Well, I’ve bought yet another eyeshadow that I’ll probably never use..but this one is glittertastic. It’s MAC Young Punk, a purple Mineralized shadow. It’s basically purple microglitter in a very fine black base. When I wear it, it looks like I got beat up. Somehow it looked better on the model.
But, it found new life as a nail polish..and what a polish! I used an eyeshadow brush to get a little pile of loose shadow, added some clear polish and mixed, and voila! A deep purple with a slightly black base! It did look purple, even in low light.
But when I added a coat of Essie’s Matte About You to turn this into a matte, wowee!
What do you think? It reminds me of something, but I can’t remember what. Some kind of volcanic pottery or something that I saw in Indonesia, maybe. I think it’s much more suitable for nails than eyes, but these glittery shadows get me every time. I buy them knowing I probably won’t wear them but I just can’t resist.
Hello everyone and a big welcome to everyone who came over from Pinterest (over 75K hits and counting!) I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the process to create these mixed polishes and I wanted to share some more details and a step-by-step guide.
And here’s another fresh eyeshadow-to-nailpolish post: http://nevertoomuchglitter.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/another-eyeshadow-turns-into-nail-polish/