Some day this week I put together a look that required just 2 colors on the eyelid. I usually use at least 3 colors on the eye – on the Contour Area to diffuse a strong color, on the Outer V to create an accent, or just multiple colors on the lid itself.
But on that fateful day I just thought of using these 2 colors – MAC Gorgeous Gold (really gorgeous duo-toned eyeshadow that reflects gold and green) and Stage Poison (an electrifying shimmery blue that looks great applied subtly and built upon).
To find out where to place eyeshadow colors, check out this eyeshadow makeup placement tutorial!
Blue and gold are not exactly, what you call, in the same ‘color family’ and those less adventurous with colors may feel less inclined to use these 2 colors together. I feel, though, that this eye makeup look is easy enough to carry off even for a person who is new to makeup or who claims to be less daring when it comes to using colors other than brown on the eyes.
You can see that it is not screaming LOOK AT ME!, yet stands out from the usual ‘corporate’ or basic color combinations I see during commute.
Just a sidetrack >> Do you feel like you can’t help but stare at a person who has got gorgeous eye makeup on? It’s rude to stare, I know, but I have a habit of checking out every single woman’s makeup within 2 metres of myself during a train ride. LOL.
Okie, let’s get back to business.
You want the intersection of the blue and gold colors to look natural, not 2 separate chunks of color divided by a harsh line. So blend the area where they meet, and you will see that the harsh line has now been replaced with a transition of green.
You may want to spiff up the look by adding a dash of bronzey brown on the lower lashline. I love having Urban Decay Smog on the lower lashline. Smog in the NAKED palette is rather different from Smog in the Ammo palette though. Hmph. Has anyone noticed?
Complete the look with your usual eyeliner and mascara! Oh, see that the eyeliner is not just black? I actually applied a layer of Stage Poison on the upper lashline first, then went over it with eyeliner – Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink.
Simple look achieved with simple steps!
Have a great weekend guys!
What was your best makeup look this week? What is the minimum number of colors you must use on your eyes?