Friday, 9 September 2011

Etos: Eye Look With Gold And Aubergine


I have quite a number of loose eyeshadows / eyeshadow pigments sitting idle and snuggly in my vanity drawer. Most of them were my own purchase and I keep wondering why I ever bought them if I so detest eyeshadow fallout! To add to the insanity, I bought a few more the other day! Hmph, it's ridiculous how I can't seem to talk sense to myself.

Anyway, the deed is done. It's time to show my loose eyeshadows some love. I just need to constantly hold a tissue under my eyes to catch the inevitable fallout (oh, I just need three hands, no biggie), or try applying them wet to minimise the fallout.

I know eyeshadow pigments are available from all sorts of brands these days but a couple of weekends ago, I bought some eyeshadow pigments at Etos (a Dutch drugstore chain). You see, I had received one, a beautiful blue-turqoise pigment, as a gift earlier, and so, I decided go check out the rest in the range. They were housed in cute little bottles and they came in a total of six different shades (five were really gorgeous, I thought). This bronzy gold one that I'm wearing here is one of them.


In this look, I paired it with an ashy purple/aubergine ELF Mineral Eyeshadow that has been lurking in my drawer for a couple of years.

I used:



Etos Eyeshadow Underbase
Etos Pure Pigments No. 102 - bronzy gold
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Royal - ashy aubergine
Inglot Duraline
GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Liner in Black Ink (reviewed here)
Teeez Full & Flirty Volume Mascara

Note: The mascara was kindly provided by Teeez Cosmetics and I have worn it in several previous eye looks. My verdict: For my short, sparse and stick-straight lashes, the Teeez Full & Flirty Volume Mascara doesn't do much except lengthen. There is hardly any volume but worst of all, it doesn't hold a curl. In fact, my pre-curled lashes were straightened as soon as I was done applying the mascara! I had to keep pushing my lashes up with the back of my finger. I'm not impressed.


You can already tell it's a very easy look. I used my newly acquired Etos Eyeshadow Underbase as an eyeshadow primer.

- Patted on the bronzy gold pigments with a dense eyeshadow brush.
- Applied the ashy aubergine eyeshadow in circular motions with a blending brush.
- Mixed the ashy aubergine eyeshadow with Duraline (to make it liquid) and lined the outer two-thirds of the lash line.
- Did the same with Duraline for the outer half of the lower lash line.
- Tightlined with the black pencil eyeliner.
- Curled lashes and applied two coats of mascara.


You should know that I still had bits of pigments on my cheeks despite my three-handed tissue juggle.

10 comments:

rock-or-not said...

So funny!!
I have the same makeup with purple instead of the brown!

Paulina said...

gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous eye look. I Love the contrast of these beautiful colors.

Have a great weekend, Nicole x

Shop N' Chomp said...

<3 the gold and aubergine combo =D I'm pretty klutzy so I avoid loose e/s entirely. Yeah, is it too much to ask for 3 hands?! ;)

Witoxicity said...

@rock-or-not
This is an ashy dark purple, so that would mean that we were wearing just about the same eye look! :D

@Paulina
Thanks! :)

@Nicole
Thank you very much, Nicole! You too, my dear, have a great weekend! :D

@Shop N' Chomp
I hear you. Well, since I already have them, I figured I should put them to good use. Finally. :P

Anonymous said...

Glamorous Gold! ;) Great look.

There are some gorgeous eyeshadow pigments out there, lots of beautiful colors, but I don't like the fallout either.

"KTee" xx

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Thank you, KTee. Heh heh, I'm glad I'm not alone with this fallout gripe. :P

Cynthia Z said...

The two look so good together. So perfect on your skin tine. I must check out these ELF Mineral eyeshadows.

♥xx♥

Vonvon said...

Gold and aubergine, I just have to look and comment! Nice combo!

Witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
Thanks, Cynthia. :)

@Vonvon
Thank you, Vonvon! I'm glad you like this pairing. :)