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Pale gold sparkly Christmas eyes, demonstrated by Jessica Alba
Fri, 17 December 2010 10:28AM
It’s official, Primps: Jessica Alba has caused me to go gaga over pale gold eye shadow. She’s pretty powerful like that. And might I say, I’m pretty impressed with her timing. It is Christmas after all, and we all love a little shimmery makeup to crank the festive spirit into overdrive, don’t we? Damn sparkly tinsel we do.
Despite showing off that new ‘do she tweeted about earlier this week, my eyes were focused solely on her lovely gold peepers at the Little Fockers Premiere in New York on December 15th. Check them out:
OK, so I’m a little jealous of how amazing this shadow looks on her ridonkulously bronzed skin (I am getting a Naked Tan spray tan tonight, though, so I won’t be a massive whitey for too much longer. Awesome), but because the hue is soft – it’s more white gold than bold yellow gold – it’s safe to say it will look fabulous on all skin tones. Thank goodness.
And before we get into the how-to deets, here’s a zoomie-innie shot for you:
You’ll notice from this shot that the gold shadow has been focused more on the inner v’s than the whole eye. In fact, there isn’t even a speckle of shimmer on the outer corners of the eyes. There is a matte taupe shadow, though, along with dark brown eye liner, both of which have been taken across the outer edges of the eye lid and underneath the lash line, too. Doing this balances out the eye makeup, and helps open up Jess’ peepers at the same time. It also stops the gold shadow from gaining too much momentum, preventing Jess from looking like a gold tinsel ball threw up on her face. Nifty trick, huh? And quite obviously, she got loads of mascara on, possibly even falsies. But for a fluttery effect minus the falsie application process, try Revlon’s Grow Luscious Mascara, $21.95. It certainly works a treat on my stumpy lashes.
But if you’re after a lovely gold shimmery shadow to rival JA’s, you should totally try one these:
Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Gold Dust, $44
BYS Shimmer Powder Cube in Gold Mine, $4.95
Do you love the pale gold eye shadow look, too?
Is it something you’d wear?
Do you enjoy cranking out the shimmery makeup come Christmas time?
Posted by: Cherie Herrmann