Bright Eyes

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When it comes to makeup, I have been striving for a very clean, neutral, and thus, very wearable look. Since my hair color already attracts a lot of attention, I want to wear looks that complement, not take away from that. I love that this look emphasizes my brown eyes, which I always used to complain about (I want purple eyes, darn it!). And looking at these pictures, I sometimes forget that I have green hair.

This look doesn't call for a lot of makeup, but it does involve a lot of time blending and contouring. I like to start with Glamazon all over my lids and then use Lost to give an impression of a crease in the middle of my lid. After blending, I line my eyes, staying as close to the lashline as possible. I draw a very thin line with an angled brush, extending the line a bit on the top. I line the bottoms of my eyes as well, but only half-way, and I connect that to the top line. To brighten up my eyes, I use lots of Zephyr, both near the tear ducts and inner eye and in the inner half of the bottoms of my eyes. I finish the look with lots of mascara (because  I have wimpy lashes), then add just a bit of gloss to my lips for color and shine.

Perfect for looking polished everyday or a cute date look for Valentine's Day! 

42 comments:

  1. I think this should be as vlog? I love this look. It's perfect. But I want to watch how you applied it. Ok, thanks, bai.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  2. I love this on you! It really does make your eyes look nice and big like an adorable little deer.

    (PS - I want purple eyes, too... was always so mad they didn't make my contacts in purple)

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  3. I agree with Tracy, you need a vlog for your makeup tutorials. Your makeup is always beautifully done! Heather

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  4. You look gorgeous in these pictures. I want to go home and play with eye makeup now.

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  5. I love it! I wish I had the patience to put make up on everyday! LOL

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  6. I want purple eyes, too! Man. Brown eyes feel so boring :( But I do agree - I've been loving neutral looks lately, too.

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  7. Laura, it looks great! I love a neutral eye with pink lips. Looks so good! Great job girl!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. I love this look! It definitely makes your eyes pop - and I really love the bright pink lips!

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  9. This is a beautiful look that I would love to try, since I also like doing my makeup in a way that's pretty but not super dramatic. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. You are looking AMAZING Laura! Such a lovely wearable look xo

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  11. Those colours just look bananas on you...especially with that hair!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  12. Haha I want purple eyes too! Gorgeous makeup! Gorgeous face! :)

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  13. That looks amazing on you. You have beautiful eyes.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  14. the makeup looks great! subtle, but still present, and very polished. you are totally ready for your date night!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  15. Lauraaaa this is sooooo pretty! I love it!

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  16. Gorgeous make-up, babe. But the hair... I love your hair!! I'm dyeing mine blue on Saturday. At least I hope it turns out blue.:D

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  17. great make up. siuts you very good and looks natural

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  18. You look amazing! You really do. I love this glowy bright eyed look. What is this fabulous foundation you're wearing too?? (Please, tell me you're wearing foundation and that your skin isn't that amazing on its own.) I've been thinking of doing similar things with colored mascaras.

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  19. I love the clean look! You look so pretty Laura.

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  20. I've been hearing SO MUCH great stuff about Urban Decay lately...I have such an itch to try this stuff.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  21. Simply beautiful! I need to learn the art of blending and contouring - I mean, I do a little of that but basically the same thing with the same colors every day and as quickly as possible (which I need to slow down and take more time on). That lipgloss color is so lovely too! Definitely a color I need in my bag.

    Happy Valentine's Laura!

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  22. I love it! It's such a gorgeous look on you, I love the way you did your eyes. I need to get more of Urban Decay. xx/Madison

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  23. i love this! some of my fave products are used too!

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  24. This make up suits you so well! You look gorgeous!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  25. Laura you are beautiful and I love your hair this color. WOWZERS!

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  26. I want your hair so badly !
    But I love the make up too . :)

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana
    http://Sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  27. This is super pretty. I've been loving neutral eyeshadows lately too. It's much harder for me to experiment with the crazier colors in the palettes I own! This shade of lip gloss looks great on you too.

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  28. Hey Laura, it's such a great everyday look! I really like how the touch of Zephyr brightens up your face!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  29. your haiiiiiir is the coolest!! \(^o^)/

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  30. i love the very neutral look! i will definitely try it out.

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  31. I actually tried to do this today! (MY efforts didn't come out nearly as beautifully as your makeup looks but it was still fun. I'm so hopeless when it comes to makeup so I love reading your tips.) I'm so sorry about being mia lately, it's been a crazy week. :P I hope you're doing well and that you get to have a sweet valentine's day with your hubby. :)

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  32. I agree that this look is polished and cute! I like the eyeshadow and lip colors you chose and you have a really nice complexion!

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  33. Your skin looks flawless and radiant in this post.

    7% Solution​

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  34. I usually see you in outfits, but your makeup look great too. You have such a pretty face.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

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  35. What a beautiful make up ! You're beautiful !
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  36. That hair color looks awesome on you! And I love the eye makeup - will try it for sure.!
    Great blog and glad I found it:)
    Best, Zia
    http://tisallaboutthefashion.blogspot.in/

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  37. You look so pretty! I love the subtle eyes, it look great against your hair.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  38. Holy Wow, you are freakin gorgeous. I love your hair and this makeup is total perfection, I will have to try this out.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  39. Your hair is gorgeous! So is your blog header! My favorite color is green :-)

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