Hey there m’lovelies!
New Years Eve is literally right around the corner, so I figured it’d be nice to share with you guys one of my go to eye make up looks which is great for any celebratory occasion. I love this look specifically because it’s so versatile. You can wear it with any lip colour, any style of clothing and for any type of occasion, whether it’s a party, wedding, meal, prom or a night out. You name it, it works!
There are 4 shades which I have used for this look, 3 for the main shading and 1 for the brow bone highlight, all of which were from the Naked3 Palette by Urban Decay. I also used Benefits Bikini-Tini cream shadow as a base. If you don’t have it I will have a picture of it below, explaining which shades I used, so you can get an idea to match to.
From left to right: Strange to highlight my brow bone, Trick on my inner corner across my lid, Factory from the outer corner to the middle and Blackheart from the outer corner blended at an angle 3/4’s of the way across my crease only.
So beginning with Trick, I took that and applied it the whole way across my lid, no where else. I followed this by adding Factory to the outer corner of my eye and blending it 1/2 way across my eyelid to the centre, again only on the lid. Then I took a small angled brush and created a line from the corner of my eye to about 1/3rd of the way up. I then took a flat blending brush and applied it from the guidance line I just created, and in horizontal motions, began blending across my crease adding a slight curve to the blending motion. Black heart has a gentle hint of deep plumb to it when you look in the light, which is why you need to make sure you blend it out thoroughly. If you don’t you wont get the mild plumby haze which sits just lightly above the black shade, giving it a gorgeous uniqueness. Now you want to take a small pointed blending brush and apply the tiniest amount of Blackheart to the corner of your lid, just to enhance the shading on the lid and so you don’t get a really harsh cut crease. Keep it quite close to the corner blending gently about 1/4 of the way into your lid. Now take Strange and highlight your brow bone with a fluffy small blending brush. To finish the eye shadow, take your angled brush again and apply Blackheart 2/3rd’s of the way in under your lower lashes, keeping it very close to your water line, then take a clean angled brush and use Trick to finish the last third under your lower lashes to the inner corner of your eye.
To finish the look, use a black eye liner under your water line, top and bottom, then take a good black mascara and apply generously. I haven’t used a gel liner to create any winged look at all as I don’t feel it is necessary and the look is perfectly complimentary as it is. I don’t feel it’s needed. But to enhance the look if you’re wearing this for a night out or a bigger occasion, some thick false lashes look gorgeous with this look!
Because this is such a versatile look you can go for so many different lip colours/glosses to compliment the eye shadow. My favourite shades are, deep purples, vampy reds and beige/dark nudes with a very slight hint of pink to them – a good example of this kind of nude is MAC’s Viva Glam 2 (just so you get my drift). You could finish with a gloss if you liked but the shadows do have a shimmer to them, so you may not want to over sparkle, and keep your lips matte.
For the rest of my face, I kept it on the neutral side, using MAC’s Gingerly blush and Benefit’s HOOLA bronzer and taking Benefit’s Watts Up?! highlighting cream stick on the bridge of my nose, above my cheek bones and bottom of my chin, just to create some shape and body to my face.
I hope this look has given you guys some inspiration for this evening and I hope you all have an amazing evening and welcoming to the new year! All of my absolute best wishes for 2015 my darlings!
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