Too Faced Gilded Ganache look

Do you ever buy makeup knowing the color is so epic you need to create something completely new with it?  This is how I felt about Gilded Ganache in the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette.

  

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar

This poor little eyeshadow has been sitting all alone in the top left corner of his palette (apparently it’s a he) just waiting to be played with.  But how?! Then it hit me…

Too Faced Gilded Ganache eyes

Begin by prepping the lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance.  Then apply NARS Baalbek Eye Paint from lashes to crease with a finger, gently smudging the top edge.  Load up a flat eyeshadow brush with Too Faced Gilded Ganache and pat it all over the mobile lid.  (I swear Baalbek and Gilded Ganache were meant for each other.) Increase the depth by adding Triple Fudge to the outer corner.  Use a small blending brush in tiny circles to blend the top edge of Gilded Ganache into the crease.  Then sweep back and forth with Milk Chocolate until things are good and smoky (this might take awhile).  Mix White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate and highlight the browbone.  Tightline with Urban Decay Smog 24/7 Eyeliner.  Run Smog along the upper lashline to brighten the look.  Use a large flat shader brush to run Too Faced Crème Brulee heavily under the lower lashes.  Finish with mascara.

Too Faced Gilded Ganache profile

 

Create a flawless skin with Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème and conceal with Eve Lom Brilliance Cover Concealer.  Set the face with NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation.  Contour with INGLOT HD Sculpting Powder in 505 and apply NARS Amour Blush to the apples of the cheeks.  Fill the brows and finish the look with Hourglass Nocturnal Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick and Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity in Sparkling Sand.

I thought this look was done.  But something was missing.  Lashes.  It needed lashes.  One of the cons to being a beauty blogger is testing a mascara and having an application fail despite an awesome look to photograph.  But one of the pros to being a beauty blogger is having new false lashes on hand for just such an occasion.  So…

Too Faced Gilded Ganache eyes with Urban Decay Perversion Bait False Lashes

Apply Urban Decay Perversion False Lashes in Bait.  Yep.  They certainly do the trick.

These lashes are incredible and everything I want for volume without going overboard on length.  The only problem I have is that there is no support in the band.  They get twisted and are ridiculously difficult to apply in my normal method.  Glue. Everywhere.  They’re worth it though and I have a feeling I will soon snip them in half to make application much easier.

Too Faced Gilded Ganache with Urban Decay Perversion Bait False Lashes
Urban Decay Perversion False Lashes in Bait. So. Worth it.

What are you most looking forward to now that it is fall?

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