If you’re not ready to dive headfirst into plummy pools of mulberry wine on your eyes, no worries, boo-boo. It can some time to get accustomed to wearing bolder colors like purple.
What’s say we dip our toes into the deep end with something a little less daring, like this uncomplicated eye look guest starring khaki and gold?
Khakis are great gateway shades to ease the transition from neutrals to more colorful shadows.
In this look we’re about to do today (you’re ready, aren’t you?), you get a pinch of green — just enough to capture an onlooker’s attention. Don’t worry. We’re not talkin’ about a flashy disco shade like a kelly green or opulent emerald.
And with khakis, if you ever feel like you’ve gone overboard with color, you can always mix them with golds, bronzes and browns to tone them down, which is what we’re going to do now.
Okay now where the heck did I put my gold eyeliner…?
Aha! There it is. I’ll be using MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Handforged, as well as a light khaki eyeshadow, a darker khaki eyeshadow and a black eyeliner.
Today, I thought I’d draw from Dior’s All-In-One Palette in Khaki Design ($59), which is new for fall, for the shadows and liner.
Now, it always pays to have the right tools for the job, and in this case I’ll be using a domed blending brush (the MAC 217), a tapered blending brush (the MAC 224), a flat eye shadow brush (the MAC 239) and an angled eye brush (the legendary MAC 266).
If you don’t have these exact same colors, shh…don’t tell anyone, but it doesn’t really matter. Use something similar from your makeup bag, or heck, something different if you aren’t a big fan of khaki and bronze.
Let’s get started!