Yes, kids, it’s here. An eye makeup look. You can finally see what my bulbous eyes look like with makeup on and I hope this is somewhat ‘share worthy.’
So, to the ones who may not know, I never tend to wear eye makeup as everything is a bit brittle, from my nails, my skin and my almost non-existent eyelashes. My eyelashes are quite gappy and often fall out very easily, not great. I’ve put it down to the battle I’m having with my health but recently I’ve been topping myself up with supplements so I’m hoping that my eyelashes, nails and skin start becoming more resilient. I’ve noticed that skin is definitely a lot better, which is ideal.
On this occasion, I was going to see City and Colour and Lucy Rose and wanted to make an effort, so this is what I managed looking like. It turned out a lot better than I thought however I apologise in advance as I’m going to be a bit pants at explaining how I achieved this look.
I used the Lime Crime Venus palette and it’s possibly the best combination of colours I’ve seen in a palette but then I’m no makeup guru. Everyone is currently going nuts over the Venus 2 palette which looks bloody brilliant too but the Venus palette, I find, is more neutral and warm based. The fact that the Venus palette is beautifully warm based means that it compliments my cool-toned eyes to a T.
When I use this palette I’m not too experimental but it does turn out quite different each time. However, this time, I feel like I’ve mastered the colour build up, even if it does look a bit messy I think you just try and make it work. I tend to base it all around the colour Rebirth. I think after applying my base, Mac Painterly Paint Pot on my eyelids, going in with the colour ‘Aura’ sits well ready for Rebirth. Which is the main colour to kick off that warm toned look I’m after.
From then on I just built up the colours by gradually going darker. I’ll go from Rebirth to Devine moving onto Creation to bring back more warmth. I’ll then grab a pencil brush and move onto the more intensely, pigmented, darker colours and create a shadow in my crease, that would be with Muse and then Icon. I think, if I can get away with making this work and look alright, anyone can. The trick I find is to blend each colour well and not to go too crazy by using all the colours in the palette. Although I almost did, so ignore that!
Keeping it fairly simple and taking your time did it for me. I feel like it’s a very grungy, messy look so you can afford to make mistakes. If one eyelid is darker than the other, just go back in and even it out as much as possible or blend it a bit more. I even took some of the key colours and smoked them under my bottom lashes. It’s a very much trial and error kinda thing and once you’ve found the colours that work best together, you’ll know to use them next time.
The only tricky part for me was the false eyelashes. My natural lashes wouldn’t be able to hold this look well as it’s so smokey and bold, therefore, I’d definitely suggest false lashes. The ones I used on this occasion were probably a bit much. This look is far from natural and you could say that the extremely long, curly, false lashes just humoured that. In future, I’d probably go back to my favourite Ardell Demi Wispies lashes. They are still fairly bold but blend in with your natural lashes a lot better making it look a bit more polished if that’s what you’re after.
However, I had fun with this look, pairing it with a warm, pinky toned, matte nude really topped it off but let me know what you think. As I don’t often wear eye makeup so I did see it as a, go hard or go home kinda moment. I hope this made some sense and to the people who want to experiment with eyeshadows and have cool-toned eyes, you won’t regret buying this palette! Its a palette for anyone really but due to the warm tones, my eyes have never looked so intense, I love it.
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