Eye Shadow - Lancome
I recently got an ipad. It is the new ipad3 and I have been pleasantly surprised. I kind of had to get it for a work related project, otherwise I would not have gotten it. I am really a PC/Windows person and have been a die-hard anti-Mac person, but I will have to admit the truth - I really like my iPad.
One of the things I like about the iPad is the camera on it. I took the camera and took a close-up of my eye makeup. That is the picture that you see above. Really I was just playing around with my new toy, but I thought it was kind of an interesting picture.
What it shows, is a couple of things. First, it shows my eyebrows. I do two things for my eyebrows, one - I have them waxed. Sometimes they are thinner, but I kind of like the way that this picture shows. Second - I color my brows with a light colored eye shadow. If I don't do that my brows, while thicker than many women's, hardly show on my face. Now for my eye routine. First - when I do my foundation, I make sure to do my eyes also, just to even out my skin tone. Second - I apply an eye shadow foundation from clinique. I'm not sure if that is what you call it, but it is a light colored cream base that comes out from a tube. It makes it so that around my eyes is brighter. It also helps to hold the shadow in place. Third - I apply shadow. For my shadow colors, I generally use a three or four part shadow process. I generally use the four colors that come in the compact I am using. There are four colors, ranging in lightness. I apply the 2nd lightest color to my lids, the next darkest to the crease above my lid. The darkest color, I apply in a small triangle in the upper outside corner. I will also lightly sweep this color a little under the lower lid from the outside towards the center. Lastly, or sometimes first, I apply the lightest color to the brow portion. The last thing I do is to curl my lashes and apply mascara.
I started off doing my eyes with inexpensive makeup from Target or WalMart or CVS. Then I tried Clinique, and I love it. In the picture above, I branched out and got some shadow from Lancome. Clinique is very good for great day, or read subtle makeup. Lancome is good for a more night look. I generally use browns to contrast with the color of my eyes. But with this Lancome color I chose to try and branch out and got a set with some bright blue color in it. I kind of like it. I like more that I proved that I can wear blue if I would like to. I actually still prefer browns, but it was nice and will be nice to switch it up some.
I have intentions of continuing to try and document my various eye looks for you all. But we shall have to wait to see if I follow through with that all.
Hope you all are doing well.
I'd love to know what you do for you eye make-up routines.
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