Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Rituals: Another Eye Look With Double Jade



I wasn't planning on showing a second eye look using the two mono eyeshadows that I have from Rituals - Jade Delight and Jade Jewel. However, I wore this look this past New Year's weekend, shot some pictures and thought, "Why not?".

You might think this look resembles the previous one that I showed when I first wrote about the Rituals Eyeshadows. In that first look, it was light-coloured on the inner corner of the eye, gradually darkening towards the outer corner. With this second look, the gradation flows vertically instead of horizontally: dark close to the lashline and slowly fading out towards the eyebrow. The end result is a darker, smokey look.

Rituals Mono Eye Shadows L: Jade Delight; R: Jade Jewel

I like to keep things simple, where possible. This second look was done using the exact same five products that I had used in the first look:

1. Applied Too Faced Shadow Insurance as eyeshadow base.
2. Applied the khaki brown shade of Jade Jewel all across the lid, from lash line to just above the eyelid fold. Stretched the colour to way beyond the outer corner. Added this colour too to the lower lid.
3. Applied the chartreuse colour of Jade Delight above Jade Jewel, blending slightly the two colours where they meet.


4. Thickly lined the eyes with GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Liner in Metallic Brass. Lined also the lower lid.
5. Curled lashes and applied three coats of GOSH Wonder Volume Mascara.

That's it! By the way, the eyeliners from GOSH are amazing, so they definitely deserve a separate feature that will be coming up soon.

More information: Rituals Cosmetics website.


One last reminder to enter the Rituals Cosmetics Makeup Giveaway, if you haven't already. The two mono eyeshadows used above are available as a duo eyeshadow called Double Jade, which is one of the featured prizes. Ends Thursday 6th January.

19 comments:

나니 said...

Love the dark color! So pretty!
MUCH LOVE to Gosh for making their Velvet Touch eyeliners! Haha xD They're amazing!

jv said...

Gorgeous! Really stunning look that you were able to achieve with only two shadows! I need way more help than that! x jeanie

The Beautifier said...

It looks awesome! your blending is just perfect! thanks for the easy step by step! xoxo

Pretty Lady said...

I really like this look! Those shadows are gorgeous.

alvira said...

Love it, it's so pretty

albastrikmik said...

it looks geogeos,i loke your eyes,the colour fits with them.

Witoxicity said...

@나니
I'm pleased you like this look. GOSH has certainly a great makeup collection. In fact, two thumbs up for Danish brands! :D

@jv
Thanks, Jeanie! Well, the eyeliner also helped to add depth to the mix of colours. Life is complicated enough, and that's why I like to keep the number of products to the minimum for eye looks. :)

@The Beautifier
Thank you, Sonali! Let's face it: You're such an expert with mixing and blending, you would have figured out straight away how I did it without even reading the step-by-step guide. :D

@Pretty Lady
I'm so pleased this look is to your liking. Thanks for dropping me a line! :)

@alvira
Thanks so much, alvira! :)

@albastrikmik
Thank you! I really like this colour combination. :)

DalaLuz said...

Looks great on you! Both colors are very pretty!

Witoxicity said...

@DalaLuz
Thank you for your kind words! :)

Mara (Itsura) said...

In love with this look. The bronze shade looks like Urban Decay's Smog too! :)

I hope you had an awesome new year!

raey said...

i like the way you have used jade jewel below the eyes as well..! :)

Witoxicity said...

@Mara
I really love these antique-like shades. I had a nice time ushering in the New Year, thanks. I hope yours was fun too, Mara! :)

@raey
I'm so glad you like this look, raey! :)

DinaXYYan said...

You blend the e/s really well! Love it :)

P.S.: I try to be back for commenting, your comment moderation might be spammed by me! :D

BellasUnhaseCia said...

Que lindo ficou!
beijos
....
That was beautiful!
kisses

Witoxicity said...

@Dina
Thank you so much, Dina! And don't worry. You're certainly not spamming. Heh heh! :D

@BellasUnhaseCia
Obrigada, my dear! :)

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

Nice, I love the color combo...gotta try it myself! Looks gorgeous on you :)

Witoxicity said...

@Anonymous
Will do. Thanks! :)

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thank you, Shivani! You can easily pull this off. You have such beautiful eyes! :)

Natalie Nguyen said...

The shadow casings kind of remind me of Shiseido's =)
Can't wait for your review on the GOSH liners as it's available to me where I am bwhaha.