Today I'm doing the long-awaited eyebrow tutorial. Yay! I'm also going to show you the makeup I'm wearing today, but it's very simple so I didn't do a tutorial on that. :)
Also, I would like to ask a favor from you. I'm using this look as an entry in a competition at Makeupbee.com and I would really, really appreciate if you would like to vote for it there. Just click this link to vote --> Bitten
I don't know if you have to be a member to vote, but it's free and easy to sing up. As I said I would really appreciate it! :)
This is another version of the Lestat look that I posted last week. A little darker and more of a classic vampire look. :) The eyeshadow I've used is Bitten by Makeup Geek, which is a very pretty, matte burgundy red.
As a base I've used the lip pencil Jazz by Make Up Store, which is a dark reddish purple. The Make Up Store pencils are great because they can be used as both eye and lip pencils. :) I often find their lip pencils to be quite "hard" though, and then it helps to warm it up a bit by holding it in your hand for a while before applying, and wait a few minutes before blending it.
I must confess that this will is truly my new favorite look, which I will probably wear as my new everyday look (yes, I'm wearing this much makeup everyday :P...).
So, let's get to the tutorial!
Step 1. I usually put on my eye makeup first, then the foundation, concealer and powder. This will provide a good base for the eyebrows. If your prone on doing mistakes, though, I would advice you to powder your face after doing the eyebrows, since it will be easier to correct any mistakes.
Step 2. Use a sharp, hard white eyeliner pencil. You can use a black one but the white will be easier to remove if you make mistakes. Draw the first dot where you want your eyebrows to start, the second one where the brow reaches its highest peak and the third one where you want your eyebrow to end.
Now, there are a lot of advice on where you should put these dots.
The most common is that you should use your nose wing as a reference point and put the first dot on an imaginary line extending upwards from it. Personally I think it is a bad idea to trust this advice blindly, since different people have different width on their noses. Instead, use the inner corner of your eye as a reference point and put the first dot above it.
Look straight forward. Imagine a line extending upwards from the outer corner of your iris. Put the dot on this line, higher up than the first dot.
When drawing this dot I usually don't have any reference point but I usually put it in the same height as the first dot.
Step 3. Now, pick up a sharp, angled brush and draw a line from dot #2 to dot #3. Doing this, I'm using a matte black eyeshadow, but you can, of course, use any color you want.
Step 4. Starting at dot #1 draw a line up to dot #2. I like to make this line somewhat curved.
Step 5. Draw a little "mark", like that on the picture.
Step 6. Now it's time to fill in the brows. Pick up some more eyeshadow, tap the brush off, and start drawing "outwards, that is from dot #1 towards dot #3. The only way to learn this step is by practice! ;)
*Ultra fluid foundation Alabaster (Kryolan)
*Studio Finish Concealer (M.A.C.)
*White pressed powder (Stargazer)
*Latte (Makeup Geek)
*Mocha (Makeup Geek)
*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)
*Jumbo pencil Milk (NYX)
*Jazz lip pencil (Make Up Store)
*Bitten (Makeup Geek)
*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)
*White lies (Makeup Geek)
*Darling (Makeup Geek)
Next time I will probably publish an 80's goth look, but I haven't decided yet if I'm going to make it into a tutorial or not. We'll see about that...
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Have a lovely day everybody!