-X eyeshadows from good ‘ol MAC.

First of all, the Metal-X eyeshadows DO crease, HOWEVER, depending on how you apply it, you can definitely avoid it. First, apply it with your finger or a sponge tip applicator, the sponge “absorbs” any excess cream therefore not making your lids too oily which causes creasing as well as giving you better control during application. Another thing I noticed, is that it helps to use a base, such as UDPP, a paint pot, or a neutral colored POWDERED eyeshadow, that controls the natural oils of your lid for smoother application of the Metal-X eyeshadow. Smoothing it with your finger also smooths and flattens out the eyeshadow to give it more of a vibrant color and that powdery finish it gives (since it goes from cream to a powdery finish). What I like to use the Metal-X eyeshadows for also, is a sort of a base to just enhance the vibrancy of eyeshadows colors. In the look below, you will see how vibrant goldmine eyeshadow looks over the Pure Ore, rather than if it was by itself. So for you ladies with oily lids that have creasing problems, you can use it as a base under your eyeshadows.

This look reminds me of a parrot I used to have, he was yellow and green all over. I used Rubenesque paint pot, and “Pure Ore” and “6th Sin” from the collection for this look, as well as MAC eyeshadow in “Goldmine” (first half of the lid), MAC Pigment in “Emerald Green” (second, outer half of the lid), and Milani eyeshadow in “Garden Mist” (on the middle of the lid).

Pure ore as the base (over Rubenesque paint pot)



Goldmine eyeshadow:



6th Sin on outer-V, added “Emerald Green” pigment to intensify the color:



Milani “Garden Mist” on the middle of the lid for the gradient effect:

Lined eyes and added “Emerald Green” pigment on lower lashline as well:

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