Monday, May 23, 2011

Franken: Not Yet Spring

Emboldened by my success the first time I tried using eyeshadow in a franken, I stepped up the complexity for my second one. Here's how it turned out:

I used two colors of eyeshadow this time, but since I didn't want to end up with brown, I made sure to pick two shades that were close to each other in hue, a light blue grey and a charcoal grey. Using Confetti Tiara as a base worked out well before so I used it again, but I also used a second polish, hoping to add some opaqueness and a hint of my favorite color, purple. For that duty, I chose Colorama Lilac Freeze. (In the background, you can see how I tend to cover any nearby surface with stuff when left to my own devices: there's a pack of nail wheels, a bag of balls, and part of my Sharpie marker collection lurking in the background).

It's still on the sheer side (I used four coats and have some visible nail line, but not as much as with the first Tiara-based franken), and I still need to work harder on mixing in the eyeshadow because I see a few dark clumps. Overall, though, I'm happy with it; it's something I can see myself wearing for a full mani.

For my next franken, I believe I will return to my first love, glitter. I'm not giving up working with eyeshadow but I can only go so long without something super sparkly to play with.


  1. I think that color is pretty!

    What a strange bottle though.....what brand is that bottle from? I'm intrigued.

  2. The color is really pretty! After seeing your awesome results I might have to attempt this frankening with shadow.

  3. Very pretty color! I like the subtle Lilac tint to it ^_^

  4. Is a lovely grey colour it turn out very nice.
    About my post. I do hope barry m blue moon works out alright for you. I would love to know what you think about it when you receive it.

  5. Very pretty, I really like it! x

  6. this is pretty, may be try it as a top coat over a darker polish so it shimmers more?

  7. Hi Karen!

    I'm not sure if the it's proper blogger etiquette to re-award you the Kreativ Blogger award, but I thought you deserved it, so I gave it to you again!

    Here's the post:

  8. A demure, sweet franken. Really nice.

  9. Your franken turned out great! Can't wait to see the glitter franken!

  10. Thanks, everyone!

    kitty, the bottle is an empty I bought from Transdesign because the shape caught my eye. :)

    beautyshades, I just got it but need to wait to try until my end of the swap gets to my partner.

    Manicured Monkey, that's a good idea. I'm thinking maybe a dark purple...

    Laura, that's fine as far as I'm concerned--I appreciate you thinking of me. :)


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