Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pink and gray eye shadow with pink lips

 In my 20's, one of my favorite eye shadow looks was pink shadow on the lids and gray shadow in the crease. At that time I used a medium pink and a fairly dark gray.  I decided recently to try that same combination with light colors.  I paired it with pink lip balm and I loved how it looked.  Here's the finished look, and below are the products that I used and the steps that I took to do it. 

Products I used:
Urban Decays Primer Potion for eyes
MAC pigment in Lovely Lily
MAC shadow in Vanilla
Stila eye shadow in Shore
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Zero
L'Oreal False fiber mascara
L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara
Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch

The first step was to put primer on my eyes and let it dry. Then I used a full brush to pick up pigment and brush it over my eye lid.

Next I brushed a lighter gray in the crease of my eye. Use a back and forth motion like a windshield wiper.


Last I used a matte off white shadow under the arch of my eye.


Then I used a rounded-tip brush to blend the shadows.  Go back and forth or around in small circles until it's blended to your satisfaction.  The darker the color, the longer it typically takes to blend it.

Next I used a black eye pencil to line my upper eye.  Since I am getting older, the skin on my eye lids is getting looser.  (If you're younger you can skip these next sentences.)  This means that drawing a line across isn't as easy as it used to be.  The small creases in your skin will keep the pencil from drawing a straight, smooth line.  If you're going to smudge it like I do, it's not such a big deal.  If this were liquid liner, I'd need to go back and dot the little spaces that didn't get liner the first time.

After the upper lid, I lined my lower eye with the same pencil.  I draw it as close to the inside of the eye as I can get it.  It just looks better that way.


Then I use a smudge brush - a brush with short rounded bristles - to smudge the eye pencil.  You can also use a cotton swab.



 Last I curled my lashes and put mascara on upper and bottom of all the lashes.

I used L'Oreal's telescopic mascara to get at the lashes on the corners of my eyes.

 


Once I finished my eyes I put on foundation, blush, and some bronzer to contour (a tutorial for that is coming up soon).  On my lips I just used baby lips lip balm, which amazed me because it looked so much like lipstick.  (see previous post for review of those)


A great look that I need to remember to use often!

6 comments:

  1. Wow! The baby lips is quite pigmented :-) Really pretty look. I have to be careful with pink eye shadows as this color family will make my eyes look irritated.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. It is pigmented, isn't it Monica? The pink one seems to have the most opaque color. Surprising. You could probably wear a pink like this one - it's so light. I know that any reddish shade can make some look tired. I'll wear any color, though. I love experimenting. I'm curious - what is your favorite color of eye shadow?
      Donna

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  2. Your eyes are pretty but your cheeks are stunning, you'll have to list your face products!

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    1. Lily,
      How funny. My cheeks are never on my list of great attributes. I was having an exceptionally good skin day here. My face breaks out so often. I'll be in my grave and still have a big zit on my face! :-) I've been using beauty balm for primer lately. I have Cover Girl's and L'Oreal's - I use the cover girl the most often because the L'Oreal has a grainy texture to it that sometimes makes my skin peel.
      I use Make Up For Ever's Full Cover concealer and their Mat Velvet foundation because it has such good coverage. In these photos I was wearing MAC's blushcreme in Posey, and believe it or not, Wet & Wild's bronzer 742A Goddess Deesse. I've been using a very small amount of that lately for contouring.
      Donna

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  3. You look absolutely amazing! Genetically my eyelids are wrinkly (ever since childhood), hard to apply eye shadow evenly. Found you via IFB :)
    http://kjandersen.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you, KJ! I didn't know that young eye skin could be wrinkly. That actually makes me feel better. Getting older sucks in so many ways! I wish that I was one of those people who didn't care, but I do. :-) Thank you again for the compliment - it makes me happy.
      Donna

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