Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunflower Metallic Eyes

  I have been meaning to use these shadows for a while, but was intimidated by the colors. Unfortunately, they don't show up on the eye as vibrantly as they do in the pan. The gold is chalky and takes layering, and the copper and taupe fall flat, considering how metallic they look in the pan. Usually I'm impressed by the LA Color shadows (well, the Expressions line, anyway), but not this time. There are better colors out there. I'll include a full list of products used at the end of this post.
 After priming my lids and doing my brows, I started on my eyes. For the eyes, I used a gold on half of the lid, taupe on the other half, which I brought up into the crease and a bit over. To deepen the crease, I used a dark brown matte shadow. I blended that out and then at the top of the brown and taupe, I put on a bit of the copper. Under all of this, I used my Milani Shadow Eyez pencil in Champagne Toast. I lined my waterline with a black pencil as well.
  I highlighted my brow with a matte cream shade, and put a bit of a shimmery light gold just under the arch of my brow. I used that same gold on the inner corner. I finished off the look with a brown liner, smudged it out with some of the dark brown shadow, then did lash curling and mascara.
  After that, I just did my face and applied my coral lipstick! I hope you enjoyed this look. Please let me know if there is anything else you'd like to see. Have a great day!

~NYX HD Eye Shadow Base
~Wet N Wild Kohl Brow Eyeliner in Taupe & Dark Brown
~LA Colors Trio in Sunflower
~Wet N Wild Palette in Vanity
~CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Brown Smolder
~Milani Shadow Eyez Pencil in Champagne Toast
~Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara in Very Black
~Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Zero

~CoverGirl Clean Makeup Oil Control Ivory 505
~NYX Concealer in a Jar Fair
~Mary Kay Loose Powder in Ivory 1
~CoverGirl TruBlend Pressed Powder in Translucent Light

~MAC Vegas Volt


  1. You look so kayoot in that first picture! :D I could totally see myself wearing this look with my Indian wear. :D Did you use tape to get the edges? They look so neat! :O
    LOL! I have coral lips today too! :D

    1. Nope, I used my foundation to clean up the edge! It works great. I thought this look would be good for you. =) I would have done winged liner, but I was lazy. xD