October 23, 2011

Wearing Blush As An Eyeshadow

Feeling very bored with my usual browns, taupes and greys I decided I needed a brighter eyeshadow. I decided I needed peach! But not wanting to spend money on a peach shadow and then throwing it aside if it didn't suit me, I thought the best way to experiment is by using a peach blush... on my eyes!


Hello peach blush by Arcancil!
This blush is from a French brand Arcancil, in colour Mlle Friponne. I bought it last year when we were traveling in Europe, and never really wore it. I don't know why really, I mean look at how gorgeous it is!

At first I found it incredibly bright, but after a couple of hours the shock of having bright peach lids wore off and I really really liked it. Even my husband noticed that my eye makeup was different and commented on how nice it looked. Huh, who knew men noticed such things.

Also, because I have hooded lids when my eyes are open you can't see the colour that much, it's only when I look down that the brightness is obvious. 


How I wore it
Eyeshadow primer - Australis
Lid - Arcancils peach blush in Mlle Friponne
Crease - Too Faced Erotica from Natural Eye Palette
Highlight - UD Virgin
Liner - Maybelline Gel Liner in Blackest Black
Mascara - L'Oreal 4D Lash Architect in Black

Rest of the face
Illamasqua SkinBase foundation - #8
MAC MSF Powder - Light Medium
Arcancil Blush - Mlle Friponne
Inglot lipstick - #104
Nails - Barry M Pink Flamingo


Have you ever worn blush as an eyeshadow?

39 comments :

  1. Absoltuely gorgeous Lilit! I'm actually really surprised at how stunning it looks! Totally trying this sometime soon!

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  2. Oh, I LOVE this! I've worn blush as eyeshadow once or twice, but I usually shy away from it. Sensitive eyes! :P

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  3. I love how it matches your earrings! Blush as eyeshadow rocks

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  4. Looks awesome, I love how you tied it in with the rest of your makeup, very summery!
    Grace xx

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  5. Anni - you totally should try it, I can just see you rocking it my lipstick loving sista!

    Rae - Thanks! I did worry about whether it's suitable to be worn on lids, but so far so good.

    Jen - My favourite earrings, courtesy of Diva 2009. LOL

    Grace - he he, yeah I was a bit matchy matchy, but with the warmer weather here only brights would satisfy me!

    Lilit
    xo

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  6. that is such a pretty blush. As you know I obsess with peach blushes! So nice as an e/s too...clever girl!
    X

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  7. Omg! Why have I not thought of that?!
    I've been looking for the perfect peach colour for ageees!
    The shade looks great on you!

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  8. This look completely brightens up your complexion! You look gorgeous! You've inspired me to try something similiar :)

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  9. I've never had a peach blush that colour, but after seeing this one I might go find one.. It's simply gorgeous!

    This looks awesome :)
    xx

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  10. How lovely! And I especially love the orange earrings to match, beautiful!

    I've worn Bare Minerals blush in Fruit Cocktail before as an eyeshadow. It's shocking pink and fun to experiment with!

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  11. totally cute! What a fab idea, I am busting out the blush right now to try this out! xxx

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  12. I like the close up detailed shot, very pretty !! ;)

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  13. I never really thought about using blush like that but my mind is already working out which ones I could try it with

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  14. Lilit, you look amazing as always! I love how creative you are! xx

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  15. Mercedes - your blush collection is just to die for, die for i tells you!

    arsyparsy - it's really similar in colour to Tarte Tipsy, it's a gorgeous colour isn't it?

    Rachel - yeay, try it! You'll love it!

    Gianna - it's a gorgeous colour, it's very similar to Tarte Tipsy. I can't think of any other dupes though, so hope you find something similar.

    Laura - ooh that would look amazing against your skintone, I love the idea of the shocking pink lids.

    Dib Dabs - Cool, try it, you'll love it!

    Diana - thanks hun.

    Lilit
    xo

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  16. Angie - I was just bored babe, not THAT creative! xo

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  17. Gaelle - cool, you totally should try it! Feel free to link back here, I'd love to see what you come up with!
    xo

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  18. That looks gorgeous! I want that blush it's such a nice colour. It's always fun to mix things up every now and then!

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  19. What a beautiful blush Lilit! I've heard of blush being used as shadow but I've never tried it myself. The farthest I've gone is wearing a highlighter on my eyes but that's not really adventurous - I think I should get out of my comfort zone because it really does look gorgeous on you!

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  20. THIS.IS.BEAUTIFUL. *wheezes* I am totally going to steal it! I've tried wearing blushes as eyeshadows recently, and just used MAC Dollymix in my crease on Saturday! :)

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  21. Wow Lilit I love what you did!
    Your cheeks always look gorgeous x

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  22. hey u r lookng cute with peach

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  23. love the look, such pretty colours!!

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  24. Such a pretty colour! I can't believe I have never thought about doing this before! x

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  25. oh wow i love that color. it looks so pigmented!

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  26. The blush as eyeshadow thing doesn't typically work for me: I find that a lot of blushes blend to become too sheer for use as eyeshadow.

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  27. I love how your earrings match, adorable!

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  28. wow the blush-shadow looks absolutely gorgeous ... :)

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  29. Thanks for all your comments ladies, you should definitely try this if you're after a bright eyed look.

    VijiiS - I used an eyeshadow primer to make the colour stick on the lid better and look more pigmented, otherwise it was too sheer on the lid.

    Lilit
    xo

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  30. This look is so fun! :) Coral is so your color!

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  31. <3 LOVE

    I adore this shade as an eyeshadow. I'm always looking for a similar eyeshadow shade and yes, have sometimes resorted to using a blush. <3 Perfect!

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  32. This is such a great idea, Lilit! You look gorgeous :)

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  33. wow this is sooo beautiful! gonna have to try this one out! Xo

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  34. stunning look!!! That blush color is phenomenal, and so is the lipstick and the earrings!!! LOVE

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  35. yup, i've worn bright red Exhibit A blush by nars as an eyeshadow. love multitasking :)

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  36. How did I not see this post the first time around...? I LOVE coral and peach, and will DEFINITELY be trying this. I have the same earrings, too!

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  37. Your makeup is really gorgeous, pops very well against your skin. May I ask what lip stain you're wearing?

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