Still, I think it's quite beneficial to conjure up a nice Pantone-bright look every now and then. If you can make bright shadows flattering for your eye shape, you can pretty much do any less-bright look and pull it off easily. It's all about the right shape and blending, blending, blending! ;)
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ in 40
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Sugarpill Cosmetics eyeshadow in Buttercupcake
Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette (Deep End, Evidence)
Sugarpill Cosmetics eyeshadow in Midori
NYX Slide On Eyeliner Pencil in Esmeralda
Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Siren
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen in Black
NYX Slide On Eyeliner Pencil in Sunrise Blue
Shu Uemura Lash curler
FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara
Lioele false eyelashes in #12
Kiss lash adhesive
Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Grey Black
Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler (similar here and here)
Rock & Republic Blush in Spank (similar to Mac Well Dressed or perhaps NYX Angel)
MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark
Urban Decay Lipstick in Naked
For this look I was inspired by the amazing packaging from the MAC Turquatic perfume collection. Check out these promotional images. Gorrrrrrgeous, right?
So for my particular almond-shaped eyes, since they aren't super huge and I don't have a defined crease or eye socket, I didn't want to bring the color super high up on my lid. When I do that I tend to look a bit like I got punched in the eye. I just bring it gently above my lash line which makes the look a lot more wearable.
Seriously, I tried out different poses with my hand just to show off my matching nails. XD
The color is Sally Hansen HD in Lite. :)
Close-up of the eyes. You can really see the outer-v contouring in this shot well.
My reference pic while I applied the makeup. I usually print it out but I <3 my new ipad! So handy! :D
Obligatory silly pics
Showing off my nails again and being mysterious. Ha!
Finger mustasche GO!
Jazz hands aka extra mysterious. I take myself very seriously. Also, #whalenecklacewin.
For those who are wanting to recreate this look, my biggest tips are these:
1 - Eyeshadow primer is key! It helps colors to stick to your eyes and not crease
2 - The white base really makes shadows pop, especially yellow
3 - Start with a little and add bit by bit
4 - Check the overall shadow shape with your eyes open as you go
Like I said before, if you can get your own "perfect" shape with bright colors, it's much easier to tone the same shape back to neutrals and have it look very flattering. Feel free to try out this look with other colors as well!
I hope you enjoyed watching and let me know if you enjoyed seeing a bright, colorful look. Should I do more of these dramatic eyes? I know they are less wearable but it's really fun to do. Let me know in the comments! ^_~
Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you to NYX, Urban Decay, and Pretty & Cute for generously gifting some of the items in this post! This post and video are not sponsored.