Aromaleigh Brilliant Deductions Collection: Looks

Brilliant Deductions Swatches

Damaged & Delusional, Lucky Cat Emporium, Psychosomatic Limp, Pupils Dilated, Sooo Changeable, Frailty of Genius, How Quaint / Experimental Drug, Password Protected, Bitterness is a Paralytic, Alone is What I Have, Fleeting Impression, Surveillance Status, Codes & Ciphers / Brainy is the New Sexy, Nicotine Patch, My Only Weakness, Spectacularly Ignorant, Recreational Scolding, Glittering Career, High-Functioning Sociopath

Yesterday I posted my swatches of Aromaleigh’s Brilliant Deductions collection. Today I’ve got the looks. Since the collection is so large ( a whopping 21 colors), I couldn’t fit them into just five looks, so this post is a little bit larger than usual, with eight different looks.

BD1 SLook 1: Frailty of Genius, Damaged & Delusional and Glittering CareerBD1I started by priming my lids, then patted Frailty of Genius onto my mobile lids. I used a tapered brush to apply Damaged & Delusional to the outer corner and blended the red into the grey with a clean blending brush. I mixed Glittering Career with Superstar Serum and applied it as liner on both my upper and lower lashlines. (Lips are Tilt/Shift Gravity.) I put together a tutorial for this look here, if you’re interested in seeing how I did it step by step.

BD2 SLook 2: Password Protected and Psychosomatic LimpBD2

This look is my basic Pixie Epoxy smoky eye, which I posted about here. I primed my lips then patted Pixie Epoxy on top with my pinkie. After it set, I applied Password Protected with a fluffy brush. I swiped the rest of what was left on my brush across my crease and under my lower lashes. I used Psychosomatic Limp on a blending brush to blend out the edges and deepen the color under my lower lashes. I lined my eyes with purple pencil liner and smudged it out with a brush. I applied mascara as well.

BD3 SLook 3: High-Functioning Sociopath, Alone is What I Have and Experimental DrugBD3I primed my lids and patted Experimental Drug on with a fluffy brush. I worked it up a little bit higher than my crease and blended out the edges with a clean blending brush. I used a pencil brush to apply a dot of Alone is What I Have in the inner corner. I mixed High-Functioning Sociopath with Superstar Serum and applied it as liner, along my upper lashes and in my lower waterline. I finished with a coat of mascara.

BD4 SLook 4: Brainy is the New Sexy, Recreational Scolding and Bitterness is a ParalyticBD4I primed my lids, then patted Brainy is the New Sexy over the primer. I applied Recreational Scolding in the outer corner and blended the two together. I tidied up the edges with makeup remover and a q-tip as well. I used a liner brush to apply Bitterness is a Paralytic to my lower lashline and finished the look with winged black liner and mascara. (Lips are Fyrinnae Sexy Nerd.) There’s a full post about this look here.

BD5 SLook 5: Lucky Cat Emporium and Pupils DilatedBD5For this look I primed my lids and patted Lucky Cat Emporium up slightly past my crease. I diffused the edge with a clean blending brush. I mixed Pupils Dilated with Superstar Serum and lined my lower lashes with it. I curled my lashes and applied mascara, but skipped the liner.

BD6 SLook 6: Surveillance Status, How Quaint, Fleeting Impression and Codes & CiphersBD6

As always, I primed my lids first. Then I patted Surveillance status all over my mobile lid, concentrating the color lower down near my lashes. I used a blending brush to apply How Quaint to my crease, and blended out any harsh edges with it. I used a fluffy brush to highlight my browbone and inner corner with Fleeting Impression. Last I mixed Glittering Career with Superstar Serum and applied it with a liner brush, both along my upper lashes and in my lower waterline. I finished the look with mascara.

BD7 SLook 7: My Only Weakness and Nicotine PatchBD7For this look I primed my lids and applied Pixie Epoxy on top. I waited 15 seconds and then patted My Only Weakness all over my lids. I swiped some under my lower lashes as well. Then I put Nicotine Patch on a blending brush and used it to blend out the upper edge of the green along my crease, concentrating the color in the outer corner. I lined my lashes with a golden brown pencil liner and applied mascara to finish it off.

