Apr 7, 2012

Orange Sherbet

Hey, guys

I'm getting tired of taupes. And I can barely bring myself to use gold or anything remotely dark even.

I'm so incredibly into corals and peaches and yellows and soft pinks, soft oranges. 

Spring-ish colors. I was never the one to reach for greens in the spring although I really want to have a nice Kermit green look done as soon as the trees unfold their buds into ever so soothing greeness. 
I have found through trial and error that the nicest placement for my eyes is using just one eyeshadow over the lid and then define the lashline. That is how I went about doing this look, taking Darling Girl Cosmetics' eyeshadow in
Orange Sherbet and the used LE Essence pencil set with a light blue in the middle and I used a navy at the wing of the liner. 

Now check out Orange Sherbert - it's a peach with a blue shimmer shift and blue glitter specks. The glitter is very small and on my hooded eyes they did not reflect light like some glitter tends to.
Uber wearable glitter, this is.

I must say, however, that I was hoping it to be more of a true peach or coral at the very least. The thing is the blue shimmer shift forms a glaze over the base of satiny peach color thus making the entire shadow more pink and cool toned that it would were there no blue shimmer mixed into the shadow.  When I used it over Glitter Glue the blue was even more evident and I didn't appreaciate how glitter clustered mainly in the crease.
I also found that one eye got more glitter - the one I did last. A brush first only picks up base color and leaves a lot of glitter behind so that is something I didn't count on and I need to work out how to get round that.  

I am very  pleased with how Darling Girl formulates their shadows because the has enough grip even I, a total dried-up lider, can wear these without a primer. For this look I used a peachy concealer by Catrice and I prefer it over Glitter Glue for this shade. I could blend quite easily and no glitter was gunking up in the crease.


I adore this color, it's unique and complex and the three dimensions of texture and color leave so much manevouring space for different eyeshadow combos.  I think it would look so fantastic with a fuscia in the crease and bright  blue liner on the waterline and at the same time be a completely wearable everyday color. 


Hope you like it


Fleurs-de-Lisa said...

Lovely! I'm REALLY into pinks, corals, and coral-pinks. They're my favorite colors. You did a great job with this look :-) I'd like to see you in a slightly yellow-undertoned spring green, like the color that appears just as the trees begin to sprout leaf buds.

Emily♥ 에밀리 ♥エミリー said...

This is so beautiful! I love coral with bright blue<3 This makes me want to wear my BFTE Melon eyeshadow, such an amazing color as well. I can't wait to see your Kermit green look! ;D

Gone2RehabBRB said...

It's actually been raining (yay for April showers) which means the trees will get GLORIOUS in the next couple of days.

I'm getting exicted just seeing the birch trees in our complex yard turning greener, my window faces them directly. <3

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! You've given me inspiration for what to do for today's Easter makeup!

Mateja Mateja said...

Ful luštna kombinacija! :)

Makeup Zombie said...

I really do like the technique and those two colors together rock hard. :D

EyeGraffiti said...

I love to wear coloured eyeliners! And after seeing this I just want to go play with some! It's so cool how you were able to get it fading too!

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