Today's makeup was inspired by the ocean. You know that gorgeous blueish/greenish water that's so clear you can see your own feet when you've wandered out deep enough for it to be at neck level? I love nothing more than frolicking in the ocean, so I'm frequently at that depth!! I figured this eyeshadow would be a lot more in the Blue tones than in the green's at all, but I was pleasantly surprised! The other surprise was the gold that I noticed in it! I'm still not 100% sold on the blue eye shadows, but only because it makes me flash back to the 80's, and really, its not quite my style!
I obviously forgot to mention that I used some
nude lipstick!! I think it was Revlon!
I started out by scrubbing my face with my homemade body scrub (VANILLA HAZELNUT to be exact) Which you can find in my VANILLA HAZELNUT BODY SCRUB Post (with Recipe). I know you shouldn't use harsh scrubs on your face because the skin is more delicate, I just make sure that I don't rub it as hard as I would on the rest of my body! It helps keep my skin nice and fresh and all glowy! I don't know about you, but my skin gets extremely dry in the winter, and I have found the most amazing thing to keep my skin hydrated (actually I made it), but that is for another post!
Next I applied my foundation like I normally do, brushed some mineral powder over my face to help with a more matte look, and then applied the shadow. Normally I use a few colors to get the desired contrasts I need, but with this shadow all I needed was one color! I used MAC Pigment in Deep Blue Green, for all of you out there that are curious. I applied liner (which I made a mess of and had to re-apply a few times to get the right amount (or at least even) amounts on both sides.
I dried my hair and twisted the front and VOILA, finished. My entire look took me about 15 mins. to do (yes, that includes the many re-applications of eyeliner), hair is also included in that amount of time. I'd say this is a simple look that you could do in any time crunch. The great thing is, is that it looks like you spent way more time than that on it.
I hope you are all having a fantastic week, and that you are all staying warm! I'm off to grab some tea before I turn into an ice cube! Cheers!