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Colourful Smokey Eye

As we were getting ready to head out last night, I sat down at my vanity and just did not feel like doing green makeup.  So, inspired by Marlena’s (from Makeup Geek) Colourful Smoky Eye from earlier this week, I thought I would put my spin on it.  As you can see she used bright, yet soft colours in her look.

I wanted to create something similar, but I felt like using brighter and bolder colours.

So here is what I ended up coming up with:

Colourful Smoky Eye Makeup

Colourful Smoky Eye/Rainbow Eye

Rainbow Eye

For this look I used the following eyeshadows:

Yellow – Bright Sunshine by MAC

Light Green – Bio Green by MAC

Darker Green- Kelly by MAC

Teal – Teal from the MAC Duo Palettes

Purple – Indian Ink by MAC

Highlight – Forgery by MAC

Colourful Smoky Eye

For the remainder of the look I used:

Eyeliner – Blacktrack Fluidline by MAC

Mascara – Clinique’s High Impact Mascara

Lashes – Ardell Demi Wispie False Lashes

Brows – Filled them in with Mystery Eyeshadow by MAC

Lips – Clinique’s Watermelon Long Last Lipstick (swatched here)

Face – For foundation I used Makeup Forever HD Foundation in shade 118, for powder MAC’s Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Shade “Light Plus”.  I also used the Powder Blush and Bronzer from Too Faced’s Natural Face palette (still need to post about this!)

Purple and Green Smoky Eye

I hope you all like this bright fun look.  Get out there and have some fun with your colours now that Spring is here!

Thanks for reading,

Shannon

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26 responses

  1. Much more creative than the green eyeshadows I kept seeing all day. The colours look great on you!

    March 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    • Awww thanks!! I loved it, because it still incorporated green, but wasn’t green overload like everyone else I saw.

      March 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      • Yeah haha I love your eyeshadow looks, they’re always so creative but still look great without being overdone. Just lots of practice and funtimes or are you secretly a makeup artist 😛

        March 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm

        • Just lots of practice and fun times my dear! Who knows, might be fun someday though to take a course!

          March 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  2. Nice! You look amazing && rocked it! That green && yellow is so pretty on you!

    March 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    • Hey Fancieland, thank you for your sweet comment and for stopping by the blog!

      March 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

  3. Beautiful colours, they really compliement your eyes.

    March 19, 2012 at 5:05 am

  4. This is GREAT, Shannon! It’s amazing how you manage to bring so many colors together for one fun look! Love it!

    March 19, 2012 at 6:52 am

    • Thanks Sunny – I’m glad you like it! Do you see yourself using bright colours like this?

      March 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

  5. Holly J

    This is a nice spin on the smokey eye! I’m still mastering the typical one, lol.

    March 19, 2012 at 7:32 am

    • Thank you! I thought it was a lot of fun – especially now that winter seems to be gone for good, bright colours just seem more suiting for spring. I hope you give it a try!

      March 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

      • Holly J

        I’m always game for trying new and exciting eye makeup!

        March 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

        • Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

          March 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

  6. This came out awesome! soo pretty. I have a hard time with bolder colors like this. they tend to blend too well and mush together : ( your looks are allways beautyiful! Great job as usual ❤

    March 19, 2012 at 8:40 am

    • Thank you Amanda! Depending on the eyeshadows I use, I know what you mean about them mushing together. I never seem to have a problem with MAC though, they always end up right where I want them. Thank god for eyeshadow primers!

      March 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

      • I concur! I will have to buy more MAC I only have a few b/c of the price. even the NAKED2 Palette does it 😦

        March 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

        • My Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV does the same thing too. I like to mix different types of shadows together to avoid this..like use a matte with a lustre or a frost, instead of all frost textures.

          March 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

        • okay cool. Thanks ill try that!

          March 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  7. love all the colors!!

    March 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

  8. Polish Me Up

    Beautiful!

    March 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm

  9. frenchtippedwanderlust

    Love it! This would also be perfect for Mardi Gras 🙂

    March 21, 2012 at 10:50 am

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