Monday, June 6, 2011

Requested Makeup Look: Gemstone Eyes!

Hey guys! I got an email with a request to create a rainbow inspired look. This was really fun to create and I believe is a little bit more wearable than a traditional rainbow eye. I leaned more toward to jewel-toned colors of the spectrum. This look can be easily toned down with softer colors and a lighter application, but as you can tell, I love dramatic eyes! 

If you like this look, keep on reading to find out what products I used!

I named this look Gemstone Eyes because it reminds me of the beautiful colors of natures precious gems. 

Most of the the focus of this look is on the lower lid. I wanted to go for something a little less traditional, but not so crazy at the same time. I used Swimming by MAC in the inner third and a little on the tear-duct area blended with a soft yellow, then  proceeded to blend on the lower lid with a teal color from my BH Cosmetics 120 Palette in the inner third, and a jewel-toned purple on the outer third. I then used what was left on my brush from the purple, and applied the color on the outer-v on my top lid.

Then, I lined my top lid and water line with a Kohl pencil by Rimmel in Jet Black, and followed that by setting and smoking it out a bit with a matte black eyeshadow. I applied a set of false lashes by ELF (#10126) and blended my natural lashes with the falsies using One by One mascara by Maybelline.

I kept it pretty simple and neutral on the top lid. I used Urban Decay in Sidecar all over my lid, and a matte flesh toned highlight color underneath my brow bone.

On my face I used MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NC25, and Hipness blush by MAC. 

On my lips I am wearing Fairytale Lip Perfection by CoverGirl.


I hope you all enjoyed this rainbow inspired look! Like always, if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or requests, just let me know!



  1. This is a beautiful, beautiful look. I've done a rainbow eye before but you're right this is a much more wearable and interesting take on the traditional primary approach. Definitely going to have to try this one out myself sometime.

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  3. Thank you so much, Meredith! If you do decide to try out this look, I would love to see your take on it :) And the lashes I'm wearing are these by ELF

  4. Love how you emphasized the lower lashline! soo pretty!


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