This blog is no longer in use,
but you can find this post and many more on my new site: IamAlisonM.com
Since posting the looks as laid out in Eye on Pure Color, I’ve made it my mission to try out more combinations for a blue green shadow look. I’ve specifically used shade 10 from the palette in hopes of making it less scary. Remember, people, I’m still getting used to color. It’s been about a year now since I started integrating more than brown and purple into my collection and I’ve made it pretty far. Blues, pastels, teals…they are the hardest. But I think the following will show that I’m bound and determined to conquer them!
The first face I put together was “safe.” I used a cream shadow to deepen shade 10. I know…I’m such a cheater! If that’s not bad enough, I used a cool brown in my crease and under my lower lashes to really push it to the neutral edge. But I wanted to ease my way into it to gain some confidence.
Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt (base), shade 10 (lid); Sonia Kashuk Prepping for the Party shade 5 (crease, lower lash line); inner corner and highlight..ummm??
Cheeks: Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer; theBalm Frat Boy
Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Demure
Looking back (this was a few days ago and I’ve tried numerous looks since) I look at this picture and think, “Awww, so cute thinking that was adventurous!” Because….
What?! Yeah, that just happened. And now I’m patting myself on the back.
This time (like a smart little girl) I stuck to the Eye on Pure Color palette. The shades really are meant to go together and any combination would work.
Face: Laura Geller Real Deal Concealer in Medium; Sonia Kashuk Oil Mattifier, Luminous Foundation in Buff, and Bare Minimum Pressed Powder in Translucent Medium
Eyes: UDPP; NYX Shadow Base in white; Eye on Pure Color from left to right: shade 7, 10, and 11 on lid, 11 on lower lashline, and 3 on browbone; Sonia Kashuk Arch Alert on brows; Maybelline Colossal mascara; and Pixi Eye Bright liner on waterline
Cheeks: Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer, Beautifying Blush in Lilly (such a great go-to shade…go buy it. The bronzer too.)
Lips: Sonia Kashuk (Notice a trend? The woman is brilliant.) Lip Crayon in Blossomy Nude and Lip Gloss in Whisper (just a tiny bit)
This is my ultimate Ocean Breeze look. It’s spring-y. It’s summer-y. It’s bright!