April 28, 2011

Ombre Eye Makeup

I don't know if the word ombre actually can be associated with eye makeup, but I'm going to pretend that it does! I've been so into the idea of "ombre" hair on all the celebs these days, but I'm too chicken to try it on myself (you can check out my previous blog on this hair trend). Sooo I decided to make it work for makeup!

Random fact - The real definition of ombre says that it was an 18th century card game...so go figure how we made it describe a style of hair and makeup!! Ha!

{My ombre eyes done in a blue color palette.}
  
I took a color palette of blues and greys, and decided to go from bright blue (the darkest) and extend it to a more subdued color- my grey (the lighter end.)  I used my Stila color wheel I got over Christmas, and with my 3 brushes am showing you the 3 shades I used for my look. 

{Turq, baby blue, and smokey blue grey.}


This look is good for those that don't understand the contouring within the crease of the eye.  You don't really need any separation of colors bc you eventually just blend them all together.   Here's my step by step showing you one eye without the ombre look in the beginning and one eye already done with the look:

 {Ombre technique finished on right eye.}


{Typically how I usually do my eye makeup.}


{Close up of ombre eye.  Blue liner is by mark cosmetics metalliner- in Blue Chrome.}


{Showing the graduation of color on the ombre eye.  Bright blues lead to subtle blue grey.}


{Finished product on both eyes.}



{Keeping the rest of the makeup subtle so focus is on the eye!}

My blush is by Sonia Kashuk in "Melon", and lips by Nars in "Turkish Delight."



Would you try this trend on your eyes or hair or both??

5 comments:

Beatrice said...

I don't know aboout my hair but I love it in makeup :) It just looks so neat! Love the blue by the way XD

~Beatrice

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Kat said...

LOVE THAT LOOK. Do you think these same colors work for people with lighter hair? I always wonder if these looks work for blondes or are they too harsh? Thoughts??

Red lips, Black hair said...

You look amazing! Blue is so your color!

JennySue said...

Kat- Yes you can totally rock these colors even with lighter hair. I usually think more about makeup colors in relation to eye color and skin tone- not hair color (because it can change so easily!!). Give them a try, and if you find they look too harsh, just blend them down until they are more of a wash of color than mine.

Anxiety Cures said...

This beautiful blue shade will add glow to my eyes. Thanks for this post.