Ways to Wear Red Eyeshadow (My Guest Post on Toxid-Lotus)

Wakenda's Red ShadowsToday’s my guest post on Toxid-Lotus! Red eyeshadow is one of my unexpected newfound loves. I never in a million years thought I would find a way to wear it, but I kept picking up collections that had reds in them. Once I started trying to wear them, it turned out I really liked them! So when the opportunity came to do a guest post for Luna, I figured I’d share my red eyeshadow with a different audience. I posted three looks, using different red shadows. A peachy intro-to-red-eyeshadow look, a matte red and black smoky eye and a super fun sparkly red white and blue look. I really love how they turned out, and so I hope you check them out over on Toxid-Lotus.

Red Looks for Toxid-LotusDoes red eyeshadow intimidate you or did it used to? How do you wear it?

Spotlight on Notoriously Morbid’s Jupiter Rain

Today I’m doing something a little different. Instead of reviewing a whole collection, I’m reviewing an individual color in a bit more depth. I’ll start with some swatches in different lighting and over a variety of bases, and then I’ll share three ways I wear the color.

Jupiter rain looksThe color is from Notoriously Morbid and it’s called Jupiter Rain. Notoriously Morbid donates all proceeds from the color to RAINN (the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). As you can see from the running tally she keeps on her website, 5 dollars from each shadow gets donated, which is great considering the purchase price is 5.50. As Carrie says on her website:

For years I have always dreamed about being able to actively donate to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). Now after years of dreaming, I am able to do so. Introducing Jupiter Rain found only at Notoriously Morbid.

All net proceeds from the color will be donated to RAINN monthly and a running tally will be on the color’s web page to let you know how much was donated that month and year.

I always like to support businesses that give to charities and turquoise/teal is my favorite color, so Jupiter Rain was a no brainer for me. It was the first full size eye shadow I bought!

My usual swatch. Primer on the left and Pixie Epoxy on the right in indoor natural light on top, and a close up over Pixie Epoxy in direct sunlight on the bottom.

Jupiter Rain2Jupiter Rain: “A teal with gold sparkles.” Totally accurate description. Sparkly blue-green teal. While most of the sparkles appear gold, I do get a few pink one in there as well. As you’ll see below, this color pulls more green in warm light and more blue in cool light. It performs well over all the bases I tried and gets respectable coverage on bare skin. Over Pixie Epoxy it’s a bit darker and over NYX Milk the sparkles are less prominent.

Jupiter Rain IndoorIndoor light. As you can see, Jupiter Rain pulls more blue indoors and has more of a sheen than visible glitter.

DSCN4448 - Version 2Sunlight. Outside, it becomes more green and the sparkles pop out.

All in all the quality is fantastic. It shows up well over all three bases, and even look pretty over bare skin, if you’re looking for something sheerer and less in-your-face teal.

Now on to the looks!

jupiter rain look 3 cLook 1: Jupiter Rain mixed with Darling Girl’s Superstar Serum as a colorful winged liner

Jupiter rain look 3This really couldn’t be simpler. I cover my entire lid area with a matte skin-toned eyeshadow and then mix together Superstar Serum and Jupiter Rain and apply it as a winged liner with a pointy brush. Colorful and simple. I love it. This is my favorite way to wear this color.

jupiter rain look 2 bLook 2: Peacock Smoky Eye with Jupiter Rain, Hello Waffle’s Ethereal Voice and Shiro’s Doge

Jupiter rain look 2For this, I start by priming my entire eye area. I applied Jupiter Rain to the inner part of my lid and Hello Waffle’s Ethereal Voice, a dark purple with a little gold sparkle, to the outer corner. I blended Ethereal Voice along my crease. I used a clean blending brush to blend the two colors together. I lined my eyes with black eyeliner and smudged it out with a brush. Then I added a bit more Jupiter rain along my upper and lower lashlines. Then I applied Shiro’s Doge, a pinky-tan highlight underneath my brow, blending down into the purple, and in the inner corner. I finished with lots of mascara. Usually smoky eyes aren’t my thing, but I really like the way the colors make this one more interesting.

jupiter rain look 1 bLook 3: Mermaid-inspired gold and teal eyeshadow with Jupiter Rain and Shiro’s Perfect World

jupiter rain look 1For this, I primed my eyelid and applied Shiro’s Perfect World, a light gold, to the inner half of my eyelid. Then I applied Jupiter Rain to the outer corner and all the way around through the crease. I blended the two together where they met. The teal was a bit dark for me, so I blended out the edges and ran my blending brush over the top of the teal to lighten it. Then I applied Jupiter Rain to the outer half of my lower lashline and Perfect World to the inner half. I finished with winged black liner and mascara. Very colorful, but like usual with teals it’s not too crazy when my glasses are on.

Do you own Jupiter Rain? How do you wear it? If you’re looking for something to pick up tomorrow, when Free Day Fridays return (and Slay Me Wave 4 releases!) I definitely recommend this.

ETA: More Jupiter Rain! Brown with a Pop of Teal and Sparkly Teal Smoky Eye.