Sunday, January 15, 2012

TBN Blackened Turquoise +Jangsara = Sunday Look!

Blackened Turquoise Look
I've wanted to do a post like this for a while and today the stars aligned so here it goes!  Fair warning, this is a pic heavy post because I am so happy how this all turned out!

A while ago, my girl crush Jangsara posted about a wonderful cosmetics company called The Body Needs, in particular an amazing shadow line called the Blackened Collection.  This post lead to my own review of The Body Needs here.  Since then I've been dying to use TBN Blackened Shadows in a look inspired by (read: blatantly ripped off) the lovely Jangsara.  She has amazing step by step tutorials and with her help and alot of practice you can recreate some stunning looks.

Unruly brows make every look better!

The look I am using today is Jangsara's Caribbean Cruise  .  I did not have everything (anything) she used so I just duped everything as close as possible.  The beauty of her tutorials is you can substitute colors you like and have.  I do recommend copying one or two as closely as possible, it really helps you get a feel for how your shadows work together and compliment one another.  I'll explain that more later.

Closed Eye
Here are the products I used:
Eyelid base : Napoleon Perdis Eyeliner in Black
Lid color: The Body Needs Blackened Turquoise (yum)
Crease color: MAC Cut to Fit and MAC Black Tied
Browbone color:  MAC Prance
Waterline and Eyeliner : Urban Decay Zero
Mascara: Clinique High Impact

One way following her color choices as closely as possible paid off was in duping UD Oil Slick with MAC Black Tied.  I was really nervous using this.  I normally only use Black Tied as a liner and in her pics the crease definition looked almost bronze, I was not wrapping my mind around how a black shadow could look anything other then black.  Well once I got in their and starting using the MAC Black Tied to blend out the MAC Cut to Fit, it did blend into a blackened copper color.  On my own I don't know I would have put these colors together, but they work so well.

Full Face Look
If I want to you take one thing away from this post, it is don't be afraid to try new things and don't be afraid to fail.  For every look that works, I left 2-3 in my wake that failed... utterly.  That's how we learn.  I also implore you to visit Makeup Your Jangsara  Her creativity and talent are infectious!
Also, don't forget to swing by The Body Needs before 8 CST tonight January 15, 2012 to receive 24% of your order using code 2424.  I am not affiliated with TBN, I just really adore their products and service.

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