I was on Youtube the other day and saw a link for a Pixiwoo blending video and decided to take up the challenge myself. First I had to decide if I had monolids or lids with a socket bone. I'm a bit dense when it comes to things like that so I Googled monolids and decided I had socket bone lids.
The video can be found here.
What I used:
- Boots No7 Stay Perfect Trio in Twilight (I bought mine ages ago and the packaging has changed a bit since then, they're now sold in round tubs).
- Boots No7 Eyeshadow Blend and Contour brush: for the lid work and blending of crease colour.
- Boots No7 Eyecolour brush: for applying the crease colour.
- Ruby and Millie eyeliner brush: for lining the eye.
How I got on with it:
I feel it necessary to say a few things about the No7 eyeshadow. The colours in the photo above are as true to life as I could get them. The white is really snow white and the black is really dark with lovely specks of glitter in it. This is not how it applied, the pigment was severely lacking. How Boots can charge the best part of a tenner for these lame shadows is beyond me.
Anyway, the proof is in the pudding..
I thought this looked really crappy when I checked the photos on my camera because I could see a space between the black eyeshadow on the socket bone and along the lashline but then...
I still wasn't happy with the colour disparity so I decided to..
Sleek palette or my Stila palette. I think next time I will try to go a little higher with the blending on my socket and a little lower with the blending on the lash line but I'll have to find a less fluffier brush. Also, I think I might actually invest in a crease brush.
What do you guys think? Are any of you experts at blending? If so, how did you improve at it?