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Just a little flash of sapphire
Just a friendly reminder (UM, MOSTLY TO MYSELF, LOL!) that one doesn’t need to constantly reinvent the wheel when it comes to eye makeup. For this look with sapphire blue lids and a warm brown matte crease, I used the same base, crease and lower lash line eye products from yesterday’s fall green look. All I did was swap out the greens on the lids for blue!
Here’s a makeup map of the eye shadow and liner.
Keep talkin’ to me
If you tend to make things harder than they need to be (hello, welcome to my world), then this sort of “makeup template” will make your life 100% easier because you can keep your key neutral elements. All you do is switch out the colorful shades. Et voila! — you have something fresh and new.
Two BIG thangs I love about this look
1. It’s a little flashy, but not overly so.
One thing I love about wearing browns in the crease and colorful jewel tones on the lid and lash lines is that it doesn’t look overdone in real life. Like, when you see this look from the side or straight on, you mostly see the browns, so it looks like a standard-issue neutral look. Not too flashy. You do get a hint of the color when you blink your eyes though! I also tried photographing it in natural light with both my fancy camera and my phone, and I like the way it looks.
Cheeks! I’m wearing MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Give Me Sun with Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in Ecstasy. On my brows and lashes, that’s Urban Decay Brow Beater in Neutral Brown and Laura Mercier Caviar Mascara.
2. It doesn’t take long to do.
I knocked this out in 15 minutes from start to finish before picking up Connor from school and running to Target. (I feel like I spend half of my life now going to Target.)
So, what’s next?
Hmm… I’m thinking of switching out the blue for purple next time…or maybe gray? Really, though, you could do it with so many other colors… Bronze, gold, silver, or even things like orange, red and yellow!
The base is It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare in Tan Warm 42.5 applied with fingers and lightly buffed down with a skunk brush. (I skipped the powder.)I’m wearing NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella on my lips.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,