Summery Eye Makeup: Matte or Metal, Pastel’s the Thing…

Ginnifer Goodwin's matte pastel eye makeup

Ginnifer Goodwin's matte pastel eye makeup

As the summer issues of the fashion glossies hit the stands, we’re thinking about all the summery makeup we’re seeing at movie premieres and celeb events, and one look that stood out was the flip sides of the same coin – as pastel teal/seafoam green, done in a bright matte on Ginnifer Goodwin at The Met Costume Ball, and on Jena Malone in a shimmery wash at the premiere of her film Sucker Punch.

Ginnifer Goodwin “hit the matte” at the 2011 Met gala with nary a bit of glitter or shimmer in her opaque eye makeup, all the better to set off her jade gown and turquoise-and-jade jewels. You can create the same intense pastel opacity with colorOn’s Key West instant eye shadow, from the Eye Envy Tropics Variety Kit. The gradient light to deep teal should be used from above the crease down to the lash line, concentrated in the inner corners and below the lash line as well, and set with our matte Get Set! Setting Powder #1. It’s a bold look, so stick with a strong, groomed brow and keep the rest of the face bare of all but the most minimal concealer, cream blush and nude gloss.

Jena Malone's metallic pastel eye makeup

Jena Malone's metallic pastel eye makeup

At the other end of the reflective spectrum is Jena Malone’s chromatic seafoam eye makeup. A much less dramatic look, it can be achieved by using colorOn’s Camera Ready instant eye makeup from the lid up above the crease to the brow bone below well-defined brows. Camera Ready is a glittery prismatic combination of reflective sapphire shading to platinum to crushed mint for a wash of…seafoam, especially when set with our shimmery Get Set! Setting Powder #2. This more subtle wash of eye color allows for more color on the face, like this pale pink shimmer on the cheeks and lips.

Remember, we’re offering free shipping for the entire month of May, so grab up a collection of looks from our 78 different colorOn instant eye shadow applicators, or one of our pre-packaged Variety Kits and you’re set for summer. You can find the looks above not only in the Variety Kits, but in the Custom Kits where you can mix and match to your heart’s content. You’re ready, set, go…for anything!

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