Friday, February 18, 2011

Taupes DIY and Facebook giveaway!

DIY time again!

This time I was feeling a bit Taupe, so I decided it was time to do a DIY taupe eyeshadow.  I wanted something light and shimmery that could be used with almost anything and a medium matte Taupe for the eye crease.

So lets get started, first off I decided what colours I was going to use and got prepared.
ingredients
more ingredients

I mixed up my basic oxide blend that will be the basis of the colours.

oxides pre- mixing

Then added my white base blend that gives the adhesion and slip and kept tweaking until I had a universal matte taupe that I was happy with.
Taupe anyone???

I then took that blend and added shimmers :)  (oooohhh love sparkle ) until I had a pale shimmer Taupe to suit all skin tones and a Matte medium Taupe, then I swatch tested them and tried them on my lids for a few days.
shimmer - matte

shimmer all over lid - matte in crease
shimmer on lid - matte in crease
This was the result. I'm thinking a name the colour comp on Facebook, because I suck at naming things! With the winner getting a pot of the finished colour, but will announce the details on FB when I have decided on the rules :)

4 comments:

buddy8 said...

Hi Michele i love the colours you have blended together, very nice, well done. cheers

scentsation1 said...

Interesting blog, love the taupes, too!!

RitualEyes said...

Thanks beauties :) everyone needs a little Taupe every now and then!

Christy said...

I love those taupes you made! I'd definately wear those!