Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eye of the Day: Olive Shimmer

 Hi everyone!
First off-- I apologize for the inconsistent blogging! We are in the process of selling our house and buying a new one... and it's such an exciting, stressful, busy process. I'll share more details when things get officially sewn up, but it's been keeping me very busy. Mom continues to tell me- "don't overdo it!" So the blogs may be more sporadic right now, but I'll get back into my groove once things slow down. Thanks for understanding! :) For now I just wanted to share the details on the look I was wearing yesterday. I was experimenting with the BH Cosmetics Special Occasion palette for the first time. I told my pal Kristin yesterday- I think I'm going through a green phase! :) 
This is an eyeshadow AND blush palette- but here's just the eyeshadow part and the specific shades I used...
  1. After putting on a primer, I applied the shimmery white around my inner corner.
  2. I used the shimmery green all over my lid, and smudged it on my lower lashline.
  3. Using a small brush, I applied matte black in my outer corner, and the outer part of my lower lashline.
  4. I used the matte warm brown as a blending shade just above my crease.
  5. The matte cream is my highlight under the brows.
Swatches of shades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
As for other products, I used the liquid pen side of my NYX Two Timer eyeliner on my upper lashline (review here), and I used my Em Cosmetics Waterliner in Black Night on my inner rim. I'm also trying out the new L'oreal Miss Magna mascara, so I have that on my upper and lower lashes. 
For blush I'm wearing Down Boy from The Balm, and on my lips is Maybelline Color Whisper in Coral Ambition, with a little bit of NYX Lip Pencil in Mahogany. Hope you enjoy this look! :) I was pretty pleased with the pigmentation of these BH shadows on my eyes, and I'm excited to test out some more color combinations in the future. 

Daily Nuggets...
  • Just a little heads up for any other video-makers... memory cards are more fragile than you may think. I snapped the tip off of one yesterday as I was removing it from my camera, and that was enough to keep my computer from being able to read it. Fortunately Tyler's laptop could-- but that meant using an unfamiliar version of imovie for my last couple of Express videos. Just be gentle with those little things! :) 
  • Contacts are a pain today... I think it's glasses time.
  • Seems like all the big song & dance shows are wrapping up! Any guesses about who will win American Idol tonight? They're both so talented, but I'm thinking Caleb might take it.
  • Today I'm 23 weeks pregnant! Baby is the size of a grapefruit!! I'll be working on our next vlog at some point soon!


43 comments:

  1. Love the look you created here Emily! I haven't done green eyes in awhile now... but I might give it a go! The palette looks absolutely lovely! I've honestly haven't given BH Cosmetics much of a look, but I just might... the colors look amazing! And memory cards are so fragile ;_; I honestly need to be more careful with mine...
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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  2. Love this look! Thank you for inspiration! Actually I'm going to do same look just instead of green i think I'll use blue because I asume it will be better for my skintone and colors of my eyes wich is blue! Love your posts and videos! Greetings from Europe! :D :*

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  3. green is my go to color for eyeshadow! I love Urban Decay's Mildew (pencil and shadow) and Stash (pencil and shadow), as well as the greens from Bare Minerals in The Scenic Route duo and in The Rare Find quad.

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  5. Was this the same look you were wearing in the brow pow video? I thought that was using the romantic eye palette but your shirt looks the same. LOVE this look!!

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    1. yep it was this palette! :) thank you!

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  6. Gorgeous, Emily! I LOVE green on you! Please let us know about the new mascara! :D

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  7. The result is beautiful! Green suits you so much, unfortunatly it won't work on me :/ But the palette looks really graet. Oh, and I really liked the blush too!
    I love your makeup posts :)

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  8. Do you think this look could be recreated using the Comfort Zone palette from Wet N Wild?

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    1. Definitely! You could use the dark brown in place of the black and there's a nice medium brown in that palette that you could use just above the crease. great idea!

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    2. That's a great idea. I'd love to see that look using the Comfort Zone Palette. The makeup you did looks amazing though. I have brown eyes and I have always wanted to try a green and I just never have

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  9. Do you think this look could be recreated using the Comfort Zone palette from Wet N Wild?

