So, as predicted, I forgot to say a couple of things in last night's post about brown eyes. I think I was a little too concentrated on the memory foam pillow that was seducing me from five feet away, but now I've had my coffee, which means my brain has been resuscitated and has once again decided to join the land of the living.
#AMEN #DeathBeforeDecaf #ButReallyTho
So I just wanted to give you a few more eye shadow options. I know I featured a lot from ULTA, but here are a few higher-end brands that I think are absolutely perfectly pigmented for your coffee-colored eagle eyes.
If you're looking for a more cost-effective route to styling your eyes, you can usually get more bang for your buck with eyeshadow palettes. One that will really tickle your fancy face and works particularly fabulously and flawlessly is Stila's In the Garden Palette.
Most of the time, when it comes to palettes, I get totally mesmerized by 3-4 shades and don't even glance at the others, which pretty much defeats the entire purpose behind the cost-effective idea. BUT in Stila's In the Garden palette, I think every single swatch is perfect for brown eyes. Nailed it! Virtual cheers from my coffee mug to yours, Stila! You're Bruno Mars' girlfriend status: amazing—just the way you are.
Also, remember when I was talking about the color wheel and all your wiggle room and creative freedom? I present all the things, nay, just SOME OF THE THINGS you can do to bring out your gorgeous, glowing brown eyes. Lucky ducks!
Alright now before I sign off, I want to address something very quickly because I don't want you to think I'm a gigantic hypocrite. I've said before that I don't like blue eyeshadow. Ever. Unless it's used as an eyeliner and / or in the water line.
Well, when it comes to brown-eyed girls, YOU, if anyone, can pull off blue. In fact, cobalt blue can really make your brown eyes stand out. However, I'm still not advocating it all over your lid because I think that 9 times out of 10, it looks very 80s and unflattering, and it HINDERS your natural beauty, which is counterproductive because our intention with makeup is to use it to HIGHLIGHT your natural beauty.
So every time you see blue eyeshadow on here, notice that I'm choosing cobalt or some kind of electric blue. This is to put a modern twist on it. Also, take note that I am suggesting that you use it in little bursts, namely as an eyeliner—not as an all-over color.
The way to do this is to use an angled liner brush or a flat, tapered eyeshadow brush and get it a little bit wet. Then dip the brush in the pigment, tap off any excess, and line your lids with precision, as the color should go on pretty boldly. This is a fresh, modern take on blue makeup that looks intentional and edgy. It's the only way I really ever do anything blue on a client, unless they going as an Avatar for Halloween or trying out for the Blue Man Group;)
See what I mean? These brown-eyed bombshells are KILLIN' IT in sapphire liner.
Another lip post is hurtling towards you through cyber space (hope you're not sick of those yet; I'm a lip color addict), but then after that, I'm featuring a little collaboration with a brilliant blogger whom I absolutely adore:) You're gonna wanna check that one out.
Have a beautiful day, love bugs!