Contest Entry – Celebrity Smokey Eye

As a last minute entry to Rai’s Celebrity inspired makeup contest, I decided to do a black smokey eye a la Eva Mendes.

the inspiration:

the outcome:

the numerous outtakes:

what I used:

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Dark as bronzer
MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty (probably my most favorite blush ever)
Lorac Foundation sample (you’d think it wouldn’t last me this long)
Mehron Paradise Makeup AQ in White (as a primer on eyes)
Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Asphalt
Maybelline Professional Natural Lash Clear Mascara
Lancome Oscillating Mascara in Black
Styli-Style Lipstick in 1520 Nude
MAC Lustre Glass in Pinkarat
and all the white-to black shades on the 120 color palette

I used 2 blending brushes, a foundation brush, a medium shadow brush, and a blush brush…

Makeup Show – Mehron

We’re all already aware of the magical powers and wonders of Mehron. Their body painting was competition to none at the show, and most likely for miles away as well (though MUFE & Temptu did have some impressive body art as well). I only purchased a white cream pot from them, in anticipation for the crazy contests and looks I hope to do (previously, I had been using the MUFE Fard Gras in white – like for the drag queen look, but this is more economical for all over application – plus seeing Miss Pink do it so many darn times with the stick, I just had to get it).

So what do I bring to you guys for an entertaining post then? Pictures aplenty of Mehron!

Some body art, and a big round of applause for the brave models!

Had to do a close up – I was in love with this look for eyes!

The delectable displays:

How I love to see bright colors. Y’all don’t know at all do you?

Mehron was also constantly doing leopard print bright eyes on willing participants.

This pretty lady had it in purple:

During her makeover, and I caught up with her afterwards:

Ladies – if this is you, let me know so I can give ya credit! I was so overcome with makeup fever that I didn’t get anyone’s name or contact info!

And now, the Mehron website is also showing you how to accomplish some of their looks, like this New Year’s 2009 look. Click here or on the image for more details.

Do you have any interesting Mehron stories? Do tell!