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Sunday, March 10, 2013

[Beauty]...Everybody's got a Dark Side.

(photo from hollyannaeree's Instagram)

"Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it..."
-Kelly Clarkson "Dark Side"

I posted this picture on my Instagram the other day and I thought I would let you know what I was wearing (Since I don't normally wear this type of makeup : )


Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (Here)
Maybelline EyeStudio Quad in 55 Smokey Night 
Sugar Pill Loose Eyeshadow in Royal Sugar (Here)
Urban Decay Zero Eyeliner (Here)
(Urban Decay Perversion would be good too) 

1. Using Naked 2 as my blending color I applied it to my crease with a fluffy brush. 

2. Taking the Dark Blue from the Maybelline Smokey Night quad and using a patting motion I lightly packed the color onto my lid up to the crease (top of the eye socket) - being careful not to use too much of a sweeping motion because the fall out is RIDICULOUS. 

3. Again with my blending brush and no additional color lightly blurred the edges. 

4. With the same blending brush I lightly dipped into Crave and applied to the outer corner and blended. 

5. Taking a freshly sharpened ZERO (any black eyeliner will work) I applied to my waterline, tight line and also top lash line creating a bit of a cat eye. 
(I used a dark brown for my bottom lash line but used black in the waterline - it's not noticeable in photos but I think it makes a difference in person especially if you have naturally dark eyes like me. I usually use Urban Decay Whisky or Milani Liquifeye in Brown. You can see this done in many of my video tutorials.)

6. I applied Venus with a flat shader brush to my brow bone as well as the inner part of my eye as a highlight and blended down.

7. Grabbing some Sugar Pill Royal Sugar Loose Eyeshadow with my finger I dapped it on the center of my lid and also used it along the beginning part of my lower lash line (finishing off the tail of the lower lash line with the brown eyeliner and some of the Navy Blue color from the Maybelline palette) again being careful of fall out. 

8. Relined my top lash line with ZERO to cover any of the excess blue that may have gotten onto my original line.

9. Finished off with mascara (lashes are optional) 

(photo from hollyannaeree's Instagram) 

Sounds like a lot of work but since it's not very structured or precise it was actually rather quick.

Both my boyfriend and I really enjoyed this look! The depth of the two different blue colors and the subtle sparkle when the light hit just right was quite pretty.
 It's always fun to play around with something different. 

Don't be afraid to channel your inner D A R K  S I D E ; )

Talk to you soon!



  1. You look amazing! : D Love your darker eye looks! You should dip back into it more often.. makes you look a bit more mysterious. Hoho!

  2. You're so beautiful Holly, I've never bought a Naked palette before during the hype but seeing your eyes makes me want to purchase it. Such gorgeous makeup!
    Fashion Ganache.

  3. Looks great! Just a quick question though. I tend to stay away from looks like these (even though I love them) because after a few hours, it starts to fall down my face. I'll go into the bathroom after dinner and see that there is black eyeliner just a bit too far down. Not sure if it's because I have oily lids? Or when I smile that skin crinkles up and smudges the liner?

    Anyway, just wanted to see if you ever had to deal with that or if it was just me.

  4. So sensual! I love deep blue hues like the ones you used, so flattering! <3 I can't wear looks like this much because even if I use primer, my eye makeup still melts/smudges down and I look like a panda lol.

  5. Holly, you're gorgeous like always! Love your shirt too <3

  6. Beautiful! You look great in any color palette!! :)

  7. Please do a tutorial on this look! Love it but never know how to do it.

  8. The look is super smokey ad gorgeous!!!I love it :) and it goes pretty well with your kinda rocker outfit :)

  9. Love this look on you, Holly! I need to find these Sugar Pill Cosmetics in Canada. A video tutorial would be awesome as well. Thanks for the post!

  10. love this look on you