May 25, 2013

EOTD: Slate green look with NYX Be Free palette

 

Hello my dears! How are you enjoying your weekend?
For me, It's time for another eye makeup look!
I have much fun playing with my eyeshadow palettes and finding ways to use all the colours. As I'm not  a pro or anything, I just do this for the fun, but I also want my looks very wearable, because I'm not precisely going on a runway, so very sophisticated looks (which I find beautiful) simply don't match my style or my eye shape.
Today I'd like to show you a look I created using NYX Be Free palette, more specificlly the green-ish shades. My aim is to prove one can make all colours wearable for everyday life, even for the office.





For this look I used:

- Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion 
- NYX eyeshadow palette Be free,
- NYX Eye/eyebrow pencil 901 Black
- NYX Doll eye Mascara Volume
- Sigma brushes E55 (Eye shading), E30 (Pencil brush), E40 (Tapered blending), E70 (Medium angled shading)
I chose the following colours:

(note the numbers in red) 1 as base for the mobile lid, 2 blended near both lash lines to give more light and intensity to the colour, 3 blended in the outer corner and crease, 4 blended with rest in the inner corners of the eyes.
I dotted with black pencil next to the lash roots (upper lid) and totally smudged and blended it. I didn't want a harsh black line, but just some depth to define the eye. This is a great pencil to do that because it's very creamy and blendable. I recommend it also for defining eyebrows (not maybe in black but in brown) because it's so soft and blending it with a brush the final look is very natural.
I'm happy with this palette, I was fearing some major fall out since the shades are really soft, and it was not the case! I was really surprised because the green (2) and deep slate (3) are so pigmented, I barely apply any and had a great payoff. Of course you can pack this shades for a bold look, but that's not what I was looking for today.

I leave you a bonus miror-picture with a funny face, and bare lips & nails, just to show you how the whole thing looks, not shocking at all, despite using  green!

I hope you had fun, I really did! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I'd love to know whether you wear greens on the eyes, and if you do what is your favourite brand ?
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Love,
Nati

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10 comments

  1. Love it :-) Green is my favorite shade and so I love eye looks in greens :-)

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  2. Natalia you are so beautiful! I love this look, subtle but still fantastically bright. Your eye looks always make your eye color pop! I do love smokey corners! It is so much fun playing with colors :) xx

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    1. Oh Sweetie, you flatter me a lot. I do have fun actually :P
      Thank you Ithi!

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  3. This looks great on you Nati! It really brings out your eye color!
    In Sweden it's Mother's Day tomorrow so this week end I'm working like crazy. Just work, no play at all :( Baci! xx

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    1. Ciao Jezz, I can only imagine how much work you must have! even worse than valentine's day! I hope you are done by now and you could rest a little. baci, xx

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  4. Me encanta combina con tu color de ojos no es llamativo y se ve estupendo con labios naturales bien hecho.

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    1. Gracias Andrea, me alegra mucho que te guste.

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  5. I just love your makeup photos Nati! Your eyes are gorgeous and you did a beautiful makeup. :-)

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    1. Thank you Ann-Sofie for being so supportive!
      xx

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