Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Two Dashes of Glam | Animal Inspired Makeup

Dolphin Inspired Makeup Look
picture by Jay Ebberly (CC by 2.0)
I am not much of an animal person, but my favorite animal growing up as a child was the dolphin. This was partly because I was able to meet a couple of dolphins and even touch them (their skin was rough, not as I expected), and because they seem very friendly and playful. Oh, what is not to love? Any who, the gorgeous Melissa, from KissandMakeupsBeautyBlog, and I decided to create an animal inspired makeup look this month for our Two Dashes of Glam challenge, so obviously my mind went to dolphins! 

Technically, dolphins are grey and white, but whenever they are drawn, they are drawn with shades of blue. That is how I imagined it as well and the picture illustrates the blue of the water beautifully. So those were the colors I wanted to combine on my eyes: a soft grey, light (mermaid-like) blue and a cool blue with a frosty shade in my inner-V! I knew the look would be quite notable, so I kept my cheeks and lips really soft with just a hint of soft and neutral pink. 

Animal Inspired Makeup Look

In my crease and outer-V I applied a dark grey shade called "Gate Crash" from my W7 In The Night palette, which I kept blending until it looked soft enough. Then on top of that I added "Radium", a cool blue eyeshadow from my Urban Decay Book of Shadows vol III palette, and worked towards my lid and outer-V. I blended the two colors together in my crease. The last shade I applied in my inner-V and over the rest of my lid, is called "Haight" from the same palette. I also applied it on my lower lash line together with "Gate Crash". Then I added "Midnight Cowboy Rides Again" on my inner-V for the frosty and sparkling effect! I kept my eyeliner really thin, because I did not want to make the look too heavy, and I applied a glittery pink shade from my new Sleek MakeUp Blush palette (notice the glitters on the top photo), and my Urban Decay Naked lip gloss that I haven't told you about yet (in "Streak"). The look was fairly easy to make. It just is a whole lot of blending.. and I can always rely on Urban Decay to give me gorgeous and deep colors that stand out! 

Now Melissa told me she was inspired by the clown fish (you know, like the cute orange ones from Finding Nemo), so I am super curious to find out what her makeup look is like! I have all these wild ideas with white, bright orange and deep black! How do you think she applied those colors into her look? Well, only one way to find out. Check out her look and let me know what you think of our animal inspired creations, and which animal you would go for yourself! 




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34 comments

  1. That color is so beautiful! Even more beautiful on your skin tone!

    gecca ♥

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  2. OMG that eye color though.... <3
    you luking so pretty and the eye makeup is on point....
    xoxo, Neha
    http://www.theinstylejournal.com

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  3. Simply STUNNING! This is probably my favorite look of you so far! <3

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    1. Oh, wow, thanks, Melissa! Wasn't expecting that :D

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  4. Dolfijnen waren ook mijn lievelingsdieren! En blauw is mijn lievelingskleur :) die kleur staat jou wel echt prachtig!

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    1. Ditto en ditto :D haha, dank je wel Claudia!

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  5. Ik ben normaal niet zo een fan van zulke heftige kleuren maar op de één of andere manier staat dit jou enorm goed!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Ik ben blij dat het toch bevalt! Bedankt, Karen :D

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  6. You look like a mermaid, so pretty. I rarely wear blue, I feel it doesn't suit me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thank you, Anne! The lighter blue shade actually reminds me of mermaids too :-)

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  7. ohhhh SO oceany! Heel goed gelukt <3

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  8. Wat een mooie look! Ik denk bij dolfijnen ook wel echt aan blauw.

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  9. Fantastic look! the blue is stunning, and although it is such a loud colour it doesn't strike me, you've done a master job. Also I really lov your skin, so flawless a luminous!!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Natalia :) Awww, that's just foundation and good lighting :P

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  10. Wauw wat een mooie look! Dat blauw staat je echt ongelofelijk goed!

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  11. Oh wauw, Natasja! Dat blauw staat je prachtig! Die van Melissa is trouwens ook echt leuk!

    Liefs,
    Marlies - Golden Mirrors & Pink Bows

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    1. Dank je wel :D Ja, he!! Oranje staat haar goed!

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  12. Wauw, zo prachtig! Ik ben gek op blauwe oogschaduw, maar draag het eigenlijk nooit! X

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    1. Ik draag het ook niet vaak xD dus dit was een leuke manier om het wel te dragen! Dank je!

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  13. This sounds like such a fun challenge! I really love the blue! And I can't believe she turned orange into something so glamorous. Wow! Beautifully done, guys!

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    1. Yes, it looked absolutely stunning on her, right!! Thank you, Lisa!

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  14. W O W! Prachtig Natasja de look, de kleur zo mooi.

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  15. Wat een gaaf idee! Ik vind het resultaat geweldig geworden en je zo mooi staan!

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  16. Oh, wow! What a beautiful color you have on your eyes.

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  17. hi natasja! :) i love dolphins too cause of the movie flipper :P but ive never touched one in person... i held a baby shark once and it was also rough which is weird cause their skin looked really silky up close. i think i'd go for the same theme, just cause ive always wanted to try this exact eye makeup color on me. i havent managed to make it as nice on me as it is on your photos lol. ps. the eye photography here is so nice :)

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    1. Haha, I never saw that movie xD wow, cool! Yeah, I had the same thing with the dolphins.. it looks so smooth, but naah. Not at all. Aw, thank you very much, Shayne :D

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  18. Wauw, staat je prachtig! Jij staat ook echt met elke kleur he :D

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  19. Super gorgeous look..i am ogling at the beautiful blend of shades you chose..perfect dolphin inspiration..
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  20. I FRICKEN LOVE THIS LOOK. THE BLUES ARE SO INTENSE *-*
    ....and....dolphins aren't smooth??? I actually got to hold some snakes a few weeks back, and they were much smoother/rubbery feeling that expected, haha

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