Welcome to the best of our Idea Gallery for February 2013 (see previous Round-Ups here)
Hello Makeup Geeks! Can you believe it’s already the second installment of our Idea Gallery for this year? This month our Idea Gallery lit up with creativity and technique. From bold, modern looks, elegant neutral looks and romantic Valentine’s Day inspired looks, we had the pleasure of seeing it all. We also were honored to see unique designs that left us wowed from the moment we saw them. So whether you are looking for the perfect look for a day at the office, a romantic look for an evening with that special someone, or a dramatic look that will leave lasting impressions, you are sure to find what you want here.
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This sweet Valentine’s look is perfect for that date with your special someone or just when you feel like pampering yourself. this look is not just perfect for Valentine’s Day but for anytime of the year. Using all Makeup Geek products begin with the color Bitten and place on the outer and inner 1/3 of the eye leaving the middle of the eye open. We will be creating a snow-globe or sandwich effect with this look. Use a combination of Shimma Shimma and Bling and add gently pat it on the center of the eye in the open space. Make sure to blend the lines where the shadows meet so this will have a gradient effect to it. To create a sort of three dimensional look, go back over the inner and outer part of the eye where you placed Bitten and pat a small amount of Purple Rain making sure not to completely cover the previous shade. Use the shade Burlesque to blend out any harsh lines left behind. Run the same purple shade under the entire length of the eye. Add a small amount of Burlesque under the eye over the purple but making sure not to completely cover the purple. Using the gel liner in Immortal, create a dramatic winged liner on the upper lashline and fill in the upper and lower waterlines. Pair this look with a set of romantic lashes for a look that is sweet as you are.
This simple and stunning look is perfect for that all important first date, or a day at the office when you want to add a perfect pop of color. Here that artist used Sleek palette but we will give you some Makeup Geek alternatives to recreate this amazing look. Begin by patting a matte white like White Lies on the lower lid and feather the color up above the crease making sure there are no harsh lines. Next, go in with a small dome brush like the Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush and blend a soft brown like Mocha in the outer part of the eye and blend up into the crease making sure to keep the majority of the color in the outer part. Make sure you blend out any lines left behind. Now go in with a soft green like Makeup Geek’s Shimmermint or the gel liner in Mystic, and smudge the color under the length of the eye. Add a pop of Shimma Shimma to the inner corner and top it off with your favorite mascara to complete the look.
This smoldering look is sure to win a few hearts every time you wear it. Using a black liner place the color along the lashline ad use a small dome brush to blend the color upward until it’s feathered out. Here the artist used MAC’s eye pencil in Ebony but you could use a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean or any black pencil liner that moves well. Once the color is blended out use a flat still brush like the Makeup Geek Eye Shader Brush, and pat the color Razzleberry over the black making sure the color stays below the crease. Next, go in with a small pointed crease brush like the Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush, and use the color Corrupt into the crease and run along under the eye as well making sure to connect the top and bottom at the edge of the eye. Now go in with a matte color close to your skintone, here the artist used Beaches and Cream and use under the browbone and as a highlight. The key to any perfect smokey look is to make sure the colors are well blended and the colors create a gradient effect on the eyes. Use a purple or black eyeliner and line the lower waterline of the eye. Add your favorite mascara or set of dramatic lashes to complete this sultry look.
This timeless and breathtaking look is stunning and elegant at the same time. To create this look use a combination of Cupcake and Cinderella and sweep the color on the lower lid and blend upward using a fluffy dome brush. Run the same combination of colors under the eye coming in 1/2 to 3/4 of the way. This should be a soft effect with no harsh lines. Take the same brush or a smaller one if you have smaller eyes, and lightly feather Burlesque onto the outer part of the eye making sure to keep the color light and well blended. Add the color White Lies to the browbone as your highlight. Use Shimma Shimma in the inner corner to open the eyes and make them appear bigger. Use a liquid liner to create the winged effect, here the artist used Revlon Colorstay Liquid liner in Black. Curl your lashes and maybe add a pair of Ardell Accent Lashes to give the eyes an even more winged effect. To get those dramatic and stunning lips the artist used a combination of two MAC lipsticks, Velvet & Veruschka. You can use any deep wine matte shade or combination to achieve this glamorous color.
