The last time I did an eye makeup tutorial to this degree of detail was… many, many, many, many posts ago. Hahaha! You cannot imagine the insane number of hours I spent creating this post – taking photos, doing the makeup, selecting photos, editing, watermarking, uploading, writing, editing. >.<” Whoever said being a blogger is easy-peasy should come and try it. COME!!!!!! Lol.
Despite all of that, I LOVE WHAT I DO!
Ever since my skin erupted into pus-filled barnacles, I haven’t touched makeup at all. The horrific facial that led to a vile upheaval in my life occurred on 27 May 2013, a date I will not forget for a long time, and at the time of writing this post, my face has been makeup-free for the past TWENTY SEVEN DAYS. May not be a lot to you, but a big deal to a beauty blogger.
I get questions like “How do you pair your eyeshadow colors?”, “How do you know what colors go well with what?”, “Are there color rules that we can follow?” all the time.
My answer is always “I don’t really think about it. I just… pick whatever, and work it”.
That statement comes with a lot of practice though, and maybe, a little bit of innate color coordination? I mean, there ARE those color wheels that teach you about primary, tertiary, complimentary colors, but it’s really through experimentation that you know what works best for you.
Some people stick to neutrals because of a serious corporate environment, but most tell me they just don’t know what to do when faced with colors other than browns.
I never like browns, as in brown+brown+brown. You will never see me with that kind of eye color combination. Because. I. Just. Cannot. I love reds! greens! blues! pinks! purples!
But because I was away for so long (27 days probably feels like 270 makeup days), I felt slightly jittery when I took out my Z Palettes filled with all these depotted eyeshadows. Suddenly I looked at them and went “Ummm…. OK…. Maybe I should just go safe and use this champagne, and brown, and this bronze…”
I WAS LOSING MY TOUCH!!! NOOOoooOOooOoo……!!!!!
Fortunately I snapped out of my apprehensiveness and used… anything but brown. NO BROWNS, please, Juli. Hahaha! Don’t get me wrong, I do use browns, but they always play only the supporting role.
Come join me on this journey, as we explore how to create the above eye makeup!
(I’ll mention where you can get the products used to create this look at the bottom of this post so as not to interrupt the flow of the tutorial.)
Step 1 – Primer
No matter how much in a rush I am, I always use an eye makeup primer. It helps neutralize my very yellow undertones, creates a smooth canvas, mattify my oily eyelids, helps makeup stay on longer, and enhances color. Takes only 10 seconds, and for all these benefits, why not?
I used Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden.
Step 2 – Eyeshadow
Okie! Here comes the fun part! The part I enjoy the most, always!
You should read my Tutorial on Horizontal Eyeshadow Application first, if you haven’t!
Apply The Body Shop Color Crush Eyeshadow in Be My Valentine, a beautiful orange with golden undertones, on the inner 1/3 of the eyelid. I used the MAC 239 brush.
I hesitated when choosing the next color. Should I use something safe? Or something bold?