I feel more like me with lots of color on my eyes than when they’re bare or even when wearing the easy browns and taupe eye shadows. And whenever a see a gal rocking a colorful shadow look, I want to run up and give her a high five for having the confidence to dump the neutral safe shadow look! Today I’m sharing with you my recent sea-inspired mix of colors that I wore for Easter weekend. How to pull it off without looking like a clown? Mix your edgy eye makeup with a barely there cheek and lip!
1. Product : MAC “Nylon” eyeshadow, $16. This is one of THE best eye highlighting colors on the market in my opinion. It’s the perfect champagne-warm yellowish brightening frosty color (how’s that for a description??). It’s plain gorgeous. I apply this in the tear duct area (with pretty much any look I create as of recently) then a bit on my brow bone right under the brow hairs. If you don’t own this shade, you need to get it.
2. Product : (old) Seafoam green shade from an old Bobbi Brown brights palette. I applied this shade right in the center of my lid for a pop of pastel green.
3. Product : MAC “Club” eyeshadow, $16. Y’all know this color is my jam. It’s a greenish-brown with an illuminating iridescent feel. My photo pic above doesn’t do it justice of course. This goes in a sideways V shape on the outer corners of the eye, and along the lower lash line.
4. Product : NYX Slide on eye pencil in “Sunrise Blue,” $7.99. I lined the upper lid with this bright cobalt blue liner and winged it upwards at the end and lined the inner waterline area of the lower lid.
5. Products : L’Oreal Infallible eye shadow in “midnight blue, $7.99” – This stuff has mad staying power and a pigment that is so rich and shimmery, I can’t take my eyes off it!! I used a small tipped slanted shadow brush to apply this right on top of my eyeliner along the upper lid only.
Cheeks : Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick in “Cranberry” \ Lips : Bobbi Brown Illuminating Nudes Gloss in “Almost Peach” \ Nails : Essie “Peach Daiquiri”
What to do with the rest of your makeup once you’ve completed your dramatic smokey eye?? It’s always best to go for a soft finish on cheeks and lips. That means a little bit of warm color on the cheeks and a sheer lip.
I used two of my newest products from Bobbi Brown. Their gorgeous brightening brick in “Cranberry” I added to the highest part of my cheekbones rather than right in the center like I usually do. And the lip gloss I chose is almost colorless, just a hint of pale peach and lots of shine! No pencil or lipstick underneath, just an easy swipe and you’re done. You already spent a bunch of time nailing the smokey eye, so make it easy on yourself when it comes to cheeks and lips!