Rusted Navy

In my head, deep red looks gorgeous with navy, especially when the shades have a little metallic/frosted finish to them. To try out my theory, I picked up a couple of inexpensive shades from NYX:
This is Rust. Online, it looks much redder in the pictures, so I was quite disappointed when I opened the package and saw that it's actually more orange than red.
This is Frosted Ocean, a very pretty navy shade, but not as deep as the pictures show online. Online shopping can be very disappointing sometimes. But hey, I forged on and tried the combo
To start, I brushed Rust all over my primed lid. To brighten up the insides of my eyes, I used a shimmery white shadow (Zephyr from UD). Then I drew a v-shape along the outside of my eyes using Frosted ocean and an eyeliner brush. To finish, I ran a blending brush through the harsh edges.
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18 comments:

  1. I think it looks really good - even if the shades weren't as rich as they seemed online (hate it when that happens!).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  2. I like how you can take intense shades like this and make them look soft and wearable and nice. I do so much with in your face shades and hard edges that "wearable" isn't totally a cakewalk for me lol. Sucks they weren't as pigmented as you'd hoped, I am really hit or miss with NYX. I won't even buy their stuff online any more.

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  3. it looks great! i can never do eye shadow. i just wish i can have the look i had on my wedding day for every time i need to put on make up. i'm terrible at it.

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  4. Actually, I just pinned a look on Scarlett Johansson that combines a nice copper and a deep navy! Was going to try it today. I like your variation - too bad the shadows aren't so pigmented, that makes it hard.

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  5. Too bad about the pigmentation! But awesome colour combo on you!

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  6. Am I the only person yet to try NYX cosmetics? I feel like I need to jump on it. Their pigments seem to be excellent!

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  7. Came out gorgeous anyway!
    Actually, I like blurple/orange combination a lot! Wearing blue eyeshadow kinda enables me to wear coral/orange shades more easily.

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  8. Hey that's a great idea, rust and navy. Such a contrasting duo, I like to try them too! The pigmentation of these NYX shadows are a little disappointing, I would love for the colours to be more intense.

    Fang Ting

    ftashion

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  9. Genius color palette, Laura! Goodlordy! Whenever I try to blend shadows like that it looks like mud. Also, your skin is perfection.
    xoxox, Lar

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  10. nice! i would love to incorporate some color...but it takes practice on my single lids :(

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  11. I love that combo! I think it looks really gorgeous. A bit more orange as you saw but nonetheless it still occupies nicely on your lids :)

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  12. Amazing, your skin and makeup looks flawless, airbrushed beautiful! I want to actually try this brand eye shadows, because the metallic copper colour still looks nice to me! :)

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  13. very pretty make up! love seeing this on your blog


    P.S. sorry for being absent like.. forever. :) missed you

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  14. That combo looks really nice! Love how good you are at blending shadows!

    --Jan

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  15. nyx has some great shadows. i like them best in the singles, like these.

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  16. Great look! I love these shades!

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  17. It's really pretty doll!! It's always annoying when shades don't come out as strong as they look. But, it does look gorgeous on you :) xx

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