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
THE FINAL LOOK
Drying my hair naturally :)

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

bisous,

Maryam Maquillage

32 comments:

  1. your looks are always so bright and happy :) i need to start playing with my eyeshadows again. ive always wanted to try and pink and blue lid! :) this is super gorgeous

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  2. You look beautiful as always!!!!!
    :*

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  3. omg thats who you remind me of.... apollonia 6 with this eye make up and your hair your so gorgeous... if i believed in girl crushes you'd be mine along with amber rose but your the better looking one... lol!

    xoxo

    E7

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  4. So bright and pretty! Great job!

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  5. Love the color!

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  6. i really love this one! beautiful!

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  7. can't get enough of purple eyeshadows!!! :D


    Veronica
    blameboogie.blogspot.com

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  8. Purple! Love it. You look stunning! =)

    -Dinah
    dgsbeauty.com

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  9. Thank you sooo much for your comment!
    I really like your blog!
    And wow, this eye make-up is stunning! looove it!! I really love all shades of purple as eyeshadows, they are so awesome! ♥

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  10. Stunning as always!!! Fantastic step by step and tips :)

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  11. thank you ladies!!!
    @E7: you make me lol all day, I've heard the apollonia comparison before, I think it's my 80's hair in the pic haha

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  12. Love love love!!! Looking at your stunning creations, I am having a strong desire to open another blog.. just for do arty makeup!
    xoxo
    MV
    http://crashingred.com

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  13. Oooh this is very very pretty. I sooo <3 the color!!! You're eyes are not small!! Huge and beautiful :)

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  14. Hi Maryam.You look so beautiful as usual. Your hair is just perfect. Meanwhile, Inessa Nazarova was crowned Miss Eurasia 2011 at the finale held in the city of Antalya on June 4th. Please check the photos..

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  16. This is such a pretty look on you and the purple is so fun. Your bangs are so cute and chic too.
    Nice post
    xoDale

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  18. this is really nice! love the blue shade, I always want to try this color on my eyes but I'm afraid it is not good for me...but maybe this purple and blue matching could be good =)

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  19. gorgeous look!!

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  20. you look stunning, love the hair with this makeup. tousled, sexy, fun


    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  21. love the colors on you! I don't think I could pull it off :/; New follower!

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  22. thanks so much for the comments and compliments! oxoxox

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  23. Beautiful! The colors look great on you!

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  24. Great look, very beautiful! Love how it just "pops" as it is so flattering for brown eyes. Also, I am your 300th follower! I thought it was a great number to reach... :-)

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