Today is gross – it’s winter and I’m ready for summer. I woke up this morning, peeked out the window and saw…snow. Womp, womp, womppp. Gray mornings make me want to stay under the covers all day, which is cozy but means I get nothing done. Today I had things to do and have work later, so I dragged my rumpus outta bed and decided to perk myself up by using my brand-spankin’ new UD Oz palette for springtime eyes.
For this look, I used my UD eyeshadow primer, Good Karma brush, and (obviously) my new Theodora Oz palette. The site format likes to shrink photos so, as usual, click to enlarge.
Start with naked lids -
Prime your eyelids and let the primer set for a couple seconds. I prefer UD but it’s up to you. UD’s shadows work well even w/o primer, but the product helps your shadow last longer and not crease. It also lightens your lid a little so colors pop more.
I like to highlight next. I swiped Broken along my brow bone and the inner corner of my eye.
Jealous is a dual-shade – the pot is split between light and dark pearl green shades. I wet my brush and applied the lighter shade on the inner half of my lid and along the inner half of the bottom lash line (which my lashes are hiding from you).
Spell is also a split pan – half dirty gold, half glittering black. I wet my brush and applied the golden shade to the other half of my lid.
Next up, the crease! The darker shade of Jealous is darker than the lighter shade it shares the pan with (obviously, right?), but isn’t as dark as I wanted it for this. I swept the black shade of Spell along the outer corner and crease of my eye and blended, then went back over it with the darker green of Jealous. Sneaky, sneaky.
Time for liner! The liner included in Theodora is Zero. I love me some black liner, but it can make your eye look smaller so I only use it on the outer halves of my top and bottom lids – that way it lines but doesn’t make your peepers look quite as small as it can if you line the whole shebang. After I lined with Zero, I smudged it some with the black shade in Spell and then curled my lashes and put on mascara.
Easy peasy! The end result, eyes open, with and without flash -
I don’t usually wear greens, but I just love something about this Jealous pan. Maybe because it makes me think of a mojito. And I’m liking the springtime smoky look. It’s not in your face, but still outside my usual eye looks. Maybe this is the start of some more adventurous shadowing for this girl? I mean, I do own the Vice Palette, so it’s entirely possible. Hmmm…
Have you snapped up your Oz palette yet and found some looks you love?