Monday, January 9, 2012

Yellow Eyes

Face of the Day
My good friend Kelly requested that I do a look using yellow eyeshadow. It's been popping up more and more on celebs and looks pretty wicked, needless to say I told Kelly I'd give it a whirl and create a post for her.... soooo her ya go Kel!
First, you have to start with a Naked Face! You don't want any old makeup residue under your eyes, on your lids ... ANYWHERE ( not that you ever do, but when working with yellows and other light colors this is mandatory, do an extra wipe down or two)! 
In order to make the yellow really pop on "pale ass people" as Kel likes to call them, I use double or tripple bases. As always, I start out with Urban Decay's Primer Potion to keep the shadow lasting all day. Then I put on a light layer of White Shadow Base by NYX and top it off with Kryolan Aquacolor in white. I highly highly highly recommend Kryolan Aquacolor in white, this is stage makeup so it holds and holds and holds, plus since it's such a bright base it really allows every color you place on top of it to pop! 
I then used the Coastal Scents Smokey Eye Palette and chose the only yellow in the palette. Coastal Scents products have great pigment and are very affordable, whats not to like?! I placed the yellow from the inner corner of my eye to about halfway across my lid and patted and patted until it gave the pop I really wanted. From the outer corner to the middle of my lid I used Junebug by Sugarpill and blended it into the yellow. In the crease I used Magpie by Sugarpill. Sugarpill once again is amazing, great to blend with, easy to apply, long lasting, can't say enough good about the brand, honestly! Below is the final look as well as a list of products I used and in the order of which I used them
Up Close Eyes:
Yellow's can be scary but you can really have some fun with them. Try em out, I recommend pairing with a contrasting color to get an incredible celeb-like pop! Also this is the first time I've used L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara, Kevin's mom got it for me for Christmas and I am in LOVE. Look at those lashes people, they are long and dark and they really do look full and fake without the mess of falsies!
Have a great day!

8 comments:

  1. The yellow shadow looks amazing on you and it makes your eyes pop. I have always been afraid to play with bright colors. I love the way you put the shadows on and I think I will try to do it the way you did it and see how it will look on me.

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  2. oh the yellow shadow looks pretty on you!! I'm not a fan of yellow eyeshadow but it looks good on you so I might give yellow a try. lol :D

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  3. I really like this idea ! REALLY PRETTY :D

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  4. You guys are the best! I was terrified of yellow shadows, thinking I needed to be tanner to use it or that it was going to completely wash me out. The Kryolan really helps do the trick with bright colors, couldn't have pulled the look off without it!! You all are so sweet, thank you so much for the comments :)

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  5. cool make up, and great blog!
    take a look at mine and follow if you like it ;)
    kisses from Spain,
    S

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    1. Thanks so much!! I'm following your blog now :) you have lovely pictures!!

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  6. I love the eyes, great eyeshadows!
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  7. Great look girl! :)
    I'd love to try some Sugarpill products but I'm really not keen on buying makeup on the internet :S

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