How to lightly dress up your eyes: Lavender smokey eyes

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Hello my friends,

Today’s post is focused on those days where you feel torn between looking like a drag queen and looking like a natural sun-kissed gypsy.  Big decisions how will you ever decide how to do your make-up? Ha I am totally kidding when it comes to make-up there are varying degrees of how much you can put on, thank goodness we don’t just have to choose between the above two extremes.  I love this lavender look because it is not too much to wear during the day yet it is a little bit more for those above average days.  Sometimes a girl just needs to dress her eyes up and mascara isn’t going to cut it. I use lavender because it brings out my blue eyes and is a light enough tone that it is not a huge contrast next to my fair skin.  Play around with your colors see which ones blend in with your skin tones but still do enough to high-light your eye color.  Gold’s and purples are typical for blue-eyed girls, whereas pinks and browns are great for green eyed girls. I also love gold and a light charcoal black for brown eyed girls. 

STEP ONE: brush some of your loose facial powder over your entire lid

STEP TWO: dip your brush into your eye-shadow and start at the outer crease of your eye working towards the inner crease of your eye in a buffering motion.  There is no need to use a lot, by using the buffering motion you can drag a lot of the eye-shadow through out your crease.  This way the the outer part of your eye is the darkest.

STEP THREE: lightly stroke your brush from the outer crease down onto your outer eye lid,  this will drag the excess eye-shadow onto your eye lid; slightly blending it all together.

STEP FOUR: finish off with eyeliner and mascara!

Hope you try this out let me know what colors you have found that best bring out your eye color.

XOXO

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EYE-SHADOW: Lancome- drama pallet #4

CREAM LEATHER JACKET: Charlotte Rushe

CHAMBRAY: cotton-on

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Blue Eyes

Aside from fashion I am really into beauty and makeup, so I thought it would be fun to start doing some beauty editorials along with my style editorials.  I had so much fun with this makeup routine I thought I would share it for you all.  Sometimes when I am feeling a little more spunky then usual I like to add a touch of color to my eye makeup.  So today I did exaggerated winged eyeliner with blue eyeshadow lining my inner bottom eyelid, in between the wings of my outer eye and then I used a little more blue to highlight my inner corner eye.  It is subtle yet unique, this look would be perfect for concerts or a night out on the town.  I hope I have inspired you to pull out those wild shades of eyeshadow you have tucked away! I was thinking of posting a tutorial video for this look, is that something you all would be interested in? Let me know? much love xoxo!

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Eyebrow: Jane Iredale brow- kit in brunette

Crease: Clinque- double coffee eyeliner pencil

Lid: Cover-girl- loose face power 105

Eye-liner: Victoria-secret- Liquid night owl

Blue eye-shadow: Wet n wild- blue had me at hello pallet

Eyelashes: Walmart- glamorous

Scarf: Burlington

Sweater: husbands closet he got it from H&M

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