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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Autumnal Eyes

I was looking through my eyeshadow palettes today and noticed that I have quite a few colours that I never use because I always stick with really neutral eyes. It seemed like such a waste to have all these beautiful colours and not use them so I decided to do a look using three eyeshadows that I love but rarely use and they are MAC Henna, Goldmine and Stormwatch eyeshadows. The theme of this look is Autumn which is why I stayed in the gold, green and brown colour family.

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX jumbo eye pencils in 'French Fries' and 'Dark Brown'
MAC eyeshadows in:
-MAC Fluidline in 'Blacktrack'
-Max Factor Lash Extension Effect Mascara in 'Black'
-Covergirl Exact eyelights mascara in 'Black Pearl'

This is how I got this look:
I started off by priming my eye from lashline to brow bone using Urban Decay primer potion. I then used two NYX jumbo eye pencils and put the colour French Fries all over my lid and the colour Dark Brown on the outer V of my eye and into the crease.

I then placed MAC Henna on the last two thirds of my lid and then put Goldmine on the first third of my lid and around my tear duct and then brought it down 2/3rds of the way on my bottom lash line. I made sure to blend the edge where Goldmine and Henna meet.

I then took my pencil brush and smoked out some Stormwatch on the outer V and slightly into the crease. I then took some Cork and Concrete eyeshadow and blended them into my crease to try and tone down the green in the look.

I finished up the eyeshadow part by taking Brule and blending out the edges of the crease colours all the way up to the brow bone.

I finished this look off by using MAC fluidline in Blacktrack and lining my top lashline and lightly lining the last third of my bottom lashline. Last but not least I put on lots of mascara on my top and bottom lashes.

I actually really liked the end result and may need to wear this look out somewhere soon. The only things I would do differently when I next recreate this look is firstly not using the darker nyx pencil in the crease and secondly I would darken up the eyeliner on the top waterline and would probably also do some tightlining to make that top lashline really dramatic. I would probably even add some fake lashes just to add to the drama.

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