Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Makeup Look of the Week - Wearable Teal Eyeliner Look

As some of you may have noticed, I didn't post a "Clean With Me Monday Challenge" this week.  My excuse?  I've had a terrible cold for the past week and just didn't feel up to doing any extra cleaning. 

Instead, I decided to share a fun makeup look I created using teal eyeliner.  I don't know about you, but when I'm sick, I don't feel very pretty....especially when my nose is red from blowing it every 15 minutes.  So, one day, in a desperate attempt to boost my spirits (and my looks :-), I pulled out my Urban Decay Anniversary eyeshadow palette.  

The bright teal color, Deep End, called out to me, begging to be used.  I don't often wear this color as I find it a bit difficult to pull off, especially if I'm not going for something too dramatic.  If you find yourself in the same boat, give this look a try!  Keep in mind, you don't have to use the exact shadows that I used....look in your stash and find colors that are similar to what I've described below. You can also easily substitute a bright green or purple for the teal and I think that would look just as beautiful!

Here's what I came up with.....

Products used...
 MAC Let Me Pop Paint Pot (shimmery peach)
MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow (matte warm brown)
 Urban Decay Eyeshadows from Anniversary Palette:
Flow (frosty peach), Deeper (shimmery copper brown), M.I.A (deep cool tone brown), Vanilla (shimmery cream), Deep End (shimmery teal)
 Stila Smudge Stick - Damsel (matte chocolate brown)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil - Electric (bright turquoise)
 
How to get this look:
*Apply your favorite eye primer
*Optional: To make the peach color stand out more, apply Let Me Pop paint pot or a white cream shadow like NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk all over lid, staying below the crease.
*Press Flow eyeshadow on top of cream shadow all over the lid, staying below the crease
*Blend Soft Brown into crease up to brow bone
*Lightly blend Deeper over Soft Brown, concentrating it more in the crease and not up to the brow bone
*Using a pencil brush, apply M.I.A just to the outer part of the crease
*Apply Electric eye liner to lower lash line, extending slightly past the lashes to create a "wing"
*Apply Deep End shadow on top of the eye liner you just applied, fading out the wing at the end
*Apply Damsel eye liner to lower water line and also along the upper lash line, extending slightly past the upper lashes in a "wing"
*If necessary, use M.I.A shadow on a liner brush to slightly smudge and smooth out liner along upper lash line
*Apply Vanilla to inner corner as a highlight and very lightly along the brow bone
 

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