I̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶w̶a̶t̶c̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶T̶a̶r̶z̶a̶n̶ My daughters were watching Tarzan (the animated film, not one of the black and white ones) and I was struck by the amount of color the artists used in the animation. All the lush greens and tropical blues and vivid pinks really resonated with me..and of course made me want to do my makeup. What else is new?
This look is very similar to the Forest Warrior Princess look I did around Halloween (except it's blue) but I wanted to put more emphasis on the yellow. Yellow is a tricky color to pull off when it comes to makeup-I won't lie, usually when I see someone wearing yellow eye shadow, I think, really? It can look kind of...well, weird sometimes. Yellow is one of those colors I feel like I can't pull off unless I'm wearing an outfit that it matches.
So, after putting tape on the corners of my eyes and applying a primer, I covered my entire lid with my beloved NYX Jumbo Pencil in milk. (I have yet to figure out how to sharpen the darn thing.) On the inner two thirds of my eye, I packed a bright yellow (1) from the NYX Brights palette and then a pretty leafy green from my Flashmob Cosmetics and blended them together. (The green won't be showing in the finished look but it helps create a smooth gradient.)
I covered the rest of my lid with a bright aqua color (2), overlapping it onto the green to make the color transition a little more gradient. You know the drill: blend, blend, blend! I wanted to keep the color on my lids only (I'm not the best with eye shadow and I'm not really sure how high up the brow bone it should go) but I did pop a deeper blue (3) onto the very edge of my outer v for dimension and depth. (I forgot to take a picture of that part but I did reference the color below!)
After lining my lower lashline with that same white pencil, I used a flat concealer brush to put that same yellow shadow on the inner half, aqua on the outer half and blended them together with a smaller crease brush.
Y'all already know that my ride or die eyeliner is E.L.F.'s liquid liner. When I created the wing here I didn't fill it in, instead I opted to lett the blue show through for a fun detail.
It's funny; mascara is one of those things that I used to skip thinking that it made basically no difference. If I could go back and talk some sense into my past self, I definitely would. Mascara makes ALL the difference! My eyes pop so much more when the bottom lashes are defined. Here I used 2 coats of Wet N Wild Cosmetics Megalength mascara (it's the one in the purple tube!) doing that little mascara wiggle trick.
If you're not a falsie type, you can stop here but I feel like I always look cuter with lashes. L.A. Colors dramatilashes are a dollar apiece and they SLAY (I used the style Diva here). A friend of mine told me that trimming the inner edges of a pair of fake lashes makes them look a lot more realistic and i have to agree. Your real lashes get shorter the closer they get to the corners of your eyes-falsies should too.
on just a touch of the coral-y side to keep everything bright and finished the look off with a clear lipgloss.
Blue eyeshadow is difficult to pull off too, depending on your skin tone, so I'm not sure if this look will ever make it past my bedroom door but I'll keep it in mind in case Chris Brown ever invites me to a yacht party...or you know, whatever.
Maybe as we get closer to the holidays, I'll get inspired to create some make-up looks with a more christmas-y vibe but for now I'm having fun playing around with neons and brights. What do you think? Would you guys ever pair these two colors? I'm not the only one who gets tropical vibes in the middle of the cold season am I?
Until next time lovelies!
Confused Millenial mommy, constantly learning and reinventing myself. College grad, budding authoress and awkward geek extraordinaire. I like the Bee Gees.