This unique and beautiful color combination was an unexpected surprise. To achieve this amazing look begin by patting White Lies over the lower lid of the eye going slightly into the crease of the eye. Next, use Neptune and fill in the outer 1/2 of the eye. Now go in with a small dome brush like the Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush and use the color Boo Berry and place the color in the outer v part of the eye and blend up into the crease of the eye. Extend the color out at the end creating a sort of winged effect with the shadow. Use the shade Peacock to blend out any harsh lines left behind. Wipe off that same soft dome brush and smudge the colors Dirty Martini and Fuji under the entire length of the eye. Now go in with the shade Lemon Drop and apply to the inner “peak” of the eye and over the edge of the greens you placed under the eye. Use the gel liner Immortal to create a clean, thin line close to the lashline and line the upper and lower waterlines as well. Curl your lashes and add a couple of coats of your best mascara to finish this colorful and cool look.
This sexy and sultry smokey eye is the perfect way to add color to your smokey look. To begin this amazing look, place a matte white like Makeup Geek’s White Lies on the inner 1/3 of your eye and in the inner corner. Next, pat a bright pink of your choice over the next 1/3 of your eyelid bringing the color up slightly past the crease. Make sure to blend the lines where the white and the pink meet. Using a fluffy dome brush and the color Purple Rain, blend the color on the outer 1/3 of the eye and up above the crease allowing the color to fade as you bring it in. Make sure to keep the majority of the color on the outer part of the eye. Use the color Wisteria to blend out any harsh lines left from the Purple Rain. Go back in with White Lies and use as a highlight under the browbone. Smudge a small amount of Corrupt under the eye going in to where your lashes begin. Use the same black to darken the outer v portion of the eye to add depth to your look. Use Immortal to create a dramatic winged effect on the top eyelid making sure the black on the bottom of your eye connects with the top wing and line the upper and lower waterlines of your eyes. If you have trouble achieving a crisp edge, use a piece of scotch tape on the end of your eye. For an added pop of color, place Mermaid under the eye beginning at the inner part and going in slightly past the Corrupt. Add your favorite pair of dramatic lashes and mascara to finish this colorful smokey look.
For all our creative and expressive Muggies out there, this one is for you. This amazing Valentine’s Day look is a more expressive way to show the love on that special day. If recreating this striking look is something that you want to do begin by using a liquid liner to draw the heart shapes onto the eye. Here the artist used L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner in Carbon Black. Once you have the shape you desire go in with the the shades Flamepoint, Dollipop and Bulletproof to fill and the heart. Remember, this look is all about blending and shading. Make sure to feather your colors out thoroughly and so you have an overall gradient effect. Line the upper lashline with a black gel liner like Makeup Geek’s Immortal and the upper and lower waterlines. Place a small amount of the pink Under the inner 1/3 of the eye and then place a shimmery shade like Shimma Shimma under the rest of the eye. You can use the same shimmery color on the inner part of the eyelid to open the eyes and make the appear larger. Go back in with your liquid liner and add dots to the inner corner of the eye onto the pink and also in the heart itself. Add a pair of fun lashes and mascara for a look that is both fun and stunning. This would also be ideal makeup for the Queen of Hearts costume or any costume party.
