Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pretty eyes

Here are some pretty eye makeup for your viewing pleasure. This was for daytime wear so I went very natural.

I've been practicing my eye makeup on hooded eyes and had my friends Linda, Ly and Monica over for testing. Part of the challenge is doing the eye makeup so there is no transfer of eye shadow, eyeliner or mascara to the lid and/or below the eye. I applied my Urban Decay primer potion all over the lid then topped it off with MAC's paint pot in Soft Ochre. I then layered on eye shadows. All the ladies are wearing some combination of Wet n Wild's Color Icon Eye Shadow Palette in Vanity. Such an impressive and affordable little palette. It cost me only $2.49 since it was half off at Walgreens. The colors are complimentary to each other and quite pigmented. I then accented those neutral shades by adding red eye shadow from Napolean Perdis or purple eye shadow from MAC in the crease. I used a super fine eyeliner brush to apply Stila smudge pot as eyeliner- top and bottom. I also lined waterline with white eye pencil to open and brighten up the eyes. I used my Shiseido eyelash curler on Monica (top left) and Linda (top right) and it worked great. On Ly (bottom), I curled her lashes by using spoon method. The spoon method involves taking a metal spoon and using it to curl lashes like you curl gift ribbon. A little tricky but seemed to work for Ly's lashes which are short and close to the lid. I didn't want to try eyelash curler since I was afraid I would pinch her eyes.

Using disposable mascara wands I got from Walmart, I completed the eye look by applying Christian Dior "Diorshow" mascara to each lovely lady. They were all great sports. Come over anytime ladies!


MadAquarius said...

I know this is not a primer-focused post, but just thought you might be interested...

I picked up the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Face Primer a few weeks ago and I'm really impressed with the effect. It's goes on smoothly,definitely some silky texturizing going on here. The tainted shade provides extra support for evening out my skin when i layer it under my MAC foundation (very nice b/c i hate to apply a heavy layer of foundation). On late days, I substitute the primer as foundation and finish with a powder. I like most that it helps my makeup stay on longer and really brightens up my face.

Anyway, if you don't have it in your collection yet, I thought you might like to check it out. It does go for $30 a tube, so you might want to wait for another Sephora sale/discount.


Inner Vue Makeup Artistry said...

@MadAquarius- great idea for using primer as foundation. Most my primers are really matte so I don't think of using them as foundation. I would love to try the Too Faced product cause it sounds like it has a more brightening effect as well as covers pores. Thanks for the tips. Can't wait to try them.