Saturday, 6 October 2012

a new makeup look: blue-lavender eyeshadow and orange eyeliner by lime crime

blue shadow orange liner limecrime c Here is the makeup detail from my last post. I was so chuffed to finally have a go at this. I received some coloured eyeliners and loose powders from Lime Crime to try, and finally got to give the orange liner a go.

blue shadow orange liner limecrime g Of all the coloured liners I received, the orange was the one that stood out for me as being something I didn’t think I could wear. Bright orange liquid eyeliner?! And pale skin?

But I thought about it and decided it was in fact something I could do. Or at least try. I’ve seen some amazing looking bright eyeliner looks lately and decided that a contrast with a strong eye shadow could work.

blue shadow orange liner limecrime h I have sensitive skin and have had allergic reactions to some makeup in the past, so I am always careful to try new eye makeup products out for a month or so, to make sure they are ok for me.

I was actually sent this eye shadow a lot earlier than the liners. I have always loved bright eye shadows, but they can be hard to wear, especially for day time looks, and even more so when you wear a bright lip too.

I have also always loved loose eye shadows, but having separate brushes was a bit of a problem. I finally got some makeup brushes, nothing fancy, just from asos, to see if I would use them often and how I found them.

When I had red hair, I felt that coloured eye shadows were just a bit too much. Now that I have white-y blonde (currently lilac!) hair, I have been enjoying experimenting with different makeup looks, as I feel different things work with my new locks. Pale lips, different colours and so on.

blue shadow orange liner limecrime a I love the Twilight eye shadow colour, a blue with a bit of a purple hint that picks up my hair colour nicely, and has some sparkly shimmer. As I was also sent the eyelid primer, I decided to go all out and dabbed it on my lids first, and then applied the Twilight shade. I used a white shadow with a hint of blue sheen on my brow bone and inner corners, and then drew the orange line on the outer corner of my upper lid, ending with a wing. I painted a black line, Lime Crime’s liquid liner in Quill, from the inner to the outer corner, with a wing, beneath the orange, and finished with my Bourjois mascara. This mascara was sent to me some time ago and I love it! This tube is actually one I bought when the trial one ran out.

blue shadow orange liner limecrime b And voila. I loved this look, a bit different and some light colourful fun for spring. This time I finished off the look with my Illamasqua blusher in Lover and my Bourjois (sent to me a while ago to try, and it has been a favourite ever since, with both my red and blonde hair) lipstick Sweet Kiss Rouge Glamour.

I find the eyeliners great to use, and would replace my regular black liquid eyeliner with the Quill in a flash. The consistency is good, nice and runny but doesn’t run or drip when applying, and the brush is soft-enough-firm-enough to get a good clean line. It stays out for ages, and doesn’t crumble off as some can. I was also pleasantly surprised with the opacity of them, especially the paler and more colourful shades. They paint on well over darker shadows, even the white one. The orange colour is one will definitely enjoy wearing again, which is surprising! What is more surprising to me, though, is that the primer made a difference. I was always a bit suss of eye lid primers, and thought they seemed a bit too much like just another product to buy, but my eye shadow did stay in place all day, with no settling in the crease. Unusual, and good! blue shadow orange liner limecrime n There are so many makeup looks I want to try next. I’ve had some ideas up my sleeve for the longest time, and think it is high time I do them! Is there any look you’d like to see me do? Let me know in the comments! blue shadow orange liner limecrime d

25 comments:

Vintagesuburbia said...

Wow, that is a great look. I would never have thought of putting on orange eyeliner. But it works well on you - you are right, I think it works with your pale hair. I always say this, but I must must learn how to put cats eye type eyeliner on. I always stab myself in the eye when I do it. I think it needs a good few hours of peace and quiet to practice with, and I never have that unfortunately! Thanks for a lovely post!

Vickie said...

the bright eye colour is beautiful & that second photo of you is gorgeous :)

irene wibowo said...

so pretty. :)
Irene Wibowo

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Omg you look flawless! Love your hair! xx

http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

Mabel said...

This is such a lovely look. Orange/peachy colors always so beautiful with blue eyes.

I think you should try something in gold, if you're taking suggestions!

Mona (Mabel)
Mona's
Guide to Pin-Up Style & Makeup

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

I would not have thought that orange liner would look good on anyone but it totally does! It makes your eye color pop and it's lovely on fair skin. I must give this a try, especially now that all of the stores have crazy liners out for halloween!

Katie Frank said...

your make up is perfect!:) thank you for sharing <3

http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

LandGirl1980 said...

Reaaaally like this look! :)

Franca said...

I love the orange liner!

Miss Maple said...

I think you're getting more beautiful with every week. The eye shadow and eye liner is fabulous! Hugs from Miss Maple

Sarah said...

This is a look I would have never considered but seeing it on you just blows my mind! Suddenly this is just perfect! How could I have not thought about it until now? Of course, orange with blue, that's simple colour wheel genius and with your eye colour it looks so good! Can't wait to see more make-up experiments!
xo
p.s. how do you rate the illmasaqua blush? I've been wondering if I should purchase some of their products for a while, are they worth it? x

Alli said...

Wow! I've never seen orange eyeliner before. It looks amazing on you. So different. I love the eyeshadow colour....really pretty. I dont think I could do the orange look. I have olive skin, and I think it might look a bit wrong. Perfect with your pale skin though....gorgeous :)

Rachel Sullivan said...

You look beautiful! I never would have thought of that color combo, but it's really pretty.

Rachel
floralprintsandcommonsense.blogspot.com

Jessica Cangiano said...

I don't toss around the word "sensational" easily, but really do think it applies to this strikingly stunning eye make-up look.


♥ Jessica

Aloysia Adinda Nareswari said...

the makeup, the headband, the photos, perfect!

http://dindaloysia.blogspot.com

esme and the laneway said...

Sarah: I love Illamasqua blushers! I use the powder ones, and they are glitter and shimmer free, with a great amount of colour without being too over the top. They also have some great shades, too – I love a good orange-peach and nice clean blue based pinks. :)

Mabel: ooh, gold, that'll be a challenge for fair skin but I'll have a think about it and give it a go! :D

Sleekit said...

Love that look, wish I was more adventurous with my make-up, inspired!

Sleekit x

lauren, curious constellation said...

You are so very courageous for trying to orange liner AND you pulled it off! Wowee!

Circus Girl (Zoƫ) said...

pretty pretty! =^..^= x

bella said...

wow this is actually so stunning, i love it xx

WendyBee said...

As always, you are as cute as you can be. And you are very talented with your makeup. And your photography! I love to come see what you are up to every time you post. And it is all the more interesting, as you are enjoying Spring, just as we are coasting into Autumn.

Little Scribbler: sh*t I wear, think, eat, drink said...

The orange liner is cute. But goodness knows I don't need to be shelling out on more make up. Incidentally, I have never heard of Lime Crime but this is the second blog I've seen it on this evening...

Eccentric Owl said...

This is such a great and unusual look! Perfect for spring. And it goes so well with your hair! I think that's part of the fun in dyeing hair different colors is that you can play with different shades of makeup.

Eve said...

Hi Marianne,

Just discovered your blog and I think you're Ace. Thanks for all the great posts, keep 'em coming.

Eve xx

Melanie said...

This eye shadow colour is gorgeous on you!

Love,
Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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