Sunday, 16 February 2014

Fear Not The White Eyeshadow...


...for it's as lovely and wearable as the rest of them! Seriously, think about it: why keep those white eyeshadows only for highlighting purposes, when they can be used all over the lid as well?

Granted, white eyeshadow is not the most obvious choice for a look, but I've been trying to create this winter "icy" look for some time now without going overboard with color (full on blue or purple lids kinda defeat the purpose in my opinion), so when I read somewhere that white was making a comeback this season (did it ever really leave the picture?), I thought to myself: "That's it"!

I'm not talking anything crazy here: just a wearable cool-toned makeup look, that can be adjusted from day to night (I'm wearing the nighttime version here, full metallic eyeliner and whatnot).

Here's what I used:


Face: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110 // L'Oreal Magic Lumi Concealer in Fair/Clair // The Balm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder // Korres Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder in 02 Sunglow Warm // MAC Eyeshadow in Omega for the eyebrows // MAC Blush in Well Dressed (remember this one? Have people completely forgotten about it?).

Eyes: Max Factor Eyeshadow in 116 Wicked White (I've had this forever - you can use any white eyeshadow, in fact a matte version like MAC Gesso would look even better) // MAC Eyeshadow in Wedge used as a crease color (the key to make this look wearable!) // Barry M Metallic Liquid Eyeliner in No. 4 - Silver (for some extra nighttime shine) // MAC Pearlglide Eye Liner in Fly-By-Blu used on the lower lashline // MAC Eyeshadow in Deep Truth used to softly smudge Fly-By-Blu // Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara.

Lips: Sephora Lip Attitude Glamour in G08 Lilac Lyric // Smashbox Lipgloss in Pout.

Not bad, right?

Now, if I were to wear this during the day, I'd obviously skip the silver eyeliner and replace it with a light grey kohl or a grey eyeshadow for some extra definition on both lashlines. And while this is definitely a makeup look for those with fairer skin, I think that medium brunettes could pull it off by switching from the white eyeshadow to a beige one and from the cool-toned blush and lip color to slightly warmer toned versions!

What do you think? 
Is white eyeshadow something you'd consider trying? :)


12 comments:

  1. I don't really use much white eyeshadow for all eyelid but after your post I'm certainly going to try it! It looks fantastic and you look fabulous doll!! <3

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    1. @Irene Blushing Loves: Worth trying it out! After all, there's no rules when it comes to makeup! And thank you so much! xx

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  2. Εντάξει το έχω ξαναπεί αλλά με τέτοια μάτια ό,τι και να βάλεις σου πάει τρελά!! Η λευκή σκιά είναι ελαφρώς παρεξηγημένη αλλά το look που δημιούργησες μου αρέσει πολύ και ειδικά το eyliner το απογείωσε. Θα το δοκιμάσω σίγουρα με ένα παρόμοιου χρώματος ροζ γλυκούλι κραγιονάκι που έχω :-)

    Πολλά πολλά φιλιά!!!

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    1. @beautyincrisis: Σ'ευχαριστώ πολύ όμως κι εσύ δεν πας πίσω! Πράγματι, η λευκή σκιά και μερικά πιο bright χρώματα είναι όντως παρεξηγημένα, αλλά είναι ωραίο να δοκιμάζουμε ακόμα και τα παρεξηγημένα, χαχα!!! :))) Φιλιά! xx

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  3. It looks great! I will definitely try this. I've come up with tons of variations already :-)

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    1. @Katia Audrey: Yay, that's awesome!!!

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  4. it surely looks so fresh!!!it's been a long time since I last use white or pearl eyeshadow on its own...it look great on you...I also want to try maybelline fit me!!! :)

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    1. @just try your best: I think that with the help of a crease color it can look great on anyone!!!! Maybelline Fit Me is a great drugstore foundation, shame they don't carry very light shades (for me anyways)!1!

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  5. I'm totally with you on this one. White is my go to colour for everyday looks :)

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    1. @Cel: Yessss!!!! Rock on girl!!!!! xx

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  6. Wow I've never used white eyeshadow before!! It looks great on you. I'd totally try it.

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    1. @Carolyn: Thank you! I hope you find it as wearable as I do! :)

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