I played around with bright blues today because I miss wearing them. I watched a few fantastic tutorials before I played with the blues, all by the lovely Ms. Madame Makeup. I really liked her tutorial on hooded eyes. For Darling Girl’s Pretty Plasma, I used Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy to really make it pop. I also did a few diagrams of my eye to try and help you understand my color placement. No laughing, because I did them with my mouse instead of a tablet and pen
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Lightscapade – browbone & upper crease and inner corner of eyes
Sugarpill Afterparty – crease and lower lash line
Sugarpill Poison Plum – lower lash line and outer v and outer crease
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy – lid
Darling Girl Pretty Plasma – lid
Darling Girl Buddy Blue – under eyebrows
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Perversion – upper lash line
NARS Via Veneto – lower water line
Dior Diorshow Lash Primer
MUFE Smoky Eyes Mascara
MAC Blackberry – to define brows
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15
Too Faced Amazing Face Pressed foundation in Vanilla Creme
Too Faced blush in Cocoa Rose – blush
MAC Lightscapade – highlight
MAC Medium Dark – contour
MAC Lip Pencil in More to Love
MAC Mattene Lipstick in Rare Exotic
Ok so here are the diagrams:
You can see that I have hooded eyes, and when my eyes are open normally and I’m looking forward, you can only see a bit of my lid color, which is why I bring the crease color up onto my browbone.
1. Apply eye shadow primer. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
2. Apply a light shade that gives a subtle glow to the upper crease and browbone. The light yellow color in the diagram is the browbone (and inner corner) and the upper crease would be the top section of the light blue color. I used MAC Lightscapade. I used a big fluffy brush to apply Lightscapade.
3. Apply a bright, nearly matte, blue to the crease and lower browbone and lower lash line. The light blue in the diagram shows this. I used Sugarpill Afterparty. I used an Urban Decay crease brush to apply the color to the crease and browbone. For the lower lash line I used a smudge brush.
4. Blend blend blend! I blended the crease color upwards and downwards using my MAC 224 brush.
5. Apply Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy to the lid. This is where you see the light pink.
6. Apply a shimmery aqua blue with black glitter to the lid. This is where you see the light pink. I used Darling Girl Pretty Plasma and I brushed the color on with a taklon lid brush.
7. Apply a nearly matte, deep purple to the outer lower crease and lower lash line. This is where you see the light purple. I used Sugarpill Poison Plum. I used a pencil brush to apply the color to the outer lower crease. For the lower lash line, I used the smudge brush from earlier.
8. Blend blend blend! I blended where Poison Plum was on top of Afterparty. I used my MAC 224 brush.
9. Apply an iridescent blue right under the eyebrows. This is where you see the white. I used Darling Girl Buddy Blue. I applied it with an ecoTools smudge brush.
10. Apply black liquid liner to the upper lash line. I used Urban Decay’s new 24/7 liner in Perversion.
11. Apply black pencil liner to the lower water line. I used NARS Via Veneto.
12. Apply a highlighter to the inner corner of the eye. This is where you see the light yellow at the inner corner. I used MAC Lightscapade. I used an ecoTools smudge brush.
13. Curl lashes. I used the Urban Decay Eye Lash Curler.
14. Apply eye lash primer. I used Dior’s Diorshow lash primer.
15. Apply mascara. I used Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Mascara
16. Define brows. I use MAC Blackberry to fill in my brows. I used the Anastasia Mini-Duo Angled Spoolie to fill in my brows.
Please let me know if the diagrams of my eye help. Does it make it more clear where I place color? Can you see why, if you have hooded eyes like I do, bringing the color up onto the browbone helps the color from being hidden?
What do you think of the blue look?