This sweet pink and purple look is ideal for when you want a softer, more romantic look. Using Makeup Geek products, this charming look is one that you will find yourself coming back to time and time again. To begin this look apply NYX Eyeshadow Base in white, or you can use the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Using windshield wiper motions, apply Cupcake to the crease with a fluffy dome brush. Using the same brush, place Twilight under where you placed the previous color keeping the majority of the color concentrated on the outer part of the eye. Then repeat the same process only this time beginning at the inner corner and keep the most of the color on the inner part of the eye. This will give you a Snowglobe or Sandwich effect to the eye. Using a small pencil brush, use the color Sensuous and draw small a small v shapes on the outer and inner corner of the eyes making sure to blend the colors out well. You may need to go back in with your pencil brush and define your crease with the color that is left on your pencil brush. To add some depth to the look, go in with the same pencil brush and very small amount Corrupt and darken the inner and outer parts of the eye where the Sensuous was placed. Start off using very little and then go back and add more if needed. Wipe off the pencil brush VERY well or get a fresh one and use Sensuous under the eye on the inner and outer 1/3 leaving the middle part open. Apply Twilight under the entire length of the eye making sure the colors blend together seamlessly. Place the color Shimma Shimma on the upper lid in the middle area that is left open and to the inner corner as well. For the highlight under the browbone, use a color close to your skintone, here the artist used Vanilla Bean. For the lower waterline line the eye with the gel liner in Cottontail, if you prefer you can use a flesh toned color. Line the upper lashline with Immortal and follow the natural shape of the eye. Curl your lashes and add a pair of romantic false lashes and mascara for a sweet look everyone will love.
This timeless look is ideal for a day when you want a soft elegant look. Just leave off the rhinestone heart and you have a sweet look that is ideal for the office or anytime. To begin, use the Flat Shader Brush and gently pat the color Gold Digger over the entire lower lid coming up to the crease area. Using a fluffy brush, apply a soft brown like Latte in the crease and blend out with a fluffy dome brush. Run the same color under the entire length of the eye blending it so you have a soft wash of color. Use the color Glamorous to blend out any harsh lines and soften the color bringing the Glamorous in toward the inner corner past the brown. Use Immortal gel liner to create a winged effect on the upper lashline and line the lower waterline with Cottontail. If you don’t like to use white you can use a flesh-toned color. Place a small amount of Shimma Shimma in the inner corner of the eye to open and brighten. If you want to add the rhinestones you can find these heart shaped stickers at your local craft supply store. Curl your lashes and place a pair of soft, romantic lashes on your eye. Use a couple of coats of your best mascara to complete the look.
This smokey look shows how well opposite colors can work in harmony when used correctly. To begin this look start by apply a green base to the eyes. Here the artist used NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green over the lower lid and blend the color out with your finger bringing it up slightly past the crease. Use a flat stiff brush to apply a black shadow to the lower lashline followed up by Makeup Geek’s Envy. Apply the Envy to the outer third of the lid. Use the edge of the brush to outline the crease. Clean off the same brush very well and apply Mermaid to the rest of the lid, focusing on the center making sure to blend the lines where each color meets. With a small rounded contour brush blend out the edge of the crease using a matte green shade. Here the artist used Lime Crime’s Jade-O- Lade. Use Vanilla Bean on a stiff angled brush to highlight the brow bone and blend the transition color. Add Shimma Shimma to the inner corner of the eye to open the eyes. Use a bright pink pigment on a small detailing brush to outline the lower lash line and extend the wing. The artist here used LA Splash Mineral Powder in Hula Hula. Line the waterline with an emerald eyeliner and add a pair of dramatic lashes for an eye-catching look.
This elegant look is easy to recreate and uses all Makeup Geek products. Begin by patting the color Poison Ivy over the lower lid with a flat stiff brush like the Makeup Geek Eye Shader Brush. Bring the color up slightly past the crease blending out any lines with a fluffy dome brush. Using a crease brush like the Makeup Geek Crease Brush, apply Mocha to the crease dragging the color inward but concentrating the color on the outer part of the crease. Run the same color under the eye coming in 1/4 of the way. Wipe off that same brush and go in with the shade Latte and repeat the same process using this as a sort of transition color and run this color under the eye beginning where the Mocha ended and bring it to to where you lashes begin. Make sure you blend out any lines so this flows from one shade to the next, these should blend together seamlessly. Use the shade Beaches and Cream to blend out he color and as a highlight under the browbone. Blend the colors Bling And Shimma Shimma and add to the inner corner. Line the outer part of the lower waterline with a brown liner like Mobster coming in 1/3 of the way and the rest of the waterline with a flesh toned liner. Line the upper lashline with Immortal creating a flick at the end of the eye to give a slight winged effect. Now all that’s left to do is curl your lashes and add a pair of lashes and your favorite mascara for a completed look.
