Idea Gallery Roundup: December 2012

 

Welcome to the best of our Idea Gallery for December 2012. (See our previous round-ups here)

The month of December saw a variety of shades and techniques come together to create soft washes of elegant color, to bold, daring looks.  Neutral eyes were brought out by using pops of vivid color. And stunning technique was used to create striking looks that wowed us! There was no shortage of creativity and beauty for December. Just click on each individual picture to visit the original Idea Gallery post for a complete list of products and more pictures. Under each image, we’ve also included some tips for each look to give you an idea on how to achieve it

Smoke by Joanna

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This striking smokey silver look is accentuated by the perfect pop of purple. Using Makeup Geek eyeshadows, the artist here began by placing Mercury on the lower lid and blending up past the crease area. Blend the color out with Beaches and Cream or a color close to your own skin tone. Next, go in with the color Corrupt and darken up the outer v of the eye and blend slightly up into the crease. Bring the same black under the eye coming in 1/3 of the way. To add a pop of color to the look, go in with a soft purple like Wisteria and place under the eye where the black ended and come in to where you lashes begin. To add some sparkle to the look, use a glitter like LA Splash glitter in Gaudy on the inner corner and blend down below the lashline and bring the glitter up slightly.  Line the upper and lower waterlines with a black like Makeup Geek’s Immortal and add your best lashes to finish the look.

 

 

Lilac Look by makijazowo21

 

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This stunning purple shade is done only using a few Makeup Geek products. Begin by sweeping our gel liner in Amethyst over the lid go up to the crease area but making sure not to go into the crease. Using a fluffy dome brush like the MUG Crease Brush, blend out the line from the gel liner.Use the shade Unexpected on the outer v part of the eye and blend the color up slightly into the crease making sure to blend out any lines left from the Amethyst. Now go in with the  shade Peach Smoothie and blend the color in the crease bringing it up slightly making sure to feather out any harsh lines. Place Amethyst under the eye and then run over the edge with Peach Smoothie. Use Makeup Geek’s gel liner in Immortal to create a winged line on the top of the eye and to line the upper and lower waterlines of the eye. Add your favorite lashes and mascara to finish the look.

Arabic Make-Up by MarilynMUA

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This striking look is ideal for those of you who crave a little more drama. To begin, place a piece of scotch tape on the back of your hand and remove a few times to get rid of any excess glue. Place the tape at the end of the eye making sure to get a smooth line, this will help create the crisp edge. Go along the edge of the tape with a dark purple shade like Makeup Geek’s Duchess and feather the color inward keep the majority of the color on the outer part of the lower lid and in the crease. Go in with a soft purple like Wisteria and place along the rest of the lower lid overlapping the line where Duchess ended. Use Peach Smoothie to blend above the purple making sure to erase any harsh lines. This should look like a gradient effect blending from one shade to the next. Place a shimmer color under the brow bone such as Bling or Shimma Shimma. Use a combination of the Bling or Shimma Shimma and Wisteria in the inner corner and blend upward.  Gently remove the tape and clean up any lines with a Q-Tip. Use a black like Corrupt to create a line under the eye extending out past the eye. You can use a credit card or business card to help achieve this sharp line. Smudge the black out with a dark green shade like Envy creating a point with the green on the inner corner. Use NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk or Makeup Geek’s Cottontail to fill in the gap between the ends of the eye. Line the upper lashline and upper and lower waterlines with Immortal. Curl your lashes and add your best mascara. Keep the cheeks and lips soft by adding soft washes of pink over both. NYX’s blush in Pinched and lipgloss in Beige would be ideal for finishing this dramatic look.

 

Brown Cateye by Stjima

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This brown cat-eye is easy to recreate with stunning effects. Begin by placing a matte taupe shade like Taupe Notch from Makeup Geek on the lower lid and bring the color up past the crease. Make sure to feather out any harsh lines.  Next, go in with a soft matte orange like Chickadee and place a small amount above the taupe color blending out the color. you want this to be a soft wash of color, nothing strong or to dramatic. Use a dark matte brown such as Mocha to darken up the outer corner and blend slightly into the crease. Line the upper and lower waterlines of the eye with a black liner like Immortal and smudge the color under the lower lashline. Line the top of the eye and create a winged eyeliner at the end of the eye with two additional “wisp” at the end.  Curl your lashes and add a good mascara to top it off.

