Recently I have been semi obsessed with a fashion blogger.
She is Swiss, has incredible style, astounding photos, and is ridiculously beautiful.
She was even in the Miss Switzerland pageant.
What I could not stop staring at though, was her signature make up.
Amber shadow rings around her eyes showcasing and highlighting how blue they are with a kitten flick.
I wish I knew the shade, it looks to be in the family of Woodwinked or even Amber lights sometimes.
Drawing from inspiration, I rounded up some of my favorite shadows that I use frequently for this effect.
A soft golden smoke of shadow ringing around the eyes.
Though I cannot pull off woodwinked all over ( as much as I would LOVE that and have futilely tried)
The colors that seem to work with my skin tone and coloring are quite golden bronze shades that are far from cool but no where near the family orange.
Some of my favorites:
Armani Gold Blitz: Reserved for special occasions because it’s fool proof, the color is incredibly complimentary, and the Armani name makes it feel more lux. I always line this with Power Surge eye kohl from MAC which is wonderful for brown eyes to add slight definition without the harshness.
Smashbox Bark: From the Photo Op Palette for Brown eyes. It’s quite possibly the last color I touched in this palette because it looks like a gold green with a touch of mustard…described as a deep bronze
( I beg to differ…)
This is my favorite shade from the palette and I use it every time I wear glasses.
When wearing glasses you can get away with a bit more eye make up, I shade this in all around my eyes and it really helps highlight my skin color along with complimenting the brown frames I have.
Urban Decay Smog: Chrissstttiiiiine told me about this shade. She said it was her favorite from the N*ked Palette. I admit tingly use the N*ked palette more along the lines of ... never, but if I do, this is the only shade I touch.
Great brown bronze.
Ochre from La Metier de Beaute: I did not swatch this. I returned this palette for a reason I can explain soon, but this shade brought out my brown eyes in a way very few shadows can. I purchased a kaleidoscope based on this one shade alone.
It’s a real shame they do not sell this shade as a single. I would snatch it up!
Now on the my least favorite by far
Patina by MAC.
This is where I learned cool toned golds just don’t work for me.
On pale skin women I have seen this shade transform their eyes, but on my light medium skin, "wow" this is just awful. It really does go on “muddy” which is a nice way of saying dirt.
You can see in the swatches how Patina looks almost grey on my skin. I don’t know what happened to the gold, and I wished this worked for me, but this will be parting ways from my collection.
Swatches from R to L:
Patina, Bark, Gold Blitz, Powersurge
So there is my round up!
My favorite all over shades for brown eyes!
For those doe eyed ladies, do you have any “all around” favorites?
And of course
Some photos that caused the inspiration.
Link to her site here!