A Little Eye Makeup 1 oooh! 1….

Kelly and I came up with this brilliant idea that we could do some makeup tutorials with still shots rather than video.
You get to decide which you like better, because we have a video of this makeup too.

So anyway, welcome to Eye Makeup 1 ooh!1!

We were shooting Lea in a Fellini-esque look. The hair was high and loose, a hybrid of a Bardot look. The eyes were simple, but well defined. Easy to duplicate, easy to wear. You’ll feel fabulous in this one

Start by concealing, and applying foundation and powder. Groom your brows too.
With a nice clean canvas we go to the next step.

Use an eyeshadow primer to help shadows adhere, and keep the colors true.

I just press it on with my finger.

Next up, use an oval shadow brush, and Nars Nepal shadow.

Sweep the shadow from the lash line to the brow. You can give it a couple of coats so that you can see the color nicely.

Now take an angle blender brush and Nars shadow in Barbuda.
Press the longer end of the brush into your crease, and move side to side across your crease. The shorter end of the brush is now creating a new crease for you, perfect for your eye shape.

Turn the angle blender brush onto its flat side, and press color into the outer corner of your eye for a little depth and drama.

Whichever shadow you are using, particles will drop below the eye.

To stop them staining the under eye area and making it look dirty or bruised, take a deluxe fan brush and sweep away anything that has dropped.

Now take a bent liner brush and some black cream liner.

The shape of the bent liner makes it easy to get a nice tight line along the base of the lashes.
Make sure you lift it out and up at the outer corner. If you follow your lash line all the way it will make you eyes look like they are angling downwards.

Use a taklon liner and some more Barbuda to smudge under the lower lashline. Keep the color right up into the lashline.

This gives you definition and a smokey effect without making your undereye look heavy.

A few coats of mascara and a set of false lashes, and we are good to go!

Isn’t it pretty?

The products I used were:
Eye Shadow Primer
Nars shadow in Nepal
Nars shadow in Barbuda
Black cream liner
False lashes

Brushes (from the CorinnaB line)
Oval Shadow Brush
Angle Blender
Deluxe Fan brush
Bent liner
Taklon liner
all brushes available at www.CorinnaB.com

Tomorrow we’ll cover lash application, in time for the weekend!
I’ll also post some more pics of the final look.
Soooo fab!!!

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  1. October 3, 2010 / 3:21 am

    Gorgeous!!! I like that you managed to create a beautiful and sophisticated look in such a simple way, using only a few products.

  2. September 6, 2011 / 10:34 am

    amazing tutorial ! that barbuda eyeshadow is an wonderful color !!

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