Monday, April 19, 2010
Hurrah, it’s something other than neutrals! And, okay, so maybe it’s not a full face, but points for effort, right?
I personally loved this look. It was super-easy, and the effect was just gorgeous in real life!
Begin by priming your eye area. Once your primer of choice has set, blend a medium to dark blue over the outer 4/5 of your lid (Annabelle Blue Hue.) Using a fluffy brush (217,) add a vibrant violet (MUFE 92) to the outer half of your lid, concentrating the colour in the outer V and creating a winged shape, rather than an oval one. Clean your brush off or switch brushes to apply a shimmery pink (Marcelle Minerals Rose Satin) to your inner V, and blend out the violet using a pinked-salmon shadow (Lancome Floralesque.)
Using a black liquid liner or a gel liner (Lancome Artliner,) create a thin line along your upper lashes and create a fine wing. For a bit of added depth, use an angled liner brush to pull a shimmery plum shadow (Aura Science Black Plum) overtop this line. Finally, foil a bright turquoise (Annabelle Blue Hue trio) along your lower lashline and add a fine line of white (NYX Milk) between the violet and turquoise shadows for definition.
Finish with a coat of mascara on your top lashes and glittery liner (Annabelle Plutonium) overtop your turquoise shadow once it has set!
Some more photos:
(I love the focus in the second photo — enlarge it and look at the glitter to see what I mean!)
What this would look like without the turquoise:
Also, I found out a super cool thing about Annabelle’s Glitterama liners — they peel off like false lash glue! I am greatly amused.
Lancome Artliner, Noir
Annabelle Glitterama liner, Plutonium
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes liner, Black 0L
Aura Science shadow, Black Plum
Make Up For Ever shadow, 92
Annabelle eyeshadow trio, Blue Hue
Lancome eyeshadow, Floralesque
Marcelle Minerals eyeshadow, Rose Satin