Berries | Brights | Brunettes
One of my biggest pet peeves is blue shadow gone wrong. A number of Filipinas and salon makeup “artists” seem to think that blue eye shadow goes well with the Pinay skin tone. When I say blue eye shadow, I mean the grayish blue ones. Sadly, it’s just not flattering for morenas. Instead of accentuating beautiful bronze skin, it just makes it quite ashy and dull. The super puti (fair) ones might just be able to pull it off but it would still take quite an amount of oomph to carry it well without looking over the top.
However, these kinds of things challenge me. I believe it’s just a matter of learning which blues to use and what other colors to pair them with. I wouldn’t usually go for two blues (a light and a dark one) since I think it looks tacky that way.
I just dyed my hair a darker ash brown (again, at Aura Salon) a couple of days ago and decided I would experiment with blue shadow and how to make it wearable. I wouldn’t have worn this BERRY BRIGHTS LOOK with my blonde hair because if I did, there would just be too many things going on; I’d probably look like a clown.
Here are the products I used for my look:
Top row: Pop Neon Lid Matte Cyan Shadow
Middle row: Lancome Le French Touch in 316 Soft Marshmallow, my favorite lipstick as of the moment! I find it hard to pull of cool pinks but this has just the right amount of blue undertones to go well with my warm skin tone. This would look really good on Pinays with dark brown hair.
Bottom row: Urban Decay Book of Shadows III’s Last Call and Rockstar
eww. please excuse my ugly nails. :(
12 Easy Steps to BERRY BRIGHTS:
1. Prep, prime, and apply foundation.
2. Groom and color in brows.
3. Apply primer (I used Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original — get one for yourself by clicking THIS) all over the lid.
4. Apply MATTE CYAN eyeshadow below the crease/socket line with a large flat eye shadow brush and blend until the edges are soft.
5. Apply a magenta-ish color like LAST CALL at the crease with the tips of a medium flat eye shadow brush, making sure to not go below the eye socket line.
6. With a small and thin flat eye shadow brush, draw a dark violet line directly on the socket line outward in then blend to get rid of harsh demarcations.
7. Line your lower lash line with the same magenta shadow.
8. Apply a light pink, almost neutral shade on the inner corners of your eyes and blend upwards.
9. Apply a gel liner (I used Clinque gel liner in True Black) with a thin eyeliner brush.
10. Sweep at least three coats of mascara (I used Max Factor False Lash Effect)
11. Dab on a bit of soft pink blush (or you can even skip this part)
12. Brush on a cool pink lipstick and gloss on your lips for a delicious looking pout.
Hope you like this look!