For Blogmas Day 5, I thought I’d do a little bit of a Holiday Eye Look for you guys. Again, as I’ve said before, I’m no makeup artist but of course, I love makeup, playing with makeup and sharing the result. 🙂
In this spirit, I’m hoping to do a few of holiday inspired eye looks for Blogmas. Instead of the typical golden, shimmering hues we associate with “holidays” (which I do love), I thought I’d start off with something a little different.
I knew I wanted to incorporate the Lorac The Royal 3D Liquid Lustre set that I’d purchased a short while ago.
The set comes with four of the high shimmer, luminous top coats in Opal, 24K, Rose Quartz, and Amethyst. They are designed to be applied on the eyes or cheeks to create three dimensional sparkle and shine. And boy, do they! You can check out my swatches of the individual top coats here.
In choosing which lustres to use, I was inspired by the grey, pink and purple tones of my Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette. In particular, the shades: Kiss the Bride, I Do, Cut the Cake and First Date.
My mind set on using those shadows, I immediately knew which liquid lustre top coats would pair best: Rose Quartz, a soft pink shimmering wonderland, and Amethyst, a deep steely grey purple prism (hehe). P.S. These are extremely saturated and you only need about a drop or less for each eye.
For the Romantic Holiday Eye Look, after priming, I lightly dusted Bouquet Toss, a matte cream, over the entire lid to mute and begin with an even canvas. I then blended I Do, a matte taupe grey, into the crease as a transition shade. Kiss the Bride, a matte cool light pink, was patted onto the inner two thirds of the lip and Cut the Cake, a cool grey, on the outer third. For the last step in the powdered shadow part of this look, I deepened the outer crease with First Date.
After lining the water line with a shimmery-grey pencil liner (Urban Decay’s Uzi), I applied Stila’s liquid liner along the upper lash line creating a conservative wing. I made sure to keep the line as thin as possible. Then, I used my Real Techniques fine liner brush (featured here), to apply Lorac’s Lustre Drop in Amethyst along the top of that liquid liner, flicking it out slightly past where the original wing stopped. Using my fingers, I patted Rose Quartz on top of the lid where I’d placed Kiss the Bride. Finally, I mixed a teeny tiny bit of Amethyst and Rose Quartz and applied it to my lower lash line.
Oh how I wish I could have accurately captured the full effect of the Lustres. At normal viewing distance, they give off an incredible multi-dimensional shimmer that can very much be noticed. About ten people commented on how bright eyed I looked.
I do very much like the way it turned out. However, I did get a little carried away with the eye shadow aspect of things, i.e. Kiss the Bride. As a result, I did notice some slight creasing due to the fact that I have moderately textured lids and packed on too much product. The day after, I used the Lustre Drops again, applied to a more conservative layer of shadow. It worked much better, no creasing. So, if you have very textured lids, I would suggest the same method or even applying the Lustres over a bare lid with a primer. If you’ve got baby smooth lids – go to town! 🙂
What you guys wear a holiday eye look like this? Is it too much, too little, not festive enough? The next look I’m working on? Something using my MAC Pigments, of course! What are your go to looks for the holidays?
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