This is the perfect brown smokey eye! While everyone seems to gravitate toward black for smokey eyes we sometimes forget the impact that a great brown smokey eye can have and how easy this can be. To begin, pat on the color a brown color like Brown Sugar over the lower eyelid coming in 1/3 of the way. Next, go in with a small dome brush like the Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush and place the color Bada Bing over the rest of the lower lid and drag the color into the crease slightly. Smudge the same dark brown under the entire length of the eye making sure to smoke the color out slightly. Use the Outer V Brush and the color Corrupt to darken the outer v portion of the eye and add depth to your look. Now go in with a fluffy dome brush and the color Glamorous and blend the color above the brown. Use a color close to your skin tone as a highlight under the browbone. Line the upper and lower waterlines with the gel liner in Mobster, curl your lashes and add mascara for a classic brown smokey eye.
This galaxy inspired look’s blending techniques are amazing! Using bright, bold colors the artist captured the heart of the galaxy on not only her eyes but her lips as well. Sugarpill’s Loose Eyeshadows have the perfect amount of shimmer to create this striking look. Begin by placing Royal Sugar to the inner 3/4 of the lower lid feathering the color up above the crease slightly. Next, go in with the color Hysteric and a pointed crease brush like the Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush and blend the color on the outer 1/3 of the eye and up into the crease to meet the blue. With a fluffy brush use the color Decora and place above the blue but not bringing it in all the way, you want this to remain on the outer 1/2 of the eye. Place a shimmery white like Lumi above the pink as a highlight under the browbone. For the under eye run the same bright blue under the inner 1/2 of the eye followed by the bight pink under the outer 1/2. Line the waterline with a white liner like Makeup Geek’s Cottontail. this will help the eye look brighter and more open with all the shimmery, bright colors. Add a touch of the Lumi in the inner corner. Line the upper lashline with Immortal and create a winged effect. For the lashes. Add a pair of dramatic upper and lower lashes to finish the eyes. For those over the top lips, line 1/2 of your lips with a blue lip liner. You can also use a electric blue eyeliner. Then line the bottom and top lips on the right side with an electric blue lipliner, you could also use an eye liner and then the left side of your bottom and top lips with a bright purple filling them in as you go. You basically want your lips to have a gradient effect that flows from blue to purple. There are a lot of purple and blue lipsticks on the market these days so you can find them. If not just use the eyeliners and carefully coat with a clear gloss.
This amazing look is sure to be one that you will add to your list of favorites. The classic look is easy to do and something that’s perfect for any occasion. Begin by patting a mixture of Gold Digger and Goddess the entire lower lid coming in just slightly past the crease. The combination of the two colors will help you achieve this pale golden/copper shade. Next, go in with a small dome brush like the Makeup Geek Outer V Brush and blend the color Envy onto the outer 1/3 of the eye and drag the color into the crease feathering the color up slightly. Make sure you blend out any harsh lines. use a fluffy dome brush like the Makeup Geek Crease Brush and the color Poison Ivy and feather the color above the Envy making sure to buff out any lines left behind. Use a color close to your skin tone as a highlight under the browbone. Line your upper lashline with Immortal and wing the end slightly. Smudge a small amount under the eye and liner the upper and lower waterlines. Add a pair of soft wispy lashes and mascara to finish this elegant look.
