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Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Ocean Eyes

#MakeupMonday, Inspired by Nature: Ocean Eyes

Water… sparkly turquoise, deep navy, alluring azure, even shades of blue-gray and greens. These are all cool, summery colors that evoke a feeling of calm and tranquility.

But when it comes to makeup? I don’t know about you, but when I think of blue eyeshadow, I usually think Mimi or chalky 1960’s. Not exactly the most flattering or chic looks out there, no doubt.

But bright blue eyeshadow can actually be done in a very modern, fresh, and non-cartoonish way. The key is to pair it with sophisticated neutrals, allowing the blue to be a “pop” of color set against a background of mellow grays or browns.

I love the way blues play off of browns, so I’m going to base today’s look on bronze and turquoise… like driftwood on a Caribbean sea.#MakeupMonday, Inspired by Nature: Ocean Eyes

You’ll need:

Start off with freshly cleansed and moisturized skin; your makeup will go on smoother and last longer!

We’re going to start off by building our “backdrop” for the lovely blue… grab your Champagne Pearl shadow and the small all-over brush, and stamp that color up underneath your brows. Take Silver Snow Base and dab it into your inner corners, and extend it just a little on your lower lash line, brightening up your inner corners and creating contrast for the colors to come.

Next, using the same brush (wipe it off on a clean towel between colors!), grab up some Chestnut Brown, and stamp it across your lids, from crease to lash line. Deepen your crease with Twinkle Wood eyeshadow applied with the Angled Crease Brush.

Using the small all-over brush, dip just the end (not the flat part- stand it on end) into the Twinkle Wood and follow your lower lash line to about 1/4 of the way in to your inner corner, creating a soft bronzey glow under your eye.

Now that you have your lovely backdrop, let’s add the fun! Grab your (clean!) Small All-Over Brush and dip the tip of it into your Maui Blue and start dabbing it on the outer corner of your crease, working inward. Blend well, adding more blue as you go.  Continue the blue around the corner and under your lower lash line as well, meeting up where you left off with Silver Snow Base.

Set it all off with a line of Deep Brown, either dry and smoky, or wet and dramatic. Pair with a light, clear blush and natural lips. Don’t forget to contour and highlight for a beachy glow!

Now go hit the Maui waves! Or at least grab a cold drink and pretend you can hear the seagulls…

Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Lovely Lilac Eyes

#MakeupMonday: lovely lilac eyes tutorial from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

There’s really no flower that says “spring” quite like the lilac, is there? These pretty pale purple blooms usher in the season change with their abundant blossoms, and can fill a room with their lush fragrance. I get all giddy inside when the first buds appear on the lilac bushes around town because I know that soon the very air will be awash in the essence of Spring.

I’ve always loved wearing purples on my eyes; they particularly complement brown eyes and can look exotic and daring. But lilacs are more on the “sweet” side, and this soft, springy, light eye look is perfect even into the summer. Wear this look with a fancy dress for a summer wedding, or dash it on quickly with your favorite cutoffs; you’ll look cool and pulled-together. #MakeupMonday: lovely lilac eyes tutorial from BeeyoutifulSkin.com

Products needed:

Start off with freshly cleansed and moisturized skin. Next, using your Small All-Over Eyeshadow Brush, stamp Champagne Pearl eyeshadow from your brow bone to your lash line. Then grab your Angled Crease Brush and Misty Purple eyeshadow, and lightly add some definition to your crease area, staying a smidgen higher than the actual crease line. Keep the color very light, just enough to deepen your crease and set the stage for the Violet Dewdrop eyeshadow.

Speaking of which, now’s the time to add that Violet Dewdrop! Wipe your Angled Crease Brush on a fresh paper towel to clean it, then lightly apply the lilac color in your crease and slightly below, just underneath and slightly overlapping the Misty Purple.

Now take your Small All-Over Eyeshadow Brush again, and dip it point-down into the Misty Purple. Apply this right underneath your lower lash line, starting at the outer corner and getting fainter as you work your way inward toward your nose. You’ll want to fade it off completely about half-way in. Repeat the same action with Violet Dewdrop, applying it from about one-third from your outer corner, and continuing into your inner corner.

To accentuate and brighten the inner corners, apply a touch of Silver Snow Base to the inner corners of your eyes, pulling some color along the lower lash line, meeting up with the Violet Dewdrop.

Now, line your eyes. I’m using Matte Black because I love the contrast, but you can also choose to go with a softer brown such as Rich Earth or Deep Brown.

Finish the look off with a coat of mascara and a spritz of our Laveshmint Hydrating Toner to keep you cool and fresh like a lilac all day. (Hey, lilac and lavender are both purple, right? It works!)