Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ice Queen

When I first started working on this look, I was wanting to do something fun and colorful, yet slightly subdued. And when I started playing with the colors, I hated it. This look is a primary example though of a look that I started out hating, but ended up loving! This is a fun, colorful, icy look that is loosely inspired by Frozen (which was totally unintentional, but that's the way it ended up going...)! It is also incredibly easy and will definitely get people stopping you to tell you how much they love your makeup!

I'm also gonna take a moment to recognize that I probably look incredibly conceited/into myself right now because I'm sitting in an airport as I type.

To start this look out, I covered my entire mobile lid using my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk." Next, I used my Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette, and took a medium shimmery purple color and used that on the outer two-thirds of the lid. Then, with a very, very light hand, I took the dark navy color and placed this in the crease, being careful to really blow this color out and keep it from getting too intense. Finally, on the inner third of the lid, I took the light shimmery silver color and used that as a highlight.

For the blue liner, I used the Milani Liquid Eye Mechanical Eye Pencil in "Blue," which is a gorgeous, shimmery royal blue color. I did a fairly thick line, and brought it two-thirds of the way along the lower lash line, to help start out our gradient liner. I then went back with my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk" and used this on the inner third of the lower lash line. I used both of these pencils as a base for the next color, which was the light blue eyeshadow, and applied this color to the lower lash line, fading it into the dark blue liner to create a beautiful gradient effect. Then I used the L'Oreal HiP Color Truth Eyeliner in "Black" to tightline, although this would definitely look even better with a purple or blue liner! I did not use the blue liner on my waterline because of the glittery specks in the liner, which make it unsafe for use in the waterline. Then, I topped it all off with Maybelline The Mega Plush Mascara and Maybelline The Rocket Mascara.

I wanted really intense brows but really subtle cheeks for this look, so I used the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in "Dark Brown" (which is weirdly not available in "Dark Brown" on the Anastasia website, but is available at Sephora and Ulta) through my brows, and topped it off with the Benefit Gimme Brow in "Medium/Dark." To contour, I used Inglot 358 Matte, and for a subtle peachy glow, I used the Milani Baked Blush in "Luminoso."

On the lips, I chose to keep it a similar color to my natural lips, but obviously, much prettier. I used the Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in the color "N9 Copper Pink."

I hope you enjoyed this look! Have you gotten any snow where you live? 

- D. 


  1. Ice Queen? I'd be more likely to wear a look like this to Carnivale!

  2. Well I love this look! I was trying to come up with something like this that would go with a Revlon Lip Butter I have, so I'm glad to see you've done all the hard work for me! :D I don't think we can get Milani here (maybe we can and I've just never noticed), but when I find a similar eye pencil I'm going to be all over recreating this look -- (perhaps oddly) I actually think it works rather well for the Australian summer too as long as you dress the right way! Yep, that's settled, I'm not waiting until June to bust this look out. :D

  3. This look is so pretty! I love your eyeshadow!

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