 

Chocolate with Pistachios by makijazowo21

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This soft look is the perfect example of how pops of color or glitter can add drama to any look. Here the artist used Makeup Geek products to create this amazing look. Begin by placing Mocha on the lower lid and blend upward going slightly into the crease. Use a softer shade such as Purely Naked to feather out any harsh lines and create a gradient effect. Use a black gel liner like Immortal to create a winged line on the top of the eye. Use a gold glitter like LA Splash in Renaissance and gently pat over the winged liner. Next, go in with the color Fuji and smudge the color under the entire eye extending a little past the wing liner on the top of the eye. Line the upper and lower waterlines and add a pair of feathery lashes. With so many color options to use under the eye this is a look you will come back to over and over.

 

 

New Years Eve Makeup (Kim Kardashian Vegas Shoot look ) by Siham.Y

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This soft and subtle look is simply striking. Ideal for a day at the office, or a night out, this is sure to become a quick favorite. Here the artist used the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette to create this look but we will give you some Makeup Geek alternatives as well. Using Verve from the UD Naked 2 palette, place the color Verve on the lower lid making sure to stay below the crease. Next, go in with Snakebit and a small flat brush like the Makeup Geek Detail Eyeshadow Brush and trace the crease of the eye, almost creating a cut crease. Sweep the color upward slightly to get rid of the harsh line. Go in with a fluffy dome brush like the Makeup Geek Crease Brush and use the color Tease from the palette to blend out any harsh lines.  Place Busted under the lower lashline and smudge the color slightly. Use Bootycall in the inner corner to lighten the eyes and open them up. Place Foxy under the browbone as a highlight. Darken the crease up using the color Blackout from the palette and line the lower waterline with a flesh toned liner. Create a bold line on the upper lashline and add a pair of dramatic lashes to complete this look. (Makeup Geek alternatives: Mercury, Bada Bing, Brown Sugar, Creme Brulee, Vanilla Bean, White Lies)

Purple Leopard by MadamNoire

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This is for our more dramatic Muggies. This daring look is ideal for finishing off a costume, or for those of you who like to take their looks to the next level. Place a piece of scotch tape on the outer part of your eye to create a dramatic, crisp line. The artist here used all Makeup Geek products to achieve this striking look. Begin by using the gel liner in Immortal over the lower lid blending the edge out slightly. Gently pat the color Corrupt over the black base to intensify the color. Above the black, use the shade Sensuous as a transition color. Go in with a bright, matte purple like Sugarpill’s Poison Plum and place over the Sensuous and blend until you get the desired gradient effect. You may have to go back and add more Poison Plum and keep blending until it looks just right. Use the shade Wisteria from Makeup Geek as a highlight under the browbone and blend downward. Gently remove the tape and clean up the lines with a Q-Tip. Line the lower lashline with Immortal and pat Corrupt gently over it. Trace over the edge with the Poison Plum shade.  Place a gunmetal shade glitter like Sugarpill’s Stella over the lower part of the eyelid making sure to stay below the crease. Curl your lashes and add your favorite mascara.  Now to create the Leopard spots, use a liquid liner and draw “spots” on your upper eyelid. Make these “c” shaped spots or uneven round circles and place small dots in between the spots. Fill in the spots with the same glitter you used on your lower eyelids to finish.

 

Liner Frenzy by Joanna

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A stunning and perfect example of a dramatic black cut crease, this look is for anyone who wants to be noticed.  To begin, draw a black line right above the crease bringing the line in to the inner corner with a deep black eyeshadow like Corrupt or with a pencil eyeliner. With a small flat brush like the Makeup Geek Detail Eyeshadow Brush, drag the color upward slightly. Use a fluffy dome brush like the Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush to blend a grey shade such as Galaxy above the black making sure to feather out any harsh lines. The key to a great cut crease is to make sure the original black line is intact with no smearing or smudging with a good shape. The rest of the eye should have a gradient effect to it. Use a color close to your skintone like Beaches and Cream on the browbone as a highlight. Place the same color on the lower lid. You may have to go back with the small brush and touch up the black cut crease. Use a Q-Tip to clean the line and make it crisp. Use an angled eyeliner brush and draw a black line under the eye away from the lashline. Use the same small detail brush and draw the color down slightly allowing the color to fade. Make sure and keep the lines on the inner and outer part crisp and to a point. Use a black gel liner like Immortal to create a winged liner on the upper lashline. Add a pair of dramatic lashes and your favorite mascara.

