Emerald and Navy Eyes

There are two colors that I’ve long struggled with on the eyes – blue and green. My attempts at making these two colors look fantastic have evolved over the years and inspiration most recently came from the Urban Decay Fall 2013 images.

Emerald and Navy Eyes Closeup

I wanted a deep emerald on the lid and a navy at the lower lashline.  After giving my eyes a wash of nude from Urban Decay Foxy, I added instant depth to the outer V of my lids using NARS Aigle Noir with minimal blending.  I then reached for my favorite jewel-toned palette – the original Shady Lady by theBalm.

Emerald and Navy Eyes Profile

Jealous Jordana went over the Soft Touch Shadow Pencil with a patting motion and was blended only slightly toward the inside of the crease.  I lined my upper lashline with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On in Uzi and topped that with Jealous Jordana.  The gunmetal grey was less harsh than using a black.  Uzi also went on my waterline and then I applied Risque Renee from the eyeshadow palette to the lower lashline with a small shader blush.

As much as I adore deep lips with bold eyes lately, I went for Urban Decay Naked Revolution Lipstick and Lip Junkie this time around.  The cheeks were given a slight flush with Sonia Kashuk Pink Beautifying Blush.

Get the Look Emerald and Navy Eyes

I’m all all about color lately and look forward to sharing more looks with you soon.  What shades are you favoring lately?

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    This looks AWESOME.

    I’m trying to be experimental with colours too but it’s all too easy to fall back on a neutral routine. Going to pull out a sassy colour now, being inspired and all. :)

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Woohoo!!! I fall back on this eyeshadow placement whenever I’m feeling hesitant about color. Leaving the inner 1/3 or so nude really let’s this work in subtle ways. Tweet me a pic with your look?

  • cpbebe

    OMG- drop dead gorgeous look! Your hair is super glam, too. Your hubby needs to take you out on the town- this look is too pretty to just run errands in.

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      I was having a particularly great hair moment which makes it all the more fun to take photos. So glad you like the look! Do you wear blues or greens?

      • cpbebe

        I wear both. I think those rules about what colors we should wear depending on our eye color are meant to be broken. It is all about fun and experimenting. My favorite Navy shadows are by Laura Mercier- Deep Night and Midnight navy. My new favorite green is actually a khaki- Clinique Olive in My Martini.

        • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

          Deep Night, yes!! Gorgeous shade.

  • http://beautyandtheeyeliner.wordpress.com/ Natalie

    This is such a gorgeous look! I love the emerald with your eyes. Stunning!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Thanks! Have you ever tried emerald?

      • http://beautyandtheeyeliner.wordpress.com/ Natalie

        Only for smokey eyes, I wanna try this liner-like look. Its stunning!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Looks great on you!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      The shadow placement is my favorite recently :)

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