OK Makeup Geeks, it doesn’t get any easier and more stunning than this. To achieve this eye-catching look, apply a bright matte purple like Sugarpill’s Poison Plum over then entire lower lid making sure you don’t come into the crease area. Extend the end of the eye with the purple in a cat eye shape. You can go back in with a Q-Tip and lean up the lines to get them just the way you want them. Apply a gold glitter liner such as NYX’s Glitter Liner in Gold to the upper eyelid and create a slight winged effect making sure not to extend past the purple. Line your lower waterline with a white eyeliner like Cottontail or a nude shade if you prefer. Then, all that’s left to do is curl your lashes and apply your favorite mascara.
This blue glitter idea is perfect look for a night out at the club or anytime you want to add some sparkle to your look. Begin by patting a matte bright blue like Makeup Geek’s Neptune over the lower eyelid coming in 3/4 of the way and making sure to stay under the crease. Using a small dome brush like the Makeup Geek Outer V Brush, add a matte black like Corrupt to the outer v of the eye and blend slightly into the crease bringing it in 1/2 to 3/4 of the way making sure to blend our any harsh lines from this. Use a matte white like White Lies for the rest of the eye and in the inner corner of the eye as well. Smudge a small amount of Corrupt under the eye 1/3 of the way and then follow up using a green metallic green like Envy. If you want to give this a more metallic look try mixing it with a mixing medium like FACE Atelier Transforming Gel. Now for the glitter! Pat on LA Splash glitter glue over the blue color. With a flat, stiff brush apply a blue glitter like Eye Candy Glitter in Sour Blast or LA Splash Glitter in Oceana. Line the upper and lower waterlines with the gel liner in Immortal and add a pair of fun accent lashes and your best mascara for a festive look everyone will love.
This bold and vibrant look is not for the faint of heart. This dramatic Valentine’s Day inspired look is sure to catch the attention of that someone special. To get this striking look begin by sweeping the color Razzleberry on above the crease blending the color out very well using the Makeup Geek Crease Brush. Wipe off that same brush really well and go in with the color Cupcake and blend above where you placed the Razzleberry using Cupcake as a transition color and to feather out any harsh lines. Use a color close to your skintone as a highlight under the browbone. Go in with a pointed brush like the Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush and define the crease using Moondust. Place this only in the crease and don’t blend the color out to much. You want to be a defined line in the crease area. Now go in with a flat, stiff brush and a pale gold shade like Bleached Blonde and place on the entire lower eyelid. Use the gel liner in Immortal to create a thick black line on the upper lashline and wing the end out slightly. Place the same black under the outer 1/3 of the eye creating a wing on the bottom as well but leaving a space between the upper and lower “wings” Place a small amount of Cottontail in between the two wings. Use the gel liner in Poison and line under the rest of the eye. Curl your lashes and add a pair of flirty lashes if you choose and finish off with a great mascara.
This dazzling blue and black look is perfect when you want to be a little more daring! Using a combination of Makeup Geek and Sugarpill products, the artist here created a remarkable look especially for your brown eyed babes. To begin create a line in the crease of your eye using a small detail brush and Corrupt. Using a small, flat brush pull the color upwards slightly. You are basically going to be creating a cut crease for this look. Once you have the line defined, go in with Sugarpill’s Bulletproof and place about the cut crease and feather out the color making sure to let the color fade as you move it upward. Use Vanilla Bean or a color close to your skintone as a highlight under the browbone. With a flat, stiff brush place Sugarpill’s Afterparty on the lower lid keeping the color below the cut crease. Run Makeup Geek’s Poolside under the entire length of the eye. Now go in with LA Splash Glitter Glue and place over the blue on the upper eyelid. Pat a blue glitter like LA Splash Oceana or Eye Candy Glitter in Sour Blast over the glue keeping it under the black cut crease. You may have to go back and touch up the line in the crease. Use Makeup Geek’s gel liner in Immortal to create a thick winged liner on the upper lashline. To complete this look add a set of fun lashes and a couple of coats of great mascara.
