Looks: Spice up natural eyes

Hello everyone,

TGIF! I don’t know about you but I’ve had a very tiring week and can’t wait to relax this weekend. Today, I want to show you a look that I did a couple of days ago. I was in the mood for something neutral yet colorful and so I used brown shades on my lids and crease and spiced up the look with some pop of color along the upper and lower lashline.

Also, in the list of the products I’ve used, I’ve added links to the reviews I’ve written about them. Some of them even contain swatches so it might give you a better idea of what shades you can use if you wanna copy this look. Please let me know if you like this idea or if I should go back to no posting any links at all. And now, the look:

Products used:
Senna Totally Transforming Eyeshadow Primer
– Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
– NYC Metro Quartet Palette in Union Square (orangey brown)
Sleek Bohemian eyeshadow palette (rust, matte black and matte purple)
Sleek Curious eyeshadow palette (white)
Barry M Intense Eyeliner Pen in Kingfisher Blue
– Essence Kajal pencil in Teddy
– Maybelline Volum Express Cat Eyes mascara
YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation
Max Factor Erace Concealer
– Pupa bronzer
Pupa Luminys Baked Blush #04
Senna Spot Lites Highlighting Pencil
– Fyrinnae Finishing Powder Oil Control
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Rose Petal

– Apply an eyeshadow primer (I used Senna Totally Transforming Eyeshadow Primer) all over the lid to create a base for the shades to adhere to and last longer.
– Apply Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy (if you don’t have, you can skip this step) on the lid to make the colors really pop.
– Apply an orange brown shade (I used the one in the NYC Metro Quartet Palette in Union Square) on the lid.
– Sweep a rust (I used the one in the Sleek Bohemian palette) shade on the outer corner of the eye and crease area.
– Slightly darken the outer corner of the eye and crease with a black shade (I used the one in the Sleek Bohemian palette). Use just the slightest amount of black and blend gently.
– Using MAC 219 pencil brush, sweep a matte purple shade (I used the one in the Sleek Bohemian palette) on the lower lashline.
– Apply a white shade (I used the one in the Sleek Curious palette) on the browbone to highlight.
– Line your upper lid with a bright light blue eyeliner (I used Barry M Intense Eyeliner Pen in Kingfisher Blue).
– Apply a brown eyeliner (I used Essence Kajal pencil in Teddy) on the waterline.
– Finish off with mascara (I used Maybelline Volum Express Cat Eyes mascara).
– On your face, apply concealer (I used Max Factor Erace Concealer) to cover dark circles and any other imperfection you may have, and then your usual foundation (I used YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation in no.5). If you need it, contour (I applied a bronzer in one of the Pupa palettes I have on my nose to make it look slimmer).
– Apply a brown blush (I used Pupa Luminys Baked Blush #04. I have no idea why it looks pink, it might be the light and that I applied with a very, very light hand as this stuff is very pigmented) on your cheeks.
– Highlight the cheekbones, middle of the nose and chin with a subtle highlighter (I used Senna Spot Lites Highlighting Pencil).
– Apply a finishing powder to set the makeup and absorb excess oil (I used Fyrinnae Finishing Powder Oil Control).
– Apply a soft pink lipstick (I used Sleek True Colour in Petal Rose) and you’re done!

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  1. beautifulwithbrains says

    Vonvon, thank you. I like to use colored eyeliners when I use neutral eyeshadow shades to add a touch of color to a look.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! :)

  2. beautifulwithbrains says

    Trisha, thanks, I’m glad you look it. I’m not into natural looks so when I do one, I look to add some color to them. :)

  3. says

    Oh Gio this is my first time seeing a full face shot of you! You’re beautiful. I really love FOTDs, I hope you keep it up! 😀

  4. beautifulwithbrains says

    Rebecca, thanks, I’m glad you like it. I thought the purple added a beautiful punch of color to the look. :)

  5. beautifulwithbrains says

    Renee, thank you! I’m glad you do cos I definitely plan to post more FOTD in the future :)

  6. says

    Wow, you made me to use my brown e/s again though I’m still ill. Congrats, dear! 😉 Honestly, the eye make up perfect as always. You don’t need any make up artist. Never! I specially like the full face shot. You look like you were daydreaming about something happy. Maybe about your hot b-friend donating you your fave shoes? 😉 Honestly, sweetie, you look gorgeous! And damn, you have wonderful shiny hair. *envy*
    .-= Mylanqolia´s last blog ..The Sleek Series: Bohemian like you =-.

  7. beautifulwithbrains says

    Mylanqolia, I hope you feel better soon! And thank you, I’m glad you like the makeup and that I inspired you to use brown. I usually find browns to be rather boring so I like to add some color to the look to spice it up. I wish my bf would get me shoes, but I’m lucky if I get chocolate lol. But I do daydream a lot during the day lol. The shiny hair is thanks to my fave conditioner, L’Oreal Nutri Gloss (the pink one). It makes hair soft, manageable and very shiny!

  8. beautifulwithbrains says

    Connie, thank you. I’m into colored eyeliners at the moment so I use them a lot, esp with brown eyeshadows. It adds a nice pop of color but still the look is very wearable for everyday.

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