Monday 27 July 2015

Khaki It Up!

Weirdly enough, I have never played around with bold or bright eyeshadows and I think it comes from the fear of it turning into a disaster, I mean who knew that blue and green didn't go together?! I remember spending ages staring at a palette and then randomly dipping my brush into various eyeshadows and as you've probably guessed, it didn't turn out all that good - to be honest, it looked like I had been punched in the face minus the pain and actual bruising of the eye - I created a makeshift black eye! 

This is probably why, when I sat down the other day, I decided that I would just take it one step at a time: lid colour, crease colour and then highlight! The only issue I had was finding a crease colour that was bold enough, without giving me the same black eye effect. Luckily, after swatching several shadows I decided on mixing a few together to create what I feel is a mermaid-type crease colour!

This is the same palette that I used in the last blog post but this time, I wanted to create a fierce and dramatic look for a night-out, so here goes...

1.  Beginning with the eyes, I applied a piece of tape diagonally on each eye starting just below the outer corner and finishing just below the end of my brow - this gave me the guidance that I needed to create a more precise look.

2. I defined my brows and then went in and applied the white shimmery shadow as a base for the lid and as a highlight for the brow bone and inner corners.

3. For the lid, I used the stunning khaki green eyeshadow all over and made sure to blend it out at the crease in order to make a smoother transition from one shade to another.

4. The crease colour involved the mixing of three different eyeshadows: sky blue, teal and copper brown; by doing this I was able to create a crease colour that gave the look enough depth and darkness to make it dramatic!

5. I then applied my black Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, making sure that the wings were big and bold to tie the whole make-up look together and I finished the eyes off with some mascara.

6. Afterwards, I put on my powder foundation, Maybelline Fit Me concealer and setting powder, Benefit Hoola Bronzer and Chanel blusher in 'Candy'.

7. For the lips, I wanted to keep it neutral and let the eyes do all the talking so I applied 'Angel' by MAC and to tone it down I applied 'Créme Brulee' by Revlon - then I was done!


P.S. If you decide to recreate this look yourself, post a picture on Instagram and/or Twitter and make sure to tag me in it!!


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