Normally, I’m a very stick-with-what-you-know kind of person when it comes to make-up. I love a matte brown or slight golden shimmer on my eyes, maybe winged liner if I’m feeling brave, and a neutral lip, swapped for classic Christmas red at the end of the year.
However, I’ve recently taken stock of my make-up collection and realised there’s so many great products I’m not utilising – false eyelashes, berry lipsticks and iridescent, purple-toned highlighters. But most of all, colourful eyeshadows! I have plenty of eyeshadow palettes with beautiful bold colours but I just stick to my classic golds and browns. The other day, I sat down to do my make-up and my eyes drifted from my usual selections towards my least used colours – the greens. With a rush of confidence, I decided to go for it and quickly got down to it before my boldness washed away.
Luckily, I managed to create something that is pretty wearable and not just for the ‘gram. Perhaps a bit bold for work, but great for a lunch date and perfect for a night out, I wanted to share my eye look with you. These colours are very buildable so you could definitely go both stronger or more subtle than me to suit your taste.
Products I Used:
Primer – L’Oreal Paris Infallible Mattifying Base
Foundation – MAC Studio Fix in NW10 and C4 + YSL All Hours in BD25
Concealer – Collection Lasting Perfection in Fair
Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in Transluscent
Brows – Maybelline Brow Definer in Deep Brown
Bronzer – Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soileil Bronzer
Blusher – Rimmel Maxi Blush in Third Base
Highlighter – Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
Eyes – Soph x Revolution Extra Spice Palette | Shade: cookie dough, lakes, aurora, dreams
Lashes – Eylure Naturals No. 35
Lip Liner – MAC Liner in Spice
Lipstick – Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Nude Embrace
Lip Gloss – Rimmel Oh My Gloss! in Crystal Clear
How I Created the Eye Look:
As I wanted this look to be wearable, I wanted to make sure I incorporated matte brown and gold tones too. So, to start, I used the shade ‘Cookie Dough’ lightly over the lids and blended it into the crease and outwards. This was to be the shade that blended outwards, making the green shades less intense. I then used the shade ‘Aurora’ all over the lid but I made sure to pack it on in the inner and outer third of the eye. I left the middle covered, but less intense, so I could blend in some gold shadow. I used the shade ‘Dreams’ in the middle of the eye and blended it with ‘Aurora’. This created a more subtle colour, but also more interesting look. I made sure the green was still the most prominent colour of the look and added the shade ‘Lakes’ to my lower lash line and outer corner. I kept adding green to the corners of the eye to ensure the colour packed a punch and finished with Becca Cosmetics highlighter in Champagne Pop on the brow bone and inner corner.
As I said, I think this would be a bit much for me to wear every day but if you can rock it, go for it! This is more of a look for a special occasion or night event for me.
Do you experiment with bold eyeshadow colours? Any other colours I should try? I’m thinking of electric blues and candyfloss pinks!