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Weekend Face of The Day: Intense peacock blue lids with MAC Tilt shadow
Instant intensity without a whole lot of work!
After months of being lazy and just using neutrals out, I’ve been into strong blue-tones on the lid recently. To make sure I don’t look like a bad interpretation of a Disney Villain, I turn it into a colored smoky eye and keep it from being too dramatic by restricting the color below the socket line.
This isn’t a tutorial because it’s simply buffing a duochrome blue-green shadow over a black base. (Leave the outer corners black.)
Coastal Scents S36 Copper Pot, with MAC Hip N Happy Pencil and Revlon Crystal Lilac Lip Gloss
I admit I steer clear of oranges on most occasions. All the makeup rule-books will tell you it works with people who have golden/yellow skin tones but a lot of times, wearing it wrong just makes you look sallow and jaudiced.
I usually never wear copper as a primary lid shade. I’ll pair it with plenty of black or navy to balance out the brassiness of the look, but decided to just give the color a shot this past week. Pairing it with a brown gives it some depth and definition but doesn’t detract from the coppery heat.
Seems it can turn out ok if you pair it with a soft pink lip and cheeks!
Face Of The Day: Smoky Brown with a trace of Ice-Blue
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation #52 (base)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW20 (concealer)
Clinique Redness Relief Loose Powder (setting powder)
Bourjois Little Round Pot shadow #15 (blush)
Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 #02 Seal Brown (brows)
Coastal Scents S35 (outer corners)
MAC Sable (lid)
MAC Frozen White (inner corners - this is not obvious but such a great pop of contrasting color when you turn your head and the light catches it)
Maybelline Great Lash Big mascara in Black (lashes)
NYX 1000 Years (lip pencil)
MAC Creme Cup Cremesheen lipstick (lips)
Essie Navigate-her (gorgeous creamy jade nail varnish. Looks fun, edgy, but still grown-up)
Eye of the Day: Single-shade Olive/Khaki Wash for Lazy People (MAC Sumptuous Olive)
When it’s 7am in the morning, applying my eye makeup is one thing that really wakes my brain up, but there are days when it can be REALLY hard to work up the mood for anything complicated.
In these cases, I reach for one single shade to wear all over my lids as a wash, and there are a number of go-tos which I love for this purpose.
My favorite shadows for single-shade wash tend to
The shade of choice for me right this moment is:
MAC Sumptuous Olive shadow (Veluxe Pearl)
This is a shade that looks sort of dark and dull in the pot, and in that odd yellow-tinged lighting in MAC. It actually looks like a dark antiqued bronze swatched on the back of my hand in the store, and frankly not extremely interesting.
But I decided to just go with popular opinion (this shadow is highly rated on Makeupalley) and I am SO glad I did that.
I apply it over primer for max intensity, so the shade goes on a smoky khaki but has a metallic old-gold or antique bronze sheen to it. It’s more interesting that brown, but not too over-the-top or obviously green for a day in school or the office.
If you have brown or hazel eyes, this is one shade you should definitely check out. Tip? Apply it to your lids in the store; not your hand.
Soft Winged Eyes for Work/School using 2 Sables
MAC Sable layered over Revlon Soft Sable! The rich mauve-toned metallic brown can make some eyes look a little bruised. Layering it over a dark matte brown on the outer lids gives it depth and keeps it from looking too red against some skin tones.
Just smoke it straight outwards at the outer 1/3 of the lids for a slight wing. This is the easy way to wear smoky eyes without it looking too over-the-top for work!