 

Tropical HoliDAZE by Maryam-Maquillage

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For those of you who want to show off your more artist side, this remarkable creation is just for you. Using Lime Crime product, this daring look is one that is sure to get attention. Begin by placing Lime Crime’s black eyeshadow in Lotus Noir over the eyelid and feather the color upward past the crease making sure to feather out any harsh lines. Smudge the same color under the lashline as well. Use a shade close to your skin tone like Makeup Geek’s Vanilla Bean or Beaches and Cream to blend out the line from the black and as a highlight under the browbone. Use a black gel liner like Makeup Geek’s Immortal to create a winged line on the upper lashline. Next, the artist used Lime Crime’s Uniliners in 6th Element (orange), Citreuse (yellow) and Lunar Sea (white) and a Prestige liner in teal, to create the lines and dots shown.  For the inner corner, use the black liner to draw a “peak” and fill in with your choice of color. Remember, this is an abstract look, so no ones will be the same. Use your imagination and have fun!

 

Sensual Cranberries by makijazowo21

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This amazing look is a ideal example of how to colors on opposites ends of the spectrum can work well together. The artist used all Makeup Geek products to create this beautiful look. If you want to recreate this, begin by gently patting the shade Bitten over the lower eyelid stopping using a flat, stiff brush like the Makeup Geek Eye Shader Brush. Bring the color up to the natural crease. Use a fluffy dome brush such as the Makeup Geek Crease Brush to feather the color Latte into the crease and in the outer v part of the eye. Use a color close to your skintone like Beaches and Cream to blend out any harsh lines and under the browbone. Now is where you get to add your favorite pop of color. To keep the eyes vibrant, the bright blue color Neptune was smudged under the eyes coming in all the way. Line you upper lashline with black gel liner such as Immortal and the upper and lower waterlines. Finish by adding a pair of your favorite lashes.

 

Perfect Storm by Joanna

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This lovely look is ideal for those who want to add a little depth to their look. Begin by placing a dark blue like Makeup Geek’s Nautica on the outer 1/2 of the eye bringing the color up past the crease. Feather the color inward slightly but make sure not to cover up the inner 1/2 of the eye. Use a fluffy dome brush like the Makeup Geek Soft Dome Brush to blend out the color and any harsh lines. The key here is to blend, blend, blend, there should be no harsh lines to this look. Place the same dark blue under the eye coming in 1/2 of the way. Next, go in with a shimmery shade such as Bling and pat the color on the inner 1/2 of the eye making sure to overlap the blue. By overlaping the blue with the white you create a soft blue shade which gives this look a wonderful gradient effect. Go in with a gold eyeliner, or a gold eyeshadow like Gold Digger and place on the inner 1/2 of the lower lashline and the inner 1/2 of the upper lashline. Curl your lashes and add you favorite mascara to complete the look.

 

Gingerbread by MadamNoire

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Inspired by the sweet gingerbread of the holidays, this gorgeous look is a treat for the eyes. Here the artist used Makeup Geek product to create this lovely look. Begin by using the gel liner Mobster as a base over the lower eyelid. Gently pat the color Mocha over the lower lid over the base. Use the shade Cocoa Bear in the crease and blend out any harsh lines with a fluffy dome brush like the Makeup Geek Crease Brush. Use White Lies on the browbone as a highlight shade and Ice Queen in the Inner Corner to add some shimmer to the look. Line the upper and lower lashlines with Makeup Geek’s gel liner in Immortal and smudge out the lower lashline. Go back in with Mocha and smudge the color under the lashline over the Immortal. Next, take a vivid white liner and trace above the black liner creating a winged effect. Line the upper and lower waterlines and a pair of your favorite lashes. To recreate the buttons on our favorite holiday cookies, add a few gems under the eye

 

Fireworks by Joanna

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Inspired by the colors of Christmas, this striking look uses vivid liner and bold shades to make a stunning statement. Begin by a white shimmer like Bling or Shimma Shimma on the lower lid coming up to the crease. Use a soft, neutral shade such as Unexpected in the crease and make sure to blend the color out avoiding any harsh lines. Place Beaches and Cream under the browbone as a highlight. If you want to add some sparkle to the look, use LA Splash glitter in Gaudy over the lower lid keeping it below the crease. Remember, you want to keep the eyelid soft so the liner can be the attention graber. Use Makeup Geek’s Poison and create a winged line on the upper lashline. For the bottom, use the eyeshadow Envy and draw a straight line across the bottom of the eye and blend the color downward slightly. Make sure to keep the line straight and don’t follow the curveture of the eye. Add a fun pair of lashes for a festive look.

