Friday, September 20, 2013

Cocktail #2 The Bunsen Burner - Shiseido Eye Color Bar

Have I told you how FUN this Shiseido Eye Color Bar is?  I think I shall turn my whole blog over to this thing for the rest of eternity.  Ok, maybe not.  I have the attention span of a little invertebrate crawling on the ocean floor.  Still, I have a new shiny and I am so excited to play with it.

Today's cocktail, I bring you The Bunsen Burner.  Hey it's Friday.  I don't know about you, but I need a cocktail.


source: wikipedia

Also.  Fire.

The flame and heat of a Bunsen Burner can be controlled by increasing the allowance of oxygen mixing into the flame.  The hotter the flame, it goes from red to blue.  And then if you're burning something, and you're not causing toxic fumes to make you pass out and convulse, maybe you get some nice black charred bits.  (Can you tell I am a Liberal Arts student through and through?  The thought of high school and college Chemistry courses make me break out into a cold sweat.)

For my Shiseido Eye Color Bar cocktail, The Bunsen Burner, I use the following shades:
  • Champagne - for the oxygen
  • Liquourice - for the charred bits
  • Cassis - hot flame
  • Curacao - super mega burning hot hot flame


This is about as easy as pie (π?) to do.  I used my Tom Ford Espresso liner on my upper lash line to build up a smudgy base and also on the outer third of my lower lash line with a small flat and stiff brush.  I built Liquorice on top of that brown base plus higher up and blended lightly into the crease.  Cassis was lightly applied with a fluffy blending brush above the Liquorice and also overlapped and blended slightly into the Liquorice.  On the lower lash line I placed Liquorice on the outer two thirds.  Curacao is placed as a vibrant (and super hot) plop on the inner third.  Champagne is layered heavily over the black Liquorice.
Otherwise on my face, Chantecaille Future Skin foundation, Ellis Faas concealer under eyes and under nose.  Lancome Hypnose Drama waterproof mascara on lashes and Suqqu Balancing brow palette on brows in Moss Green.  Guerlain Madame Rougit blush on cheeks and By Terry lipstick in Flirty Rosy.

I want to know how you're mixing up your shades!  What's your cocktail?  Did you get the Eye Color Bar, too?  Let's play mixologist together.

And AHHHHHH, FRIDAY IS FINALLY HERRRRREEE.

24 comments :

  1. OMG!!! Have I told you how much I LOVE this post! Incredible! Love what you did with matching the shadows to the flames. And the look you created--WOW Belly. Phenomenal. Total <3

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    1. LOL! thank you thank you, Jenny! I found the flame picture after, but I was like OooooOOOOoo!

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  2. Stunning, Belly dear! I am loving your combos almost as much as the palette itself. :)

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! If it weren't for your early posts I would never have gotten this palette. <3

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  3. Love! I'm so excited to get this palette and play!
    Really enjoying your cocktail series :)

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    1. Thank you, Julia! It really is playing. :) I hope you love yours as much I do!

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  4. I really like that combination! Sultry yet simple, very stunning!

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    1. Did I mangle how to describe a bunsen burner? :)
      Thank you so much, Larie. It was super simple putting together.

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  5. Oh gosh!!! Looks sooo lovely, esp the bits of bluish purple underneath. Perfection!

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  6. I got mine yesterday and am wearing it today!! :D

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    1. Oh yay! It's such a stunning palette even when you just open the lid. Such pretty things to wear, right? :))

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  7. This is so lovely and smokey!! Is there anything that makes these shadows different than the regular shiseido eyeshadows?

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    1. I have a few singles and one trio (Beach Grass) and the quality really feels the same. I think there are rumblings that the singles are being dc'd, but I honestly can not tell a different. It's the same soft texture and complex shimmer (for the shimmery ones). Only thing I noticed in playing was that two transforming shades were a bit prone to kicking up dust.

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  8. you look gorgeous! I love the look you created:)
    I usually don't mix shades because I am very picky and I only buy eyeshadows in grey, light pink and taupe:-)

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    1. normally, I love a good taupe look, too! :) easiest and most flattering.

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  9. I have to wait a few more weeks for mine to get here :( So many pretty looks. Can't wait to see your next look.

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    1. :) I hope it gets to your shores, soon!

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  10. I"m waiting for this to come out!! and also the trios (Into the Woods), i can't wait to see how many looks you come up with this eye bar!!

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    1. Yay for Shi! Into the Woods and the new trios look glorious!! :) I shall rack my brain for more combinations!

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  11. This look is so stunning :O And that last pic, rawr!

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    1. Can't wait to see this palette on you, Kate! I bet the colors will ring so clear. droooolz!

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