Saturday, 16 February 2013

Yellow flash!

Hi blog readers!

Yesterday I created a dramatic blue smokey eye with a flash of yellow in the inner corner. I have had Mac chrome yellow eyeshadow in my kit for such a long time and have never used it- so I wanted to come up with a look that I could use it in. 

I really like how it turned out and my blue headscarf seemed to compliment the look too! In this post I'll be taking you through the products I used and the technique so you can try it at home.


I always start of with the eyes, because I do such dramatic looks with lots of shadow if I get fall out I don't end up ruining and having to redo my foundation or concealor. I applied tape from my lower lash line going up to get a sharp wing.

This is a must have when we are using eyeshadows to prevent creasing and allow the shadows to appear more vibrant.
 I used Mac soft ochre paint pot all over my lid up to my brow and then took Maybelline's color tattoo in timeless black and applied this on my lid.

 I then took the dark blue from the Sleek ultra matt darks palette and applied this all over my lid.
On a fluffy brush I then took chaos from the Urban decay vice palette and blended this into my crease to blend out the dark blue and also create a slight gradient.
 On my brow bone I took Urban decays midnight cowgirl and applied this to add shimmer and dimension.
In the inner corner I applied Mac chrome yellow.
Underneath my eyes I applied the dark blue from the Sleek palette and connected this to the upper wing.
In my waterline I applied Miss sportys eyeliner in ocean.

I applied Maybellines eye studio gel liner in a cat liner shape on the top of my lid.
I then went on with Illamasquas precision ink in alchemy on top in a cat liner shape to add some contrast with the yellow.

For the brows I used Illamasquas eyebrow cake in thunder.


 I mixed a drop of Illamasqua rich liquid with my Rimmel 25 hours foundation. I applied this with my real techniques expert face brush. For my review on the Illamasqua rich liquid foundation click here

I went in underneath the eyes with Collections 2000 lasting perfection concealor and some Mac studio finish concealor on any blemishes. I also added some Illamasqua concealor underneath the eyes in a lighter shade to add some highlight.

I contoured my cheeks with Sleeks contour kit in medium.
I applied Sleeks blush in pixie pink and Mac whisper of gilt on the top of my cheekbones for some highlight.


I couldn't decide for the lips so tried a pink and a nude lip. I personally liked the nude lip better with this eye makeup look, but the pink looked cool too!

For the nude lips I simply used Revlons matt lipstick in nude attitude

For the pink lips I used Illamasquas pencil in manic with wanton lipstick and drench lipstick in the outer corners.

Which lip was your favourite? Would you wear this look? Let me know in the comments below!

Love always 




  1. This is seriously amazing! I'd never be able to pull it off, gorgeous! x

  2. Wow this is stunning! Love the bright yellow so much!

  3. Omg you look stunning! that look is stunning!
    Hamida X

  4. i don't see you on my followers list or see me on your blogroll. if you would be kind to try again to follow me then let me know to follow you back :P

  5. beautifil eyes!!!

  6. Wow love it, i think i would go for the pink lips cause it makes this dramatic blue look even more colourful!

  7. Wow this looks gorgeous! So bold and different, love it! New follower :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  8. Your Blog is so cute and you look nice :)
    If you want to follow eacht other, please let me know !

  9. I love your make-up! Looking forward to see new posts <3
    I'm your 250 follower if you like my blog too I'm waiting for you :)


  10. beautiful!! you're so talent!

  11. wow~ It looks so great~


  12. Oh wow wow wow!! You make up is absolutly stunning!! I love the combination of yellow, gold and blue and you look gorgeous with it!! I would never get it this way!

    Hope you visit me on my blog

  13. Wow! Amazingly stunning makeup it's a work of art. I love the combo of all the colours for the eyeshadow. Gorgeous!

    x x

  14. This looks amazing! Great blog Sana :) I am looking forward to your youtube tutorials :)



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