BD8 SLook 8: Sooo Changeable and Spectacularly IgnorantBD8I applied primer and then patted Sooo Changeable all over my lid. I used a fluffy brush to place Spectacularly Ignorant in the outer corner and blended it through the outer half of my crease as well. I used a clean blending brush to blend some more. I also applied some beneath my lower lashes. I lined my upper lashes with black liquid liner, winging it out at the end, and my lower waterline with black pencil liner. I curled my lashes and applied mascara to top it off.

BD Looks LightSo there you are! Eight looks using every single color in Aromaleigh’s enormous Brilliant Deductions collection. I’ve been plugging away at getting these done for quite some time (the oldest look here is from April!), but once Aromaleigh announced that the collection was being discontinued, I knew I had to hurry it up and finish. There’s a fair number of slightly colorful smoky looks in the mix, along with a few that have a fair bit of contrasting color. My favorite look is number 1. Something about the red together with the grey just seems elegant to me, and while the liner doesn’t show up great in pictures, in person it’s got a really pretty sheen to it. It’s the look I chose to make a tutorial for, so if you’re interested in seeing how I put it together step by step, you can check it out here. I was also really pleased with how well the colors in look 3 came together. The tiny dot of turquoise in the corner really ties things together in a fun way!

Which look was your favorite? Are you interested in the Brilliant Deductions collection? Remember, it’s being discontinued and is currently on sale, so if you’re interested in picking it up you should probably do so sooner rather than later.

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Baroque Always With Me Collection: Looks

Always With Me Close Ups

Confetti Candy, Smells Like Human Spirit, Bathhouse, Boiler Room / Dragon, Ocean Railway, Herbal Bath Soak, Give Me Sen

Yesterday I posted my swatches of Baroque Cosmetics’s Always With Me Collection. Today I’ve got five looks using these shadows that I’m really excited to share with you. For the most part the looks are on the soft and subtle side.

awm 1Look 1: Confetti Candy and Smells Like Human Spirit Always with me 2For this, I primed my lids and then applied Confetti Candy to the inner half with a flat brush. I flipped it over and used the other side to apply Smells Like Human Spirit to the outer half, up slightly past the crease at the outer corner and overlapping a little bit in the middle. I blended the two together to get a smooth transition. I lined my upper and lower lashlines with a lot of black pencil liner and smudged it out with a brush. I smudged it out past the end of my eye in the outer corners. I mixed a tiny bit of Smells Like Human Spirit with Superstar Serum and used it to line my lower waterline. I finished the look with mascara. (Lips are a blend of Kae Q Sapodilla and Fyrinnae Meloncholy, a combo I absolutely love.)

awm2Look 2: Ocean Railway and Herbal Bath Soak Always With Me 3I primed my lids and applied Pixie Epoxy over the top. After it set I patted Ocean Railway on top of the Pixie Epoxy, concentrating more color close to my lashes and stopping before I got all the way to the crease. I used a swiping motion to fill in near my crease with less intense color. Then I picked up a little bit of Herbal Bath Soak with a round blending brush and used it to blend out the upper edge along my crease. I lined my upper lashes with thick black liquid liner and added a dramatic wing at the end. I curled and mascaraed my lashes and finished the look with a tiny bit of Ocean Railway applied to my lower waterline with a liner brush. (Lips are Kae Q Guava.)

awm3Look 3: Bathhouse, Boiler Room and Confetti Candy Always With Me 1After applying primer, I patted Bathhouse all over my lids, focusing the color most intensely on the inner part. Then I applied Boiler Room at the outer corner and fanned it up and out. I blended it down and in over the red at the outer corner as well. Then I put a little bit of it on a round blending brush and worked it into the crease, concentrating on the outer part. I used a fluffy brush to highlight under my browbone with a teensy bit of Confetti Candy. I added dark brown winged liquid liner to my upper lashline and lined my lower lashline with a golden brown glittery pencil liner. Then I deepened the outer third of my lower lashline with dark brown pencil liner. I finished with mascara. (Lips are Shiro’s Red Wedding.)