For all you lovers of all thngs green this look is perfect for you! This look is simple as it is just a series of colors that flow from one to the next. Begin by using a flat, stiff brush like the Makeup Geek Shader Brush and pat the color Pixie Dust over the inner 1/3 of the eye. Repeat this same process under the inner 1/3 of the eye as well. Wipe off that same brush really well and go in with the color Fuji and place in the middle of the eye going up slightly past the crease. Place the same color under the eye in the middle also. Now for the last shade, again wipe off that flat, stiff brush and use the color Dirty Martini on the outer 1/3 of the eye blending the color up slightly and placing it under the rest of the eye. Use a fluffy brush to blend out any harsh lines and use the shade Shimmermint to feather the colors out. Use the gel liner in Mystic to create the “peak” in the inner corner of the eye and liner you upper and lower waterlines with Immortal. Curl your lashes and add a great pair of lashes and mascara for a perfect green look.
This colorful look is not only amazing but simple to recreate which makes it even better! To begin gently pat a shimmery turquoise color like Makeup Geek’s Sea Mist over the inner 1/3 of the eye allowing the color to go up slightly above the crease. Wipe off that same brush hand go in with the color Nautica and place in the center of the eye making sure to pat over the area where the Sea Mist ended. This will be our transition color from blue to purple. Now go in with a deep purple with silver fleck, Sensuous and apply over the outer part of the eye feathering the color up on the end. Run the same purple shade under the entire length of the eye as well. Use a fluffy brush to buff out any harsh lines. Line the upper lashline with Immortal and create a wing on the end. Mix the same turquoise shade with FACE Atelier Transforming Gel and place over the wing part of the liner. Line the upper and lower lashlines with Immortal and curl your lashes and apply two coats of a great mascara to complete this whimsical look.
Inspired by the retro 60′s, this dazzling look is the perfect party look or for anytime you want to add a dazzling effect to your look. To achieve this amazing look we will be creating a cut crease. Begin by using a black pencil liner of your choice as long as it moves well. Line the lower lashline and then bring the color up around the edge of your eye and trace the crease. Once you have this line established go ahead and liner the waterline of your eye and under the eye coming in 1/2 of the way. Then using a flat, stiff brush smudge out the upper lashline and crease area dragging the color upward slightly. Now using an even smaller flat, stiff brush, use Corrupt and follow the crease line you created earlier. Smudge the color under the eye as well. Use a fluffy brush to blend the edges a bit. Wipe off that brush and go in with a matte grey like Stealth and use as a transition color above the black. Repeat this process using the a matte color that’s close to your skintone like Beaches and Cream. Use clean fluffy brush to gently blend the colors together. Place a shimmer pigment on the lower part of the lid with a small, flat, stiff brush making sure to keep the color under the cut crease. Here the artist used Glamour Dollz Eyes Pigment in Dirty Jeans. Add a highlight to the inner corner of the eye, the artist used Beauty From the Earth pigment in Beautiful. Pat LA Splash sealer/glue on over the pigment below the cut crease of the eye. Using a small, flat brush place a silver holographic glitter over the lower lid making sure to keep it below the cut crease. The glitter that was used here was MAC’s 3D Silver Glitter. Now create a slight wing on the upper lashline using a liquid eyeliner and create an extended “peak” in the inner corner of the eye. To keep the look dramatic add a pair of lashes to the upper and lower lashes and add mascara.
This amazing look is one we had to look at twice to make sure we were seeing it correctly. Were it not for the fact her teeth are showing you would believe this is an eye. This artist used her lips to create a spectacular display of creativity and technique by achieving a sort of 3D effect on her lips. From everything to the lashes, the addition of a touch of eyeshadow above the lips, the shading and the detail of the iris, this remarkable creation is one we are proud to show off.
Wow!!! What a spectacular month for only our second Idea Gallery of the year. We can’t wait to see what you all have in store for us for the rest of the year. With so much talent the skies the limit. Remember to keep submitting all you marvelous creations and keep watching for your looks in our next installment.