Something a little different from me. As promised, I’m trying my hand at posting more eye look, “tutorial” style posts. I’m still in the beginning stages of this process – but practice leads to improvement, no? 🙂 Anyway, in the spirit of The Bahamas’ upcoming national day (which is next week Friday, 10th July), today I’m featuring an Independence Day Eye Makeup Look.
Inspired by the colours of our flag, black, gold (yellow) and aquamarine, this look is quite colourful and not something I’d sport on a regular – but it’s a celebration after all. To create it, I used:
- Dolce & Gabbana LE Colour Explosion Palette (reviewed here)
- Wet N’ Wild LE Going in the Wild Palette
- MAC Cosmetics Blue Peep Fluidline
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink
- Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner
- NARS Via Veneto Pencil Liner
- Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
- Assorted Eye Brushes
Step One: Retrieving my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk from the deep, dark depths of my makeup drawer, I decided on a light layer of this white base to help the vibrant colors I’m using pop a bit (not that they needed much help).
Step Two: Using a small, dense blending brush, I buffed MAC’s Blue Peep into the crease, taking it rather high on the lid. It’s a fluidline but works quite well as a cream shadow. Then, roughly following the shape of my eye, I took Blue Peep around the outer eye and below the lower lash line. Finally, I used a fluffy blending brush to soften the edges of the bright blue.
Step Three: Using a flat shadow brush, I packed the yellow shade from the Dolce and Gabbana Colour Explosion palette onto the inner 2/3 of the lid and inner lower lash line.
Step Four (not shown): I created a conservative wing using the Bobbi Brown Gel liner in Black Ink which I used only on the outer portion of the upper lash line. To line the inner portion, I used the Kat Von D Tattoo liquid liner which, due to the fine tip, makes it much easier for me to create a more precise line in that area. To polish things off, I lined the upper water line with NARS Via Veneto.
Step Five: Finally, for a little luminescence, I added the shimmering pale yellow shade from the Wet n Wild Going into the Wild palette to the inner part of the lid and tear duct.
Two coats of the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara and here’s the finished look:
What do you guys think? My eye shape and the folds on the outer corners of my lid make winged liner a real struggle for me. Usually, I prefer a small kitten wing or just a heavy top line. But I think this yellow and “aquamarine” Independence Day Makeup would look awesome with a really thick wing if your eye shape/lid space allows for it. When is your national day?
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