Monday, April 28, 2008

Lurve's Pink and Purple Contest

Hi Bellas,

I know many of you are as big of a fan of Lurve as I am. When I heard she was doing a contest for a new purple and pink look, I decided to put my two cents in. I’ve mentioned before that I haven’t felt completely comfortable with wearing purple and pink looks. On my skin tone, they’ve also either blended into my skin tone (pinks) or made me feel like I have a black eye (purples). But thanks to my pink and purple paint pots this is a problem of the past. Also, thanks to Lurve, this was my time to finally experiment to find a combo I like. I decided to pick colors that I really love and find if I could combine them into a really pretty look. I don’t often do pic tutorials because I actually find it more difficult to do than videos…but here goes!

Here's what I used, all MAC unless specified

-perky paint pot
-nice vice paint pot
-brow pencil in spiked
-heatherette trio #2: baby petals e/s and V.I.P e/s
-stars n rockets e/s
-contrast e/s
-H.I.P liner in midnight blue
-ardell demi wispies
-brow pencil in spiked

-plum soft cremestick liner
-high top l/s
-NYX lipstick in Barbie pink

-true romantic beauty powder blush
-MSF in light flush

Start off by applying 2 paint pots to your lid. I used perky paint pot on the inner half, and nice vice paint pot on the outer half with a clean ring finger. I went a little above the crease. Try to blend out the harsh edges of the lines. Oh, and ignore my scraggly eyebrows.

Next, I broke out my Heatherette Trio #2 and used the light pink e/s (baby petals) on my inner 1/3 of lid and the pink color (V.I.P) on the middle third of my lid a little above the crease. I used my 239 brush to apply these colors…but any maxine’s mop shape brush will do.

Try to blend out the harsh lines..i just use the 239 brush...this is what it looks like with my eyes open.

Next, I apply one of my favorite eyeshadows, stars n rockets, to the outer 1/3 of my lid a little above the crease. I used the 239 and packed on the color to make it really pop.

Next, take contrast eyeshadow, another really pretty purpley blue color, and make the outer V shape. I used my 219 brush for this. The bluish tones of this eyeshadow combine with the pinks to make a really pretty purple color.

Here’s a pic of it after a bit of blending. I also used baby petals e/s as a light brow highlight. Aren’t the colors gorgeous?

Next, I lined my eyes with H.I.P liner in midnight blue. I think the blue liner with the pink and purple e/s adds a little somethin' somethin'.

Add some falsies…I used Ardell Demi Wispies. Then use the same eyeshadows and repeat the color application to your bottom lashline.

Time for lips! I wanted to stick with the purple and pink theme but go for something a little softer. First, I lined my lips with cremestick liner in plum soft.

Next, I used high top lipstick (from the fafi collection) on top. This lipstick is a gorgeous, purple, glittery shimmery lipstick.

On top of that…I added a thin layer of NYX Barbie Pink lipgloss…I love the way the hot pink gloss combined with the sparkly purple lipstick. It looked better in person because you could see the glitter underneath.

Next I applied true romantic beauty powder blush as a nice and natural cheek color using my MAC blush brush.

As a highlight, I used the same brush and applied MAC msf in light flush as a highlight color. Make sure to blend this highlight color into the blush for a nice transition. I didn’t show these steps, but I used spiked brow pencil on my eyebrows, and MAC mineralized satinfinish foundation in NC42 and MSF natural in medium dark as my foundation and powder.

And you’re done! I wish you guys could have seen this in person…the colors were so vibrant and went really well together. I’d definitely wear this look again. I hope you like it Lurve!


Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

what are you talking about!? pink and purple look stunning on you. i really like this look! :D

Shen said...

me too!!love it!!

ilurvemakeup said...

I agree you look great in purple and pink :) Thank you :)

Joyce said...

Hmm... I think its just you, jk lol. I mean you just need to find the pefect pink that will flatter your skin tone :). I know pale pink will always be wash out so I use them as brow highlighters (like Whisper). Fuschia pigment stands out and definitely looks great when combined with violet pigment.

Vanessa said...

This looks hot SIS! And geezus! Now I am scared my cute little bunny is gonna be a big ol cat! LOL. I hope it stays that small!

Can't wait till you get your own place, can you say partay!????

MakeupByRenRen said...

thanks guys! you make me feel a lot better about wearing this color combo, no more black eyes for me, he he

Ethereal Prey said...

you look hot girl! Time to put on that dress and make yourself be seen! :P

Askmewhats said...

you steered clearn on pinks and purples? well now it's time for you to use it!!! it looks wonderful!

Bliss said...

OOo Gorgeous look, the colour combo is great and you look very pretty in pink and purples :), and thanks for a great tutorial :D


fantabulous job! i love how soft and delicate you look! ;D

fuzkittie said...

You are really good with those colors! I definitely can learn from you with creating bolder looks. =)

yummy411 said...

ren gorgeous! i saw this when you posted but couldn't comment from where i was! whoops.. i guess i didn't read lurve's rules clearly! i thought we were supposed to send her the look, but i see we are supposed to post them! gorgeous as always. i love to see what you come up with! stay fab! come check out what i did.

(g)ezebel said...

niiiiice...!!! i looove the pinks and purples on you. and those lips!!! *mwah*

yummy411 said...

i got the milani purple pencil from your recommendation! ;) i had the green and blue.

Emilee @ GMM said...

You look gorgeous in pinks and purples, Ren! :)