Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Video: 5 True Blue Eyeshadows

Live version of the original post 5 True Blue Eyeshadows :) Complete with swatches!  And I am totally working on getting better with the timing of these.

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11 thoughts on “Video: 5 True Blue Eyeshadows

  1. Amanda

    This is FANTASTIC! Love this idea Christine! Thank you for putting in all the hard work you do. Buying Freshwater this week!!! Lol.

  2. I just picked up Freshwater and it is so amazing! I would love to see you do videos for the following shades as well : Chartreuse (I know you love these, I just picked up Inglot AMC 59 and Lucky green and looking for more!), Eggplant Purples and Teals. Thank you!

  3. Amy P

    LOVE the video format for “5 ways”, please keep doing these! Here are some ideas…
    -Different methods/products to achieve the same look, like “5 ways: winged/cat liner”. You could show a liquid, gel, pencil, eyeshadow, and the funny Dior stick-ons.
    -“If you like ___ but don’t want ___.” Addressing common product issues by calling out 5 great products that don’t have that problem. Examples: “If you like highlighters but don’t want emphasized pores” (Guerlain Parure de Nuit) or “If you like dark, smoky eyeshadow but don’t want fallout/smudging.” (Armani Eyes to Kill #2)
    -Pairings/combos! This is the biggest one for me, because I want to get more mileage out of my stuff and prefer simple looks (I RARELY use more than 2 eyeshadows at a time). I do enjoy seeing looks that use a ton of products on blogs and Youtube, but almost never actually try them out. You could pick one nude lipstick like Viva Glam V and pair it with one lipgloss, lip liner, pigment, etc per “way”. Or you could choose a blush and combine it with different contours, bronzers, and highlighters. So for example, for “5 ways: Taupe Eyeshadow” you could take MAC Satin Taupe and do pairings like: ST + Shroom e/s, ST + Cranberry e/s, ST + Painterly paint pot, ST + Urban Decay Binge eyeliner, ST + Sugarpill Junebug loose powder. It might sound too basic to a makeup guru, but that kind of post would be so helpful!

    • Thank you for your amazing suggestions, Amy!

      Is that 2 eyeshadows INCLUDING a highlight?

      I used to do “5 Ways to Wear” (that is actually how 5 Ways started, since 5 Ways doesn’t REALLY make sense when it’s 5 Blue Eyeshadows, etc. now), but truthfully, I rarely am able to wear something five times! I’m happy to offer suggestions, but readers always wanted to see the suggestions in action – and that’s where I ran into time problems. Would suggestions still be helpful?

      • Amy P

        Hi Christine, thanks for replying! 😀

        I have hooded eyes, so one blended color and one highlight is usually it for me…but I’d like to learn how to do more! That said, I was suggesting shadow combos for the lid that readers can use with their go-to highlighter (in my case, it would be Satin Taupe + Cranberry on lid, Vanilla on browbone).

        I loved the old 5 Ways posts, so I thought the video format would be a great chance to bring them back in a way that’s more useful to readers but not too time consuming to create. You wouldn’t need to do a tutorial or take/edit photos, but you could swatch the combos on your arm like you did for the blue shadow video: powder eyeshadow on top of cream, two powder eyeshadows next to each other with a blended gradient in between, lipgloss over lipstick, layered nail polishes on a plastic nail wheel, etc. If you aren’t testing out new products that day (ha! just saying, it could happen), you could even wear one of the suggested combos on your face while filming. You could also use your old eye chart (maybe a simplified version for thumbnail-friendliness) to explain where to place the colors.

        All that to say…YES! Just seeing colors together & interacting would be very helpful!

        • Amy P

          Oh, one more thing – if you want to feature a color/product and can’t think of five ways, maybe you could use two similar products. For example, in “5 ways to wear red lipstick” you could feature both a cool red and a warm red.

        • Thank you, Amy P!! I will keep it all in mind!

  4. I loved this video post! You are so articulate and knowledgeable; I really appreciate that :)
    I would love to see Top 5 peach, teal, light pink, and warm brown eyeshadows

  5. Stephanie

    Thanks Christine! I know the point of this was really to showcase the 5 true blue eyeshadows (which I found to be delightfully ironic as I finally purchased Freshwater only a couple days ago), but it was really extremely helpful to hear you talk about the products from a technical point of view i.e. the dry matte vs. the soft matte. When doing these videos, which I hope you DO, please include any useful tidbits that you can think of along the way that you’ve learned with experience in working with these products.
    As someone that’s also beginning to dabble into Inglot products, it was interesting to hear your take on their eyeshadow versus the other brands.

  6. VJNS

    Great concept, Christine! I like that you kept it simple. I always struggle with face powders. There are blushes, face powders, stains, cremeblends, etc. When and which ones are difficult for me since the results can be so different. Also, I’d like to see you talk about pigments v’s loose eye shadows. Thanks again, Christine. Loved your eye shadow on the video too.

  7. BooBooNinja

    Fantastic video! I left a couple of comments on YT.