When I was a child, I remember my grandmother telling me "blue & green should never be seen, except with a colour in-between". I don't know who coined this phrase, but in my book it's a whole lot of hooey - I adore blue and green together and reckon they are perfect partners. Why else would Mother Nature give us green grass and blue sky, one on top of the other? Of course it has to be the right blue with the right green - for instance I wouldn't pair an olive with a turquoise, or a forest green with a pastel blue, but emerald and navy? Now that's a winning combination if ever I saw one one...
I started by tightlining the top lid with bhcosmetics Waterpoof Eye Liner in Midnight, then patted down a base of MNY Color Tattoo Metal in Electric Blue - this was a treasured gift from the beautiful IndieAna. A brilliant shade with excellent staying power, really grips the pigments you apply over the top, and gives the shadow heaps more impact.
Next was MUA Pearl Eye Shadow in Shade 6 on the inner corner, the most stunning emerald green. I can't stop raving about MUA eye shadows - there's not one in my collection that doesn't deliver the most amazing pigment and durability.
After that was my trusty (and very old) Revlon Matte Eye Shadow in Riviera Blue over the rest of the top lid - I think I've had this pan for over 3 years and it still lays down so well. Perfect for toning down the shimmer of the tattoo base, and the colour is unique in my kit. Sometimes you can still get hold of this discontinued range on Catch of the Day, OzSale or brandsExclusive for $4 or $5 dollars - highly recommended :-)
Took my usual MNY Master Precise Liquid Liner along the bottom lashline - simply CANNOT live without this liner, it is unbeatable for ease of use and value for money. I dipped my angled liner brush in water, dabbed it on a tissue, and then smudged some MUA #6 over the top so the black liner wasn't so stark.
MNY The Falsies waterproof mascara is my current fave. Interesting as I struggled with it at first - couldn't get it to apply without clumping. The trick is rotate the curved wand as you stroke the lashes - this is three coats of totally waterproof, flakeproof & volumising product. There are at least eight other mascaras in my drawer, but this is the only one that gives me the bulk and lasting curl I absolutely demand from a mascara.
My last step in every one of my eye creations is to line my waterline, and just about every time I use essence White Kajal - ridiculously priced at under $2, lasts for hours, and it doesn't sting or make my eyes water :-)
As always, this eye look was specifically created to match my outfit - can't cope if I don't match lol...
Have your heard this silly saying about blue & green? Are there any other fashion "guidelines" you follow, or choose to ignore?
Take care of you,