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MOTD | Beyond Wonderland Electronic Dance Festival

Guess who got to attend the Beyond Wonderland electronic dance festival as a mad hatter last weekend?!?!? THIS GIRL!!

I've always wanted to wear different colored eyeshadow on each eye, so when I got the opportunity to do something cool with my makeup for the festival, I took it! It wasn't easy, and definitely took a couple tries to get it right but on the last day it came out perfectly! 

My outfit was mostly bronze, black & gold because we went with a more steam-punk vibe for our mad hatters crew, however, I absolutely loved Johnny Depp's makeup in the last Alice in Wonderland movie so I decided to go with that color palette. Why not, right?  Plus I knew it would make my face pop in the sea of bronze & black. And I must have done something right because a ton of people loved it!! *happy dance* I'm in so many photos ... ha ha ha. 

How did I achieve this look? Honestly, I just used Johnny's picture as inspiration and went to town on the MAC Chromaline waterproof gel/cream liner product line! I always go to that line when I want a long lasting, vibrant look. I knew the colors would pop in pictures, even in bright daylight. Pictures came out great and makeup didn't even budge - not even a crease (and I danced a lot!!!) - totally happy with this choice!!

As far as techniques ... I used the good ol color wheel/color theory, mixed a couple colors up but the others came straight out of the jar (Hi-Def Cyan & Process Magenta). Of course, the design was adjusted to fit my eye shape, then gave it my own flair. But the most important thing that made this extra special was creating some depth & dimension within the colors - making darker areas within each color and adding glitter & pigment to make things pop - totally made the look!

Overall, I really enjoyed doing this look and would love to play and tweak with it some more - there are so many possibilities!! Give it a whirl and you'll see what I mean. :)