Monday, May 3, 2010

Bright Pink & Green Eye Look!

Hey everyone! You know what one of my favorite times to play with makeup is? When I have no particular place to go, and I have plenty of time to just mess around! I feel very free to incorporate color, and if it doesn't work out... no big deal! Sometimes I don't always like what I come up with, but Saturday I was playing with this look, and I actually really enjoy it! :) If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you got a sneak peek :)

Initially I was just going for a green look because I was swatching some new pigments from Coastal Scents and the green one really caught my eye. (funny story- I emerge from my makeup room and Tyler says "what have you been doing?" and I said, "swatching pigments"... to that, he responded "whatever that means." LOL). Anyway, once we decided we'd spend the rainy evening at the movie theater watching Hot Tub Time Machine- I thought I could really experiment. (if the look flops- you're just sitting there in the dark! by the way, I thought the movie was hilarious). Here's what I used on my eyes & lips... (warning: there are lots of steps).

  • After applying a primer to my lids, I used the green side of the ELF Cream Eyeshadow Duo in Olive.
  • Then I packed on the new Coastal Scents Mica Powder in Gemtone Topaz (the main reason for the vivid shimmery green on my lids).
  • For a little depth in the crease, I applied the dark green shade in the ELF Eyeshadow quad in Ivy.
  • I faded up from that with a deep magenta NYX shadow- the shade is called Burgundy Pearl & it's GORGEOUS.
  • On the border of that- almost to the brow bone but not quite- I used the Milani eyeshadow single in Illusion (pink with gold undertone- picture doesn't do justice to the subtle gold tone).
  • Then right under the brow- Cover Girl Single shadow in Pink Chiffon- super light, shimmery pink.
  • For upper liner- I forgot to include it in the picture, but I used LA Girl Fineline liquid liner pen. I just did a subtle wing.
  • On the outer part of the lower lashline, I used the L'oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil in black to blend with the wing.
  • On the rest of the way underneath- all the way to the inner corner- I used Jordana Easyliner in Seagreen. I topped it off with the dark shade from the Ivy quad and used a little of the Coastal Scents Mica Powder around the tear duct.
  • For a finishing touch- Rimmel Soft Kohl eye pencil in Pure White on the waterline.
  • For mascara- Cover Girl Exact Eyelights in Black Pearl.
  • Lips: NYC Lipstick in Chiffon and Jordana Easyliner in Baby Berry.

Here's a closer look at the Coastal Scents Mica Powder in Gemtone Topaz. I'm trying out some of the other shades labeled "new" on the Coastal Scents website. With a slightly tacky base, these really cling to the lids and last a long time... looking totally bold & colorful! :)

Have a great day everyone, and thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
Emily

25 comments:

  1. I love, love this look! very colorful, yet wearable. Great job Emily!!!

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  2. I'm going to try this out NOW lol thank you Emily <33

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  3. This is so pretty! I love the Jordana easyliners. I only have black, but I will try colors for sure now!

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  4. I really love this look! Green and Pink are my two favorites!

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  5. looks like watermelon. mm...summer watermelons.

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  6. it's kinda reminiscent of the Barbie loves Mac collection....love it

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  7. Very pretty! I love pink and green together. =)

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  8. Wow, the green is so bright that when I first took a look at the picture I thought it was actually yellow, but nice work, Emily! I always love your looks and you use such affordable products too!

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  9. Very pretty. I love the earrings too! :-)

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  10. that green is so pretty. Awesome job. I love this look on you.

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  11. what a fun look! lovin tha color combos :)


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  12. This is such a fun look! I can't wait to try it! By the way, are those earrings from Target? Because I think I have those same ones. :)

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  13. You always look so pretty! I'm not sure I could carry it off but I'd love to give this a go! And I know what you mean about playing around when you have more time, I like to do that too from time to time :)

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  14. Love the look, I love trying out different shades and doing different things on my eyes. Beautiful!

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  15. Such a pretty look =) <3 xx

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  16. Beautiful combination of colours! It looks great :)

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  17. This is such a pretty look for spring!

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  18. I want to try this out now! Thanks for sharing, Love your blog!!!
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  19. i love this color combo so much, but i have never thought of it as a eyeshadow combo, looks great!

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  20. BTW, Em, if u love Sangria, you GOTTA come 2 Spain (and I'm referring to Tyler and U, and that's no small talk...)

    Love,
    R.

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  21. Such a gorgeous spring/summer look!

    Lol @ tyler and his swatches comment. I remember the look of utter bewilderment when I told my other half I'd discovered a brilliant new face primer. It just made no sense to him whatsoever =)

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  22. What a fun look, very watermelon-esque. Your blog is one of my favorites! BTW, I love your "swatching pigments" story... lol XD Too cute!

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