I received an email last week from Kirsty who had stumbled upon my blog and wanted some help creating an eye look for her 21st birthday celebration…and, well, it’s a 21st birthday celebration-the big 2-1!!!! How could I not do a full blown tutorial? So anyway, I got to see a picture of her dress (which is absolutely fabulous BTW) and it was this super rich and deep berry color. Now, I thought about a couple of possibilities for eye combinations…browns and bronzes are always great, a great gray smokey eye would be awesome…but I just could not resist doing a combo that played off the great color of the dress. I know how some people feel about being all “matchy matchy” with their clothes and their eye makeup but I believe it is ok when you are adding dimension to the eye with several layers of color within the same family and not just matching say sky blue eyeshadow with a sky blue shirt. Plus-it is a 21st birthday-shouldn’t you rock a bold and playful eye look for all it is worth and not settle on something everyone has seen? So here it is:
MAC Eyeshadows in “Shale”, “Cranberry”, “Noctournelle” and “Sketch”, Revlon lipstick in “Soft Nude”, Maybelline Eyestudio Gel liner in “Blackest Black”, MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”.
Apply concealer to the entire lid up to the brow, all around the eye and underneath the eye. Set with powder. Apply your eyeshadow primer to the entire lid-up to the brow.
Using your big fluffy brush, pick up some “Shale” and apply it to the outer V and crease..you are going to basically cover half of your eye. It will look something like this:
Using your big fluffy brush, pick up some “Cranberry” eyeshadow and apply it to the front portion of the eye outwards towards the outer corner where it will meet the “Shale”. It will look something like this:
Using a bullet brush, apply some “Sketch” to the outer V and halfway across the eye in the crease. Now-using the excess “Sketch” that is left over on your brush, drag that color down from the outer V into the outer half of the lower lash line. This makes it so you have a really nice shape to the eye-you have extended your eye and are making it appear larger. It will look something like this:
Using your big fluffy, pick up some “Noctournelle” and apply it to the inner crease (no further than we went with “Sketch”) and in the outer V. Just one or two swipes across will do. Now pick up some on your bullet brush and apply it to the outer half of your lower lash line…right over the “Sketch” that we just dragged down. While you have your bullet brush out, apply some “Cranberry” to the first half of the lower lash line so that it meets up with the “Sketch” and “Noctournelle”. Using a stiff brush, apply your highlight from your brow bone down into the inner corner. Now take your big fluffy and blend blend blend everything out. Apply some fake eyelashes, I used Kiss Pro Lashes #05 and go over any excess glue with gel liner. While you have your gel liner out, apply some to the lower waterline…You can also apply some to the outer edge of your lower lashline. Your finished product should look something like this:
Pretty fun right??? I contoured my face and added a nude lip courtesy of Revlon to even out all the bold color I used. I hope all of you enjoy this look and can use it for a night out (or day if you are like me hahaha). And……..Happy Happy birthday Kirsty-I hope that you have a wonderful time and that this look serves you well!