Behind the scenes
I shot with Model - Kate Errington, and Photographer - Martin Higgs today. We did three looks, and this was the first one.
Easy, Rich, Stay-all-Day Brown Eye
This is my staple eye look for work a lot of times. I can pair it with pretty much any lip color, though I mostly stick with pinks, as I don’t like to go too “dull/neutral” by pairing brown eyes with nude lips. There isn’t anything fancy about the color combinations, shape, or technique. It’s just a very basic run-down of what I do when I don’t want to think too hard!
I’d also recommend a nice fresh pink blush with this if browns on the eyes tend to make you look a bit sallow. Anyone can wear brown as long as you balance the rest of your face out with a bit more color.
[Update] Lipstick worn in the first image is Jordana’s Matte Lipstick in Pink Passion!
Step 1: The critical part of this look. Laying a brown base. Many brands make a cream, mousse, or gel shadow in a rich brown shade. Just pick any one you like and blend it out on the lids. Run a little along your lower lash line as well.
I used MAC Constructivist Paint Pot here.
Step 2: With a rich brown shadow (MAC Sable used here), I just top the cream with shadow in a gentle buffing/circular motion. Then blend out any harsh edges and run along the lower lash line as well. The base applied earlier will help the shadow to last a lot longer through the day.
Step 3: Very important. Lots of mascara. I always comb it out after applying as I hate clumps.
And that’s all there is to my daily eye routine! The color stays rich and crease-free (for me) all day, and also won’t fade quickly. If you skip the base, the color won’t stay on as well, and if you don’t use a brown base, the color will also not look quite as rich and dimensional.
My favourite Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills & Avon shadows!
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Spring Night: Smoky Duochrome Eye (all drugstore products!)
A smoky eye and false lashes do not necessarily mean a heavy look if you layer on some shine and subtle color.
Here, I used:
- elf Black Licorice cream shadow duo (black shade)
- Wet n Wild ColorIcon in Greed (sparkly black and gray-gold shade)
- Essence Colour & Shine eyeshadow in 03 Wear It (baked sparkly purple)
- Bourjois Liner Pinceau 16 Hour liquid liner in black
- Ardell 120 Demi lashes—-
Step 1: Apply the black base in an even layer, sheering out above the socket line.
Step 2: Dab the tips of a brush into black shadow and then pack it gently along the lash line. Don’t run this over the entire crease area as you need to leave space for the silver-gold.
Step 3: With the silvery-gold shade in the Wet n Wild palette (or any soft grey you have), run just above the black shadow in a thin strip. You may need to go over a couple of times to build up intensity. Try to keep the color within the socket line.
Step 4: Run a sparkly purple along the socket line, framing the rest of the eye makeup. You can smoke this color out a bit more since it’s the outermost shade.
Step 5: Apply black liquid liner at the base of your upper lashes, and then apply wispy false lashes. To keep the look lighter and more lifted upwards, I’m not applying anything on the bottom lash line. Not even mascara.
This look have I make today. I have make This look with 3 colours, a light green a dark green and white. I have do the white colour under my eyebrow and in my eye corner, the light green have I do on my movie eyelid and the dark green in my crease. That’s it and of course I have do mascara on my eyelaches.
Teal Painted Eyes and Glorious Colored Lashes
I generally don’t love colored lashes because most look kinda tacky, if I may say. But this pair looks SO good worn with those crazy teal-painted lids!
(Actually, I think the teal-painted lids look good all on their own with the strong black liner and subtle contouring at the inner and outer corners, so I might give this look a try one of these days!)
You’ll probably get the best effect foiling a strong aqua/teal green pigment or shadow and packing it over a white cream base.
[Photo source: http://www.lip-gloss-pictures.com]