Tuesday 11 March 2014

#treatyourselftuesday - brown shades for blue eyes

Ever since I was a teenager, I've worn eyeshadow and since my uni days, this has been paired with a slick of black eyeliner. I really like my eyes but I need make up to define them and make them stand out - without it, I just don't look like 'me'.

I've always leaned towards the smoky eye look, choosing whites, pearls, greys and, on occasion, blues to give my lids a base and add colour to my face. I have quite transparent lids so find shadow the best way to mask this and grey tones are my go-to look.

However, I decided recently to try something different. For a long time now, I've read in magazines and have been advised by beauticians that brown eyeshadows are super complimentary to blue eyed gals such as myself, as the contrast in colour makes the eyes stand out even more. For me though, browns have never sat quite right on the few times I've experimented with them. I've always felt too pale to wear them.

However, my recent beauty briefing with The Body Shop has helped spur me on to try something new. One of the ladies from the Nottingham store had fantastic brown shaded eye make up which really enhanced her blue eyes and so I decided to give them a go.

Below is a step-by-step of my eye make up make over. I used a creamy, beige pearl shade from Soap and Glory, followed by Bronze Blitz which is a pearlescent shade across the lid and Coconuts About You for shading at the outer edge, both from The Body Shop.

So, what do you think? It was quite a big change for me but I really like the shades I chose and I was quite taken with my new look. Depending on what I'm wearing, I've started to gravitate more towards the brown shades now during the day so I'm pleased that I gave my look a little shake up.

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