I just got hold of the most outrageous canary yellow pigment that begged and pleaded with me to be turned into a pressed eyeshadow. How could I say no? Here's my 2013 Spring-themed eyeshadow color palette.
Spring Chicken Yellow?
Yellow makes (caucasian) skin look sallow! (I hear you thinking)
And I agree.
Yellow can be a very useful color on skin, so there is a method (well, actually, 2 methods) to this yellow madness, and I'm going to share them with you.
1. The Concealer Method
Yellow is the perfect color for concealing reddish imperfections on light skin. Apply yellow over a reddish spot or area and watch it disappear magically (I kid you not). A layer of foundation on top (which may not even be necessary for smaller spots) completes the magic.
2. The Mixing Method
Some people apply eyeshadow 'straight up' from an eyeshadow palette, and that's absolutely fine. However, if you – like me – are physically incapable of using just one color straight from the palette, you invariably create a 100% personal shade every time you apply eye shadow. For color-mixing addicts, yellow delivers all kinds of surprises and delights.
Like this one: blend yellow with charcoal to create the shimmery-yet-subtle shade of olive/army/grey-green you see in the middle.
Now excuse me while I see how many other shades this palette will produce.
Making Your Own Make-up is Easier Than You May Think
Check the how to page for a list of my make-up how to's, many of which have links to ingredient and container suppliers in both Europe and North America.
Do you have a favorite way of mixing eyeshadow colors?