Rainbow Roundup

We’ve come to the end of this little series and I’ve had a good time exploring the world of colour and it made me realise that I can get away with wearing more colour on a day to day basis. I’ve also realised that the easiest way, or the way I find easiest, to inject a bit of colour into my makeup is through eye shadow rather than anything else, however this could be because I’m still afraid of experimenting with lip colours. I thought to round off this segment by sharing the best and the worst of the bunch, let’s go!

I loved this look, I loved doing it and I loved wearing it so it has to be an all round winner for me. Perfect for both day and night I think that it would look good on so many people .
This one just didn’t work out. I took the blue too low under the eye and although it did look better in real life than in pictures it still wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever done.
This turned out surprisingly well. I didn’t think that red would be a good one as I thought it would be hard to work with and that I would look like I had a disease. I loved the way that it turned out!
I still stand by the fact that I love the way that green eyeshadow looks but when I sat down and did it that day it didn’t work out as well as it could of. If anyone wants me to redo it please let me know because I love wearing green on a day to day basis!

Yelling Yellow

¬†Yellow eyeshadow. Those dreaded words. I mean, what would possess someone to put the colour of the sun on their eyelids for all the world to see? Oh yeah, me. I hope that you learn something from this because finding a way to try and make this work was an ordeal, but I got there in the end so let’s get started.

Eye primer is the same as normal, Mac Painterly Paint Pot and then it was straight into the yellow pond of doom. I used Bamm! from the Sleek Brights Palette and boy is it bright. I packed it onto the lid with my Mac 242 brush (which incidentally I seem to have lost after taking the above photo, I’ll be sending out a mass search party). After I’d got a pretty bright yellow colour I went in with Undone from the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette and put it through my crease, making sure to blend it out and into the yellow to make it a little less intense. Once I’d blended it out so it looks softer I went it with Reign from the same palette and took it on the outer corner, like with most eye looks that I do. Then I take the same shade on a smaller brush across my top lash line and blend it in to make the yellow less prominent. Then I used the standard Rimmel Kohl Kajal in Sable Brown and my Seventeen Back Lash Mascara.

I don’t know how I feel about yellow. It took so long to work it in and I think it looked really strange. I don’t know if it was the combination of brown and yellow or if yellow isn’t a colour that should go on the eyelids but if you can get yellow to work in any kind of makeup look then please let me know, I’m very curious.

Raving Red

It’s time for the first splash of colour and in true rainbow style we’ll start with red. Red is one of those colours that no one ever really uses on the eyes because it 99% of cases you look like you have some kind of disease. I wanted to have a go and see if I could create an eye look that made red a colour that doesn’t look too scary.
After doing my standard face and brow routine, I got straight to work on the eyes. After priming my eyes with the Mac Painterly Paint Pot I used Heaven from the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette on the inner part of the lid and then Nudie from the same palette on the outer lid. Then I went straight in with the star of the show, my Kiko Eyeshadow in 138. Using a Mac 217 brush, but any fluffy brush will do, I lightly started to build this up in the crease. The reason I did it lightly was just in case it got a bit too heavy, this way I had more control. I made it so the colour winged out a little bit and once that was achieved I used Reign from the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette on the outer corner. This way the red was softened on the outside and didn’t look as harsh. Now for the scariest part, taking it underneath. I just did this as normal, on a Mac 242 but this time I tried to keep it as close as I could to the lash line. Finishing it off with my Rimmel Brown Kohl Kajal and Benefit Roller Lash Mascara and that’s the look done.
Personally I really like this look, it makes my eyes look really blue, and I think I got away with it without making my eyes look red and puffy. Trying this out makes me want to do it again, so you never know!