onsdag 16 november 2011

Tutorial: Black and blue smokey eye with some special effects

Step 1.
First I primed my eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion (hereafter referred to as UDPP). The primer goes on everywhere we're going to put eyeshadow!

Step 2. 
Put NYX Jumbo Pencil in "Milk" in the middle of your eyelid. Smudge it out a little by gently patting it with your finger. You could use a brush but the heat of your fingers will warm the product up and thus make it easier to blend. 

Step 3. 
Take a bright blue eyeshadow on a flat shader brush and press it on top of the NYX pencil. I used one of the blues from the 120 palette and the Sigma E55 brush. Blend the blue eyeshadow out, using either the shader brush (which you have wiped off) or a clean blending brush. I used the M.A.C. 217 blending brush.

Step 4. 
Take a matte black eyeshadow (I used the one from the 120 palette) and add it to the inner and outer corners of your eyes. Blend it up into the crease using preferably another blending brush than the one in step 3, since we're going to reuse that one later. Be careful to blend the black well, since we don't want any harsh lines!

Step 5. 
If you need to increase the intensity of the blue in the middle of your eyelid, just take the same blending brush (or shader brush) that you used in step 3 and add some more blue with that, blending the blue outwards into the black. You can also intensify the black if you want to add more depth!
Line your waterline with a soft black eyeliner pencil.

Tip! To make the eyepencil on the waterline last longer, dip it in a black eyeliner before application! 

Line both your lower and upper lash line with a black eyeliner, and smudge it out with either your finger or a small brush.

Step 6. 
I've added some glitter gel (Makeup Store "Alva", which I am all crazy about at the moment) to the blue eyeshadow and then filled in my brows with a brown eyeshadow similar to my natural brow color. You can just stop here, add some mascara and admire your good work, but I decided to take it a step further! 

Step 7.
Using a really thin brush and black gel liner paint some spidery decoration under your eyes, starting from your lower lashline and draw outwards and downwards. As you can see I've also added a little dot under each of the lines :) Done!

Keep in mind! If you hadn't applied your foundation and concealers before starting your eyemakeup be sure to do that before adding the "decorations". Otherwise the fine lines and dots you draw might be smudged!

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