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Friday, December 13, 2013

EOTD: Green smoky eye makeup inspired by The Hobbit and Middle Earth

EOTD: Green smoky eye makeup with Too Faced eyeshadows inspired by The Hobbit
EOTD: Green smoky eye makeup with Too Faced eyeshadows inspired by The HobbitI'm going to watch The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug this evening! I've been immensely fond of The Hobbit (and Tolkien) ever since my Mum attempted to cheer me up through a bout of German Measles with the immortal words, "In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit." I used to wait outside my door, hoping some wizard would pass by, draw signs on the door and the next day, I would have strange dwarves to tea. Never happened. It was only when I entered my teens that the LOTR craze swept the rest of my peers, thanks to Peter Jackson. Enough background.

Here is my Middle Earth-inspired green smoky eye makeup look to celebrate the release of the second installment of The Hobbit series, using Too Faced eyeshadows.

EOTD: Green smoky eye makeup with Too Faced eyeshadows inspired by The Hobbit
Rivendell may be brown and gold; Lothlorien may be silver. And Mordor may be black. But for me, the Shire is all about Middle Earth, and it brings to mind varying hues of green. I didn't want to use other colours this time. For this look, I picked the Too Faced Liquif-Eye Shadow Collection palette. This happens to be the first palette I ever bought. It comes with a bottle of liquid that you can use to transform the shadows into eyeliners. I've used up the eyeliner liquid mostly and will swatch the shadows for you soon.
EOTD: Green smoky eye makeup with Too Faced eyeshadows inspired by The Hobbit
In the crease, I applied a deep green shade called Exclusive - not much, though, just enough for some depth. On the lid, I first applied Steel Magnolias, which appeared too lime-green for my liking, so I dusted it off a little and added some Steel Magnolia shadow to darken it, and applied a minty green shadow called Fantasy Island over it to lighten up the lid and bring out the difference between the crease and lid. I used a beige gold called Oscar for the inner corners and blended it outward into the crease and lid as well.
As usual, I didn't highlight my brow bone. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance as primer and my Beautyblender Detailers brush set previewed here. I finished off with M.A.C. liquid eyeliner in Treat Me Nice and Manic Panic Mascara in Creature Of The Night. Argh, a strand of hair from my bangs has escaped down to the eyebrows in the photographs!
EOTD: Green smoky eye makeup with Too Faced eyeshadows inspired by The Hobbit
As you can see from the first picture - with my eyes open - you don't have to worry about green looking odd, garish or flashy, unless you're going to walk about with your eyes permanently closed!
Since I haven't had enough of LOTR, I'm sharing New Zealand Mint's official coin set to commemorate The Return Of The King. The set is legal tender and accompanied the LOTR-commemorative stamps issued back in 2000-2003 by New Zealand Post (that's where the movies were shot). The stamps were always out on December 4, my parents' wedding anniversary, so I used to buy them all (Nerd alert).
EOTD: Green smoky eye makeup with Too Faced eyeshadows inspired by The HobbitEOTD: Green smoky eye makeup with Too Faced eyeshadows inspired by The Hobbit
This is my entry for the smoky eye link-up hosted by Leticia of Cosmetics Aficionado. You can get the Inlinkz code here and participate as often as you like.
EOTD: Green smoky eye makeup with Too Faced eyeshadows inspired by The Hobbit
Next Friday, I will be in the Persian Gulf, where Fridays and Saturdays are holidays. Hoping I can manage to do a makeup look, though!

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