May 12, 2009

Take Two :: What Can Brown Eyeshadow Do For You?

One of my most popular blogs was about a little ole color of eyeshadow that doesn't get enough credit - the color brown. Click HERE if you want to take a look back at my previous blog from Novemeber of '08 to get some oldie but goodie info on brown shadows for every eye color.

Now back to today's blog...makeup companies are always coming up with new and improved shades of brown eyeshadow. Because let's face it, brown is easy to wear and most of us can pull of this neutral shade without a whole lot of finesse.

~ Stila's eyeshadow pan (above) in "Holly Golightly" ($18) is the main ingredient to turning my boring brown eyes into Audrey Hepburn-esque visions of beauty! And what a cutesy name for a shadow color - who wouldn't want to be like Holly (Audrey H.) in Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Here are some pictures of my new favorite shimmering bronze brown shadow with a quick 3 step approach of how simple this look can be with big results:

1. Apply the Golightly color from lash line to just above the crease in the eye bed. I pull my color in a bit towards the center of my nose to bridge the gap of how wide set my eyes look at times.

2. Take your favorite black eyeliner like Revlon's ColorStay Eyeliner ($7), and line the upper eyelash line all the way from the tear duct to the end of the eye. Flip the color up a bit at the edge of the eye to create a lifted eye illusion. I like this formula for it's incredible staying power, there's no smudging, and it is self sharpening! No need for annoying pencil sharpeners.

3. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler (always;-)) then apply two coats of black mascara ( I used Maybelline's Define-A-Lash, $8) to the top lashes and one coat on the bottom if you desire.

Before :: With a bare eye

After :: Post 3 step approach

With such a lovely color of eyeshadow, who needs a bunch of other products to create confusion?? Keep it simple and sophisticated.

1 comment:

abbey said...

LOVe the pictures and the step by step tutorial!!!
i will refer back to this one!! eyeliner may be my next step! ha!