Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FOTD: One Lonely Shadow

I know so many people who find it tedious to apply more than one eyeshadow. Sometimes other women I know ask me how many colors I had to use to create an eye look. Sometimes it is only two, but sometimes it can be up to five or six different colors. So, for all of you who don't like using so many colors and prefer to stay with one or two eyeshadows, I came up with this simple look that only required one eyeshadow.

Some Tips: If you want to be a "one eyeshadow" type of girl, then I recommend that you:

-look for an eyeshadow that has dimension. This can include duo or multi chrome eyeshadows or eyeshadows with shimmer. This will make the color more visually interesting and therefore makes a one-color look much more appealing.
-Try to vary the intensity of the eyeshadow. What I mean is to add a sheer wash on color on the lid, and then make it more intense on the crease or outer V to give the illusion that you used two different colors. You will see what I mean when I show you pictures of my look.

Products Used
-ELF Eyelid Primer
-Wet n Wild 'Comfort Zone' Palette (I used the brown-red/green duo chrome)
-Dolly Wink Liquid Liner
-Artistry Mascara
-KKCenterhk ES A613 (I will be reviewing these soon)
-Reviva Labs Makeup Primer
-Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream
-NYX Peach Blush
-Jack Black Lip Balm

 See below how the center of the lid is sheer,but the outer V is much more pigmented? This gives the illusion that I used a darker color on the outer V, but in reality I just used one color.

Here is an FOTD (I don't have the lashes on here though).
And in case you didn't know, I wear glasses! These are my current ones, although I just purchased new ones today. But I have to wait two weeks to get them :(
These ones I have are from Bebe and they are black on the outside with cobalt blue coloring on the inside. I have had these for two years! D:< Oh and please don't mind my hair. It was one of those lazy hair days.

 Wow, I look like a dork with my glasses, braid, and Metallica band tee! I feel like I'm in high school again!

Can you tell I am just wearing one eyeshadow?


  1. Woww this looks gorgeous <3 Great job nancy!!!!

  2. so pretty!!! i love shadows that are awesome enough to stand alone. this color is so unique & has a lot of depth.

  3. That is beautiful! Yep, I am totally a 'one eyeshadow' kind of girl, because i never know how to mix and blend eyeshadows. u___u Thanks for the tips! <3

  4. this is so cute! I love the shade. Love Metallica! I miss wearing my band tees

  5. lovely color, you look so cute with glasses

  6. def suggest duochromes or something catchy if only using one shadow! or a pretty metallic, something for some oomph

  7. What a clever way to use just one colour!


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