How to make clashing colors work on your eyes
It’s weekend here, and i’m just hanging around with Hippo at home.
Needless to say at one point of course I couldn’t stay away from my make up.
Christmas seems to have made it’s way into my head again, because I went for a foresty green and red on my eyes.
Two sides of the colorwheel? That’s curazeh!
So two complementary colors on my eyes.. Hmm..
However it worked!
And it’ll tell you why!
- Black eyeliner & mascara:
The liner & mascara create a neutral frame around your eyes, which makes colors “fit into their own squares”.
You can get away with so much more when adding some black around your eyes!
- Black shadow in outer V:
I packed the green on my lid first, then put some red onto my crease.
The area between those two, I seperated by applying a black shadow on my outer corner and right into my crease.
By seperating the green & red shadows the beholder will see them as two seperate colors, rather than two colors fighting for attention!
This is related to the black shadow.
When smoking out an eye look, all of a sudden colors work because they’re supposed to be messy and out of place.
Lisa Eldridge demonstrates that to the extreme in this video:
Tell me if you’d like to see a fast video on how I did these shadows.
For those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope you had a great time!
And that you are able to get up for Black Friday.. Ha!
Sometimes I wish I lived in the USA!
Posted on November 23, 2012, in Box o' appearance, Cosmetics, FOTD and tagged alternative, animal testing, black, bright, christmas, clashing colors, clashing eyeshadow, clashing shades, color, complementary, cosmetics, cruelty, cruelty free, diy, drugstore, easy, eyeshadow, face, FOTD, green, how to, how to make clashing colors work, inexpensive, make-up, personal, picture, pictures, red, shadow, smokey, tutorial, work. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.