Eye of the Day green & blue

Today I’m gonna show you a simple but colorful eye makeup.

I used blue and green loose mineral powder eyeshadow from Chrimaluxe Minerals. I applied bright blue color onto the moving part of the lid and blended it into the crease with green color. At the lower lashes I added a little bit of color, too. With a white khol kajal I brightened the inner lower lash line an coated my upper lashes with black mascara.
The bright color brings out the brown of my eyes, yet behind my glasses the color isn’t too much.

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When the days are getting shorter and the colors in nature begin to mute, I feel like bringing bright ones into my makeup. As soon as the leaves turn yellow and red, daylight is no longer sharp and bright, and I tend to wear more makeup – as if the soft light muted the bright colors to just the right amount of dab of paint in my face.

 

Which colors do you like now, as summer has turned into autumn?

Zeitgeist #4

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What happened the last weeks? I’ll give you a short catch-up to my beauty world!

Buys and Rebuys

I like the Lavera Pink Energy Shower Gel very much. It smells really refreshing and energizing in a fruity way, and it contains extracts of pink grapefruit and pink pepper. This was a limited edition and when I wanted to rebuy the shower gel, it was no longer available in most stores. When I finally found a shop that had it in stock, I bought two shower gels and a body lotion as backup. The shower gel lathers very well for a natural one, and mostly after biking to work I enjoyed using it. If you find a store that has some of those left, smell if you like the fragrance!
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Eye of the Day: Lilac

Here is another very simple eye make-up for you. Everything you need is lilac and white eye shadow, a white kajal liner and some mascara.

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With the lilac eye shadow I cover the moving part of the lid. With the white one, I blend it up to the brow bone.

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Using a very fine wet eyeliner brush, I draw a lilac line at the upper lashes. With the same brush, I add a little color beneath the lower lash line. Then I apply white kajal liner on the lower water line.

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Some grey mascara, that’s it!

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Products I used:

  • Benecos Natural Kajal, white
  • Dr. Hauschka Eyeshadow solo, 07 smoky violet
  • Alverde Eyeshadow, cream

This look is not impressive, but it is a nice detail. I like to wear lilac and violet tops, and a hint of those colors on my eyes makes the look somewhat complete.

Eye of the Day: Copper

Easy eye make-up with Hiro rock chique & go vertigo!

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I mixed both colours together, than applied them with a wet brush. White eyeliner on the lower lash line and black eyeliner on the upper lash line give some more expression to the eyes, and black mascara is a must for this look. Instead of drawing a hard black line at the outer corner of the eye I softened out the eye make-up with the grey shadow.

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I am tanned a little now, and the copper & brown colour matches beautifully with my brown eyes and the sun kissed skin. Applying mineral powder eye shadows with a wet brush is as easy as painting with watercolours, if you haven’t yet, you should give it a try!

 

Which is your favourite mineral cosmetics brand?

Black & White super simple eye make-up

In my Vivaness posting I promised to show you a really simple eye make-up. To give you an impression of versatility and manageability of the Zuii colours I choose the Zuii certified organic flora eye shadows in purple ice and black diamond. Purple ice is a white colour with purple and blue halo effect, black diamond comes in a very pigmented true black with subtle reflections. As the eye shadows can be used wet and dry, I doubled the colour as eye liner. You can see where I put the wet brush onto the surface.
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Apart from those two shadows you only need two blending brushes, a liner brush and a black mascara.

I applied the white colour in the crease and up to the brow bone. On the movable part of my eyelid I applied black. As you can see, the part between the black line and the black dotted line (which is how much skin disappears in my crease) is coloured with the white shadow.
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With a blending brush I blended the black colour into the crease to get a grey tone. After that, with a fresh brush, I blended the grey with the white to soften the colour between crease and highlight under the brow. Then, with a wet liner brush, I painted a fine black line directly into the lash basis. With the residue on the brushes I added a little colour to the lower lash line as well. Finally I applied two coats of black mascara.

