One Eyeshadow, Two Looks
What’s up, guys??
Happy Daylight Savings Time! We finally get that extra hour of sunlight! It only gets brighter from here! I’ve been spending the last few weeks really kicking my seasonal depression with some naps and vegging out. How bout that Instagram blackout?? I really didn’t know what to do at first!
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One of the most common things I hear when people are buying eyeshadow is that they like to stick within their range of comfort, which I totally get!! I, myself, try to stick with neutral pinks, browns, and golds. If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll add in some burgundy. But I don’t really mess with bold colors too much. I decided to buy this eyeshadow to force myself to get better with trying something new!
The first look I created looked something like this:
To achieve this look, I did a smokey eye using my normal colors from the OG Urban Decay Naked palette (Sin on the palette, Buck and Naked in the crease, Hustle in the outer V). For that pop of color, I used my BH Cosmetics brush to really pack the color onto my lower waterline. It may have just been the particular brush I used, but it took about three times to get the payoff I wanted. I used a different brush when I did the look today for work.
I got sooooo many compliments on this look that I just had to keep going with this color! I decided to do a smokey eye with this color, as seen here:
So for this look, I used a fluffy blending brush to swirl the color onto my lids. This was so that the color was lighter and a little more transparent. For the crease, I used a shader brush to pack the color in. I then went back with another blending brush to blend out the crease. I then used the shader brush to pack the color on the waterline. The inner highlight is Wet n Wild’s MegGlo Highlighter in Blossom Glow, and it perfectly compliments this color. Side note: I bought this $5 highlighter a YEAR ago and even with regular use I still haven’t hit pan!
I was going to try for a third look by using the shadow as an eyeliner, but it just didn’t work out the way I wanted it to.
I really hope you read this post and understand that it’s okay to have your go-to shades that you like, but also that you can totally pull off any color you want! It’s all about your mindset! I didn’t think a hot raspberry color would work for my complexion but I said “screw it!” I hope you do the same at some point! Hit me up if you’re ready to try some bold eyeshadows!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!