|NYX "Narcissus" lipstick|
But whenever I am doing my makeup and I'm actually trying to play up my eye color, I use gold, a rusty color, or bronze eyeshadow (but I do get a lot of compliments when I do greens). So here's the look I did today.
I think it looks ok. It's not the best look for blue eyes (I mean, I've done looks where they've looked bluer), but it does play them up more than other colors. But I actually did a tutorial of this look and I tried to do this with products that are relatively easy to get your hands on (and inexpensive).
-As always, start off by priming your eyelid. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance (which is not an inexpensive item but I feel is ABSOLUTELY worth every cent. If you can, save up and get this. You won't regret it. My last tube lasted me more than a year. And my shadow didn't crease. And the colors looked better.)
-Put some NYX JEP in "Milk" on the lid
-Using the gold color from the above ELF Beauty Book "Bright Eyes" Edition, sweep some of that on your lid
-Apply the brown that's next to the gold in the outer v
-To warm it up, I'm using NYX eyeshadow in "Rust" and am applying that above my crease
-I'm going to go back with the same gold I used earlier and add that above "Rust"
-Now we blend. And blend. And blend some more until you're happy with the way it looks. As a highlight, since all of these colors are shimmery, I added just some of my face powder to help soften it a little.
-Now when I looked at myself with my eyes open, it seemed like "Rust" looked out of place so I added some of that on the inside of the brown that I applied in the outer v
-Add some liner. I used Bobbi Brown Gel liner in "Black Ink." Sorry I didn't use an inexpensive liner, this is just what I have. But I've heard really good things about the Wet 'n Wild cream (or gel?) liners.
-Add some liner to the waterline as well
-And now take the colors you used on the lid under your eyes. BEWARE the brown from this beauty book is useless without that NYX JEP in "Milk". I tried to apply it under my eye without having applied the NYX JEP first and I couldn't even see it so it's primarily "Rust" you can see. I also added a bit of the gold eyeshadow in the corner of my eye.
- And I added mascara (L'oreal Extra Volume Collagen in Blackest Black)
And you're done!
I have MAC "Myth" lipstick, NYX Megashine lipgloss "Pink Frost", and just a touch of Revlon Colorburst lipgloss in "Papaya" on my lips.
And that's all for today! Sorry about my lame t-shirts and hair lately. That would be me not wanting to blowdry my hair or put on "real" clothes haha. I hope you all have a wonderful day! And I hope this was helpful to any blue eyed girls out there, but this would really look great on anyone!