Monday, April 2, 2012

Alternative Peacock

I love peacock makeup. I think there's so many ways to go about it, and you can truly generate a unique look from colors inspired by those awesome birds. I saw a pin on pinterest the other day with a different take on the peacock trend in makeup. I decided to recreate this look, and here it is! I love is because the whole lid is neutral, so the color doesn't overtake the eye. This is great for day (if you're adventurous) or for night. Fun and spunky!

All products used:
From upper left: Coastal Scents 88 palettes in Warm and Shimmer, fluffy blending brush, flat shader brush, small angled brush, dense pencil brush, eyelash curler
From bottom left: Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil in Electric and Delinquent, Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners in Covet and Zero, NYX eyeshadow in Luxor, Too Faced shadow in Moon Beam, Bourjois shadow in Intense Black, Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara.
Use the purple liner in the first third of your lower lash line, the blue on the second third, and the green on your outer third. This provides a base for the shadows, making them much, much brighter. 
Using a small brush, apply a bright purple-pink over the purple base. If your shadows don't seem vibrant enough when you put them on, dab your brush in water to dampen it. The colors will definitely pop more. I would recommend only putting a damp brush in one corner of the shadow, because it can change the texture. Also, do not use this technique with matter shadows.
Using a combination of two blue shadows, apply over the blue base. (Make sure to wipe off the brush first!)
Using a combination of two greens, apply over the green base. I also used a third very dark green at the very end of the shadow to give more depth.
Use a black liner to line your waterline. 
For the lid use a shimmery light brown. For this look I combined a light and a medium brown. I then used a bit of the medium brown on the outer corner of my eye to give more depth. Use a champagne color on your inner eyes (I dampened the brush before this to make the eyes really pop), and an iridescent cream color under your brow bone. 

Line your upper lid with the black pencil. Use a cotton swab or small brush and smudge black shadow over the liner to make it stay put, and to soften it out. Curl your lashes and apply mascara. And you're done!

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