awm4Look 4: Give Me Sen, Herbal Bath Soak, Dragon, Confetti Candy Always With Me 4First I applied Give me Sen to the inner third of my already-primed eyelids. I rubbed my brush on a tissue and then used the same brush to apply a vertical stripe of Herbal Bath Soak down the middle of each eyelid. I cleaned off my brush once more and use it to apply Dragon to the outer third. I used a blending brush to very lightly blur the lines between the colors. Then I picked up some Herbal Bath Soak with a blending brush and applied it above my crease and along my lower lashline. I blended out the top edge. Then I used a tiny bit of Confetti Candy as a brow highlight. I lined my upper and lower lashes with a little black pencil liner and ended with mascara.

awm5Look 5: Give Me Sen, Smells Like Human Spirit, Confetti Candy Always With Me 5I started by priming my lids. Then I swept Confetti Candy all over to give a sheer wash of shimmer. I mixed Give Me Sen with Superstar Serum to make a paste and then applied it as winged liner. I also applied some along my lower lashes and connected the bottom line to my wing and filled in the triangle they made. I took my tiniest brush and applied Smells Like Human Spirit as an inner corner highlight. Both my upper and lower lashes got a coat of mascara. (Lips are Shiro’s It’s Called Love, which is also Spirited Away themed.)

Always With Me LooksSo those are my five Always With Me looks. I had a ton of fun with this collection. I was really surprised by how much I liked Smells Like Human Spirit when used in actual looks. I think overall look number one was my favorite, and actually pretty different from my usual looks. If I’m ever in the mood for wham bam in your face blue sparkles though, look number 2 is where it’s at. What about you? Which look is your favorite?

Dark Matter Makeup Zodiac Collection: Looks

Zodiac Swatches

Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces / Libra, Aries, Taurus, Capricorn, Aquarius, Sagittarius

After yesterday’s swatch post, it’s time for my looks from Dark Matter Makeup’s Zodiac collection. This collection has a lot of bright, fun colors, although some of them took a little bit of extra work to use in the looks. Nonetheless, I’m happy with what I came up with and if you’re a more confident eyeshadow user, you should be able to make some nice bold looks with these colors. Also, if you missed my update to yesterday’s post, these shadows have been reformulated since I bought them, so it’s possible they perform better now. Dom’s sending me a few samples of the reformulation, and when I get them, I’ll post an update about the new formula.

zodiac s3 Look 1: Virgo and Pisces Zodiac 3For this look I primed my eyes and then patted Virgo over the lid. I placed Pisces in the outer corner and the outer portion of the crease and blended it down and into Virgo. I kept blending until the transition was smooth. I added a little bit more Pisces in the crease to make it more vibrant, and brought some under my lower lashes as well. I lined my eyes all the way around with black pencil liner and applied a lot of mascara.

zodiac s5 Look 2: Scorpio, Taurus and Sagittarius Zodiac 5b I primed my eyes and patted Pixie Epoxy on to my mobile lids. After it set, I applied Scorpio to my lids. I took a tiny bit of Taurus on a blending brush and worked it into the crease to smooth out the edges, fanning it up slightly at the outer corners. I tidied a bit with a q-tip and diffused the edges with my blending brush. I used a liner brush to apply Sagittarius along my lower lashline. I lined my eyes with black pencil liner and finished with mascara. (Lips are Kae Q Sapodilla.)

zodia s2 Look 3: Aquarius and Aries Zodiac 2This is the second look I attempted with these colors, since the first one turned out patchy. For this, I primed my lids and applied Aries up to my crease. I blended out the edges a little to diffuse the upper edge. I mixed Aquarius with Superstar Serum and applied it as winged liner using an eyeliner brush. I applied a little of the mixture to my lower lashline as well. I finished the look with mascara. (Lips are Kae Q Mamey.)

zodiac s1 Look 4: Libra, Gemini and Capricorn Zodiac 1 This look is an attempt at a halo eye, although the colors were too similar for it to be very distinct. I primed my eyes and applied Gemini to the inner and outer thirds of each eye. I used a pencil brush to apply Libra to the very inner and outer corners, as well as to the inner and outer thirds of my lower lashline. I filled in the middle third of each eye with Capricorn and blended the purples together. I might have overblended slightly, which cause the halo-ness to become extremely subtle, so I added a touch more Gemini over the top. In retrospect, maybe I should have added a little bit more back. I also applied Gemini to the middle third of my lower lashline. I blended out the upper edge of the purples with Capricorn on a fluffy brush, bringing it up a little higher than my crease. I lined my upper lashline with black pencil liner and my lower lashline with grey. I curled my lashes and applied mascara to complete the look. (Lips are Fyrinnae Pygmy Hippo topped with gloss.)

