Thursday, October 16, 2014

My All Year Round, Autumn Eyes...

Can you spot the elephant in the room? (lol... dirty mirror)

When it comes to eyeshadows, I go for warm hues (no matter the season); it's the safest "no fuss" route for any complexion, especially my golden skintone. I rotate between taupe, bronze, copper, gold, and burgundy type of shades (in all my eye makeup formats: cream base, paint pot, shade stick, pigment, powder...etc) to keep my looks somewhat "fresh/new".

 When I'm in "rush mode",  I create a gradient effect—dark to light, from lid to crease—with any of these shades (a swipe across the lid yields for endless possibilities).

Swatched, L to R:  mac contructivist paint pot, tarte bronze eyeliner, mac butternutty shadestick and mac mauvement pigment

For the days I want to "venture out" with a cooler/brighter color: I make sure to enhance the crease/orbital bone area with a warm neutral matte shade, apply that "non-traditional" eyeshadow on the lid and accentuate the tear duct area with a happy medium color to counteract it all. 

**I don't wear eyeshadow everyday, but when I do, these are the steps I tend to take.