LOTW: A Soft but Bright Bit of Color Along Your Lower Lids

Who knew a pop of purple could be so subtle?
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Who knew a pop of purple could be so subtle?

I rarely ever wear shadow or liner on my lower lash line anymore because it makes my eyes water and burn pretty intensely at times. Recently, though, I’ve been trying to make small variations on my more neutral or everyday looks to shake things up a bit and thought, what better way to do it than to add a little lower lash line color?

The arsenal, L to R: MAC Amber Lights, MAC Antiqued, Makeup Geek Wisteria, mixture of Makeup Geek Blush in Spellbound and MAC Blush in Gingerly, NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna, and NYX Lip Liner in Rose.

The arsenal, L to R: MAC Amber Lights, MAC Antiqued, Makeup Geek Wisteria, mixture of Makeup Geek Blush in Spellbound and MAC Blush in Gingerly, NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna, and NYX Lip Liner in Rose.

To start I apply a shimmery bronze shadow all over the mobile lid with a stiff blending brush. 

I love wearing this shade all over the lid!

I love wearing this shade all over the lid!

With the clean side of the same brush, I apply a metallic warm gold shade to just the center of the lid. 

The gold in the center makes the eyes pop a bit more.

The gold in the center makes the eyes pop a bit more.

With a fluffy blending brush and a nude shadow, I blend out the shadows just above the crease. 

Using a gel line and a fine liner brush, I create a thick wing along the upper lash line and add a couple of coats of mascara. 

To finish the eye look off, I take a dusty lavender shadow on a pencil brush and line my lower lash line.

I usually go for brighter or darker colors on the lower lash line but I like that this is softer!

I usually go for brighter or darker colors on the lower lash line but I like that this is softer!

I went over the gel liner with black shadow to set it.

I went over the gel liner with black shadow to set it.

After I apply my foundation and concealer, I filled in my brows with a dark chocolate eyeshadow and added some color to my cheeks with a mixture of soft pink and warm nude blush. 

For the lips I applied the NYX Lip Liner in Rose all over the lips (also lining them carefully) and then topped them with NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna.

Subtle but just a touch different!

Subtle but just a touch different!

Here are the looks that I was loving from last week:

What do you do when you want to mix up your look? What are your favorite colors to wear on the lower lash line? Let me know in the comments below or hit me up on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; don’t forget to tag @xovain and #xoLOTW!