 

Olivine by ilovemyaddiction

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This sweet, subtle look is ideal for day time or anytime you want to let your sweet side show. Begin by placing Makeup Geek’s Corrupt onto the outer 1/2 of the eye and blend inward coming up past the crease area. Run the same black uner the eye coming in 1/2 to 3/4 of the way. Use a soft pink such as Cupcake and place on the rest of the lower lid. Go in with a brighter pink like Sugarpill’s Dollipop and place in the crease where the Corrupt left off. Make sure to feather out any harsh lines above the colors with a fluffy dome brush like the Makeup Geek Soft Dome Brush. Place a gold shade like Gold Digger in the inner corner and under the lower lashline where the Corrupt left off. Line the upper lashline creating a winged effect. Line the upper and lower waterlines and add a soft pair of lashes for a finished look.

 

Shades of Pink and Purple by makijazowo21

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A perfect purple eye, this is great for you green eyed gals. Beging by placing a white shade like White Lies over the inner 1/3 of the eye. Then go in with Last Dance and place over the outer part of the eye and blend upward into the crease area. Use a darker purple like Duchess in the crease and blend the color out. With the color Unexpected, blend out any harsh lines left from the purple shades. Add a pop of White Lies in the inner corner to open the eyes and make them look bigger. Line the upper waterline with Makeup Geek’s Immortal creating a dramatic winged line effect. Go in with the liner Amethyst and place a line diretly above where you created your winged liner. Line the lower waterline of the eye and extend the line out past the waterline into the inner corner. Curl you lashes and add you favorite mascara to complete this look.

 

Violets by MakeUpMG

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For all our lovers of bright colors, this look is one you are sure to love. To create this spectacular look. begin by placing a bright blue like Makeup Geek’s Neptune over the inner 1/3 of the eye. Use a purple like Purple Rain on the outer 1/3 of the eye slightly bringing the color up past the crease and blending out any harsh lines. Place Unexpected in the crease as a transition color and to feather out any lines left by the previous colors. Use a soft matte white like White Lies under the browbone as a highlight. Go back to the middle of the lower lid and add a shimmery gold to the center to add some warmth to the look. Using the same blue and purple as before, create a straight line across the bottom of the eye making sure to keep the line straight and pull the color down slightly. Add a fine line of black liner like Immortal to the upper lashline and add your favorite lashes. For the cheeks, use a soft peach/pink shade like NYX Tipsy and your favorite purple lipstick to finish this bold look.

 

The Voice with a Twist by MakeUpLoveZz

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Inspired by the Christina Aguilera, this bold look is perfect for a night on the town or at the club. First, place a piece of scotch tape on the outer edge of the eye to create the crisp edge. (make sure to put the tape on the back of your hand and remove a few times to get rid of the excess glue) Begin by placing a silver cream base like Makeup Geek’s Twinkle over the lower part of the eye making sure to stay below the crease. Use a dark brown like Bada Bing on the outer part of the eye along the tape and blend the color into the crease. Feather the color out using a lighter brown like Latte making sure to feather out any harsh lines. Use a color close to your skintone as a highlight under the browbone. If you want to darken the crease of the eye, go in with a small amount of Corrupt. Carefully remove the tape from your eye and clean up the line with a Q-Tip if needed. Liner the lower lashline with Immortal and extend the line out past the outer eye into a “beak”. Use a small amount of Cottontail by Makeup Geek and a small, flat brush like the MUG Detail Eyeshadow Brush and fill in where the eyeshadow ended and the liner is. Now it’s time for the glitter, go it with a good silver glitter like LA Splash Trance and pack the glitter on the lower eyelid where you placed the Twinkle. Line the upper lashline and the upper and lower waterlines and add some dramatic lashes.

