Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine's Day Makeup with DGC Persuasion

 *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.

 I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's Day! I spent my afternoon doing makeup for fun :)
I knew I wanted to do something soft and romantic and girly, and I knew Darling Girl's Persuasion would be perfect; I originally got it as a gift with purchase a few years ago and it became so popular Susan made it a permanent shade.
Persuasion is a Diamond Dust which is much more sparkly than your average eyeshadow; the listing says pictures can't do it justice and I'd have to agree! If you love sparkles, you need this eyeshadow. I'm not even a huge sparkle fan because I don't like getting sparkles everywhere, but this one was fairly easy to work with. I just patted it over glitter glue and was good to go!

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Have to lift my brow so you can see the makeup on my hooded lids, lol.
Persuasion is so gorgeous! Besides the purple base, you can see flashes of gold, yellow, and green sparkles. It's one of those shadows that changes when you move.
-Reviva Labs pimer
-Wet n' Wild Coverall Cream Foundation in 815 Fair
-mark. setting powder
-*BFTE Cosmetics blush in Winter Mauve
-Darling Girl Cosmetics blush in Secret Star
-Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, Faint as contour (medium golden brown)
-BFTE Cosmetics Butt Naked eyeshadow as highlight 
-*Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
-Milani Shadow Eyez pencil in Almond Cream (all over lid as base)
-Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue on lids
-*Darling Girl Cosmetics Persuasion (Diamond Dust) on lids, crease, and lower lashline
 -theBalm eyeshadow in Matt Gallagher and Matt Chung (from Meet Matte palette) to blend out crease
-*Lime Crime eyeshadow in Ribbonesque (purple from d'antoinette palette) on outer lid
-theBalm eyeshadows in Blink1982 and Third Eye Blinded (from Rockstar palette)to blend around outer edges and under lower lashline
-theBalm eyeshadow in Moderato (from Rockstar palette) as eyeliner
-Adoration (nude pearl to highlight and blend edges)
-BFTE Cosmetics eyeshadow in Butt Naked on browbone and tearduct as highlight
-*gel eyeliner in brown (upper tightline)
  -Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara
-Ardell Double Up lashes
-Duo Dark lash glue
-theBalm eyeshadow in Presto (dark brown)
-Urban Decay eyeshadows in Faint and Naked2 (medium brown and light taupe)
-Wet 'N Wild Mega Last Lipstick in 907C Mauve Outta Here
-Maybelline Color Whisper lipstick in Lust For Blush
-*Beauty For Real lipgloss in Starlust (from Wantable box)

I really like how this turned out, though I'm not sure those particular falsies weren't too thick and dramatic.. my eyes are a little small so I tend to feel like a Muppet with super thick falsies, lol. Persuasion performed beautifully and acted as two eyeshadows; applied over glitter glue on my lids it was a rainbow of sparkles, but applied to my crease without the glitter glue, the matte lavender base took over. Pretty cool!
 I love the effect I got by using eyeshadow instead of actual eyeliner to line and make the wings; the effect is very soft which I love. I've actually been doing that a lot lately in my everyday makeup too; theBalm and Urban Decay eyeshadows make great liners since they're so pigmented.
The lips were done in a gradient style by dabbing the lipstick just on the inside of my lips and lightly blending out with the lighter shade. I love this trend♥
My good friend said I looked like a fairy, I was so flattered. That's just the sort of soft, romantic and slightly magical look I was going for on Valentine's Day. Too bad I didn't have anything fun to do and ended up bumming around the house all day. Who needs dates, candy and flowers when there's pajamas, coffee and Youtube? haha ;)
Thanks for reading!♥

 *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 **Some or all images were lightly edited using Aperture and/or Photoshop; for details, please read the photo editing disclosure widget at the bottom of my right-side bar.


  1. Aaaaaahhhh this is gorgeous!! Love! Love! Love! You've convinced me I need Persuasion lol.

    1. Yay! I think everyone needs it hehe... I'm on a mission ;)

  2. So very pretty! Wow! I love how multi-dimensional this look is! And the colour you used to blend out your crease is perfect!

    1. Thanks, It's my go-to crease shade! I like how it's pink toned, very natural looking :)


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