Neapolitan Ice Cream Eyes: A Sweet Tricolor Look

I haven’t yet been able to find Neapolitan vegan ice cream, so I’m translating my love for it into my eyeshadow.
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I haven’t yet been able to find Neapolitan vegan ice cream, so I’m translating my love for it into my eyeshadow.

I’m a huge fan of ice cream. Vegan ice cream, real ice cream, sorbet, gelato, froyo: you name it, I love it! Though my veganism does limit me at times, I have found a ton of delicious flavours and brands that I can eat, and I even bought a soft serve ice cream machine to play around with. 

The only ice cream I still feel really deprived of however, is Neapolitan.

Neapolitan is such a classic. I love the three colours together, and the sweet mixture the three flavours take on when combined in one spoonful. 

I haven’t yet been able to find Neapolitan vegan ice cream (though I could try making my own, I suppose), but I’m still holding out hope. Until that fateful day, I’m translating my love for Neapolitan ice cream into my eyeshadow.

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A few weeks ago I was using my Too Faced Natural Eyes palette, and it hit me: the three main colours are chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry (well, technically they’re Heaven, Silk Teddy and Nudie, but close enough). I decided to test out the look on my eyelids. 

First, I covered my lids in a thin layer of Too Faced Glitter Glue, a sticky primer that helps colours show up bolder and less powdery.

I imagined I was dividing my eye into three parts (vanilla, strawberry, chocolate), and applied the shadows as close to those imaginary lines as possible. I applied Heaven to the inner corners of my eye, and my lower lashes. For both the upper and lower lashes, 

I also went over my lower lash line with a white Anna Sui eyeliner pencil to really make the white pop.

I added Silk Teddy next, starting where the creamy off-white shadow ended on both the top and bottom lash line, and filling in the entire middle section of my eyelid. 

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On the lower lash line, I used a slightly damp angle brush to create an eyeliner-like effect.

Finally, I added the chocolate (my personal favourite part of the ice cream equivalent). 

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I opted for Chocolate Martini, a slightly darker brown in the palette with tiny bits of gold glitter in it. I filled in the corners of my eye, careful not to blend the line between “chocolate” and “strawberry” too much. 

To finish it off, I went over the “chocolate” near my upper and lower lashes with an Urban Decay liner pencil in Bourbon.

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Has your makeup ever been inspired by a food? What would you choose?