I love the way that blues and greens look with brown eyes, and it’s really been too long since I used these (too easy just to reach for a taupe or a brown when you don’t want to think too much!).
There’s something about this particular colour palette (khaki green, inky blue, and gold) that I tend to gravitate towards- I think it’s because these colours bring to mind the romanticism of explorers and exotic spice routes. Now that we’re getting into the Autumn and (god forbid), Winter months, I will definitely be getting my teeth into these colours.
MAC Gold pigment is the best ‘true gold’ (no sparkles, no duochrome, no pink or bronze tones) eye shadow product I have seen to date- it is intensely pigmented, finely milled, and just like molten gold. You really need the tiniest amount on a pencil brush for this highlight, and the small sample pot I got from The Body Needs has lasted me years.
- MAC Humid eyeshadow packed on to the upper mobile lid
- MAC Cork eyeshadow blended in the crease
- MAC Typographic eyeshadow (matte dark grey, not pictured here) to darken outer V
- MAC Prussian eyeshadow blended under bottom lashline
- MAC Gold pigment applied (dry) to the inner corner of the eyes with a pencil brush. Mine is a sample size from The Body Needs.
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Ink to line upper lashline and bottom waterline.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on May 12th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC | 74240 comments. FOTD%3A+Khaki+Green+and+Blue+Smoky+Eyes+with+A+Pop+of+MAC+Gold+Pigment2013-05-12+10%3A43%3A36myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7424
Apologies for some awkward moments (mostly where I can’t see what I’m doing and accidentally apply makeup like a 6yr old), and being out of focus for half the video- still trying to get used to my camera set up. It’s the second time I’ve made a video with my Canon 60D, and although I love this camera to bits staying in sharp focus is still challenge.
So much fun to shoot though! Hope you enjoy the video, and any feedback will be very much appreciated.
- Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Ore (reviewed and swatched here:http://myfunnyvalentineblog.com/2011/… )
- Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad To The Bronze
- Two Faced Shadow Insurance
- MAC Omega, Mystery, Typographic eyeshadows (all matte)
- Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips eyeliner (reviewed here:http://myfunnyvalentineblog.com/2012/… )
- MAC Bronzing powder ‘Bronze’ (reviewed and swatched here:http://myfunnyvalentineblog.com/2013/…)
- Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracilis Blush
- Burberry List Mist ‘Copper’ (reviewed and swatchedhttp://myfunnyvalentineblog.com/2012/… )
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 19th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, YouTube | 67740 comments. Youtube+Makeup+Tutorial%3A+Bronze+Smoky+Eye+Feat.+Illamasqua+Ore+and+Maybelline+Color+Tattoo2013-03-19+02%3A18%3A05myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6774
Look what I found hiding in my drafts- a FOTD that I had planned to publish late last year, but completely forgot about! Hi there red hair.
Oh and happy Valentine’s Day for all those who celebrate it
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Feb 14th, 2013 in FOTD | 59170 comments. Sea+foam+green+duochrome+daytime+smoky+eye+featuring+Shu+Uemura+ME+olive+4712013-02-14+05%3A09%3A04myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5917
I have another makeup look inspired by a film character. Berenice Marlohe, who is half Cambodian and half French, looked incredibly in Skyfall- she oozed danger and sultriness as befits a Bond Girl.
I tried creating a more wearable version of her sooty feline-like smokey eye. In the end I wasn’t that happy with how the look photographed, but I had fun trying!
keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Dec 20th, 2012 in FOTD, Hair | 59080 comments. Severine%3A+Skyfall+Bond+Girl+inspired+hair+and+makeup2012-12-20+00%3A58%3A28myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5908
A couple of weeks ago I got an email from a reader with a makeup look request- the reader, Anna, wanted me to recreate the look on the model in the image with a few tweaks to suit her complexion.
I love these requests because they get me out of my makeup comfort zone and my blogging comfort zone. What a fun look you’ve chosen Anna-great pick! It was good timing too, because I think this look would work well with a fascinator and a glass of bubbly at the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival next Tuesday.
I have pale olive skin, black hair and green eyes. I want the green to really ‘pop’.)
( I especially really like how vivid and colorful the eye makeup is, but that it still manages to look ‘soft‘, pretty and blended in (no hard lines or edges).
And lastly, for the lips, my lips are naturally a darker rose or cranberry color. So I would prefer something a slightly darker (instead of the pinkish color the model has), while still maintaining a pretty ‘flushed’ look.
I love dramatic makeup (in general), but I prefer to use as little black as possible. I like to get creative & use lots of color without looking too ‘circus-y’! ( Vibrant but soft at the same time. ) If / when you have time and think you might be able to do a step-by-step, I would be immensely grateful.
Thank you for listening & keep up the lovely work!
As you can tell, the image of the requested look has been edited with photoshop to achieve the high contrast, surreal, effect. I played around the FOTD shot above with photoshop to approximate the high contrast effect so that it gives you a rough idea of how the makeup that I’ve done changes with editing.
To be honest, I don’t think it turned out like the requested look- I’m missing some serious bottom lash action and bleached brows, but I quite like this fuschia smokey eye.
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Nov 1st, 2012 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Illamasqua, Inglot | 54840 comments. Spring+Racing+Carnival+appropriate+fuschia+smokey+eye+FOTD2012-11-01+04%3A51%3A46myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5484
Tags: Smoky Eye