Sunday, January 11, 2015

Detroit Lions Face of the Day

So, I created this look of the day last week when the Detroit Lions (Detroit's NFL team) were playing in the wild card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.  I was hoping wearing some fun, Detroit Lions colors-inspired makeup would help them win.  Unfortunately, the referees had a different plan.  Even President Obama weighed in on the controversy.  Anyhow, I had fun with this look.

Detroit Lions colors are blue and white.

Eyes: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (matte white) all over the lid as a base
          Darling Girl Cosmetics loose powder pigment in Blue Blond (shimmery medium blue) in the                                            outer corner, a little in the crease, and on the lower lashline
          Darling Girl Cosmetics loose powder pigment in Camp Blood (shimmery white) on the inner                                             half of lid and inner corner
          Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked (matte tan) in the crease and up towards the brow
          Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon eyeliner in Th(Ink) (navy blue) on the upper lashline                                             and lower waterline
          Too Faced Better Then Sex Mascara

Cheeks: Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose

Lips: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Turn On

Then, I added a little of ColourPop's Etiquette eyeshadow in the outer corner to darken it up.


from left: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow, Darling Girl pigments in Camp Blood and Blue Blond (swatched dry), ColourPop eyeshadow in Etiquette, Marc Jacobs eyeliner in Th(Ink)

I thought I'd show you the sparkliness of Camp Blood and Blue Blond.

Camp Blood and Blue Blond swatched over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

from left: Urban Decay lip pencil in Turn On, Physicians Formula blush in Rose

I meant to use Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy on my lids to really make the glitter in the shadows show up, but I forgot to use it.  :P

I'm not sure how "wearable" the eyes are in this look, but I often think themed makeup is supposed to be over the top.

I guess there is always next year for the Lions to go all the way to the Super Bowl.  Stupid refs.


  1. Ah, I so hoped the Lions would win! I'm not a football fan, but as a Detroit sports fan, I was really rooting for them. It's been so long since they've done this well! Love those sparkly blues on you :)

  2. Wow those Darling Girl Cosmetics loose powder pigments are amazing! And can you please share your secret on how you get such great shots of your eyes? Hehe. You're lighting is amazing!

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  3. Love these colors! I really want to try out some things from ColourPop!

  4. Sorry this comment isn't about the makeup but your earrings are so cute!

  5. I really like all the shadows I've tried from ColourPop. There are a few more I have my eye on...

  6. Thanks, Kimmy! I use unshaded daylight bulbs that are on a tripod for most of my photos. My husband bought some photography equipment several years ago, and he doesn't use it very often, so I started using it! I actually use my iPhone for my photos, but I turn it around to use the "good" camera (not the self-facing one). I can't see if my face is in the frame when I do it, but I've gotten pretty good (lots of practice!) at knowing where to hold the phone to make sure I get my face in the picture.

  7. Detroit really is a good city for sports fans! Thanks, Jennifer!

  8. Ohhh thank you! I purposely pulled my hair back for the photos to show them off. :P