My true love is nail polish in case you couldn’t already tell! But I do wear eye shadow nearly every day. Typically I wear grays, blacks, greens, and teals. And I always wear them as a smokey eye look.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted an Eye of the Day on here (January – yikes!), and the Maleficent-Inspired Purple Eye Look I did that you’ve seen as my Twitter and beautylish profile pictures was done way back in October 2010!
This called for a personal challenge! Time for me to step outside my comfort zone and to try an Eye of the Day that I’m sarcastically calling Clown Eyes. (Maybe you could use this look for Hallowe’en this year with bolder colours?)
I used mainly yellow, blue, and pink, all from the NYX Eyeshadow Trio Team Spirit palette, as well as a few other items. (I’ll be swatching and reviewing this palette soon.)
*~* Eye Look of the Day Pictures: Clown Eyes *~*
While this might not be super colourful or bright to you, it sure is for me considering all the dark smokey looks I’ve been sporting for years. Even when I wear bright teal, I always darken the corners with gray and black, so the overall look is dark.
When it comes to blending and wearing multiple eye-shadow colours, I’m still learning a lot. Haha, I don’t claim to be the Queen of Blending.
Looking at my eyes blown up so big, I now realize I should’ve blended the blue out way more, but I’m still happy with how this turned out. And that’s good enough for me. I don’t make perfection my goal. Happiness is my goal, and with this look, I was happy while wearing it, so mission accomplished.
And, as you can see, I don’t do anything to my eyebrows. I love it when other people fill in their brows, but I just don’t want to do mine – I’m content with how they look even though they’re not perfect. I’ll tweeze them sometimes, but that’s as far as my brow maintenance goes. I’d rather spend my time painting my nails.
I’m hoping that I’ll get better over time and that I’ll branch out to more colourful looks as time goes on. And who knows? Maybe if you plan to dress up as a clown this Hallowe’en, it’ll give you some makeup ideas.
Clown Eyes: Paint by Numbers
What I Used:
- NYX Barely There (from the NYX Eyeshadow Trio Barely There/Champagne/Root Beer palette)
- Unnamed blue shadow (from the NYX Eyeshadow Trio Team Spirit palette)
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Electric
- Unnamed pink shadow (from the NYX Eyeshadow Trio Team Spirit palette)
- Unnamed yellow shadow (from the NYX Eyeshadow Trio Team Spirit palette)
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Perversion
- Eye Primer:Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Greed
- Mascara: CoverGirl Lash Blast (in orange tube)
- Eyelash Curler: Tweezerman Eyelash Curler (but I need to replace it – the pad’s worn out & doesn’t curl well)
After trying this, I want to go all out another time and do the same thing, but also add green and purple. I think it would look really fun for a New Year’s Eve look. And I’d like to play around with more liner colours. (Normally I wear mainly black or green, so even using the vivid blue was a step outside my comfort zone.)
If you decide to do a look like this, I suggest smudging out the blue liner more than I did and then going over it with the blue shadow to soften it more and help it blend better.
Hey, could you help me out? What kind of eyes do I have: almond, round, deep-set, shallow, hooded, etc.? Haha, I have no idea, so please tell me! (I’m thinking they’re almond, but don’t most people have almond-shaped eyes?)
What did you think of this look? Too colourful or not colourful enough? Will you be dressing up as a clown for Hallowe’en? (I’ll probably dress up in a gothic/horror costume.)