Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The monochrome taupe eye

You know when you get into the groove of things and you start rocking the same look everyday? Not because you're in a 'rut', just because you love it so. damn. much. Yup, that's what this post is about. Meet the 'monochrome taupe eye'.

So, we all know monochrome is the shiz. Typically within the beauty sphere it's used to described outfits or wardrobes limited to black, grey and white, but the term applies to anything comprising of varying tones of the same colour. All three of these colours look slightly different when swatched but on the eye they really appear the exact same just in different textures:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette: This is a semi-sheer cream shadow that goes on super smooth and thin but then sets in place. I've been putting a thin layer of this all over my lid and then sheering it out all the way up to the brow bone. It gives a really sultry, summery, bronzy-taupe look to the eye.
  • L'OrealColor Riche L'Ombre Pure Shadow in Matte 106 Breaking Nude: A matte cool taupe brown shadow in the most buttery lovely texture. This blends so nicely into the crease without adding any shimmer or too-noticable warmth.
  • L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in 890 Bronzed Taupe: A metallic pressed shadow in the same gorgeous taupe colour that tows the line between warm and cool. I use a Mac 239 to pat this on the centre of my lid just to give a bit of shine.
I'm obsessed with this eye look. It's so simple and basic. There is no partitioning and blending. No sophisticated use of colour. It looks sexy, worn in and effortless. It's been my go-to look for summer, with bronzed skin and a peachy nude lip. Perfection.

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