Saturday, 7 August 2010

Bright Future - Yellow Eyeshadow

Who wears yellow eyeshadow? Odds are, not many people. Whilst I wear purples and greens quite confidently, yellow can be overwhelming and scary.

My theory for wearing a scary bright colours is:

  • Stick to one bright colour - No rainbow business!
  • Tone it down with brown.

The yellow I used is Mac 'Bright Future' from the 'Style Warrior' collection, it's a veluxe pearl and has a subtle undertone of gold. I teamed it with Mac 'Bronze'. Below are some swatches...

Wearable? For me yes, I did go out in public with it. I like this look as you don't immediately see the yellow, it's only when I blink or look down, which makes it quite 'safe'.


Here is the order I did look in:

  • Nars 'Smudgeproof eyeshadow base' as primer
  • Mac 'Bright Future' e/s on eyelid.
  • Mac 'Bronze' e/s on the outer corner and blended into crease.
  • Urban Decay 'Bourbon' 24/7 pencil on upper lashline and waterline.
  • Benefit 'Eye bright' to highlight.
  • L'oreal Voluminous mascara.

With such a unique colour on my eyes, I wanted nude lips. I used YSL Rouge Volupte #2 (Sensual Silk), I think a darker brown would have looked nice too. I kept my cheeks bare with just a little bit of Chanel Bronze Universel. I did take photos of the full look but they were blurry, I am very anti blurry! :(

On another note, I removed the insert from one of my Mac palettes, and I fit 26 instead of 15 which is brilliant as I'm always trying to save space. I have also noticed this way that the colours really jump out and I can see the difference in all of them, as they are so close to each other.


Will you ever wear yellow eyeshadow? If so, how will you wear it?

45 comments:

LaaLaa Phoenix Monroe said...

I have yellows & a lot of yellow based golds and I either wear the bright ones alone & the golds with browns also.

I think it really suits you :)

Muhsine said...

@LaaLaa Thanks hun, I would love to see your collection, I'm sure you have lots of fun colours, I love brights! X

Rosa Adores... said...

yellow looks lovely on you.
you really pull it off :)
I like how this look is toned down to make it really wearable. xxx

Get Gawjus! said...

It looks so wearable on your eyes hun! I would defo pull it off if applied like you did :)

sonidlo said...

Looks perfect. It would be fine if you showed your whole face at the end of the post :)

Hinna said...

You've done a lovely job of making yellow appropriate and subtle. I don't think I would ever wear it on my eyes though. I have so much yellow in my skin, that I think it would really wash me out xxx

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

Wow...that look is stunning!
I sometimes wear yellow eyeliner!
I do a line of purple and then on top a line of yellow. I know it sounds odd but it looks really cool!
I also do some cut crease looks with yellows and purple...more for party times and for when you are in the mood for it. XXX

socialitedreams said...

I have yellow eyeshadow just like i have practically every other shade because I don't go for boring neutrals. I'd wear it however my mood strikes that day, maybe in a kaleidescope effect

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Lici said...

I use it in the summertime..!!!(excuse my english...).
With black eyeliner!

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

very beautiful combination.

Lydia said...

Very beautiful combination, and I do wear yellow e/s, as my eyes are greenish blue and it really suit on my eyes.

I have yet to try a matte yellow though, I'll let you know how it goes ;)

And I agree with you: NO RAINBOW BUSINESS!!!

Amina said...

i have yellows but never actually wore them. Getting ideas now :)

Robyn said...

I wear matte yellow on occasion, usually something along the lines of Beyonce's makeup in the telephone video. A little bit of brown in the crease tones it down nicely, but its still a very yellow look. But I wear neons, so maybe I'm not the best person to ask!

FuschiaRose said...

Lovely look! How did you pop out the insert in your MAC eye shadow palette?

glitteryeyesxx said...

Very nice look! I myself have never worn yellow as an eyeshadow. But I think this color really complements your eyes---and brings out the golden flecks in them! Great look, hun =)

Kristen said...

I love yellow eye shadow! In fact I think it's the opposite of scary, as long as you dont go over board. Live a little!

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Yuki said...

I wear a lot of yellows ^^ well, yellow-golds to be exact.

dani@callitbeauty said...

i've never tried yellow eyeshadow in a wearable look before, thanks for the idea!

also, your lashes are gorgeous! i'm jealous :p

have a great weekend!

-dani
http://callitbeauty.blogspot.com/

Ebru said...

