Monday, June 6, 2011

Brown Eye Brights

Salut mes belles!

Keeping with my summer brights makeup theme, my maquillage du jour is another bright eyed look focusing on bringing out the very popular--BROWN eyes. Since getting a new fringe, I've been trying to be careful not to let my hair take away from my eyes, as bangs often do, especially when one's eyes are small like mine. Using bright eyeshadow combinations is a great way to draw attention to the eyes making them bigger and brighter, and having bangs makes it easier to get away with more color--yay! Just another excuse for me to play with makeup :)

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What I used: Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette: Pink & Royal Blue on the lid; Black on the outer "V"; Royal Blue under the lower lash line--I rarely use the shimmer palette because I always find it difficult wearing shimmery shadows all over, especially in the daytime. After getting the bangs, however, I feel like I can pull off any shadow texture or combo! I played the look somewhat down by lining my eyes with a purple liner instead of black. I used Maybelline gel liner in Eggplant.

Get the look: Prime the lids with a sticky base or primer. P. S. Since trying out NYX white base, I completely stopped using Urban Decay primer potion and find that my eyes no longer get itchy and watery as they used to. Just sayin' :)

  1. Apply the pink shadow on the inner half of your lid and tear duct using patting motions. TIP: Shimmery shadows tend to have a lot of fallout so it's a good idea to place a tissue under the eye to catch it.
  2. Apply the blue shadow on the outer half of the lid using the same technique and also line under the eye using the tip of the brush. TIP: Make sure to blend the pink and the blue shadows to create a purple gradient. I like to tap the colors over one another until I achieve my desired outcome :)
  3. Using a clean round fluffy brush, blend out the harsh edge of the pink and purple to make it fade into your skin. TIP: To make the transition more natural, use a matte brown shadow that is a couple of shades darker than your skin tone.
  4. Using a black shadow on a pencil brush, outline the outer "v" of the lid for extra definition and drama. TIP: On asian eyes, outlining the outer "v" helps to "fake" a crease.
  5. Line the top lash line with a purple gel liner and wing it out
  6. Add some mascara to the top and bottom lashes
Drying my hair naturally :)

Now go put those useless shimmery blue eyeshadows to good use! :D


Maryam Maquillage

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