I was having so much fun with my Revlon Starry Pink eyeshadow that I made a couple more shades out of it. I mixed the eyeshadow in with the clear polish, but then added a few drops of colored nails polish. When you’re beginning, it’s best to go drop by drop until you have a shade you like- some dark shades may have different base colors in them than expected.
Here is is with mixed in with a few drops of Color Club Killer Curves, a burgundy creme:
Kind of a meh color, just my personal opinion, so I jazzed it up with some white dots and black confetti hearts. Now it’s kind of Valentine’s-y.
And here it is mixed in a half/half ratio with Milani Charmed, a black base with dark silver glitter. Milani is a drugstore brand in the US, and they are cruelty free. Yay! They can be pretty hit or miss, but some of their stuff is actually pretty unique. Check for sales, though: I remember they’re perpetually buy one get one free, etc. Otherwise they’re a bit pricey for a drugstore polish.
Now this is more up my alley! The Charmed actually had some warm burgundy/purple in the base which came out when it was mixed with the lighter shimmer in the eyeshadow. I didn’t expect that since it looks like straight black all by itself. It was a nice surprise!
I decided to wear this all day since I liked it so much, so I added some tiny gold studs and a faceted plastic heart jewel. Artsy shot:
Not exactly a spring-y kind of color, but we’re still in the dead of winter anyway, despite all the lightweight clothing I’m seeing in the stores!
I was actually planning on chucking the eyeshadow that I used to make these frankens (wasteful, I know, but I have very limited capacity to send stuff out of Japan), but I think I’ll keep it for future frankens. I hate throwing stuff away, but there’s only so much I can send home. I’m giving away what I can, but unfortunately, the Japanese don’t really do Salvation Army or secondhand goods, so I have to pay to dispose of all my furniture and applicances. Oddly enough, they even refer to houses as “used.” I never thought of them in that way before.
Well, all that randomness aside, I hope you guys liked today’s looks. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!