I got to know this name while I was looking up for some stones that is said to be able to heal and protect the wearer. I stopped at the beautifully glittered specs it has on the stone. It got me so inspired to do a blue and gold makeup. But before I do, I checked out google for more inspiration.
I was never a fan of blue eyeshadow. But this blue is an exception. The richness of the colour of ultramarine, if applied correctly suiting to your skin colour and technic, i’m sure it will be really stunning! See how it glows? Glittery specs of gold on a rich blue background.
Lapis is the latin word for “stone” and Lazuli is the genetive form the Medieval Latin Lazulum, which was taken from the Persian, meaning “heaven” or “sky”, since the sky is blue; therefore it is the “stone of heaven” or “sky stone”.
It is known as a september birthstone too!! as well as october and december.
In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favourite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs it was also used in ancient Mesopotamia by the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians for seals and jewelry. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.
Some of the blue gold eyeshadow makeup I have found online and love.
So instead of having your eyes, just gold brown, or black gold…perhaps you can always try a blue gold? One that is intense and rich. Better yet, get glitters to play up some texture and to add some dimension! This Fall winter 2012, aim for abit of colour, this is an understated drama. But it sure yells haute-ness in the club!
And here is the eye make up I have done!
For some who is wondering why I put the serum on, it is because , it makes the colour of your eyeshadow pop, and i mean really intense colour! It is amazing! I wanted to do a review on Carina Dolci, maybe on another post. It took me a while to get it but the results was totally worth it.
Pictures curtesy from eyeshadowlipstick.
Sources from wikipedia.