Tanzanite was discovered in 1967 and is found only in Tanzania. According to the American Gem Society, the most prized color is a "rich violet-blue" and is often heat-treated to achieve the desired color. According to Wikipedia, Tiffany and Co. named the gem after it was discovered that it was a new variety of the mineral zoisite.
I tried to capture the violet-blue tones of the gem by layering a purple shadow over a blue shadow.
|source: American Gem Society|
Eyes: blue NARS shadow from a duo that I don't have the name for since I depotted it
MAC Parfait Amour
silver color from Marc Jacobs The Starlet palette (inner corner)
Badass from the Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette (tiny bit in the outer v)
Naked from the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette (blend out the crease)
Wet 'n' Wild single eyeshadow in Brulee (under the brow)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On liner in Binge (upper and lower lashlines and waterline)
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner and Serum in Ultra Black
Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara
|from left: NARS blue shadow, MAC Parfait Amour, Urban Decay Naked, Wet 'n' Wild Brulee, Marc Jacobs silver, Too Faced Badass, Urban Decay liner in Binge, Physicians Formula liquid liner)|
Cheeks: Milani Coming Up Roses blush in Flora Passion
Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched
Lips: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect
The other December gemstones listed on the American Gem Society webpage are Zircon and Turquoise. Blue Topaz also seems to be a popular December birthstone with jewelers.
Thanks for checking out today's gemstone inspired face of the day!