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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

LOTD and Tutorial: Purple Plushie

Fyrinnae Dinosaur Plushie Look 4

Picture tutorial time! It was high time I used Fyrinnae Dinosaur Plushie again as I’d lost it for a long while, and I’m currently obsessed with Sleek Sugarlite from the recent matte brights palette, so I knocked this together for y’all. If you don’t have Fyrinnae Dinosaur Plushie and you like sparkly sparkly things, I really recommend it! It’s pretty rad.


1. Start by priming your eye (MUA Professional Eye Primer)  and putting a sheer wash of a sheer white or cream colour all the way over the lid and up to the brow(Sleek Pow! from Ultra Mattes Bright palette) – this will help the matte crease colour to blend more easily. I’ve already filled my brows in with pencil (Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil) for the purposes of this tutorial so I don’t look like Marilyn Manson, but you can do this later so you can more easily clean up  any powder you might get in them.


2.Apply a dark, long-lasting base in the deepest your crease and lower lashline for your colour to go over (MAC Paintpot in Blackground). This is going to give it more depth and mean less blending – if you have trouble blending mattes it’s much easier and quicker to do this rather than try and apply a darker colour over the top – but try and get it fairly near. A long-lasting base will also set and won’t move around too much as you blend over it.


3.Now start applying your crease colour over the black base (Sleek Sugarlite from the same palette). Keep blending and reapplying until you’re happy with the depth and shape – I like to keep mine quite rounded and fade the colour inwards toward the nose. I used the Crown version of a MAC 217 for this step


4,Use the same colour on your lower lashline with a pencil brush, and then add black gel liner (Maybelline Eye Studio…something something drama something) to the lower waterline. If you want to apply it to your top lashline as well, blink fairly hard before it sets and it should transfer to the top. Then reapply to the lower lashline.


5. Add a matte black to the lower lashline, really close to the waterline – basically you want to stop any purple gaps from showing between your lashes. This will help keep the look nice and smoky as opposed to a harsh “edge” from your gel liner. You can use the gel liner and smudge that along the edge of your waterline instead, but I do find it a bit messy and harder to clean up if I do that. If you want to do that, I’d do the liner first and the purple colour last.


6. First apply a sticky base all over your lid (Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy)– basically anywhere where you didn’t apply the purple colour, and then pat your sparkliest shadow on top (Fyrinnae Damn Paladins.) You could also use a loose glitter for this step if you wanted more sparkle.


7.Using a damp brush (ELF Mist and Set), apply a light, bright silver to your inner corner (Darling Girl Live Wire from the Only One Can Win collection). Blend it up into the lid colour and take it about half way along the lower lashline.


8. Now apply cat liner (Collection2000 24/7 Extreme liner – felt-tip style.) I apply mine from outer-to-inner lid, and then go back and draw a triangle on the outer corner and fill it in.


9. Blend out any harsh edges around your crease colour with the base colour you applied in step one and add more under the brow if you need to. If you want more sparkle for a brow highlight, you can use the silver from step 7 and blend it out really well. Add mascara and lashes if you want and your eyes are done!


10. I cleaned up any fallout using Bioderma Crealine and applied my base makeup (MAC Prep and Prime Moisture Infusion, Dr Jaarts BB Cream, e.l.f HD powder). Then I applied a peach blush to the back of my cheeks (Illamasqua Lover). If a peach blush is too much colour for you with all the purple, I’d use something more neutral like MAC Mocha or Sleek Suede, or MAC Blushbaby if you want it a little more pink.


11 For the lips, I used Darling Girl Wicked Game and used the same colour I used on my inner corner of my eye on the cupid’s bow. I take some on my little finger, swipe it in a downward motion across the cupids bow and then pat it out with my finger so it’s blended. It’s subtle but it makes your lips look bigger and ties the eyes and lips together really well. And that’s your look done!

Fyrinnae Dinosaur Plushie Look 2

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Fyrinnae Dinosaur Plushie Look 6
Fyrinnae Dinosaur Plushie Look

Got mah bitch face on real good.

Hope you guys enjoyed – I really like making tutorials but do you prefer video or photo? If there’s anything you’d like me to cack-handedly attempt, let me know!


  1. Interesting technique and also YOUR HAIR LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. I wish I suited straight hair! x

    1. It sort of makes me feel like a cross between a hooker and Neil from the Young Ones but I like it.

  2. Ahhh so pretty. I really like the technique you used too.

    1. Ah merci, trying to do things a littlw differently from time to time as I are teh lazeh.

  3. I love these type of tutorials I find them easier to follow, lovely look and now I understand what a Jaart is!

    1. Thanks boo, I find them much easier to write as well.

  4. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love the steely silver with the purple, and that lip color is lovely on you. Thank you for the tutorial, I love getting new application tips and ideas! :)

    1. I love silver and purple too! Ty x

  5. Oooh I love this :) Ive been in a purple mood for a while now so I really love this :)
    I love your step by step tutorial too... very informative :)

  6. You have earned every right to rock that bitchface. This is SO HOT.

  7. Love the look, that lipcolour is awesome! Damn, your hair looks great, too!


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