I created this look to demonstrate how you can wear something which you will be able to take from day to night, from the office to the bar and so on… 😉
So if you’d like to see how I did this read on ladies, or gents 😉
You know what they say… Not to prime is a crime, and for those like me, with deep-set hooded eyes, you betcha its a crime. If I don’t – not only do I end up with a crease line, but the shadow smudges and I end up looking like I’ve been rubbing my eyes all day. So, taking my trusty Shadow Insurance by Too Faced Cosmetics, I apply that all over my lid and up to my brown bone blending it in. Then, applying in the same motion and area with a thin layer of Soft Ochre Paint Pot by MAC Cosmetics. Setting it with Blanc Type shadow also by MAC Cosmetics. Taking my E35 Tapered Blending Brush by Sigma and the a light brown shade (No. 6 see blelow) from my Morphe Brushes 35W Palette shade and blend that into and above my crease – this will be my transition colour.
Taking a slightly darker shade of brown (No. 10) from the same Morphe Brushes 35W Palette, and my MAC Cosmetics 217 Blending Brush, I blend it directly into my crease and into my transition shade. I apply more and take it into my inner corner and extend it out into my outer V. This is called the Halo effect.
For a little something different and I add a bit of sparkle in the middle I add Urban Decay’s Moondust Eyeshadow in the shade Space Cowboy (excuse my french but I effing adore this shadow). This is actually best applied with your finger. So taking my ring finger I generously apply this to the center of my lid.
Now you could leave it here and go straight to Step 5… But I always like to make things a little more dramatic. So I take a darker, warmer shade of brown (No. 13) from the same Morphe Brushes 35W Palette. I apply this using my E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush by Sigma over where I placed the No. 10 shadow. Repeat this step till you get it as dark as you feel comfortable with.
Again depending on your preference you could simply apply some mascara and go on with your foundation. However I like to apply some liquid liner into a cat eye flick. Then apply just a simple coat of mascara because I am going to add some false lashes.
After applying some false lashes – you can use whatever ones you like – the ones I am wearing are by Eldora in the style B123 however these are no longer in stock, again, ever alternatively you could try the H107. So, once these bad boys are glued into place I go ahead and clear up any fall out from underneath my eyes and apply my foundation – if you want to see my foundation routine – click here.
Again this is optional – I add a mixture of the two purple shades from the same Morphe Brushes 35W Palette (No.’s 27 & 28) with my E21 Small Smudge Brush by Sigma and apply that under my eye and blend it out till its nice and smokey. Finish it off with a couple of coats of mascara.
Now, in my opinion, I think this is the perfect look to take you from day to night… But then that’s just me – let me know what you think of if you try this tag me on Instagram – would love to see what you come up with
Till next time xoxo