zodiac s4 Look 5: Aries, Leo and Cancer, plus Pisces Zodiac 4a For this look I started my priming my eyes and then applied Aries to the inner third of my lids. I applied Leo to the middle third and Cancer to the outer third. I flared Cancer up at the outer corner and applied some to the outer half of my lower lashline as well. I applied Leo to the middle of my lower lashline, stopping before my tear duct. I blended the three colors on my lid together to get a smooth transition, but Leo became very sheer so I patted a little more on top. I took the teensiest bit of Aries on a blending brush and used it to lightly blend out the upper edge. I lined my upper lashes with black liquid liner, ending in a little wing, and my lower lashes with black pencil liner. I also applied mascara.

Zodiac 4bAfter I finished the first version of this look, I realized that it would be super fun to add some turquoise to the lower lashline, so I used a liner brush to apply some Pisces to my lower waterline. This version made me think of a tropical sunset over the ocean!

zodiac looks aSo there are my five Zodiac Collection looks! Despite the fact that some of the shadows were a bit tricky to use and required a careful hand or touch ups after blending, I really like the way they turned out. I was able to make a lot of bright, fun looks! Since turquoise is hands down my favorite color, look number one was my favorite, but I was pleasantly surprised by number three as well. My first attempt at an Aquarius/Aries look (a smoky eye over Pixie Epoxy) turned into a bit of a patchy mess (especially when my eyes were closed and you could see it all), but foiling Aquarius as liner worked quite well and made for a nice, delicate, pretty look. What about you? Which look was your favorite?

Corvus Cosmetics Mouseia Collection: Looks

Mouseia swatches

Erato, Clio, Calliope, Urania, Melpomene / Terpsichore, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Thalia

Yesterday I posted my swatches of Corvus Cosmetics’ Mouseia Collection. Now it’s time for the looks. This was an interesting collection to come up with looks for, since the colors in it are very extreme. It’s pretty much all dark intense colors or super light pastels with nothing in the middle. It definitely makes it unique as a collection, but it’s a bit tricky to work with if you’re using it and only it for your looks. Several of these looking would be much easier if you supplemented with a midtone transition shade.

mouseia shadow 1Look 1: Urania, Thalia and Polyhymnia

Mouseia 1I primed my lids and applied Thalia to the inner half of the lid and Polyhymnia to the outer half of the lid and blended the two together. Then I mixed Urania with superstar serum and applied it as winged liner along my upper lashline. I finished the look by curling my lashes and applying mascara.

mouseia shadow 2Look 2: Urania, Melopmene and Erato

Mouseia 2I started by priming my lids all the way around, including my lower lashline. Then I patted Pixie Epoxy onto my eyelids and waited 20 seconds for it to set. I carefully patted Melpomene onto the middle of each lid, leaving the very inner and outer corners blank. Next I patted Erato onto the outer corner and around onto the outer 2/3 of my lower lashline. Then I carefully patted Urania onto the inner corner of both my upper and lower lids. I blended it up into the purple on my upper lids and into the red on my lower lashline. I used a q-tip with some face lotion on it to tidy up the outer edges of the shadow, and then used a clean blending brush to soften as much as I could. The edges wound up being a little choppy and grungy anyways. To finish, I lined my eyes with black pencil liner, smudged it out and added mascara. (If you wanted a less grungy version of this look, I would recommend using a transition shade that works for your skintone to blend out the upper edge.)

mouseia shadow 3Look 3: Erato

Mouseia 3Noel has said that a smoky eye with Erato is one of her favorite looks, so I knew I wanted to do one for my review. I tried this using Clio to blend out the edges, but it was too dark of a gold to work as a blending color with my skintone, so I did the whole look with one color and a lot of blending. I started by priming my lids and applied Erato all over, blowing it out at the outer corners and bringing it down around my lower lashline, but stopping before my tear ducts. I used a q-tip and lotion to tidy up the shape of the shadow and blended the crap out of the upper edge. I lined my eyes with black pencil and smudged it with a brush. To finish, I curled my lashes and put on mascara. (To make this look easier, you could use a transition shade to blend out the upper edge instead of tidying it with a q-tip.)