 

Lighter Look by makijazowo21

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This sweet look is all about those amazing lashes. This spectacular creation is easy to do and doesn’t take a lot of time. With a soft matte grey like Makeup Geek’s Stealth cover the lower lid and up to the crease. Use a color close to your skintone to blend out the line and as on the brow bone. Run the same grey shade along the lower lashline as well. If you want to darken the crease, go in with a small amount of Corrupt making sure to keep the color in the crease. With a deep black liner such as Immortal, create a dramatic winged liner on the upper lashline extending the line into the inner corner. Line the lower lashline extending the color out into the inner corner to meet the upper line creating a peak. Smudge a small amount of the black in the lower lashes making sure not to completely cover the grey color you placed earlier. Curl your lashes and add your favorite mascara and finish with a stunning pair of butterfly paper lashes. (These can be found on Ebay, Amazon and Sephora)

Cyber Parrot by MadamNoire

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This perfect parrot is one of the most stunning and colorful creations we have seen. Here the artist used a combination of Makeup Geek and Sugarpill cosmetics to achieve this remarkable look. Begin by drawing out the shape with a fine brush and Makeup Geek’s Poison eyeliner. Start in the inner corner and bring the color up past the crease making sure to keep the majority of the color in the inner part of the eye. Keep the outer part of the eye open with no color. Run the same color under the eye leaving the inner part open. Drag the color downward slightly to create a sort of angle to the liner. Use a combination of Sugarpill’s Love and Flamepoint and gently pat the color over the Poison base. Use a fluffy dome brush to blend out the color on the edge of the eye for a good faded effect. With the gel liner Immortal, create a thing winged liner on the top of the eye making sure to come into the inner corner where the other color begins. Go in with a bright blue eyeliner of your choice, here the artist used Liquidlast liner in Aqualiner by MAC. With your blue, trace above the black winged liner creating a winged effect drawing the color out past the black liner. Create another blue liner above the red color extending the color and a line under the eyebrow as well with 3 small dots. A pair of feather lashes for this look finish it off, feather lashes from Depend are being used here to tie this stunning look together.

 

Frosty New Year by amy b

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This amazing look is ideal for those of you who want to add a pop of color to your look. Using Makeup Geek products, this look is easy to do and look stunning. Using a flat, stiff brush like pat the color Drama Queen over the lower lid bringing the color up to the crease. Go in with Corrupt, a extreme black, and a small brush like the Makeup Geek Outer V Brush and add Corrupt to the outer v portion of the eye and blend slightly into the crease making sure to feather out any harsh lines. With a fluffy dome brush like the Makeup Geek Crease Brush, use Mango Tango to blend out the crease making sure to blend out any lines. Now to add that pop of color, go in with Poolside by Makeup Geek and run the color under the entire lenght of the eye ringing the color up into a wing at the end past the color on the top of the eyelid. For some added sparkle, add a glitter like LA Splash in Oceana or Gaudy. Curl your lashes and add a volumizing mascara to finish.

 

Smoky Eyes by makijazowo21

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This is a stunning example of how one great colors can make a beautiful eye, perfect for those days when you don’t have a lot of time. With Makeup Geek’s Drama Queen, place the color on the lid going up past the crease and bringing the color in to the inner corner of the eye. Run the same color all the way under the lower lashline as well. Use a fluffy dome brush like the Makeup Geek Crease Brush to feather out any lines left behind. They key to this look is to blend, blend, blend. This will give you the faded effect you need above the crease line. Use Makeup Geek’s Immortal to liner the upper and lower waterlines and add your favorite wispy lashes to finish the look.

Evening by olennka177

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This soft, elegant look is ideal for a day at the office or anytime your want to let your softer side show. Begin by using Makeup Geek’s Mango Tango to the bottom of the eye staying below the crease. Use a brown like Bada Bing or Mocha to darken the outer v part of the eye and feather the color into the crease slightly. To feather the color, go in with a soft color like Glamorous above the brown and blend in above the Mango Tango. You just want this to be a soft wash of color, nothing to intense. Line the upper lashline starting at where you lashes begin and wing the liner out on the end. Line the lower lashline leaving an open space in the middle of the eye. Go back with Mango Tango and add a pop of color to the open space. Use a flesh toned liner in the lower waterline to brighten and open the eyes. Curl your lashes and add your favorite mascara.
What an incredible year 2012 was for us here at Makeup Geek. We saw the Idea Gallery explode with creativity and techniques that still amaze us. We are so very excited to see what 2013 has in store for us and the amazing creations our wonderful MUGs come up with. Keep submitting your work and check back each month to see if your look is featured in the Roundup.

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