As you probably know, I am a huge fan of bright colors so I wanted to try something a little different. This look was inspired by vintage movie star glamour. I used silver tones, and made the look more office appropriate with some coral lips.
One way you could look at this is to approach it as a smokey eye without black. I used three main shadows: light silver, medium silver, and charcoal.
What you want to do is to first prime your eyes with an eyeshadow primer. I used urban decay primer potion. Next, use the medium silver to cover your entire lid below your brow bone. Use the charcoal to contour the outer corners of your lids, as well as the outer half of your lower lash line. Then, highlight the brow bone and along the inner half of your lower lash line and tear duct. You can also use the highlighter color to blend into the tear duct on your upper lids too.
Next, use a black cream liner (or liquid liner) to line your upper and lower lashes. You'll want to wing out the liner a bit. One trick I use is to draw the wing in a straight line out from your upper lash line. It will look winged up when your eyes are open.
Typically, this look goes with red lips but I wanted to make it look a bit more wearable so I put a reddish gloss over neutral lip liner-covered lips.
Voila! A classy look with neutral greys, perfect for fall or the holidays. Like I said, this isn't a color I usually try but I ended up loving it! So I'm curious to know, what is your usual color palette and what do you want to try that is outside of your norm?