mouseia shadow 4Look 4: Terpsichore and Euterpe

Mouseia 4To start, I primed my lids. Then I applied Euterpe all over. I placed Terpsichore in my outer corner and crease and used a fluffy blending brush to blend the two together. I also used a liner brush to apply Terpsichore to my lower waterline to brighten my eyes a little bit more. Then I did a classic cat eye with black liquid liner and finished with mascara.

mouseia shadows 5Look 5: Calliope, Clio and Euterpe

Mouseia 5For this look I actually didn’t prime my eyelids. I started by buffing Euterpe into my lids to even out the color a little bit. Then I tapped out little piles of both Clio and Calliope next to each other on the mirror I used for mixing. I placed a dot of Superstar Serum next to each pile. I mixed Clio first and applied it to the inner third of my upper lashline as well as my lower waterline. Then I mixed Calliope and lined the outer two thirds, ending in a wing. I used my brush to mix the two mixtures together and went over the middle third of the line until the transition between the green and the gold was no longer harsh. Then I curled my lashes and finished with a coat of mascara.

Mouseia LooksSo there they are! Five looks using only shadows from Corvus’s Mouseia collection. Because of the extremes of the collection, I stuck to smoky eyes or winged liner looks, but I think they turned out really nicely. Look 2, my tricolor smoky eye was probably my favorite. I’ve been trying to get a tricolor smoky eye to work for a little while now, and I feel like this is my favorite variation so far! I also really liked look number 5, with the green and gold gradient liner. Which look is your favorite?

Hello Waffle Painted Flowers Collection: Looks

Painted Flowers Swatches

Mad as a March Hare, Animate Chess-Piece, Eat Me, Golden Afternoon, Pool of Tears, Gryphon, Deepest Fears / Locked Doors, Dormouse, Mad, Beneath Oxfordshire, Moonlit Grin, Rule 42, Hearts

Yesterday I posted my swatches of Hello Waffle‘s spring seasonal collection, Painted Flowers. Today I have the looks to share with you. This is one of my favorite collections, and I really like how easy it was to come up with looks using these shadows.

eat me shadowLook 1: Pool of Tears, Eat Me and Moonlit Grin

Pool of TearsI liked this look so much I actually put together a tutorial for it with pictures. But in brief, I primed my lids, applied Eat Me to the inner half and Pool of Tears to the outer half and blended them together. Then I used a narrow angled brush to apply Moonlit Grin in a C around the outer corner and blended that too. I finished with black winged liner and mascara.

rule 42 shadowsLook 2: Hearts, Deepest Fears, Rule 42, Dormouse

Deepest FearsFor this look, I primed my eyelids and applied Hearts to the inner third, Deepest Fears to the middle third and Rule 42 to the outer third. I blended them together and brought Rule 42 up into the crease. I blended out the upper edge with Dormouse. Then I smudged some Hearts into both my upper and lower lashlines. I applied Rule 42 to my lower lashline as well, closer in to the lashes. I lined my upper lashes and lower waterline with black pencil liner, smudged it out and finished with mascara.

mad shadowaLook 3: Golden Afternoon, Mad, Animate Chess-Piece, Beneath OxfordshireGolden Afternoon

First, I patted Golden Afternoon onto my already primed lids. Then I applied Mad in the outer corner/crease and blended the two together. I used a little Animate Chess-Piece to as a transition color to soften the upper edge. Then I mixed Beneath Oxfordshire with Superstar Serum and applied it as liner, thickly on the upper lashes and lightly on the bottom.

dormouse shadowLook 4: Locked Doors, Mad as a March Hare, Dormouse

Locked Doors

For this look, I primed my eyes and applied Locked Doors all over my lids and along my lower lashline. I placed Mad as a March Hare in my crease and blended them together. I applied Dormouse above the darker shadows and blended it up to my eyebrows. I finished with smudgy dark brown liner and mascara.

gryphon shadowLook 5: Gryphon, Eat Me, Rule 42, Dormouse

GryphonI decided to try a new technique for halo eyes with this look. I started by applying Dormouse to my crease as a transition color and blended it out quite a bit so it wasn’t too sparkly. Then I applied Gryphon to the inner and outer thirds of each eye, leaving the middle of my lid empty. I used a pencil brush to apply Rule 42 to the very inner and outer portion of each eye and to the inner and outer thirds of my lower lashline as well. I filled in the middle section with Gryphon. Then I patted Eat Me into the blank space in the center of my lid and carefully blended the three colors together, making sure not to darken the white. I lined my eyes with a metallic dark grey pencil, curled my lashes and put on mascara.

