Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mask & Raid Masquerade Eye Makeup - Sludge

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 (make sure it's shimmery, this is NOT a day time/work look - unless you don't mind looking a little crazy, then go for it) and apply it to the crease of your eye. You're welcome to make it as light or as dark as you like. It's fine if you get some on the lid and/or brow bone. You can easily blend the edges. You are free to extend the shadow a bit beyond the length of your eye but be sure not to go too far! In my case, I didn't extend it at all.

3. Using a lime green/electric green/any bright neon green you want, apply a thin line starting at the inner corner of the eyelid and begin to widen said shadow line as you reach the other end of your eyelid and extend it beyond the end of your eye (pretty much as far as you want it to go). Continue applying shadow until the shadow is noticable as these shades can be very sheer until layered several times over.



4. Apply a nice bright green (not like the neon color from the last step) shadow to your eyelid, starting at the inner corner and working it into half moon on your way out so that from the inner corner of your eye to about the middle of your eye are covered. Beyond this point, blend the shadow into the neon green shade to create a nice fading gradient on your eyelid.

5. Using a slightly brighter green (while still staying away from the neon shade), line your lower lashes. Make it as light or as bright as you please.

6. Grab some eyeliner - I used Rimmel's Black Gold pencil which can be difficult to find so if you can get your hands on a metallic green liner or black mixed green/gold/brown, great, if not, go ahead and use black - and line your upper lashes, extending the line a bit past your eye and turning it upward to form a cat eye.

7. Using a green eyeliner (or black if you lack one), go over your lower lashline. You can do this as many times as you like.

8. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and apply black mascara to your upper lashline. Apply a second coat.

And you're done!



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