Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mask & Raid Masqeruade Eye Makeup - Violet Decay

Note #1: My camera was acting up so some of the pictures for simple steps in the tutorial are missing but I've mentioned them in the explanations.

Note #2: I like using my fingers to get lots of color on my eyes but brushes work just as well, you might just need to keep applying the color until you get it to the shade that you're going for.

Alright, so my friend L asked me to do her eye makeup for the show with using purple somewhere in there as her only requirement. This is how it turned out:

Want to give this look a try?

Violet Decay Tutorial

1. Apply foundation and such like usual. Primer isn't necessary but it makes your eye makeup last longer and colors appear brighter. If you don't have any primer, you can just use a little foundation on your eye lids to create a base for the color to stick to. Since we were only going to be at the show for a few hours (and were pressed for time) we left our eyelids bare.

2. Take a black/dark gray/charcoal shadow (I always use something shimmery as it catches light beautifully but you're free to experiment with matte shadows and see how it works for you - I'm thinking it'd make this look much more day time/work appropriate) and apply it to the crease of your eye. You're welcome to make it as light or as dark as you like, depending on if you're going to be using this look during the day or night. It's fine if you get some on the lid and/or brow bone. You can easily blend the edges so looks nice and smokey instead of harsh and awkward. You are free to extend this a bit beyond the length of your eye but be sure not to go too far!

3. Take a purple shadow and apply a thin line starting at the inner corner of the eyelid. About 1/4 the length of your eye in, begin to widen said shadow line and extend it beyond the end of your eye (pretty much as far as you please depending on if you'll be using this during the day or at night). Continue applying purple shadow until you get the shade that you want.

4. This is similar to step three. Using a shimmery red/rose shadow, start with a thing line between 1/4 and 1/2 the length of your eye (closer in allows you to widen it more gradually where as starting further towards the outside of your eyelid makes the widening more dramatic - it's all about what you prefer) and widen it as you move towards the end. Again, extend it out a bit as you did with the purple shadow.

5. Grab your favorite black eyeliner (I used a retractable one) and, starting at the corner of your upper lash line, line your eye and extend the line out (as far as you are comfortable with) and with a little curve upward to give yourself a cat eye. Feel free to make your line as thick or as thin, light or dark, as you please.

6. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and apply some black mascara to your upper lashline. Wiggling the brush a bit will help it get in between your lashes as well.

Optional Steps:

7. Line your lower lash line with black eyeliner.

8. Add a second coat of mascara to your lashes to make them even bigger.

Lower Lashes Lined

Eyes Closed

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