As a painter I've aways enjoyed doing my own make-up. I especially love the holidays when a rocking little extra glitter or a bolder shadow is totally acceptable. So with Christmas this week, Holiday parties in full swing and NYE just around the corner I thought I'd send you off with a few ideas on how to jazz up those lids. Happy Holidays friends, xoxo.
In painting, to make a color pop you usually pair it with it's complimentary color, thus blue-eyes are best paired with oranges, browns and/or golds. However, I find that using a variety of blues, although your eyes may appear slightly grayer, can also draws attention to the color itself. What I am saying is- don't be afraid to match your shadow to your iris, the more blue the better! Not to mention, dark blues and purples are a great way to switch up your smokey eye game.
Since green is virtually non-existent in my shadow pallet, I chose to use light tan and blush shadows paired with green sparkled eyeliner instead. I wanted my face to say "I love Christmas!" without looking like an elf escapee from the North Pole.
Finally, above you will see the holiday up version of my normal eye approach. As you read above, golds and browns make blues pop, so my usual shadow game involves some sort of range of these colors. But since it's the most wonderful time of the year, I chose to amp up the look with gold liquid eyeliner. If you love sparkles and shiny things as much as I do I strongly suggest you invest in a few glitter eyeliners. Trust me, you'll love having that extra pizazz for a special occasions.