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Raven’s Land Tutorial

This was inspired by an old Voltaire song, Raven’s Land. I just started reaching for Makeup Geek shadows and ended up with this look. I’d been looking at Cora’s Midnight in Paris look, which shaped this, though they’re not identical.

Makeup Geek dark and elegant look

Makeup Geek Raven's Wing Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Raven's Wing Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Raven's Wing Eyeshadow

Also, Immortal worked just fine today! No smearing or transferring.
Makeup Geek Immortal eyeliner after 8 hours of wear
This is how it looked after 8 hours of wear.

Makeup Geek Raven's Land Tutorial

How to Achieve the Look:

  1. Prep the eyes with Too Faced Shadow Insurance to start. Apply Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze to the lid and lower crease.
  2. Apply Makeup Geek Envy to the outer 1/3 of the lid and crease, then blend the crease color upwards.
  3. Blend Makeup Geek Sensuous into the crease, blending upwards.
  4. Pat Makeup Geek Poolside onto the center of the lid.
  5. With a bent eyeliner brush, apply Makeup Geek Gel liner in Immortal to the upper lash line and outer lower lash line.
  6. With a smudger brush, apply Sensuous along the lower lash line.
  7. With a fluffy brush apply BftE Glistening to the browbone and inner corners of the eye.
  8. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.
  9. Apply Urban Decay 24/7 Perversion liner to the lower waterline.

Makeup Geek Raven's Wing Look

Makeup Geek Raven's Wing Look


  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze – lid and lower crease
  • Makeup Geek Envy – outer 1/3 of lid and crease
  • Makeup Geek Sensuous – crease and lower lash line
  • Makeup Geek Immortal – upper lash line and outer lower lash line
  • Makeup Geek Poolside – center of lid
  • BftE Glistening – brow and inner corner of eye
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Perversion Liner – lower waterline
  • Milani Mascara
  • Anastasia Lash Genius
  • Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso


  • Urban Decay Deslick – as a base
  • Addiction NV a little bit of foundation in Pat
  • NARS Sin – blush
  • Too Faced Candlelight duo – highlight


  • NARS velvet matte lip pencil in Never Say Never

I love how my eyes turned out. What do you think of the look? What have you been inspired by lately?

Some products purchased by me. Some products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://polishfollies.blogspot.com/ ShelliZink

      My two biggest inspirations lately have been you and Kevyn Aucoin. I’ve learned so much about not being afraid of color from you and studying his stuff is helping me round out to completion.

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        ShelliZink Wow thank you, that is very kind of you.

    • RiffRaffRanch

      I’m with you – LOVE LOVE LOVE those eyes! (1st thought: GORGEOUS! 2nd thought: WHAT is that crease color?? Must get it!) As for inspirations, that would be you and Sheila at Painted Ladies. Occasionally another beauty blogger, but I go to you and PL 1st every day and anytime I need an idea. <– True story.Oh, and your hair here is perfect for this look – it puts attention right at your eyes!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        RiffRaffRanch That’s Sensuous!

    • thecakepie

      This turned out so nice! Lasted very well too. Thanks for sharing ^_^

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        thecakepie You’re welcome :)

    • Trillium

      Love the color combinations you do awesome!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Trillium Thank you!

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    • misfitgirlie

      This looks great! Inspiration lately has definitely been you…I used my UD Fun palette yesterday, which I bought because of your looks!

    • http://vulcanbutterfly.blogspot.com Vulcan_Butterfly

      A perfect look for fall! I am loving those eyeshadow colours.