Looks very pretty! :) You know I love bright colors and wear them even not toned down :) But this is a great way for those who don't like it as much as I do! You did a great thing by removing the partition thing on your palette, I did it a while back and couldn't be more pleased! How many more palettes can I have?! I wish they came magnetized though! Guess I could always get a Z palette..

Muhsine said...

@FuschiaRose I used my tweezers :)

Muhsine said...

Yay, I'm grateful for your comments and glad I have inspired some of you, thanks for all of your sweet words. xx

Ring My Bell said...

You just killed me with 'no rainbow business'!!! I said it to a makeup artist when she was doing my eyes just the other day!

Lucy @ LIGHTS said...

I couldn't do it myself as my skin is so yellow toned in the first place, but it looks beautiful on you!

VampiressDoll said...

The colours really make your eye colour pop! Beautiful lashes too. x

hannah said...

i have bright future and am never sure how to wear it without it looking ott, so thanks :D i'm going to try this tomorrow.

Sibel said...

I love pairing bright future with nars night clubbing (gold black).... but now i have to try to use it with bronze eyeshadow! You look beautiful as always!!!

Blusherine said...

i bought "going bananas" from the new "dare to wear" collection and i had been wondering how to make it work. i like your take on yellow! my boyfriend, however, will look horrified when I look down and the yellow will be visible on my lid... :o))

Jean said...

I have Going Bananas (which is now back in the Dare to Wear collection) from the C-Shock collection that came out 3 years ago. Sometimes when I am in the mood for a great burst of color on the eyes I use it on the inner corner with a peachier color on the outer half and add some winged out black liner. I keep everything else simply and keep the "sunshine" in my eyes. Its great for those gray days too!

Supergirl said...

Definately wearable:)

maphi said...

i'll probably wear it for a fancy dress as im one of those people who get easily scared of over the top bright eyes

Tali said...

I think its a very wearable color as long as its balanced. I wear it quite a bit.. it makes my eyes look more amber!. Looks great on you hon.. i like the way you combined it with the subtle line of bronze.. very nice mix!! xxx

Schnelle Couture said...

that shade looks pretty with your eye color. i don't think I could pull it off but I love wearing gold tones. Great idea for the palette! Did you put a magnetic strip down or glue them in?

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Muhsine said...

@Tali Thanks, I would love to see how you wear yellow! x

@Schnelle Couture Mac palettes are already magnetised, I always get pan form eyeshadows which already have megnets under them, win win :) x

bea xox said...

That looks gorgeous! I still wouldnt have the gutts to use yellow no matter how much i toned it down with a brown.. looks lovely on you xxx

Andi said...

I will wear yellow shadow now! You made this look sizzle. Love the pairing with bronze. Plus your skin tone is so perfect for a little splash of color--lucky lady!!
xo

Rakhshanda said...

THAT PALETTE LOOKS GREAT.I NEVER BOUGHT IT.MUST

Rakhshanda said...

THAT PALETTE LOOKS GREAT.I NEVER BOUGHT IT.MUST

So Very Fabulous said...

I actually got Bright Future somewhat recently, but haven't worn it as yet because I wasn't sure what to pair it with. Well, that and the fact that I get too many new things too often and it sometimes takes me a while to get around to trying anything. I'm completely guilty of using the same things over and over and neglecting new beauties. But that's another story.

I love how you paired it with Bronze, I will have to try that combo!

Abicoco said...

I don't have a lot of yellow but i think mixed with a dark a brown or a bronze it's very wearable and beautiful on my dark skin!

Abicoco said...

I don't have a lot of yellow but i think mixed with a dark a brown or a bronze it's very wearable and beautiful on my dark skin!

blakleyla said...

OMG I love it!!! Looks so good on you ;) I might try it but I don't know if I could pull it off!!!!!!!!

Flutura Whispers said...

I loved your post Muhsine. Thank you. I love wearing yellow/gold on my eye lids with a deep turquoise just beneath the lower lash line - really summary and pretty esp if you team it with some turquoise earrings :) xx

tina_mbc said...

Beautiful look Muhsine! :)
Very wearable look, brown is always great to tone down those bright yellows, but my peronal favourite is a darker brown/grey shade, it makes it even smokier, which I love! Give it a go and let me know what u think!

xx

Melissa said...

I love the look, I never thought yellow could look so pretty on your eyes!! Don't think I can pull off this look though, I have blue eyes...You have such pretty eyes! ~X~

andrea said...

I absolutely LOVED this post!! I am a new follower, and I have been wanting to wear yellow shadow for so long!! I am not sure how it will look on my skin, I'm very white!! lol, but I am definitely going to try mixing with brown.
I love your blog!! :)