Okay, so you how when you’re in the mood to do a dramatic eyeshadow look, and you start with just a few colors, but the next thing you know you’ve got, like, 10 different shades all up on your lids?
Welcome to my world, chica.
I don’t know what it is, but when I see all of those lonely pans looking up at me hopefully, I can’t help myself. A little bit of this one here, a tiny bit of that one there. OOH! A dash of this one to accentuate everything else.
Sometimes I wonder if I have some kind of medical makeup condition that compels me to use four different browns in the crease.
While it’s fun to get carried away doing complicated eye looks while completely ignoring the clock, I think it’s also fun (and usually more practical) to see what drama can be had with one or two shades, tops. The funky colors in the new MAC Eye Shadow X 2 Duos ($25 each) from the upcoming Colourizations collection are here to help.
Today I took Double Feature 3′s matte teal and chocolate satin out for a spin…
This smokey brownish teal look isn’t exactly what I’d call quick. It required more layering and blending than I usually have time for, (about 20 minutes just to do my eyes), but if you have a concert, a party or a club date with your girls and have the extra time to get ready, it could be a lot of fun.
I’m going to try to resist experimenting with any other Colourizations combos (CAN’T WAIT to try Double Feature 7′s bright fuchsia and black!) for the next few hours so I can wear this look out to dinner tonight. El Hub and I are celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary today, and the colors in the Double Feature 3 duo oh-so-conveniently match my favorite green dress.
Additional makeup worn in this look…
- FACE — MAC Strobe Cream, MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC42 and MAC Studio Careblends Powders in Light Plus, Medium Dark and Dark
- EYES — NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Benefit Instant Brow, Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara and Buxom Amplified Mascara
- CHEEKS — MAC Semi Precious Mineralize Blush in Pressed Amber and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Semi Precious Goldstone
- LIPS — MAC Lip Pencil in In Synch and MAC Lipglass in Evolution Revolution
Anywho, what was the last dramatic eye makeup look you did, and did you use several shadows or just a few?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,