Benefit Moisture Prep Toning Lotion | Debenhams
Benefit The Porefessional | Debenhams
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation (NC 35) | Debenhams
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (Deep #4) | Boots
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original) | Debenhams
MAC (Charcoal Brown, Carbon, Steamy and Nylon) | Debenhams
Benefit Brow Zings (Dark) | Debenhams
Natura Lapis Kajal Para Olhos (Preto) | Natura
MAC Fluidline (Blacktrack) | Debenhams
Rimmel Scandaleyes Show Off Mascara (Black) | Boots
Brown eyes are often referred to as being dull and not as much fun as green or blue eyes, but I’ll tell you a little secret: I learned that brown eyes are actually the most versatile of them all! Us brown-eyed girls can get away with wearing almost any shade of eyeshadow and eyeliner without them clashing with our eye colour. Isn’t that great? But if you want to make your brown eyes really stand out, there are a few colours, such as green and purple, which will make your eyes look more beautiful than ever!
The star of this look is a bluish green with gold pearl eyeshadow from MAC called ‘Steamy’. Green is known for being very complimentary to brown eyes, so I stepped out of my brown and gold comfort zone and ventured into the world of colours.
I must say I’m very pleased with the result. I believe the secret to wearing a bright coloured eyeshadow is to blend the edges really well with a dark brown or black eyeshadow, creating a gorgeous smokey eye. Also, make sure you define your eye as much as possible to make the colours clearly stand out. I went for a thick black line on my upper lash line and a smokey line of green and black on the bottom lash line; to get even more definition I also line my upper and lower waterline. I used MAC ‘Nylon’ eyeshadow as a brow bone highlighter, which also helps create a nice contrast with the green eyeshadow. Finally, because the eyes are the most important part of the look, I played down the lips and the cheeks. On my lips I’m wearing MAC ‘Please Me’ layered over MAC ‘Angel’.
Now that I’ve stepped into the world of colour, I think I’m ready to experiment a lot more with other shades. The next on my list is a purple smokey eye, which I’ve also heard compliments brown eyes beautifully. This look is totally boyfriend approved, even though it is completely out of my comfort zone :)
What do you think of this look? How did I do on my first venture with bold colours? What are your tips for brown-eyed girls? :)