Remember the MAC Cosmetics blue and green face of the day from a few weeks ago? Parrot ($14), a turquoise eyeshadow, and Sprout ($14), a sea green, featured heavily in the look. While I think they’re both fabulous colors, I wanted to find another more budget-friendly option, considering how $28 is a lot to pay for two colors that may not get a lot of regular use. Enter Sonia Kashuk’s Eye Shadow Duo in Double Whammy ($7.99). It offers two very similar blue and green shades for a quarter the price.
In the picture below, that’s Parrot and Sprout in the top row and Sonia’s Double Whammy Eye Shadow Duo on the bottom. Pretty, yah? I think the green in Double Whammy looks a lot like Sprout — they could practically be eyeshadow twins! The blue shade doesn’t exactly match Parrot — it’s more royal blue than turquoise — but it’s still a very pretty color that can be used to duplicate many of the same looks. Texture-wise, Sonia’s duos feel soft to the touch and apply smoothly, too, so they’re not cheap knockoffs by any means.
Here’s the eye map I used to get the look, along with color suggestions!
- A neutral, gold-toned eyeshadow on the browbone (I used a gold that was very close to my skin tone)
- The green shade from Double Whammy on the inner lid
- The blue shade from Double Whammy on the outer lid
- Navy blue eyeliner on the outer half of the lash line (if you don’t have navy blue, then go for a black eyeliner)
- Gold eyeliner on the lower waterline (if you don’t have gold, try black)
Complete the look with two coats of mascara on your lashes and … tada! You’re out the door.
Don’t you love new looks for the price of lunch?
I just checked the Target website but couldn’t seem to find Double Whammy. Take a gander in person next time you visit your local Target store. If you’re interested in viewing the other eyeshadow duo shades Sonia has to offer, you can see ‘em here.
Well, last night I tried to start packing for my trip but — big surprise — didn’t get far. I took out my luggage from my closet’s nether regions and um, that’s about it. Don’t even get me started on trying to decide what makeup to bring. I guess I’ll try again today.
What’s your day looking like? I hope you have a good one.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,