Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Spring Blues

Disclaimer:  I purchased these.
Every spring I seem to veer towards wearing bright eyeliner with a neutral toned lid.  Something about it feels fresh yet vibrant, kind of like spring itself.  To that end, Urban Decay's 24/7 eye pencils in Chaos, Electric, and Deep End were released from the vault.
Chaos is a dark periwinkle matte blue, Electric is a bright turquoise shimmer, and Deep End is a vibrant teal shimmer.
I love using bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Cream eyeshadow in Barely Nude as an eye base, as it is a perfect match for my skin tone and both smooths out my lid while minimizing imperfections.  It's not a true matte as there is a very subtle shimmer that keeps it from falling flat without registering as a visible shimmer.
Barely Nude blended
To add a bit more shimmer I then topped it with the #8 flesh colored My Parisian Pastels shimmer cube by Lancome (full review here).  Chaos then adds a hint of color without screaming "colored eyeliner!".  I used Estee Lauder's LE Sumptuous Color mascara in extreme indigo on my bottom lashes to provide a bit more blue to my lower lash line.  I really like how this turned out.
For this look I used Deep End on my upper lash line and Electric on my lower lash line and paired them with a light gold shimmer (#7 My Parisian Pastel) and soft orange matte shadows (stila Clay) over Barely Nude.  
What do you do with your makeup to signal the arrival of spring?


  1. So gorgeous! You have inspired me to use some color eyeliner!!!

    1. Thank you! I have to be careful with bright colors due to a fairly conservative work environment, but this allows me to play a little.