Never let it be said that I only show you my best side! I tried something new today and, well, behold my failure.
After telling you of the tutorial about how to do a sponge gradient at Makeup Withdrawal’s web site, I thought I’d give it a try. Hers looked so lovely.
What I did wrong:
- Picked two colors with too much contrast
- Picked two different formulas (a creme and a foil)
- Used a sponge eye shadow applicator that was too small
- Got mad at myself (lighten up; it’s just nail polish!)
I used a medium-light pink creme called Shelby and a purple foil called Carly, both from Zoya and both of which I’ve already reviewed. Love them each on their own. Together…. no. My attempt looks messy and sloppy and I don’t like it at all. It was so hard to make the gradient look even and the polish went all over my nails. Anyway, here are the crime scene photos, the first in reflected outdoor light and the second with the flash.
Isn’t it awful?? When I recover, I plan to try it again but next time I’ll use two colors that are more similar, make sure they’re the same formula, will use a much larger piece of cosmetic sponge, and I’ll take my time.
Hope you all get a good laugh from this and see what not to do!