Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Flower Eyes

This has to be probably one of my most favorite looks. The most recent time someone told me that my eyes looked like flowers! I think it's great because not only does the purple match well with my skin and make my eyes POP but it also affords me an opportunity to wear yellow in a way that is flattering. If you consider your eyes to be your best feature this can be a great way to direct attention towards them.

First I covered the lid in the bright golden yellow from the L'Oreal HIP bright shadow duo in Flamboyant. Then using my fluffy brush I applied the purple to the crease in a "C-shape" like I showed you in my eye shadow application tutorial. Then to add a little more depth I went over the "C- shape" again using Flash by Urban Decay, which is a shimmery, vibrant jewel-tone purple. Then to darken the corners I applied Last Call by Urban Decay which they describe as "plum punch"! Finally, I highlighted the brow using Iceland by Ulta.
For the eye liner I decided to kick things up a notch and use L'Oreal HIP color chrome eyeliner in Violet Volt. For the lips I decided to stay neutral with Vegas, Baby by Max Factor. I must say that I am absolutely in love with this shade! Just a light sweep of blush to the cheeks and mascara to the eyes and voila, my favourite face!

Tip: If you find this look a little too intense for you, tone it down easily. First, dip your brush in a little water and then apply the shadow with the damp brush it will make it much more subtle (this is called a "color wash"). Second, use brown eyeliner instead of the vibrant purple.

Enjoy, my little blossoming flowers!

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you shared with us your secret. I always wondered how you did your flower eyes make-up and now I can do it myself! I'll let you know how it goes!