Today is kind of a rainy Saturday- boo! But I’ve got some fun nail ideas to make for later, so at least I don’t have to feel guilty about staying inside and painting.
Today’s mani was made with MAC Young Punk Mineralize eyeshadow from the Halloween collection either last year or a maybe 2 years ago (yikes, time flies!). It’s a black/purple microshimmer mineralized eyeshadow that cost way too much but I was mesmerized by the colors. Unfortunately, when I applied it, it looked like I lost a boxing match and there was purple shimmer everywhere. Some people can do amazing things with eyeshadows, but I’m not one of them. I can never get it to look like the promo photos! So Young Punk has now become a franken-material.
I did a matte version of just Young Punk here a while back. I like matte finish, though the trend seems to have wound down, I still like it and do mattes frequently.
I use an eyeshadow brush to brush some of the shadow into a silicone baking cup, then added a pinch of MAC Reflects Pearl to add some sparkle to it. Finally, I added a little purple flower and some silver dots with my dotting tool.
Sweet and simple!
I’m getting better about being more careful about makeup I buy, especially online, but I’m a sucker for sparkly stuff, as everyone has probably figured out by now! I’m not an eye makeup expert, so I now think twice before I’m entranced by pretty shadows that I will probably never be able to wear well. But most powder eyeshadows can have a new life on your nails- give it a try!