Ombre Eyes
August 15, 2012
Tutorials

Occasionally I will opt out of my usual smokey eye and go for a different look during the day…today was one of those days and I wanted to share this great ombre eye look with you.  It is pretty easy to do this with any color family you want…or you can fade into different color families–whatever floats your boat!  I chose a kind of dark charcoal into dark and light pinks for today and kept all the shadow off of my lower lash line.  But you can also turn this into a great smokey eye if you drag some of that color down to the lower lash line!

Products Used:

MAC Eyeshadows in “Scene”, “Star Violet” and “Girlie”, Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner in “Blackest Black”, “MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Black Bean”, Revlon Just Bitten in “Darling”, Red Cherry #68 lashes (not pictured)

PREP:

Conceal the entire lid up to the brow, all around the eye and underneath the eye.  Set with powder.  Apply your eyeshadow primer, I used MAC’s Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”

Step 1:

Using a stiff brush, apply “Scene” to the entire lid of the eye…stopping at the crease.  No need to be perfect yet.  It should look something like this:

Step 2:

Using a stiff brush, apply “Star Violet” right above “Scene”…It will pretty much be in the crease of the eye and a bit above…it will look something like this:

Step 3:

Using a stiff brush, apply “Girlie” right above “Star Violet”….it will end right around the brow bone like this:

Step 4:

Using your NYX Pencil…apply liner right on the lash line.  Using a bullet brush or a smudger…blend that line upwards so that it gets lighter as it goes away from the lashline.  Apply you gel liner to create winged eyeliner.  Some tutorials can be found here and hereApply your false eyelashes.Go over any excess glue with gel liner.  Apply a coat of mascara to blend your false lashes into your real lashes.  Apply your highlight from the brow bone into the inner corner.  Using your big fluffy, blend your shadows together….I start by blending “Scene” into “Star Violet” and then “Star Violet” into “Girlie” and then “Girlie” into your highlight.  Your final product should look something like this:

and this:

I love these Red Cherry lashes….they are always a nice switch up from my Andrea #33’s and they just give a lighter look because they aren’t as dense.  I added some Revlon Just Bitten Balm in “Darling” to my lips because it has a nice pinky/purple tint.  Hope y’all enjoyed!

Erin