My go to eye make up style is black liquid eyeliner with wings but occasionally - if I have time - I will mix it up a bit with some eyeshadow. I have never really been a huge fan of eyeshadows until about a year ago...
I was in Glasgow for a weekend away and I nipped into the MAC stand in House of Fraser for a browse. One of the MAC girls approached me to see if I needed any help with the products. When I turned round I was mesmerised by her own eye makeup. She had created a perfect smokey eye but instead of using charcoal tones, she used different shades of blue with a bright yellow in the corner of her inner eyelid. I had attempted the smoked eye look a few times and I was never quite happy with the outcome, so the MAC girl showed me what to do.
My eyes are green, so she chose four eyeshadows that would compliment and enhance my eye colour. One to buff with, one to highlight and two to create tone. Here is the palette that she put together for me:
Wedge is used as a buffer to help blend the shadows out the way. Black Berry is used for the crease of my eyelid. I apply sketch to the outer side of my eyelid and if I want an intense look, then I apply quite a bit of it. With the Seedy Pearl, I use this as a highlighter in the inner corners of my eyelid and my bottom eyelid. I occasionally apply Black Berry or Sketch to the outer side of my bottom eyelid to give more depth to the eye. I love this palette.For when I want to apply one colour to my lid, I always love something with a little bit of shimmer in it. I put together this next palette based on other colours that would enhance my eye colour:
My favourite shadow out of this four has to be Cranberry. It really is beautiful and to really enhance the colour of these shadows I slightly dampen my brush when I apply them. It stops the shadow flaking and it makes the colour so strong. For these shadows I highly recommend using a primer for your eyelids because after a few hours the colours really fades.
The final favourite eyeshadow of mine is from a limited edition collection that MAC had about a year ago. Aztec Brick is from 'The Year of The Snake' collection and it was love at first swatch with this eyeshadow. The bronze shadow is absolutely gorgeous and if you have green eyes like me, then it will really make them pop.
What shadows do you use to enhance your eyes?