Painted Flowers Looks

So those are my Painted Flowers looks. I like that they’re a mix of colorful fun looks and dark and moody looks. My favorite is the first one, just because of my deep and abiding love for turquoise shadow and winged liner. It’s tutorial will be up tomorrow if you want to try it for yourself! But I’m also really happy with looks 4 and 5. I’m usually not a huge fan of browns, but really liked how they came together in look 4 and I feel like look 5 is the most successful halo eye I’ve ever done. What about you? Which look is your favorite?

My Pretty Zombie WTF Collection: Looks

WTF Swatches

W (Wednesday), T (Thursday), F (Friday)

Yesterday I posted my swatches of the WTF collection from My Pretty Zombie, so today it’s time for the looks. It’s a tiny little collection, but the colors work really well together, so I did three looks, with each shadow getting to be the centerpiece for one of them. Since using the same shadows is a little bit repetitive I tried out my new Fyrinnae lip lustres as well.

Glamorous Rebel ProductsLook 1: W, T and F, with Glamorous Rebel Lip Lustre

W look 2

For my W look, I primed my eyes and then swept W across my lid. I worked T into the crease. Then I used a liner brush to apply F to my upper and lower lashlines. I finished with a bit of mascara and used Glamorous Rebel, a blue based red, on my lips. (Excuse the smudginess. It was my first time trying the lip lustres and I hadn’t mastered the application yet.)

T shadowsLook 2: T, F and W with Pygmy Hippo Lip Lustre

T lookFor my T look, I applied T across my primed lids. I put F in the crease and blended. Then I used W as a subtle highlight underneath my browbone and in my inner corner. I applied black winged liner and mascara and finished with Pygmy Hippo lip lustre, a pretty mauve.

F shadowsLook 3: F and T with Ocelot Lip Lustre

F lookFor the Friday-inspired look, I wanted something with a bit more oomph, so I patted Pixie Epoxy all over my primed lids and applied F on top. I put some along my lower lashline as well. I blended out the edge with T. Then I lined my upper and lower lashes, including my waterlines, with black pencil liner and smudged it out with a brush. I finished the look with black mascara and Ocelot, a light pink lip lustre.

WTF looksThree different neutral looks, using the WTF shadows in different combinations. These colors lend themselves really well to more low key daytime looks, but if you bring out a sticky base, you can do something more dramatic as well. Which look is your favorite? I’m partial to the second one, the T look, myself. I think this placement works really nicely to make my eyes look more defined while still being work-appropriate and not too flashy. (If I could wear make up to work, I would definitely do this type of look a lot.)

Notoriously Morbid Slay Me Collection: Looks (Waves 1 and 2)

Slay Me Swatches

Boca Del Infierno, He’s Going Through Changes, Dust to Dust, Quiet Storm, She Names the Stars, Teacher in Tweed / Comic Relief, She’s Got Gidget Hair, The Dating Slayer, Gypsy Curse, Hesitant Heroine, Bloody Awful Poet

Today it’s time for the looks from Notoriously Morbid’s Slay Me collection, Waves 1 and 2. (The swatches are here, if you missed them yesterday.) I’ve already posted two looks that use only Slay Me shadows, a soft lavender grey smoky eye with Quiet Storm and Gypsy Curse and a gothic red and black smoky eye with Boca Del Infierno, Bloody Awful Poet and Gypsy Curse. (Gypsy Curse lends itself to smoky eyes.) And now there’s more Buffy goodness! (Including another smoky eye using Gypsy Curse. What can I say? It’s its thing.)

