Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Nikkie Tutorials/Lady Gaga Inspired FOTD for DCFABB
So the story goes..... of course when MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 hit stores, I had to be there to get the lipstick and lipglass since I was entranced with the promo pics. I used it, waivered with it a bit and then decided I was team Gaga 2 (as it can be a bit concealer-ish on the lips).
I wanted to recreate the look, but something didn't light the fire inside of me to get it done. Along came this awesome story of Nikkie Tutorials meeting a MAC artist to get the inside scoop on the Gaga 2 makeup from the ad. Amazing. Then, Nikkie shows us how it's done! There was the oxygen I needed for my spark to become a flame! Maybe because she took the same technique and worked magic on her eye shape even though it's way different than that of Gaga's?
Nikkie didn't just inspire me to do the Gaga look, but she has inspired me in general. I thought I knew who she was, I even met her at IMATS! Not until recently did I really delve into her vids, that I realized that I didn't know her and how amazing she is! (At such a young age!) She's the breath of fresh air that I need, especially with her quirky sense of humor... love her!
Check out my inspired version below: (I recreated this from memory)
I needed a jazzed up look to attend a meetup with DC Fashion and Beauty Bloggers... y'all should know that I was working with my trusty neutrals being at work =( I pulled this together and love it!
MAC Pro Longwear foundation nc42
MAC Careblend powders in Medium/Dark and Gold Go Lightly!
Ruby Kisses banana powder to set highlight
MAC Cork and Tete- a -Tint Shadows
MAC Lingering and Strut brow pencils
Laying Low paint pot to base and as a lid color
MAC Smoke and Mirrors eye shadow palette (LE Holiday 2009)
I used my contour powder in my crease (Black Radiance Creamy Beige pressed powder)
To get a darker color (but not too dark) for the definition in the crease, I used Deception shadow (looks like Satin Taupe) and Smoke and Mirror's blended together (Brown Down or a dark brown shadow)
Fire in Her Eyes for the inner corner
Revlon Color Stay liquid liner to line my top lid
MAC Under currant green sparkle liner and LA Colors Green liquid liner on my bottom lid (CLICK TO ENLARGE TO PICS TO SEEEEEEE! ;))
I used the same combo of Deception shadow and Smoke and Mirror's blended together to smoke out the bottom lid a bit...
MAC Zoom lash mascara
iEnvy by Kiss lashes in Beyond Naturale 03 (some of my fave lashes right now!!)
Get Away Bronze (LE Summer 2010)
MAC Myself lipstick
Viva Glam Gaga2 lipglass