Monday, January 17, 2011

Getting Peacocky


Peacock eyes are a huge trend in January. Bright blues, teals, purples, and greens are a huge favorites amongst eyeshadow colors that have made recent appearances on the big screen, magazine covers, and all over the beauty realm.

I used my Urban Decay book of Shadows Vol. III to come up with this look, since it comes complete with the perfect shades for a peacock inspired look.  The colors were somewhat difficult to work with since they did have a lot of fallout, and these particular colors were darker, but with extra care and clean up, it worked out just fine.





What I used:

Face:
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Facial Primer
CoverGirl TruBlend Mousse Foundation - #460 Classic Tan

Cheeks:
MAC Blush - Bite of an Apple

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion along entire lid
Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. III
           - "Loaded" from outer V until center of lid.
           - "Haight" applied onto center of li blending out with "Loaded"
           - "Kush" blended into "Haight" to make a brighter green
           - "Radium" applied onto inner corner of eye extending out and blending with "Haight"
   Same gradual color order and blending is used for lower lash line.
           - "Perversion" to create outer V corner and along crease of eye lid.
           - "Psychedelic Sister" to highlight crease
Sedona Lace 88 Warm palette
           - One of the light matte colors are used as a highlight.
Urban Decay eyeliner - "Zero"
Stila Kajal liner in "Onyx" applied to lower lash line
L'Oreal liquid liner to line false lashes
False Lashes purchased during Halloween at Walmart

Lips:
MAC Lipstick - Pleasureseeker

I am trying to play outside of the box, or in my case, inside of the box, whatever boxed palette it may be.  I am exploring with bright colors and funky lashes, using inspiration that is all around us and incorporate that into my looks.  I had a blast doing this look, and was glad to be able to use these colors and see how beautiful and vibrant Urban Decay shadows are, even after being photographed.  

xoxo,

38 comments:

  1. The shadows are lovely.

    oh wow!!! this is a very different look from what im used to seeing on you, I love it, it's bold.

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  2. WOW THATS SO BEAUTIFUL LOVE ITTT !!! ♥

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  3. OMG!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!!!!!

    http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

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  4. Amazing Katrina this is so Pretty I absolutely love it !!! You are such a creative person.

    LOve,
    Chloé.

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  5. Love it!
    NatalieLynMUA.Blogspot.com

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  6. Wow you look gorgeous!! If that palette wasn't so bulking I'd definitely be buying it!

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  7. So beautiful, I love the bright colours! :)

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  8. Oh i love it, but would love to see a far away shoot

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  9. This looks very cool! And you're very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this look! x

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  10. You did a wonderful job its perfect!
    http://aggierxqueen.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love this look! It's so pretty.

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  12. WOW i love the false eyelashes!

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  13. Very Very Creative Katrina, I love the look. I am going to give it a try, just not the eye lashes to make it more wearable!

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  14. This look is awesome and very creative :)

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  15. beautiful look ~!!

    i also love your blush! i'm so sad i skipped out on it =(

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  16. Beautiful! I need that book of shadows now :)

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  17. You can pull off anything and still look hot! Such an inspiring look...thanks for sharing!

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  18. I admire you a lot Katrina. You're so beautiful!!!

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  19. omg!!!i love your blog!!!love the look!!love everythink!!!

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  20. What a unique look! I'm not creative when it comes to make-up at all. Good thing there are bloggers like you I can turn to for inspiration!

    xoxo

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  21. such bright colors! beautiful!

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  22. Cute Look!!

    By the way I gave you a blag award..heres the post...

    http://lipglossagenda.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  23. wow!, such a pretty look, I really love it.

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  24. Gorgeous! Please do videos to show us how to do the looks!

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  25. This is the most stunning make up I have ever seen.
    You rock girl!

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  26. so beautiful...amazing! Katrina I used your photo in my blog, okay?
    sorry, but I don´t speak english frequently.

    xoxo,
    Aline - from Brazil!!!

    http://desejosdeconsumowish.blogspot.com/2011/01/maquiagem-para-carnaval.html

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  27. can you do a video tutorial on this one please?!?! i love it!

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