Tuesday, 15 October 2013

SO Project | Eye shadow



I'm looking forward to reading other peoples posts on this weeks topic as I don't really experiment too much with eye shadows. 

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Generally, I stick to my lovely Mac sexpot pigment/glitter set  which has lasted me such a long time, pigments seem to last forever! The nude/beige shade, Naked is great for day wear and is a great base. The black, Dark Soul is amazing for a smokey eye as it has a great subtle shimmer to it and the extra shades really compliment the two to create a great series of looks for day or night. 


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Naked, Sunnydaze, Reflects Antique Gold, Chocolate Brown, Dark Soul


One of the looks I create for a night out is this...
  • After applying a primer I use a damp brush to sweep Sunnydaze (a metallic bronzy-taupe colour) over the eyelid. I also add a little to the inner corner of the eye and under lash line to brighten the eye a little.
  • Then I use an angled brush to make a V shape in the outer corner, up to the crease with Dark soul and extend this just over half way across the eye, getting softer as I go. I also lightly line the lash line with this too. 
  • To tone it down I blend with blending brush and round off the corners to suit my eye shape and smudge it slighly up towards the brow bone and under the lower lash line. 
  • Next, I highlight the brow bone with the naked pigment and add a small coat of reflects Antique Gold over top of eyelid which is a lovely goldy-brown glitter which easily takes a day look to night. And of course no smokey eye is complete without mascara!
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Using the Mac Sexpot Pigment/Glitter Set


I always hold tissue underneath to prevent fall lout ruining make up, I find this happens a lot more with pigments or Barry M's Dazzle dusts. I don't like doing eye make up first then doing the base around it, that sounds like far too much work to me!

For daily use I go for my Gosh smokey eyes palette in 02 Brown. The darkest brown is usually used as a liner while the others get played around with depending how natural I want my make up to look. It's nice and slim too so fits in a make-up bag perfectly without being too bulky. 

If I'm feeling slightly more adventurous I add a goldy/greeny colour to my eyes using GOSH quattro eyeshadow in Green Valley. It's very highly pigmented, easy to blend, and has no fallout at all. I love Gosh for their eye shadows.

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An old favourite of mine is the Sleek Storm Palette  I used to keep it in my bag at work so I could turn a day look to night using some of the darker colours. Or it was brilliant for the day time looks too if I ever got in late and needed to finish off my make up when I got in (come on, we've all been there!).  I completely used it to death and I really should repurchase as it really is brilliant for the price but I'm holding out for something a bit more luxurious like the infamous Urban Decay Naked Palette. I also need to invest in a nice palette with grey shades too. (any recommendations would be very welcome!)



One thing I don't get about eye shadows is that they STILL come with those little sponge  applicators -who uses those things?!
I use my eco tools eye brushes and the thing I completely recommend for a good eyeshadow is to blend blend blend! oh and clean your brushes! it's never good trying to apply a nude colour with hints of navy underneath...



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Please comment with your links if you have done the eyeshadow post this week and I'd love to read some tips and try out a few more looks!





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1 comment:

  1. Hallöchen,
    ich wollte nur mal liebe Grüße hinterlassen und wünsche dir viel Erfolg mit deiner Seite.

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