Last week I created a steel blue and pink eyeshadow look with Purely Cosmetics’ Soft Moon pigment… fellow blogger and makeup guru Mo, suggested using Soft Moon over MAC’s paint pot in Blackout. Since I do not own a single MAC item (hee hee! I’m holding out…), I chose to use e.l.f.’s Blueberry cream shadow (the darker shade in the duo) as my eye foundation.
Here’s the quick and easy how-to to bring out the gorgeous turquoise highlights in PC’s Soft Moon duochrome shadow…
- Cover the entire eyelid with elf’s Blueberry cream eyeshadow. I used a taklon brush for smooth and precise application. ($1 at e.l.f. Cosmetics) You can view my swatches of Blueberry in my initial review of elf’s cream shadows.
- Using a standard eyeshadow brush (err on the side of smaller when working with loose pigments if you are a beginner), press Soft Moon onto your upper eyelid covering all of the Blueberry.
- Using the same shadow brush, blend Soft Moon lightly up into and past your eye crease. Your goal is to soften the line where the shadow ends.
- Optional: Using a small liner brush, line your lower lash line with Soft Moon.
- Apply your favorite Mascara! (I’m wearing Mezhgan’s Look at Me mascara.)
This sort of layering works well with any duochrome eyeshadow. For example, if you have a green duochrome shadow with yellow highlights… layer the shadow over a black or brown eyeliner and it will show more yellow than green! Great for a quick change of pace and expanding the colors in your makeup bag.