Tropical Eyes Makeup

Hey Beauties!

I get stuck in my neutral zone and I often use lighter shades on my eyes, especially when I have lighter hair like I have now. But since some of you commented that you seem to like darker shades on me and because I've been getting so much inspiration from makeup artists on Instagram, I finally did something colorful again - well colorful in my terms. You know me, I am always more of a wearable type of makeup lover, but that doesn't mean that I don't enjoy combining colorful shades. Today's makeup is just that.

I started my eyes with a skin like matte shade all over the lid. Then I added taupe matte in the crease. I deepened it with matte dark brown. I also added matte petroleum shade to make it a bit more blue and green. 

Then I added shimmery greyish blue on the center of the lid, but left out the inner part of the lid. There I went in with shimmery yellow toned green to make it look more tropical and less just blue. I also used taupe, brown and petroleum on the bottom lash line, but only in the outer corner.

In the center around lower lash line I applied turquoise khol to give some life and pop of color. I also added shimmery yellow green on the bottom and I applied shimmery light gold in the very inner corner of the eye. For eye liner I went with dark navy blue. 

I finished the look with mascara. False lashes felt like too much, since I wanted this look to be wearable and for you to actually see the shades on my lid. 

When I was deciding how to call this look, it just seemed very tropical to me. Shades of warm greens and blues are always on my mind when I think of paradise. Even though this is a bit darker look, I still think it reflects that mood. 

Since eyes are fairly bold, I used BB cream for some luminosity and lightness. I covered imperfections with liquid concealer and powdered my face with loose powder. I also thought it would be only appropriate to bronze up the skin, if the look is tropical. For that I used matte warm bronzer. I contoured just a tiny bit and that was my cheekbones and nose. I also used metallic light gold highlighter on tops of cheeks, nose bridge, Cupid's bow and on top of brow arch. For blush I went with a mix of redish peach and brownish peach to look in tune with my hair color and not to overpower my eyes. 

On the lips I used a very neutral lighter brown shade to make the eyes focal point. Obviously you can go bold on lips. Some orange reds would look amazing, but I wanted to keep it wearable and a bit understated.

Products used

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream - 21
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer - 005 Light Natural
E.l.f. HD Powder - Sheer
Essence LE Light of Orient Bronzer - 01 Sunkissed Beauty
Essence LE Metal Glam Highlighter - 01 Gold Digger 
MAC Pinch Me + H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blusher Brown Sugar

Avon true Colour Matte Eyeshadow Quad - 1
Freedom Makeup Pro Decadence Palette Today's Tonight - 14
theBalm Nude'tude - Sleek
Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quad - Precious Shells 4
Zoeva Mixed Metals - Ore Stone
Zoeva Mixed Metals - Neo Brass
Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Eyeshadow Flawless - Angel
Avon Khol Eye Liner - Turquoise Waters
Avon Khol Eye Liner - Cobalt Blue
Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara - Intense Black

Freedom Makeup Eyebrow Pomade - Caramel Brown

Born Pretty Store Charming Lipstick - 17