Comic Relief and She's Got Gidget Hair shadowsLook 1: Comic Relief and She’s Got Gidget Hair

Comic Relief and She's Got Gidget HairComic Relief seems like it would be a super scary orange, but it actually blends out into a surprisingly natural peachy color. I primed my lids like usual, and then applied She’s Got Gidget Hair all over. I put Comic Relief in the outer corner and blended it out and down towards the lashes. I applied dark brown liquid liner with a tiny wing and mascara. I used Comic Relief as my lip color, too! I just patted it onto a waxy lip balm and blended it in with my finger.

Boca Del Infierno liner shadowsLook 2: Boca Del Infierno, He’s Going Through Changes and Quiet Storm

Boca Del Infierno linerI applied He’s Going Through Changes all over my already primed lids, from my lashes to my browbone. Then I mixed Boca Del Infierno with Superstar Serum and applied the paste as very heavy winged liner. I thinned the mixture with a bit more Superstar Serum and applied it to my lower lashline as well, concentrating on the outer corners. Then I used a blending brush to apply Quiet Storm in an arching shape, starting at my inner corners and following the arch of my brow. I blended the peach and lavender together with a clean blending brush. I finished by tightlining my upper lashes with black pencil liner and applying mascara. Hesitant Heroine shadowsLook 3: She Names the Stars, Hesitant Heroine and Bloody Awful Poet, plus The Dating Slayer

Hesitant HeroineSo much matte blue eyeshadow. I primed my lids, then patted She Names the Stars all over my lid, stopping at my crease. I put Hesitant Heroine on a blending brush and worked it into the crease. I used a smudge brush to bring it around the outer corner of my eye and along my lower lashline as well. Then I used a flat, stiff brush to apply Bloody Awful Poet into the lower lashes, angling it up and out at the outer corner, kind of like a cat eye. Then I smudged it into the upper lashes and darkened the outer corner a bit more. I used a clean blending brush to soften the edges of the blue and tidied things up with a q-tip dipped in face lotion (so much fallout!). Last, I curled my lashes and applied mascara. I love that this look is Spike and both his ladies. :)

Hesitant Heroine with the Dating SlayerAfter taking my pictures, I realized that I hadn’t quite applied all the matte blue eyeshadows yet, so I put some of The Dating Slayer on an eyeliner brush and applied it to my tear duct. I’m not sure which version of the look I like better. The blue inner corners are a little weird, but in a kind of neat way.

Teacher in Tweed, Gypsy Curse, Dust to DustLook 4: Gypsy Curse, Teacher in Tweed and Dust to Dust

Teacher in Tweed 2I was having the hardest time with this look, which is ridiculous, because it’s not complicated and the colors go together easily. Then a friend suggested that since they’re mattes I should try it without primer, which I did. It went from being a frustratingly difficult look to one that was super simple. I started by patting Teacher in Tweed onto my bare lids. I used a blending brush to apply Gypsy Curse in the crease and blended out the edges. I also applied some to the lower lashline. I used a small, fluffy angled brush to lightly highlight my browbone and inner corners with Dust to Dust. Then I used a clean belnding brush to blend everything together. I blended a lot, but it still wound up kind of uneven. To finish it off, I used a dark brown pencil liner and smudged it out with a brush. I put up a comparison between the primer and primerless versions of this look, so you can see for yourself the difference it makes.

Bloody Awful Poet and Where the Kids and the Vamps GoLook 5: Where the Kids and the Vamps Go and Bloody Awful Poet

Kids and Vamps

This is kind of cheating, since Where the Kids and the Vamps Go isn’t a regular part of the collection. (It was a gift with purchase color from when the collection was first released.) But I love it, and it looks great by itself, so it gets its own look. This is as easy as can be. I primed my lids and patted Where the Kids and the Vamps Go all over the lid with a fluffy brush, heavier at the outer corners and lighter as I worked towards the inner corners. Then I mixed superstar serum with Bloody Awful Poet and applied it as liner. Mascara and done. So easy!

Slay Me LooksSo there you are. Five different Buffy-themed looks. It’s cheating, but the last one is my favorite. I just love the simplicity of it. Plus everytime I use Bloody Awful Poet, I think of Spike, and Spike is just hands down the best. Which look do you like the best? And if you’re a Buffy fan, who’s your favorite character?