Eyes To Go: 2-Color Designs

November 8, 2010 by  
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Make-up artists can use up to 10 shades of eyeshadows to come up with a unique and pretty look for a celebrity or a bride, until their artistic thirst is quenched. On a daily basis, however, you don’t need that much color for an eye makeup for personal use. In fact, you can do away with only two eye shadow colors for a quick makeup fix which you can wear for work or even on special occasions.

The 2 eyeshadow application is the easiest way to learn for newbies, and the fastest to apply for ladies who are always on the go. What you need is one darker matte shade and another color that is shimmery and lighter.

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When I visited the Bobbi Brown counter in Rustan’s Makati a few weeks ago, I found two pretty colors that could make a good combination for 2 eyeshadow designs. These shades are said to be among their best sellers:

Bobbi Brown‘s Camel- a soft matte caramel shade, and Bone- an off-white shimmery highlighter.

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Please refer to this diagram below to understand where to place the colors:

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Design A:

  • brush the lids with the darker color (e.g. Bobbi Brown’s Camel), blending upwards until the crease area
  • just underneath the brows, apply the highlighter (e.g. Bobbi Brown’s Bone), blend so it meets the darker color near the crease
  • apply a dark line (e.g. using Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner) on the lash line (“liner” on the diagram)
  • curl lashes and apply mascara
  • shape and fill eyebrows

note: this design also works best for those with protruding eyes because the darker matte shadow gives the illusion of receding the eyeballs .

image source: oprah.com

Design B

  • brush the lids with the lighter, shimmery color (e.g. BB Bone), blending up towards the brows
  • right on the crease, apply the darker shade in a windshield wiper motion
  • apply a dark line (e.g. using Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner) on the lash line (“liner” on the diagram)
  • curl lashes and apply mascara
  • shape and fill eyebrows

note: this design makes the lids appear larger and somewhat makes you look refreshed.

For special occasions, you can use either of the above designs and pick a darker color for the matte one and a brighter, more metallic version as highlighter.



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4 Comments on "Eyes To Go: 2-Color Designs"

  1. Issa on Wed, 10th Nov 2010 5:44 pm 

    I’m always love these posts about makeup lessons! This is great! Thanks Doc!

  2. MUA In Scrubs on Thu, 11th Nov 2010 10:50 am 

    @issa: as long as there are readers like you who appreciate what i write about, i will surely keep posting tips:)

  3. BJ Grace on Sat, 24th Sep 2011 12:13 pm 

    I’m really learning a lot from your posts Doc :) ) thanks!

  4. MUA In Scrubs on Sun, 2nd Oct 2011 9:49 am 

    you’re welcome! :)

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