Featuring:1. Addiction Eye Lacquer WP in Swimming Pool [high end] which to my shame I've not written about since acquiring it last summer.
2. Kiko Long-Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 16 Purple [drugstore] because I really love this formula.
3. Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Tulip [mid-range], another recent...ish discovery I am fond of and really ought to blog about soon....
Kiko Purple as a messy base, blended up to socket and joined to the lower lashline:
Addiction Swimming Pool dabbed over the top and blended in turn, stopping short of the edges of the purple:
Pixi Black Tulip to rim waterlines and smudged into lashline, two coats of Armani ETK Waterproof mascara [....man, this does not build well. Spindly spider legs ahoy.]
The full look with Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicata on cheeks and Addiction Day Trip on lips, which should be titled, "Step by step eye pictures leave no time for hair; must crop the madness, meep. I'm going for BOYISHLY DISHEVELLED OKAY." I am only posting these because uncontextualised eye makeup pictures are a personal pet peeve, and because freakishly enough they seem to capture some of the textural complexity a bit better than the closeups.
So, a mixed bag all 'round, eh? :P
Despite all the whining, I really did love the combination of the Addiction lacquer with a Kiko base -- it's taken me some time to find the best textures to pair with that slightly tricky formula, but Kiko's ridiculously lightweight and blendable yet totally budge-proof formula makes for the perfect base.