Friday, September 30, 2011

Black Comet: Smoky Eye with Candy-pink Lips (MAC Lustreleaf and Lime Crime Great Pink Planet)

Black smoky eye with Lime Crime Great Pink Planet on the lips and Barry M Baby Pink Lip Paint worn as blush.

I had to name this the "comet" eye, because I was inspired by how a comet starts at a hard intense point, and then trails out to a smoky soft finish. This look is the reverse of most shaded eye looks, in that the hardest and darkest point is the inner corner of the eye rather, and then shades out and softens to another color at the outer ends.

Step 1: Using a flat, firm brush for precision, apply a matte black shadow to the inner 3/4 of the eye. With what remains on the brush, sweep along the outer 3/4 of the lower lash line as well.

Step 2: With a soft, shimmery silver-green (MAC Lustreleaf)extend the shape from the outer corner outwards in a winged shape, blending and smoking out.

Step 3: Return with the matte black using the flat brush, and extend the black outwards along the contour. