I do love blue. And blue and brown are such a classic combination. I couldn’t help but be inspired by Alice in Wonderland, especially the Disney versions, as I set about with this look.
My eyes are so darned hooded, it’s most accurately seen on my closed lid.
That’s Once Upon A Time on my inner lid, Denouement in the middle of my lid, and Epilogue in the outer corner. It’s whimsical and fun, as all good eye looks should be. The world is serious enough already, without us adding to the nonsense!
Much though I love Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach greatly disturbed me as a child. Giant insects and the thought of being trapped inside a rotting, sticky, too-sweet prison…*shudder*
But I enjoy unearthing tales from my childhood, for my EOTW posts, and this was too good to pass up. Technically, this is less peach and more bronze, having more orange/yellow undertones than yellow/pink undertones. But whatever.
(in indirect sunlight)
That’s Slippers on my browbone, Witch on the inner half of my eyelid, and Plot on the outer half, with wings (whee!).
(in total shade, so you can see how the brown of Plot comes through)
Sometimes a light hand with makeup is not what’s called for. This is actually two blue eyeshadows- Once Upon A Time on the inner 3/4 of my eyelid, Denouement on the outer 1/4. With Slippers on my browbone to open them up, my eyes look bluey blue blue blue.
They’re far more stunning from a distance, as Once Upon A Time has a fabulous shimmer to it. But up close you can see the blending of the two shades better. I feel like I was perhaps too subtle with the blues (resulting in a purely 1980’s look)…next time I’ll rock it out more noticeably.
What eyeshadow colors are you struggling to wear satisfactorily? Is there a color you just won‘t wear at all?
The Wyrd Sisters could get behind this. I wanted to show how different a shade could be if blended, as opposed to layered (wings vs liner).
That’s Storytime on most of my lid, with Deus Ex Machina in the outer corner and as a liner, and Manuscript on my browbone.
I admit, I’m a bit vain, and all shades of purple do great things for blue and green eyes. 🙂
I couldn’t resist naming this one after my personal favorite childhood book, and one that set me on the path of being a lifelong reader. Like the book, written & illustrated by the amazing Mercer Mayer, this look contains more complexity than it appears to.
It’s also very verdant.
Here you can see a bit of the vertical layering more.
That’s Narrative on the browbone, Prologue in the inner corner of my eyelid, Characters in the middle third of my eyelid, Forest on the outer bit of my eyelid, and Epilogue as a blended wing and as a liner. Add mascara and poof! Monstrously gorgeous eyes.
I wanted to go for a dramatic evening look, on the off chance I go on a date some evening (*ahem*).
That’s some pig!
This is Narrative on my browbone, Climax on my eyelid, Riddle in my crease (winged out toward my eyebrow), and Villain as a liner on my top lashes and entire waterline. And mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
And this is what it looks like in natural light (because we have some in Seattle, finally):
How about a daytime look that travels into the unusual, the poignantly ridiculous, the frivolous?
That’s Mirror Mirror on the very inside portion of the eyelid, Epilogue over the rest of my eyelid, Slippers on my brow bone, and Peasant as a liner on my upper lid and outer third of my waterline.
This was just a bit of playing around, but I found out that a little dab of a slightly darker color (as Mirror Mirror is, compared to this light a layer of Epilogue) makes the eyes look slightly closer together.