Sunday, March 20, 2011

Duo Chrome Soft Smokey Eye

A lot of companies make this beautiful brown duo chrome eyeshadow that shines a blue teal colour. Duo chrome eyeshadows are shadows that look one colour, and when shifted in the light reflect another. 
I've used a MAC pigment called 'Blue Brown' in this look but you also have the option of using MAC's eyeshadow in 'Club', Two Faced eyeshadow in 'Label Whore', or Urban Decay eyeshadow in 'Lounge'. If you want to use a pigment, Makeup Forever also does one.

1 Apply foundation all over and concealer in area's of concern. Set with a translucent powder.
Blend an iridescent bronzer through the back of the cheeks and into the hollow of the cheek to contour. Bring the bronzer into the temples and lightly around the hairline as well.
3 Apply a light shimmery pink blush on the apples of your cheeks.
4 Apply an eyeshadow primer all over the lid.
5 Densely press your shadow onto the lid from the lashline to just above the crease. It is important to really pack on the colour to get the blue to shine through strongly. Also run the shadow all the way along the lower lashes.
6 With a blending brush, blend the shadow for a softer outer edge.
7 Apply black shadow lightly in the crease at the outer corner. (If you have darker skin you can skip this step. As this particular colour is blended out it turns a very red brown which can look bruised on a lighter skin. Simply adding the black in the crease at the outer corner counteracts the red and makes the look much more wearable).
8 Apply a matte highlight on your brow bone. (This also helps blend the top edge of your shadow).
9 Run a black pencil liner along the waterline (inside) of the eye for added intensity, and add mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
10 Finish with a touch of a fresh pink gloss.

I love this eyeshadow because it's such a unique colour and looks great on every skin tone! Have you tried a duo chrome colour like this? How do you wear it?

Products Used:
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer 'Shade 01'
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage 'SC-01'
Makeup Forever HD Powder
Nars Bronzer 'Laguna'
Nars Multiple (a stick product for eyes, cheeks, and lips) 'Orgasm'
Anastasia Brow Powder 'Brunette'
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Pigment 'Blue Brown'
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Oilslick' (black)
MAC Eyeshadow 'Brule' (matte highlight)
Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Pencil '0L' (black)
Laura Mercier Lengthening Mascara (on the bottom lashes)
Laura Mercier Full Blown Mascara (on the top lashes)
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss 'Pink Pearl 867'

xo candice

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