Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Silver Eyes

If you have read my blog semi-regularly, you know that I'm all about a sexy bronzy or antique gold eye. I decided to try out a silver look. Because it's a cool tone, sometimes it has the effect of making my eyes look like I have an eczema outbreak. My skin takes to the warm bronzes/gold easier. The irony, I own and wear more silver jewelry than gold.

I wanted to try the silver pigment, from the Crushed Metallic stackable pigment quad of MAC's Surf Baby collection.

It just looks a bit much - yes, perhaps I should have used a lighter hand but I have a feeling I would have added more just because that's the way I am. In the crease I added a soft gold brown (MAC Soba) and I layered a black with red shimmer (MAC Smut) on top of Soba and the outer V. I complete with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and layers of Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir.

L to R:
Silver pigment (Crushed Metallic Pigment - MAC, Surf Baby collection)
MAC Soba
MAC Smut

By the end of the night, the area around my eyes looked irritated and I also looked 10 yrs older. It may take further convincing and experimentation to make this work. In the past I have worn silvers that have bordered on the cool bluish, gray side and that has worked. I guess I just can't pull of that Reynold's Wrap foil silver.

Do any of you guys love wearing bold silver shadows? Any suggestions?


  1. Omg that silver is amazing! *-* I'm loving Soba and Smut too. <3

    Very pretty. =)

  2. Thanks JC - not sure how I feel about this silver pigment.

  3. How pretty is that silver? It really pops on my monitor, I can only imagine how gorg it looks in real life!!! I'm sorry it didn't work out for you, but I think it looks good.

  4. Aw thanks HDTM! I'll give it another shot - maybe I'll layer it (lightly) on top of another shadow.