Sunday, February 28, 2010

Green and Purple

Today's look was created around the lid shade.  It is a Lorac shadow, called Lazu-lite,  that I am pretty sure has been discontinued because I bought it years ago, before my whole makeup obsession really began.  I found it here at my parent's house... in my mom's makeup bag knowing full well that she would most likely never wear this color.  It has been confiscated, and put back in its rightful ownership.  It is a midtone true green, matte with teal sparkles throughout.  Unfortunately, these sparkles don't show up on the lid applied dry as I did today but I would think they might if applied wet.  Anyway...

I used:
NYX jumbo pencil in milk
Aromaleigh Got Dibs (matte warm light purple) in crease with 217
Aromaleigh Blue Orchid (matte dark blueish purple) to deepen crease and along outer lower lashline with 219 brush
Aromaleigh  Oyster (matte off white) with SK blender brush to brow bone
Aromaleigh Magic Wand (white shimmer with lavender iridescence) to brown bone and inner corners
Lorac Lazu-Lite (midtone matte green with teal glitter) patted onto lid with Sigma 239
Ben Nye Cake Liner in black with aromaleigh sealant

Cheeks are NYX Pinky with NYX taupe to contour

I also used a different method today to do my brows, using tips from Jen's Beauty Blog where she posted a brow step-by-step tutorial here.   I really like the way they came out.  I used my usual Maybelline define-a-brow in dark blond, along with a light brown shadow from the 88 warm palette.  Yay!

With no flash:


  1. Green and purple combo is the best in my opinion. You did your eyes really nicely, it looks really beautiful !

  2. Thanks Thia, thanks Martian! Green and purple are my favorites whether separate or together. The camera didn't do the colors justice, much richer in person.

  3. Beautiful! I need to try to learn from your pictures, your application is perfect. I like :D

  4. Thanks Nea!!! Right back at you, your application is always precise and your color combos unique and perfect!

  5. What a gorgeous look! I love that green with that purple; you look beautiful. :)

  6. Ha, I was just going to say that your brows look AMAZING today! :P

    I looove this colour combo.

  7. Thanks Heather!!! Thanks SS, I really love how my brows came out too and it really didn't take much extra time. It was a great tut.