Soft Moon eye look

by Bionic Beauty on 10.Mar.2009 · 5 comments

Purely Cosmetics loose eyeshadow in Soft Moon and elf cream eyeshadow in Blueberry

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…

  1. 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. Cosmeticself cosmetics) You can view my swatches of Blueberry in my initial review of elf’s cream shadows.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Optional: Using a small liner brush, line your lower lash line with Soft Moon.
  5. 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.

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1 DaDiva Denise March 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I really like the look and think I might try it this weekend in Savannah. It’s a great idea to use with your dual chrome shadows….Mix it up!

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2 Bionic Beauty March 11, 2009 at 1:28 am

Denise, Thanks and Welcome to Bionic Beauty! Have a great trip this weekend. :)

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3 holly March 11, 2009 at 11:14 am

Pretty look! It’s a good way of wearing blue eyeshadow =D

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4 Bionic Beauty March 13, 2009 at 1:11 am

Holly, Thanks! So many people think blue eyeshadow has to be gaudy or tacky. I’m happy to try to dissuade those beliefs a bit.

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