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The Optimum Peach Indulgence Eyeshadow Inspiration

In Makeup Colour Combos on June 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I just couldn’t resist. I mean who could? Its been the main stay of many-a glamourous looks, peach-orange and its never been taken for granted by the connoisseur’s of a pure indulgent feast, such as myself is inclined with my food deserts upper most in my mind, makeup is on par with this. Well, it was the same affect that occurred with the Baolishi quad eyeshadow of shimmer of delectable colours caught my eye, I felt inspired once again for my just desserts (sic), and I say without any guilt involved on my part that: good thing there’s only one applicator to spare, so no shares there.  As a drugstore product you’ll be able to purchase you own or something similar as a palette as I once did and yet again, for its a colour I can’t seem to get enough of  — I hope it never ceases.

As this inspiration came from, a peach cobbler dish, a nail art design, a peach blossom perfume bottle, fashion images, a swag of hair colour, a peach and cranberry vase and other beauty bloggers photographs (see below my Eye-Shadow Inspiration Board). The Peach-Orange colour is one my favourites which is officially named after a fruit, and the etymology of the color peach (and the fruit) comes from the Middle English peche, derived from Middle French, in turn derived from Latin persica, i.e., the fruit from Persia. In actuality, the ultimate origin of the peach fruit was from China.  But my favourite shade Peach-Orange is the closest to the actual color of the regular (not white) varieties of peach fruit, such as the Elberta peach and the Yellow Cling peach

For this colour of peach, apricot, dark orange and peach-orange have been the bases, like brown, in my makeup collection for some time and I incorporate this shade of eyeshadow with most of my looks either as a lower eyelid colour or as a highlighter, mainly because it suits my skin-tone (see example of the shade swatch on right) and really does seem to make my close-set eyes pop: that its attracts the viewer to appreciate the rendering of all the other colours that have been blended with it, you know the other thing leads to another scenario….

However, it give it my own intrepretation, I will be adding the colour cranberry into my palette range (see below at the end of the page the eyeshadow colour) as I’ve found very little eyemakeup looks bearing this colour, so its rarity means I can indulge in this exploration to wet my creative palette. So without further ado, as I’m so peachy-keen to share my inspirational motivation for adapting this look to suit my facial qualities herewith:

MY INSPIRATION EYE-SHADOW BOARD

  

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Lush Luxe Lime Eyeshadow Inspiration

In Makeup Colour Combos on June 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I’ve felt inspired to try out a new eye makeup look! I’ll be doing this look with all drug store eye-shadow makeup products, from single mono compacts and not from a palette, as it has to be, as a yellow-green lime shade (in a metallic finish) isn’t a common quad colour for this look, even though it would suit most eyelids. However I did find online a lime eyeshadow quad (see picture on the right), and I’ll also mention that it was particularly hard to find that nice rich milk chocolate brown eyehadow for the crease line too, but I managed through high and low, therein they are both such an under-estimated eyeshadow colour.

And this inspiration came about due to, would you believe it, a nail varnish colour (one of my favourite summer colours) and a graphic image, fashion dresses in the colour of lime that I could also wear well for the body too and other beauty blogger’s photographs and a luxurious vase of that colour (see below my Eye-Shadow Inspiration Board). The Yellow Green colour is officially called ‘chartreuse‘ a french word because its between these two colours, but to some its still a lime colour in laymen’s terms.

As its a colour shade that I could work with and to benefit my eye shape and iris colour of brown too, but I’ll do it differently in adaptation, that is I’ll try and incorporate an earth toned lilac eyeshadow that has a mute finish eyeshadow shade near the tear duct which might open up my eye further as they are close set (see at the end of page my colour palette range). And by using the eyeshadow technique for blending the shades together of lilac, pale lime, yellow-green, dark lime, rich milk chocolate brown, warm rust dark sand, and a salmon highlighter under the brow eye shadows. As I’m hoping to give this lime eye shadow look a lustre texture to it: as taken from various inspiring sources, when done blending.

Additionally, I definitely think it will all go well with my skin tone of orange/honey-beige too (for example, see eyeshadow swatches of lime and yellow-green on the right).

And using these green and brown eyeshadow colours, it will also overall compliment my metallic maroon eyeglasses frames that I wear, but if I didn’t have these particular coloured eyeglass frame, I would incorporate a rich purple into the palette too, however, I don’t need to do that personally due to the eyeglass frames making that colour known in my eye area. Plus to complete this makeup look, I will use a blackcurrant lip liner with a lavender lipstick to finish the look with the appropriate blush shade.

MY INSPIRATION EYE-SHADOW BOARD

 

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Collection 2000 Mono Quad Eyeshadow

In Makeup Colour Combos on June 11, 2010 at 11:06 am

Drug Store product at: Collection 2000 online

What I like about the Mono Quad eye-shadow compacts is that you are allowed the freedom to create your own selection of colour quads, and when you get to know the colour range that suits your eyes, its bliss…for example here’s some of mine:

And the Collection Mono Colour Range is as follows:

Top left to right: no.36 Tarnished Gold, no.37 Mink,
and no.33 Apricot Glow

Bottom left to right: no.27 Swinging Saturn,
no.3 Cashmere, no.38 Sand Dune

 

Recommended Combo:
(creating a Triad quad eyeshadow
Four quad if a brown crease colour added)

Top middle: no.37 Mink 
Bottom middle: no.3 Cashmere 
Bottom left: no.27 Swinging Saturn

Top left: no.36 Tarnished Gold
Top right: no.33 Apricot Glow    
Bottom right: no.38 Sand Dune

Bottom middle: no.3 Cashmere
Top middle: no.37 Mink   
Top left: no.36 Tarnished Gold 

Top middle: no.37 Mink
Bottom right: no.38 Sand Dune
Bottom middle: no.3 Cashmere 

(and the separate Highlight colours
which can be used for different skin tones)
 

Top right: no.33 Apricot Glow
(medium tan to orange skin with golden under tones) 

Bottom right: no.38 Sand Dune
(light tan to dark brown skin with warm undertones)

Bottom middle: no.3 Cashmere
(pale, dark brown and ebony skin with cool undertones) 

Bottom left: no.27 Swinging Saturn 
(pale to orange skin with warm or cool undertones)