For a while now, I have been trying to step outside my comfort zone. Having seen the way Leelo of beautybymissl pulls off yellow eyeshadows, I have been wondering how the colour would look on me.
There was much hemming and hawing at first - I thought it would make me look ill with jaundice or something, wash out my skin tone, make my eyes dull, look absolutely garish.... The apprehensions were many but I finally decided to give it a try on a day when I did not have to step outdoors.
The left and right eye makeup looks are not alike this time; I wanted to try two different looks here. On the eye to the left of the picture (my right eye, but let's call it the eye to the left of the picture), I have layered the yellow all over, even over the crease colour, as you can see above. On the eye to the right of the photo is my regular style with the main colour on the eyelid and a dark colour lighthandedly applied on the crease and outer V. But let me show you the eyeshadows I used.
After being on my wishlist for more than three years, I finally bought the Sephora Makeup Academy Blockbuster palette in December. With 130 colours to play with, this palette is really versatile and the eyeshadows are a lot more pigmented and buttery than you would expect.
Both eye looks were finished with Teeez Trendy Cosmetics Desert Metals Mascara and Bourjois Erasable Eyeliner. I have also used Lancome Crayon Khol, Benefit Gimme Brow and Kat von D High Voltage Eye Primer. I certainly haven't pulled off yellow eyeshadow half as well as Leelo did, but I don't think it looks that garish, does it? Which eye look did you like better?
This is my submission to the Smoky Eye Friday link-up hosted by Leticia of Cosmetics Aficionado. Do check out the other looks.