Monday, November 23, 2015

Lancome Artliner 24H Stylized Eye and Nail Looks

It was only a matter of time that my love for nail polish grew into a love for other types of makeup, and lately I have been practicing my eye looks. I am a fan of a bright, bold eye, and love using liquid liner as a bold finishing touch. Recently, I posted an eye of the day to my Instagram account, and someone suggested that I enter Lancome's #24HinParis liquid liner contest. I thought, "Why not?" and threw my photo into the ring. To my surprise, I was chosen as one of the finalists!

For the next round of the contest, I was sent a selection of Lancome Artliner 24H liners and was asked to make some eye looks for selection for the contest. Being a newbie to the world of eye makeup, I was pretty nervous! A friend suggested that I just treat the project like nail art, and suddenly it clicked. Read on for details on the two looks I created, plus the matching nail art.

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Acidic Leopard
The first look that I put together is my favorite, probably because it features one of the best things in the world... leopard print! I wanted to go for a crazy, 80s, acidic style leopard.

Products Used:
Lancome Artliner 24H in Amethyst - Leopard markings
Lancome Artliner 24H in Jade - Inner corner and lower line
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk - Shadow base
Sigma Redberry Rose - Lid
Sigma Ginger Pumpkin - Crease
Lime Crime Uniliner in Citreuse - Inside of leopard spots
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess - Mascara

For the matching nail art, I put together a classic gradient leopard. The base is a gradient of China Glaze You Drive Me Coconuts and OPI In My Back Pocket. The middle of the leopard spots are Nicole by OPI Sweet on Pete and the leopard markings were done with Illamasqua Baptiste.

For those of you looking to try out a leopard print, be sure to check out my leopard print nail art tutorial!

Ice and Daggers
For my second look, I wanted to go for a more classic makeup look while still retaining a very stylized effect. I think this icy blue mixed with copper and jade is just the right amount of crazy.

Products Used:
Lancome Artliner 24H in Copper - Winged liner on lid
Lancome Artliner 24H in Jade - Dagger liner by lower lash line
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk - Shadow base
Sigma Blueberry Cream - Lid
Wet N Wild crease shade from the Pop Art Craze pallete "I'm Seeing Triples!" - crease and browbone
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess - Mascara

And finally, the nail look I created to match this icy blue eye makeup.

The base is a gradient of OPI What's With the Cattitude? and OPI Ogre the Top Blue. After that was finished, I added one coat of Sephora by OPI Traffic Stopper Copper, a delightful copper glitter that had gone unused in my stash for much too long! The final stop was to add one coat of OPI Matte Topcoat to mimic the matte eyeshadow.

Which one is your favorite?

The Contest
If you've made it this far, thank you! If you are so inclined, you can show your support for me on Refinery29. The winner gets to spend a weekend in Paris - how incredible would that be?

EDIT: I've recently learned that there was some confusion about the contest and that the winner will actually be determined by a panel of judges. The votes are used to show support for your favorite entry. Thank you all so much for your support!

Vote for @chalkboardnails!
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