This is how incredibly well the colours blend! From highlighter below the brow bone, white eye shadow smudged to grey with the black one that is deepest as liner at the basis of the lashes:
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If you are not into black and white, I would recommend the classic duo palette with bronze (dark brown) and mustard (natural beige). And if you are more into colour, try one of the eye quads. They come in several combinations of blue, green or rose to more classic ones like brown or grey.

Transparency: ♦ is a gifted sample

 

What are your favourite eye shadow colours?

Give-away #6: Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eyeshadow Palette

On the occasion of my blogging anniversary I have some give-aways, this is the sixth and last draw:

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It includes the Lily Lolo Eyeshadow Palette Laid Bare. If you want to have a look, I posted more photos here.

How can you take part?
Be a regular reader and comment, why you’d like to get the palette and/or if you have similar things in use. Write how you follow my blog. Readers of my German blog are welcome!

Goody: Everyone who took part in a past drawing receives one extra lot for this one when taking part.

The comments are open for 48 hours (until Friday, October 31st, 11:59). When you comment you have to fill in the field for email, otherwise I cannot contact you and your comment can’t be included. I will contact the winner after the drawing, but I will not send the things until all drawings are finished (this will be at the end of the month). Every regular reader (old and new ones!) at the age of 18 or more can participate, the winner will be picked randomly, there is no right of appeal. Comments of not-regular readers are excluded.

 
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Congratulations, Gloria Viktoria!

My personal eyeshadow palette

In my beauty stash I have some eyeshadows and lots of eyeshadow samples. But what I’m really looking out for is a green (organic) palette that fits my colour range. Here it is, my personal palette to start with, if someone would ask me!

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I would start with a really nice white duochrome eyeshadow with violet-and-blue reflections. It is Purple Ice
from Zuii and works really well as a highlighter. But it can also be layered onto every other colour to give it a violet and not-so-matte finish. It is buildable from soft reflection to noticeable effect.

Next, there would be the ChriMaLuxe Minerals eyeshadow in Eggplant. The colour is purple with a hint of lavender and combines nicely with the purple-white highlighter. This is a matte one, but as I said, the Zuii white gives every shadow a soft light reflecting finish.

I really like duochrome eyeshadows combined with matte ones, so the third one would be a Zuii again. Mermaid is a bluish green (or greenish blue) duochrome colour that shifts to golden-yellow. Nice!

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Dr. Hauschka has a palette with neutrals, and I picked the third colour, a matte, cold to neutral soft brown. It is almost taupe, especially when you only layer a thin coat on your lid. It helps to blend colours and gives a silky soft contour to your eye.

Not to forget a warmer brown tone, also matte, from Une natural beauty: S09. This colour is the only warm one in my palette as I do not like too much warmth in my make-up. It is very versatile, though, and makes a good start for a brown smokey eye.

The last colour would be a matte Black from ChriMaLuxe. It is the blackest black without shimmer or glitter, and it can be (carefully) mixed with all other dark or matte colours to darken them. It works great as eyeliner, too, you can apply it with a wet eyeliner brush.

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Not to mention single use, what can you do with these six colours?

  • Eggplant as main colour, highlights with Purple Ice, Black eyeliner.
  • Mermaid with Hauschka (Mermaid in the inner corner, Hauschka in the outer corner of the eye) and eyeliner of Eggplant mixed with Black to a very dark Taupe.
  • Hauschka, Une and Black as smokey eye
  • Black and Une blended together on the movable eyelid and also smudged into the crease for a dramatic smokey eye, and on top of that a layer of the duochrome shadows Purple Ice and Mermaid (Mermaid onto Black, Purple Ice onto Une)

For the time being I wait for the Lily Lolo palettes to be available, and I laid my eyes on the Zuii Glamour palette. So who knows what future will bring?

 

Which are your favourite colours and what would your basic palette look like?