Makeup Tutorial #1
Some of you who read my latest post, or follow me over on Instagram, will know that I have been experimenting with makeup lately! I have always admired those who can create fun and exciting looks, and since I own a few eyeshadow palettes now: I thought I would give it a go myself. A look I've been trailing out a lot is green eyeshadow, as well as practicing my cut-crease skills. This look combines both of those, as well as a beautiful shocking pink contrast (a brand new lipstick colour which I haven't dabbled in before!)
As previously mentioned, I am currently working on developing my makeup skills and am by no means a professional. I photographed every stage of this look to try and show you how to create this look yourself, as some people have requested this over on my Instagram. For those of you who aren't willing to delve into the world of green eyeshadow just yet, a brown/gold combo could also be used for a more wearable look. Keep reading to see how I created this makeup look - all products will be linked at the end of the post if you wish to purchase.
After priming the lid using the Urban Decay eyeshadow Primer Potion, I applied the shade Titan: I tend to use this as the base of all of my eyeshadow looks as it is a very similar colour to my skin tone. Once this base is applied, other eyeshadows tend to sit a lot better on top.
Now time for the green! I applied the shade Flying Saucer close to the crease of my lid, and continued to build up the colour until it was looking bold and vibrant. Don't worry about this part looking too messy, as it will look neater once the crease has been cut.
After this I used a lighter green to blend all the way up to the eyebrow - I like a dramatic look! This part may take a while as you need to blend over and over until the colours are mixed evenly. Now it is time to cut the crease:
This part takes a lot of practice, and I'm sure different people have other methods of doing this step. I take a flat eyeshadow brush and dip it into some liquid foundation, then apply a generous amount to the lid. Then - look up! The area which the foundation has transferred to is the guideline you can use to cut the crease. This way, there won't be any smudging. I then follow the line along with the same brush, flicking out the ends in a 'cat eye' shape. Again, this may take a while as it is important to keep a steady hand and follow the line along.
As you can see, this has neatened the line where the first shade of green was applied. I then add more of the original base colour 'Titan' to create a matt base for the next step.
I find that the best way to apply a shimmer eyeshadow is by using my finger to pack on the shadow, before moving onto a flat packing brush.
I followed the line of the crease with the green shimmer shade 'Alien' before applying my eyeliner. I find that this look can seem really put-together if the eyeliner line can run almost parallel to the cat-eye shape of the cut crease.
I then take this time to apply foundation, bronzer, blush and highlight. It might be a load of complete rubbish, but I feel that this gives the eyeshadow enough time to settle. Extra blending can be done at this stage also, if needed. I opted for a hot pink blush and highlight to compliment the next stages of this look.
Green and pink, in my opinion, is one of the best colour combos out there - and this shade couldn't be a better choice!
The final stages, of course, is the addition of mascara, as well as the highlighting shade 'Pluto' to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye.
Finally, the pièce de résistance - the lippy! I made a spontaneous decision to purchase this pink shade yesterday, and couldn't wait any longer to give it a try. As I mentioned, it is like no other shade I have worn before, but really completes this look and makes it even more fun and daring.
I'm really happy with this look, and I hope that you love it too! Let me know if you would like to see any more makeup related blog posts from me. Thank you so much for reading, here is the complete list of products used below:
Foundation - Kat Von D 'Lock-It' (Shade 44 Light Cool)
Eyes - Jeffree Star Cosmetics Alien Palette
Kat Von D Fetish blush and highlight palette (discontinued)