Aqua eyeshadow can be a little scary. I was terrified to try it at first. I actually went into The Body Shop looking for some new products and asked a sales gal what eyeshadow I should try for a fun, different evening look. I had been sticking to the same basic colors--brown, bronze, plum, and gray. When she pulled out their Peacock Green shade, I freaked out a little. Because I have green eyes, I had always been told that I couldn't really wear green eyeshadow--it'd just clash. But as I tried out the look, I realized that it actually looked pretty damn gorgeous for a night on the town. And it was def different from my normal routine. Here's how I do the look:
Eye Shimmer in Emerald and sweep it on the lid from your lashline to just above the crease. Make sure to blend this really well. This color is great because it has almost an iridescent sheen to it that enhances any eyeshadow when you wear it underneath or on top. You can also use any light green shimmer for a similar effect.
Eye Color in Peacock Green from the lashline to the crease, then blend up. I highly suggest buying this actual color. Finding a good blue-ish green shade is really difficult. There aren't too many good ones out there. Try starting out with a light layer of shadow and build it up. This is fairly high-pigmented so after a few layers you should be good. One layer will look too much like a weird neon green hue that isn't really socially acceptable...unless that's what you're going for.
This is what the lid should look like. Apply two coats of black mascara.
Because the eyes are so bold, you'll want to tone down everything else. Use a light pinky-peach blush and a nude lip gloss to complete the look.
P.S.: Thanks to my super-duper boyfriend for taking these pictures (and most of the previous tutorial ones)! I don't know too many guys who would spend multiple evenings taking step-by-step pictures of their girlfriend applying makeup!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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