lunedì 7 agosto 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Alternative Mermaid Look ♕
{Feat. Nabla Cosmetics ~ Freedomination Collection}


Happy mermaid Monday everyone! :D

Today's mermaid look is quite unique and definitely showy! I've seen something similar by two artists on Instagram (@makeupbyjanedoe and @azraelia) and, as usual, I decided to give this look a try! It was a great occasion to use some shadows from the new Freedomination Collection by NABLA Cosmetics which, as I've already said many times, gives mermaid vibes. (Here are my overview posts - part 1 and part 2 - about this beautiful collection!)

The thing I love the most is the original fin design - that feels partly mermaid, partly dragon, but also looks like its flowing weightlessly in the water *__* Like some of those fishes which have these huge, thin, ethereal, flow-y fins ♥


I'm not going to lie - this was an extremely challenging look. As you can guess, the most difficult part was the fin(s) design, because I had to go back and forth between the liners and the shadows until it looked decent. I took waaay more time than I anticipated XD

I did my best to create my very own version of this look, adding my own touches here and there - and I'm really happy about it! One thing I forgot to apply, though, were some glitters on the lower lid - sadly I realized that when I had already taken the pictures ._."


After priming my lids I applied a black eyepencil as base on the outer corner of my upper lids: I blended it both outwards and inwards. Thanks to this little trick, when I applied Virgin Island by NABLA all over my lid, it basically looks like I used two different shade - when it's actually just one and the black base beneath it. And that's basically it for the upper lids ( apart eyeliner), then I moved to the outer corner. First of all I applied Blue Velvet by NABLA on the crease and outer corner, blending it out as smoothly and gently as I could. After this preliminary step, I used Dazzle Liners in Crystal and Purity by NABLA to start drawing the fin design. I did that before completing the shadows applications because I needed to actually see the design before proceeding.
I used Crystal to outline the crease and the 'boning', while I used Purity for the - how can I say? - complete the fin design.
Once I did that, I went on with the eyeshadows application: I applied New Heaven by NABLA after Blue Velvet, blending the two shades together (quite tricky, I had to use the tiniest brushes I own). I also applied a little bit of Shore Thing eyeshadow by Makeup Geek Cosmetics after New Heaven, to improve the blending. 

When I was done (and as I said it took me quite some time) I moved back to the upper lid: I applied Crystal as winged liner, but I stopped mid-lid. From that point I applied Tattoo Liner in Trooper by Kat Von D Beauty. I combined the two liner, as I wanted them to look like overlapping, almost interlaced with each other.
On the lower lid I applied New Heaven diffusely, then I applied Blue Velvet closer to the lashline; I defined the lashline using Nocturne (as I always do). On the inner corner I applied Pegasus foiled eyeshadow by Makeup Geek Cosmetics.
I completed this look by applying a black eyepencil on my waterline, false lashes and mascara.

Eyes

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer
Makeup Geek Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Pegasus(inner corner)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Virgin Island"* (upper lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Blue Velvet"* (crease, outer corner, lower lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "New Heaven"* (outer corner, lower lid)
- Makeup Geek Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Shore Thing(transition colour)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Antique White" (brow bone)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Nocturne" (lower lashline)
- NABLA Cosmetics Dazzle Liner in "Purity"*
- NABLA Cosmetics Dazzle Liner in "Crystal"*
Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner in "Trooper"
- MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in "Feline
- MAC Cosmetics "Extended Play Gigablack Lash" Mascara
- Ardell Lashes Wispies Lashes
- DUO White Eyelash Adhesive

Eyebrows

- NABLA Cosmetics Brow Pot in "Mars"*

Brushes

- 239 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 217 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 213 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 224 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 2x Short Smudge (A13)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set*, BombShell Set*)
- 2x Fluffy Pencil (A12)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set*, BombShell Set*)
- Large Fluffy Shader (A06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)
- 2x Lip Liner (A15)* ~ Spectrum Collections (BombShell Set*, Siren Set)
Precision Crease (A16) ~ Spectrum Collections
- Accent Brush ~ Real Techniques

Hope you enjoyed this fancy mermaid look! ;D

Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes ♥
*Disclaimer: Starred products are press samples, sent by respective brands for me to test and review.

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