Teal and Brown Eyes



One of the looks for the Become.com article for my Top 5 Eye Shadows for Fall, this look actually features one of my least favorite colors to wear...teal! I've never liked it on me, but through a little experimenting I found that if I use it in moderation and pair it with colors that I do like, it completely changes up my dislike. I surprisingly loved how this look turned out. Plus, I've seen so much teal this year at stores like Macy's, so I'm glad I was able to find a way to make it work.

So, a little tip for you. If you think you can't wear a certain color, pair a little of it with colors that you love wearing, and you may be surprised!








PRODUCTS (all MAC unless otherwise stated):
FACE:
Studio Fix Fluid in NW25 and NC25 (mixed)
Studio Fix Fluid in N5
Bare Escentuals Well Rested (under eye concealer)
Medium Dark Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (contour)
Trace Gold blush (blush)
Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish (highlight)

BROWS:
Cork eyeshadow
Studio Finish Concealer in NW25
Maybelline Great Lash Clear mascara

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (primer)
NW25 Studio Finish concealer (base)
Teal pigment (lid)
Era (crease to browbone), Mulch (Crease), Smut and Brun (lower lashline), and Vanilla (highlight) eyeshadows
Urban Decay Distortion glitter liner (over Teal)
Maybelline Volume Express Waterproof mascara in Black
Ardell Demi Wispies
Duo Clear Lash Glue

LIPS:
Rimmel Addiction lipliner
Hue lipstick
Fleur De Light Lipglass

20 comments:

em said...

great look! I wish I could wear blues so effortlessly! and I think I need hue lipstick!

Aquaheart said...

You know I love teal.. Simply amazing! As always! :D


Rai said...

I love this look on you! Perfect for brown eyes, which I do have.
I'm going to try something similar. =D
I have tried to re-create many of your looks, but never posted photos. lol

Crystal.S said...

Beautiful! Love teal!

Angela said...

love the look
it will be perfect for a night out
thanks



http://sparklemidori.blogspot.com

CHARRY said...

very pretty!

rayqueenbee said...

Beautiful!!

GoldBeauty88 said...

omg this is so stuning !! I love the teal its so gorgeous :D

VampiressDoll said...

Love this look, your blending is amazing! x

Arezu said...

I loveee this! A while ago you posted a look of royal blue with brown, and I loved it so much I did it myself. Blue eyeshadow can be hard to work with, but the brown really tones it down and makes it very wearable! (:

Sara (The Makeup Snob) said...

very pretty! I love teal and this look is gorgeous... Being that you know how to work with your least fav colors can we expect a green look in the future? jk. xoxox!

The Bargainista said...

oh, this is really lovely! I havent been using a lot of color lately, I think this just jumpstarted my obsession again!!

Carro said...

Amazing color!

Mama Jen said...

beautiful look as always! brown and blue always makes a great combo

Anonymous said...

come back to youtube :(

Anonymous said...

PLEASE HELP.....When i see your eye close in the picture it looks like you did a outer V, however you don't metion at all that you did a outer V, you state only crease. Why does it look like you put eyeshadow on the outer V, I'm verry confuse.....please help....:)

A Brilliant Brunette said...

@Anonymous: I actually didn't add a color to my outer V. That's just just full intensity of the brown eyeshadow blended with the teal on my lid, and without being blended over with the highlight. In the last picture especially, it looks like I have an outer V color but that's just the shadows (as in literal shadows, from darkness) forming in the definitions of my eye.

There is no outer V color. Hope that helped! :)

hpnotiqeyez69 said...

I LOVE LOVE THIS LOOK!!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered this, and even though I'm really late, I must tell you this is absolutely beautiful! One question though, did you use the Urban Decay "Distortion" over the entire top lid over the pigment, or just as a liner?

A Brilliant Brunette said...

All over the lid! :) Thanks so much!

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