Spring 2009: Pink and Steel Blue eye look

by Bionic Beauty on 05.Mar.2009 · 10 comments

Pink is HOT this year! Spring collections from Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Stila and more feature shades of pinks and taupes. Instead of the same old, same old. I paired a popping pink with a holographic steel blue eyeshadow into an amazing look!

Here’s what I used…

  • Purely Cosmetics’ Cotton Candy eyeshadow ($6.50 each, or get the sample set for a WHOLE slew of colors!!)
  • Purely Cosmetics’ Seashell Pearl eyeshadow
  • Purely Cosmetics’ Soft Moon shadow. My photo above does not do this eyeshadow justice. It’s a gorgeous mix of blues, gunmetal grays, silvers and a slight turquoise. So very cool!

Apply the Cotton Candy shadow (the light shimmer pink) across your entire lid and up past the crease. Blend it out until the line disappears into your skin.

In the center of upper eyelid (i.e. center third of eyelid), apply Seashell Pearl shadow (mid-tone pink and coral).

In the outer third of your eye (the “V”) apply Soft Moon eyeshadow by carefully loading your brush and “smooshing” (yep, that’s a technical term) onto your skin. You want to press the shadow onto your lid, rather than sweeping it across. This concentrates the color and helps prevent fallout during application.

Using a small brush (eyeliner brush or even a stiff lip brush), use Soft Moon eyeshadow to line your upper and lower lashline. Apply mascara and done!


1 The Cheap Chick March 5, 2009 at 8:51 am

I like pink, because it makes my eyes look more hazel-y. And done right – ie, the way you apply it – pink eyeshadow doesn’t have to equal looking like you have pink EYE. Great tips!

2 wrekehavoc March 5, 2009 at 8:53 am

cool! thanks for the application tip (no pun intended), as i am often stylistically impaired.

3 holly March 5, 2009 at 8:55 am

Ohhh pretty look~!

4 Robyn @ PurelyCosmetics March 5, 2009 at 9:35 am

Those colors look great on you, Jami. I think I’ll wear this combination today 🙂 For another dimension, try applying the Soft Moon as liner using a wet brush – it brings out even more of the depth!

5 jessica March 5, 2009 at 9:54 am

Love the look!

6 gio March 5, 2009 at 10:05 am

This is so pretty!

7 Mo March 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I wore Soft Moon today over MAC’s paint pot in Blackground and it really brought out the turquoise. Definitely an under appreciated color unless you see it in person!

8 Bionic Beauty March 5, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Cheap Chick, You’re SO right. Many people shy away from pink thinking it will make their eyes look puffy, tired or “PINK”. But like you said, there are ways to wear it nicely.

Holly, Wrekehavoc, Jessica, & Gio, Thank you all for your lovely compliments!

Robyn, Thanks for the tip! I think I’ll try that tomorrow. Or maybe how Mo suggested. oh… such decisions!

Mo, ooo…. I LOVE duochromes for this reason. I have one from L’Oreal HIP that is brown in most applications, but if you put it over a dark base (PC’s gunmetal cream shadow, or Milani’s black) then it has this AMAZING green shimmer.
And I totally agree. Soft Moon is a must-have for any worthwhile makeup stash. The color is so versatile and it is even prettier in person.


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