If you have been a regular visitor to the blog you might recollect the post I wrote on how using different eye shadow bases opens up a whole new world of possibilities with your current stash of eyeshadows 🙂 (HERE)
Today I thought I’d share an eyelook I came up with while playing around with the golden and brown bases I have in my collection. I used a satin finish pink eyeshadow from a Smashbox holiday palette. I first covered the inner 2/3rd of my lid with the metallic gold eyeshadow base and applied the matte brown eyeshadow base on the outer 1/3rd of my lid and also pulled it into the crease a bit. Then all I did was use a nice big brush and apply the pink shadow all over the lid.
As you can see, the satin finish pink shadow was transformed into a metallic light pink in the inner 2/3 of the lid where I had laid down the metallic golden base. The outer corner looks more purple than pink due to the brown matte base. Overall, the final outcome looks like I used 2 different shadows 😛
Have you tried using multiple bases for creating an eyelook? If not..try it out!! Its fun I promise 😀
Hope your all having a great week so far! Lately I’ve been obsessed with altering the final look of an eyeshadow by experimenting with different bases. It is an interesting way to get new finishes and shades. The same shadow looks really different when used over a matte solid color base versus a metallic one! A matte shadow can become a shimmery shade with a metallic base and you get interesting duo chrome finishes when you put a metallic shadow on top of a contrasting metallic base…the combinations are endless and fun 😀
Here are some pics of my experiments with bases.. First lets take a look at what happens to a matte basic shadow when coupled with 2 different types of bases.
As you can see a simple matte beige shadow becomes a a purple mauve color with a brown base and a champagne/rose gold shade with a gold base. It is fun to change the undertone of a shadow by messing around with the base..don’t you think so ? 😉
In the case of this shimmery blue shadow, you can see that the brown base deepens and intensifies the blue (almost making it look matte) whereas the golden metallic base brings out the silver shimmer in the shadow more. I have seen many tutorials for smokey eyes where a black base is used to deepen and intensify the smokey shade on the lid 🙂
This last one is one of the reasons I got hooked to experimenting with bases. The original shadow is a metallic peacock blue green shadow which on top of the brown base looks like a brown- blue- green duo chrome metallic shadow. The snap above does not do this any justice ..it looks fabulous in person I promise 😀 The same shadow over a metallic gold base looks like a foil shadow or a very very intense metallic shadow. That is 3 very different shades you can get with just 1 eye shadow!!
Hopefully I’ve gotten you guys interested enough to experiment with bases and transform the shades your kind of bored with into something new 😀
Do let me know how your experiments with bases go!