Eye Makeup Tutorial: Golden Grey Diffused Eye Look
Glistening eyes are my favorite part of makeup. More than anything else I love ornamenting my eyes with beautiful shades. From time to time I keep experimenting with eye looks using matte, sparkling or metallic eye shadows. I know I have not mastered the art yet but I do believe that my makeup obsession will take me to that level one day. 🙂 Seriously, it’s all about practice. The more you work with brushes the more skillful you will become.
Clinging to this hope, I always try to good make use of my weekends, and this weekend was no different either. Here is s a step by step tutorial of my weekend’s eye look.
Step1: Prep up your eyes by applying primer on upper eye lid.
Step2: Apply kohl on outer V section covering just 1/3rd of the eye lid. You can apply it on the crease line but do not go much farther from it; there should be wide gap between kohl and brow bone. You do not have to be perfect while applying kohl as we are only forming the base for a darker effect at this end.
Step3: The next step is to apply golden eye shadow using a flat brush. Apply it starting from the inner corner and reaching up till 2/3rd of the eye lid. Just dip the brush in pot and gently pat it on the eye lid.
Step4: Now, use the same flat brush to apply darker eye shadow on kohl laden outer V. Start applying the shadow from 1/3rd of the lid and move outwards, towards the outer corner. Just as with the golden shadow do not press it hard, just place it gently on to the lid.
Step5: This is the trickiest part – blend it all together. Take an eye shadow shade (preferably matte) that matches to your skin tone, and carefully apply it slightly above the crease line but below the brow bone. Now blend the shadow with a blending brush in a car wiper motion. While you are blending, keep your hand very light otherwise you will end up wiping off the eye shadow itself. Use the same blending brush at the exact point where the two shades meet. Gently pat the brush in inward direction so that it gives a gradient effect.
Step 6: Line your upper lash line. I have made it thick at the outer corner but you can keep it sleek as it is at the inner corner.
Step 7: Line your waterline but do not take the liner to inner corner. Start from outer corner and take it till 2/3rd of waterline.
Step 8: If you are using powder eye shadows then because of the fallouts your under eye area must have become messy by now. To clean it up- first use a powder brush and wipe it all off in outward direction, second use a concealer on under eye area and blend it well.
Step 9: Apply golden eye shadow on lower and upper inner eye corner. Make sure you get rid of the excess product from the brush to avoid fallout.
Step 10: Curl up your lashes with 2 to 3 coats of mascara, make sure your cover them from end to end without spoiling the eye shadow and under eye area.
If your concealer takes a lot of time in settling then in order to expedite the settling process use pressed powder on it. Over a period of time you will learn how to blend the eye shadow without giving it a washed-out or overdone look. But to attain that perfection you need to practice, practice and practice. There is always a first time for everything.. this is for blending the eye shadow.
Do let me know how do you like this look, or if you find it good enough to try it out.
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