Saturday, 17 September 2016

Star Trek Look of the Day #2: Bird of Prey

Hi, everyone! In my last post, I shared with you a MAC Star Trek-inspired makeup look that was warm, soft, and glowy. Ethereal enough to trip the light fantastic! Today's look is quite different, but still in-line with the Star Trek theme. It's bold, alien, and colourful! I aimed for it to be more of an editorial look, with graphic shapes, metallic, shimmery textures, and hues of blues and greens on the lips and eyes. 

Since the eyes and lips in the look are more severe, I wanted to keep the skin soft and glowing. I added warmth and gentle contour to the face with MAC Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in Highly Illogical and some shimmery highlight by sweeping Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in Luna Lustre on the tops of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, and lightly on my forehead. 

Now onto the eyes- the star of the intergalactic show! I started by priming my lids with NYX  Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, which allowed the colours to follow to look extra bold and true. I then messily smudged MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Undercurrent (a stunning teal blue with gold shimmer) all over my lid as an added base. Next, I applied Undercurrent in a bold line above the crease to create the graphic shape as well as along the outer half of the lower lash line, drawing upwards to create a wing on the outer corners. I then applied MAC Pressed Pigment in Bird of Prey all over the lid, up to the liner defining the crease. Bird of Prey is the most gorgeous blackened deep green gold that really looks magical on the eyes! To add some touches of light and contrast to the eyes, I applied Kat von D Eye Shadow in Vinyl (a lime green from the Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette) on the inner corners of the eye and Kat von D Skulls shadow on the brow bones and tear ducts. I finished things off by lining the upper lash lines with MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Black Line (a deep greenish black with gold shimmer) for added definition and a few coats of Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara- my new fave!

For a final alien touch, I painted my lips in pale, milky, shimmery blue thanks to the perfectly quirky MAC Lipglass in Twerkquoise

Here are a couple close-ups of the eye look, followed by a full break-down of everything I used!

The Breakdown:

Foundation: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation No10 mixed with Clinique Even Better Foundation in Alabaster
Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus
Bronzer and Blush: MAC Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in Highly Illogical
Highlighter: MAC Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in Luna Lustre

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Blinc Eye Shadow Primer in Light Tone and NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Eye Shadow: MAC Pressed Pigment in Bird of Prey (all over lid, up to crease, blended with MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Undercurrent for added vibrancy and depth), Kat von D eye shadows in Vinyl (lime green- on the inner corners) and Skulls (white- on the brow bone and tear ducts)
Eyeliner: MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners in Undercurrent (along lower lash line, blended up to a winged shape, and to define the crease) and Black Line (along upper lash line)
Mascara: Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara in Black

Lipstick: MAC Lipglass in Twerkquoise

And a few more shots of the look:

I was super happy with how this look turned out! Even though it was quite bold and intense, it was still oddly flattering. It was definitely one of those looks I didn't want to wash off at the end of the day! It allowed me to channel my inner alien and reminded me that I need to reach for blue and green shadows more frequently. Pressed Pigment in Bird of Prey is certainly a place to start!

What shades would you reach for if you wanted to channel your inner Trekkie? Favourite blue and green eye shadows?

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo



  1. This is absolutely freaking incredible. I love the creativity behind it. I would never, EVER think to do something like this and I love that you just pull it out of thin air! INCREDIBLE!

    1. Thanks so much!! I wish I made it a priority to create looks like this more often :)

  2. I agree with Chelle, love the creativity behind this look and you wear it so well!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  3. Yeeeeees, rocking this look, girl! Bird of Prey really is a great eyeshadow. Now all you need are those lashes I reviewed, you'd wear those so well.

    1. Thanks so much! I saw that review and I agree that the lashes are fab :)

  4. I absolutely love this! It's so amazing and unique and you pull it off so well! The precision and detail is astounding!

  5. This is such a fun look! I may need to get that MAC lipglass.

    1. Thanks! Yes- it's such a fun Lipglass. So blue in the tube, but surprisingly wearable on the lips :)

  6. Wow!!! You look amazing-like a mermaid :D


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