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  10. Hi Emily this is such a pretty look. Could you tell me what foundation & concealer you have on & what you used to set it. It looks amazing :)

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  12. You're so gorgeous Emily! Pregnancy is treating you well and I'm so happy for you and Tyler!

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  13. can you do a review on the miss manga please? You're my mascara recommandation lol and you missed out on the pumped up colossal ;-)

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  14. Really nice! I think I will try those colors together some day!

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  15. I don't have any BH palettes - perhaps it's time for one. :D green suits you!!

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  16. That looks so pretty on u.luv greens.ive been doing green&pink alot this spring.you make me want to try a palette from bh cosmetics but ive been saving for the tooface chocolate pallete. Feel u on the moving.when I was 2 weeks away from my due date with my 2nd(my 1st came on his)we moved from our old 2bedroom duplex to our house..had to we were expecting a girl 7yrs after we had our son, so sharing space wasnt ideal.my dr was not thrilled.it was the unpacking that was worse cause i had to have my husband&his teen sister help me..just take it easy, dont stress youself& ask for lots of help. gotta cook that baby awhile longer:)

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  17. Green eyes are my signiture eye look, when I don't know what color to wear. And you look gorgeous with green!!!!
    I should check out the pallet, the colors are beautiful.
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  18. I've got to ask - what kind of contacts do you wear? I can't wear much eyeshadow under my eyes or any kind of sparkly/shimmery liner because it gets all over my contacts! How do you keep your makeup from accumulating on your contacts? Or is this a problem with my eyelids?

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  19. Just to let you know, as I got progressively pregnant - contacts became near impossible. Not enough moisture in my eyes...they itched, it was crazy. You might find 3 months with glasses to be a vacation. Just saying.

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  20. Love this look and this palette looks amazing!
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  21. Love these colors together, it really makes the green in your eyes pop! I can't wait to see more looks with this palette. <3

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  22. I love this look, absolutely beautiful!

    -Mikayla
    www.northernjoli.blogspot.com

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  23. I have to try the green eye look someday. It looks gorgeous on you :)

    Nika x

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  24. Have you checked out the Balsam Hot Pot by Coastal Scents? My all time FAVORITE green shadow. My eyes are similar to yours.
    http://www.coastalscents.com/salesperson/result/?q=Balsam

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  25. Such a gorgeous look for brown eyes! I couldn't resist and tried the same color scheme with a mishmash of brands and it turned out so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. I was hoping you could do quick reviews/swatches of all the bronzers in this kit for those that have none/find this to be a dream come true [despite the crazy looking price tag].

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    THANKS

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  27. Your mom is right Emily, take care of yourself!

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  28. your mom is definitely right ~ take care of yourself!!! the green do look so pretty on you though.

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  29. I've never tried anything from bh cosmetics, but those eyeshadows look very nice. I'm especially fond of the left-hand half of the eyeshadow palette! Thanks for the review!

    ~Rachel

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  30. Great post!
    I really enjoy to read this, and also agreed with your conclusions
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  31. Ooh! I saw the Miss Manga mascara at Walgreens yesterday and thought about buying it (sucker for cutesy manga-inspired things), but wanted to see if you had reviewed it first. I hope you will tell us your opinions on it! (Whenever you have time, of course, lol. Moving is such a pain!)
    --Darcy

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  32. I love this look! I can't wait to try and recreate it! xx

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  33. I always love olive eyes! The green colors look so nice with brown eyes! I always refer to your tutorial using the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette when I wanna do an olive eye!

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  34. love this look, definitely going to be trying it out soon x

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  35. What palette is it pls .? I will def be giving this a try good luck with the pregnancy my little boy is now 2 . its such an amazing experience magical x

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  36. I have to do this look!! I have this pallete yey!!!! I just update how I do my brows you guys should check it out
    I am having trouble uploading videos on you tube :(

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  37. Congratulations on the baby!!!
    You will be a great mommy Emily!!

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  38. Such a pretty and wearable look. I really like the Magna mascara by L'Oreal it's similar to Falsies but better as it gives more volume. Congratulations on your baby. My little monkey turns 1 next month. Enjoy pregnancy it really is a special time.

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  39. I think your eye is very beautiful,you look like very gorgeous


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