Yippee! Let’s hear it for sleep deprivation! I stayed up late again reading Breaking Dawn. Now I’m a little bleary eyed and loopy. In my altered state I realized a few things:
- Did you know there’s a difference between the words “ya’ll” and “y’all”?
- I Must. Have. More. Coffee. When I’m tired my coffee consumption increases, which consequently makes me even more tired when the caffeine wears off. Shoot!
- Shimmery pastel eye shadow colors aren’t a substitute for a good night’s sleep, but light shades of purple, green, pink and beige shimmer eye shadows do help to conceal tired eyes. Huzzah!
My eye look of choice for the past few days has been a light purple and beige eye with a touch of green. I’ve been using the three pastel shades in Bobbi Brown’s new Metallic Eye Shadow collection ($20).
A Look for Tired Eyes
Bobbi Brown’s Pastel Metallic Eye Shadows
The three pastel colors from Bobbi’s Metallic Collection make it easy to fake a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed look.
- Mint – light green shimmer
- Lavender – light purple shimmer
- Navajo – beige shimmer
All three colors are highly pigmented with excellent color payoff. They’re also easy to blend and apply, lasting all day long with nary a crease.
If pastels aren’t your thang, Bobbi’s got ya covered. The collection also includes darker and neutral shades…
How to Get the Look
The three pastel shades make this look light and fresh. I focussed all three on the top lid to draw attention away from my dark circles and to enlarge my eyes.
To start, I primed my lids with a thin layer of Too Faced Shadow Insurance over the entire eye.
To increase the intensity of the green and purple metallic eye shadow shades I brushed a single layer of Benefit’s Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit on the lid and around the crease area with a MAC 239 brush.
Next, with Sonia Kashuk’s Large Eye Shadow Brush, I applied Lavender to the outer two-thirds of the lid and just barely into the crease. Light, shimmery shades applied to the inner corners of the eyes help to widen them, making them look open and awake, so, with the same brush, I added Mint to the inner third of the eye.
With a MAC 217 blending brush, I blended the purple into the green, graduating the color from one shade to the other.
I wanted a subtle brow bone to contrast with the purple and green on the lid, so I lightly dusted it with Navajo and a MAC 217.
To really keep the emphasis away from those dark purple marks under my eyes, I lined the top lid (only the top) with two types of liner: I lined the upper water line with Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof liner in Noir, and then added a thick line of MAC Fluidline gel liner in Blacktrack for even more definition.
I finished with two coats of Exceptionnel de Chanel mascara.
I think I almost look well rested!
That’s MAC Shy Beauty blush on the cheeks and Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink lipstick topped with Chanel Glossimer lipgloss in Constellation.
That’s it! Almost as good as a full night’s sleep. Well … kinda.
How’s your day coming along?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,