Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two Dashes of Glam | Black & Gold

Black & Gold
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Though February is such a short month, it feels like such a long time ago when Melissa, from KissandMakeUp, and I created our challenge for Valentine's Day for the Two Dashes of Glam series. Now that we are well into March, let's take a look at our fourth creation in Black & Gold.

I would normally go up golden and black smokey eyes with black eyeliner and heavy mascara, but I thought about switching it up a bit. I wanted to wear something completely different and go for something bold. I though instead of black eyeliner... let me try golden eyeliner. Reverse the whole idea of Black & Gold! I mean, I knew it would turn into a bolder look but I had not imagined it would end up looking like this...

The shade "Noir" from my Sleek MakeUp Bad Girl palette was applied all over my lid, then I applied "Blackheart" from my Naked 3 palette in my crease and my outer-V to create a soft shadowy effect and add some subtle sparkles. On my lower lash line I also applied "Noir" and on my waterline I applied "Perversion" by Urban Decay. Then I found my old golden eyeliner and tried to apply this as neatly over my eye lid. It was quite a challenge. I used the Scandal Eyes Retro Glam mascara on my eyes, but all the black eyeshadow on my eyes made the mascara seem less dramatic. Darn. Considering my eyes were so heavy, I knew I had to go with soft and subtle lips so I wore "Streak" a Naked lip gloss by Urban Decay (review coming soon). 

Two Dashes of Glam | Black & Gold Beauty Look
robot face. pictures taken in different lighting
The whole beauty look seems strangely interesting to me. I could not stop looking at my eyes (ok, I understand that is a bit of a weird thing to say.. but the golden eyeliner against the smokey blackness and brown eyes... just made it a bit mesmerizing). My boyfriend really did not know what to say when I gleefully walked towards him asking what he thought, so he remained silent until I became impatient and then he said.... "naaaaaah, it's too much". Well, definitely not the type of feedback I was looking for ha! I guess my boyfriend is not much of a fan and I can not blame him. I mean, I would not wear this outside for a night out on town, but it might be a fun look to pull off for a special theme party - because, why not?!

Melissa went for a more wearable look, but she also chose to wear black and gold on the eyes. So, all the attention will go to her eyes too and she'll add a subtle nude lip to it. I can not wait to find out what she did. Check it out hereWhat do you think of our Black & Gold beauty looks? And how do you think your significant other would respond?




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  1. Ooooh, I'm loving the liner :-D It's so not too much, pshhh, men...

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    1. Hahah, thanks, Awesome Spice :D

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    2. Phew! With that I can live. I was sure you'd reply with Mel, lol.

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    3. Nah. I respect your wishes :P

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  2. Zwart en goud is mooi! Mooie look. Ik vond de look van Melissa ook erg mooi. Dit hebben jullie leuk gedaan.

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    1. Leuk om te lezen, Nesrin! Dank je wel ^_^

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  3. Prachtig! Ik houd van de combi zwart en goud in smokey eyes!

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  4. love love love the eye makeup :D

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  5. Mr. Loca rarely notices the difference between makeup and no-makeup, but I guess he would notice this look. If he´d like it... Don't think so.
    Me, on the other hand, I would totally wear this look on a night out (not that I am about to have one any time soon). It is a great twist on the classic smokey eye, and would look great with an all-black outfit. Totally wearable in my books.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Haha, I bet he would! I'm glad to read you do like it... Maybe you're right.. maybe I'm just being a bit timid.. maybe I should wear it on a night out :D haha. It would look great with an all-black outfit. You're on to something here :P

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  6. OOO stunning, Natasja! I love how you gave this concept a fun twist! I get what you mean, too. Gold is mesmerizing on brown eyes :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sunny :D Haha. Ok, so it isn't just me who thinks that :P Good!

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  7. It's not too much at all, but I am pretty sure my husband would say the same thing! Men!!!

    I think you could totally wear it for a night out, it looks very elegant and sexy!

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  8. Hele mooie look! Gaaf ook dat je gouden liner hebt gebruikt, dat is toch wel nét iets specialer!

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  9. oh ook een hele mooie look! Helemaal anders
    maar ik vind hem zeker ook wel geslaagd!

    liefs
    Karlien

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  10. Wauw, wat een mooie look heb je gemaakt! x

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  11. O wauw wat mooi, zo'n gouden eyeliner! X

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  12. Wow golden eyeliner is echt zo mooi!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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  13. wow...the gold liner looks killer on the black smoky eye :-)

    www.crazyaboutcolors.com

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  14. Love this look!!! Im going to be trying this one out on my next night out. Very very ...very pretty:)

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    1. Oh, I'd love to see it on you ^^ thanks, Dee!

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  15. Hele mooie look heb je gemaakt. De kleuren passen goed bij je ogen en al zeker het gouden lijntje maakt het helemaal compleet :D

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  16. Found you on Melissa's page. Gorgeous looks both of you created. I love the liner!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by :) I'm glad you like it!

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  17. Hele mooie look heb je gemaakt! Zwart met goud vind ik sowieso altijd een hele mooie combinatie van kleuren.

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    1. Ik ook :D ik zal zeker vaker met de kleurencombinatie spelen :)

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  18. I like it and actually think you can pull this off on a night-out! I can't ever get enough of gold glitter, so pretty. Good job :)

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    1. Aw, thank you! Who knows.. if I ever go out :P

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  19. Heel mooie combi, erg mooi met dat goud :)

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  20. Too much? Her certainly had no idea what he was talking about. ;) I think it looks awesome! Excellent eyeliner work, too! I LUV IT! :D

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  21. Exactly! Why not?!

    I would never be awesome enough to wear it but I think you look like a queen from One Thousand and One nights - fierce and BEAUTIFUL.

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    1. Ahh, sure you would :D for that night out on town.. or a bold theme party :D thank you for the kind words, Catherine ^^ hihi.

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  22. Ik vind het juist wel een hele geschikte look om lekker mee te gaan stappen! Of misschien met oud en nieuw? Ik vind het erg mooi!

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    1. Oh, jaa! Oud & Nieuw! Helemaal niet aan gedacht :D dat is een goede. Dank je wel ^^

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  23. I love how sparkly the gold is!

    http://natalyepronio.com

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  24. i recently tried this combo and love it :) loved your EOTD..

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  25. Zou je geen make-up artist willen worden?

    Je doet dat zo goed? Echt mooi!

    Kusjes xoxox

    www.limaswardrobe.com

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    1. Aw, dat is onwijs lief :) dank je wel, Lima!

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  26. it is SO beautiful natasjaaa :3 it's very similar to emma watson's harry potter premiere makeup that ive been wanting to copy. i think youll look great with this for night out on town tho :) a little bit over the top yes but its just too fabulous ^^

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  27. Love this look on you! I think the gold just looks perfect against your brown eyes, Natasja :)

    hahaha, & that's funny about what your boyfriend said. It might be a bit intense for a casual day, but I think the look would be perfect for a night out! <3 Looks lovely!

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  28. Love the new blog design! Looks great! And that gold glitter liner is beautiful :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  29. I like it! I have deep set eyes so I can't put black all over my lid, but with a small variant I would totally wear this look!

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