One of the beautiful things about pigments is that you can combine different ones to create your own custom colors and then simply press them together. For more details on this method, I invite you to view the YouTube video I did about this process here.
The color I’m using in today’s look was created by mixing together MAC’s Fuchsia and Grape pigments; the result was a beautiful pinky-purple color that reminds me a LOT of Pinked Mauve pigment and could be a suitable dupe for it.
I’ve received a few questions about how to correctly select the right colors for making new pigments. You really just want to think of it as if you were mixing paints; remember art class? (red and yellow=orange, red and blue=purple, etc.). I’ll list some examples below for inspiration. The best thing to do is just experiment and have fun!
- Follow Your Fancy (orange) + Lemon (yellow) = a vibrant yellow-orange
- Heritage Rouge (purple-red) + Fuchsia (pink) = a dark pinky-purple
- Push the Edge (purple) + Cornflower (blue-purple) = an indigo purple with blue tones
- Lithe (light tan) + Chocolate Brown (deep brown) = a sparkly medium brown
I decided to create a more colorful look with this pigment instead of sticking with the more standard purples and pinks (hence the name, ‘Unconformity’). This look requires a LOT of blending, but is well worth the effort!
- Urban Decay primer potion
- Custom pigment – Fuchsia and Grape pigment (on lid, below crease)
- MAC Odalisque and Lucky Green (crease and lower lashline) – really blended together
- Vanilla (blend)
- Gesso (highlight brow bone)
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
- L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Mascara
- Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde
- Red Cherry false lashes #138