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Blue Lagoon Tutorial: Color-block Eye Look with Nude Lips
I got a request recently for looks to wear with nude lips. One fun option is to wear a colorful eye look with it, because you can get away with a lot more colors on the eyes than you would if you were wearing a stronger lip color.
I’m placing 3 strong colors side by side (coppery-bronze, a golden-aqua, and a vibrant purple).
You will need:
The Copper Cat - Graphic Winged Eye
This is an updated recreation of a winged graphic eye, below, that I did awhile back, except this time, I used a copper metallic shadow instead of purple. You can always switch the lid color according to your preference.
This latest version is a little more precise and not quite as dramatic, so it’s up to you which version you prefer to try.
This eye shape can be done for:
Lakeshore: Sage-green and blue shadow tutorial (Coastal Scents Hot Pot)
I’m on a roll with these hot pots! Today, I’m using one of my ABSOLUTE favorite shades in the collection.
Lakeshore is a gorgeous duochrome smoky green-blue with a golden sheen, and very close in appearance to a much more expensive and inaccessible shadow shade “Chrome” from I Nuovi. Using duochromes is always fun because they have enough dimension to make any look more “complex” than it really is.
Despite the $1.99 price tag, the texture for this particular shade is great; smooth and creamy-feeling, and the payoff is really good as well. If you like oceanic shades, this is definitely one shadow to have in your collection.
Step 1: Use a flat angled brush to first apply a deep-dark navy shade (Coastal Scents Rainstorm) thickly along the upper lash line like a liner. Extend at the outer corners just slightly. If you own MAC Deep Truth, just use that instead.
Step 2: Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied a soft sage-green shade (Coastal Scents Spruced Up) to the inner 1/3 of the lids.
Step 3: Using the duochrome blue-gold, do a V shape, wrapping the green applied earlier. The lower leg should be along the lash line and the top leg should be right along the hollow of the socket line.
Step 4: Reinforcing the dark blue. At the outer corner, run the same navy from earlier (Rainstorm) along the outer curve, smoking it into the blue-gold slightly. Curve down into the lash line.
Step 5: Run the navy along the outer half of the lower lash line, and the duochrome blue-gold along the inner half, using the flat angled brush.
Then curl lashes and apply mascara.
Asked by Anonymous
Hmm that’s a tough call because both are great options in terms of cost and quality!
If you want bang for the buck, the Coastal Scents Fall Festival one would be the one to go with because you get 12 shadows, including shades like navy, browns, olive, beige, etc.
In terms of texture, I’ve also found the Coastal Scents Metallic/Shimmer hot pots to be generally very good in terms of not having as much fall-out as the NYX shadows, which can be a bit softer and more powdery.
But if you’re really not going to be wearing the other colors, and just want shades as close to the 3 MAC shades you listed as possible, the NYX one is a better option because none of the shades in the Fall Festival palette are really dupes (though I LOVE ME15; it’s gorgeous).
Face Of The Day: Smoky Brown with a trace of Ice-Blue
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation #52 (base)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW20 (concealer)
Clinique Redness Relief Loose Powder (setting powder)
Bourjois Little Round Pot shadow #15 (blush)
Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 #02 Seal Brown (brows)
Coastal Scents S35 (outer corners)
MAC Sable (lid)
MAC Frozen White (inner corners - this is not obvious but such a great pop of contrasting color when you turn your head and the light catches it)
Maybelline Great Lash Big mascara in Black (lashes)
NYX 1000 Years (lip pencil)
MAC Creme Cup Cremesheen lipstick (lips)
Essie Navigate-her (gorgeous creamy jade nail varnish. Looks fun, edgy, but still grown-up)