My New Obsession: Duochrome Shadows

Hey, Everybody!

I know it has been forever since I've posted a blog post!  I have been super busy (that is a good thing) and my blog got a little lonely over here. :(

Well I am back! And I am really excited about this post because it has me starting a new makeup obsession: Duochrome shadows!  Duochrome shadows are basically colors that shift into another shade, depending upon how you apply them.  They can be worn wet, dry, or over a dark or light base. You decide how you want to wear them and how intensely you want the color shift.

Duochrome shadows are not new.  Nope.  They've been around for a while.  Why am I so interested in them at the moment?  BECAUSE THEY ARE GORGEOUS!  It's like being sprinkled in magical fairy dust! :)  It's just what I am in the mood for!

Before I get into the look, I will tell you that I got this shadow on Etsy (I love to support handmade cosmetics!).  This particular shadow came from Russia, and although it is gorgeous, the shipping took a really long time and it was rather pricey.  Having said that... I am glad I made the purchase, and let's check it out!
 




As you can see, this shadow has a light purple base with a TURQUOISE interference.  When worn over a light base, the purple is more apparent.  When worn over a black base, the turquoise is the dominant color.  The twinkle on this shadow is amazing and a bit tricky to photograph.  But trust me, it's there! :)

For this look, I used Nyx Jumbo pencil in Yogurt (shimmery pinky-beige) as my base. So the purple was more obvious, but the green still lightly popped out.  It is an eye catching color!!

Let me tell you about the rest of the look!


EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt to lid and lower lash line
♥ Nyx Shadow in Immaculate (matte vanilla shade) from brow to crease
♥ Sigil Inspired Duochrome Shadow in Fairy Dragonfly Pond Spirit to lid, and lower lash line
♥ Urban Decay Shadow in Factory (plum brown) to crease
♥ Urban Decay Shadow in Burnout (soft shimmery pink) above crease
♥ Urban Decay Shadow in Blackheart (plum black) to our V and crease
♥ Black eyeliner to lash and waterline
♥ Black Mascara
♥ Red cherry Lashes in 217's


FOUNDATION & BLUSH:

♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120
♥ Maybelline Pressed Powder in Cameo
♥ Ulta Blush in Adore


LIPS:

♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in Ceto
♥ Nyx Round Lipgloss in Whipped


There you have it!  A fun way to wear daring shadow.  This might even be daytime wearable for some of us :)

Since this is my new current obsession, don't be alarmed if you see more duochromes popping up on Vanity and Vodka ☺

Do you have a favorite duochrome??  Please let me know so I know where to shop next! ☺


Thank you so much for stopping by. I truly love it when you do!

xoxo,
Colleen

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8 comments

  1. Omg that looks so pretty!!! And how awesome that it can be worn differently!

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    1. Thanks, girl!! I know!! What's not to love??

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  2. This is stunning! You should try Shiro Cosmetics for more duochromes or Illamasqua static pigment :)
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    1. Those are great suggestions! I will most definitely try them, thank you!!

      Absolutely! xoxo!! New follower!

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  3. I've been loving my red cherry #747s lashes the more natural false lash look. But I'm in love with the look of your lashes, do you think that these are too much for going to a wedding? Or should I stick with my #747s?

    I do love the look of this purplely shadow! No wonder you love it!

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    1. I adore the 747s! They are lovely and super comfy! The 217's are a bit more dramatic, so if you are feeling up to the attention, give them a try :-)

      Thank you so much for stopping by, and your kind words. Have a beautiful day!

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