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Yellow Buttercupcake

I was inspired by a pretty yellow look Zoffee did, though I need to try it again, doing the mascara and liner differently.

I have no idea why, but I always feel like Buttercupcake ends up looking a bit dark on me. I always use TFSI so it’s not on my bare skin.

Shade Descriptions:
Buttercupcake – the brightest bright matte yellow with awesome opaque coverage
Vapour – soft pale peachy-pink duochrome flecked with violet shimmer (velvet)
Black 0L – matte black
Flipside – bright teal
Indigo – ink blue
Deep Purple – red-based purple
Siberia – light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
Oh So Fair – clean pink with gold pearl

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sugarpill Buttercupcake – lid and crease
MAC Vapour – on browbone and inner corners of eye
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Pencil in Black 0L – upper water line and lower lash line
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Flipside – lower water line
Cover Girl Lash Blast Luxe Mascara in Blue-black
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara in Indigo
Nyx Lip Pencil in Deep Purple – to define brows
Show Orchid – vivid hot pink (amplified creme)

Face:
LaVanila Healthy Sun Screen SPF 40 Face Cream
Smashbox SPF 15 primer
Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia
Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder in Clear – dusted under eyes
Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten foundation in Porcelain – dusted on t-zone

Cheeks:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep – contour
MAC Beauty Powder in Oh So Fair – blush

Lips:
Nyx lipliner in Pinky
MAC Lipstick in Show Orchid

Scent:
Peace Love & Juicy Couture

  • From our partners
    • Vannesa

      I have the same problem! You just have to pat buttercupcake on, if you blend it turns a littile dark for some reason. But on the other hand I think matte eyeshadow just bring out your eyes so well!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you for the tip Vannesa! I’ll give that a try.

    • http://www.causeithinkimcool.com Chan

      I absolutely *adore* the flower in your hair!!!!! I dig the look too, I love yellow eye shadow.

      • Phyrra

        Thank you!

    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

      OMG, yellow! The name Yellow Buttercupcake made me drool a little, I must admit.

      • Phyrra

        Hehe!

    • http://www.she-said.org Ana

      This eye look is beautiful with your hair/lip/brow color! “Like.”

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Ana!

    • http://lycanthropica.blogspot.com/ Holly Jane

      I usually put a creme on underneath and set with a powder, usually nyx jubo pencil in milk :)

      • Phyrra

        Nyx jumbo pencils unfortunately will crease on me unless I’m very very very careful with them. They’re awesome if you don’t have oily lids though!

    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      Buttercupcake compliments your hair color and vice versa. Very vivacious!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Kimberly!

    • http://skuldasclaws.blogspot.com Skulda

      This…. is awesome!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Skulda!

    • Maria Andrea

      looks good indeed

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Maria!

    • Amber

      I bet it looks darker on you because your skin, by contrast, is so pale. But I totally see it, too, it definitely looks darker than I feel it does in the package.

      I really like the slightly teal waterline detail with this, it really adds a lot of dimension to this look, which I think is definitely important with a matte opaque eyeshadow!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Amber! I thought it would be fun.

    • http://www.makeupzombie1.blogspot.com MakeupZombie

      love love love LOVE LOVE!! OMG!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Wendi ;)

    • http://www.captainfoxtrot.wordpress.com Deb

      PRETTY. I frickin’ love the yellow. Cevan looked over at my computer and complimented it too <3

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Deb! Woot!

    • http://la3leches.blogspot.com Loopz

      Omg what a pretty look!

    • http://toxid-lotus.net Manda

      This look is great on you. =D Love your eyebrows, now I don’t feel so silly for thinking of doing it myself! ha I have a similar yellow that appears to do the same thing on me. I always feel like it looks darker on me.

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Manda!

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      Awwwh this look is so damn cute ^__^

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Silhouette!

    • http://www.lillianfunnyface.blogspot.com Lillian

      Beautiful! Buttercupcake is such a perfect bright yellow :)

      • Phyrra

        It’s definitely OMG YELLOW :)

    • http://hues-n-blues.blogspot.com/ Liza

      It looks that way on me too. When I want it to look brighter I just put tako down first then pat the buttercupcake over the top :)

      • Phyrra

        Thanks for the tip!

    • http://beautifulwithbrains.com gio

      This is so pretty! Yellow goes so well with your hair color. Love the flower in your hair too.

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Gio!

    • http://www.outinapout.blogspot.com Jessica Allison

      Love the buttercupcake! I’m wondering if those of you that have issues with it darkening are using it on top of base or primer that’s still a little moist.

      I’m very fair like Phyrra, but the only time Buttercupcake has ever darkened like that on me is when I applied it over a cream base.

      When I apply it to my lids, I make sure my primer (TFSI or UDPP) has dried down. I also don’t use an eye cream. I don’t find that I need to apply the shadow in any particular way- I can pat, swipe, blend, whatevs…and I can honestly say it looks just like it does in the pan.

      Anothet possible culprit- oily lids can also cause shadow to darken also, which would explain why some people notice it darkening more when they blend it in (mixes the pigment with the oils).

      Just some food for thought, maybe it can help a few people out there :)

      • Phyrra

        I may not have let TFSI dry down enough. good point! I do have oily lids, which is why I use TFSI.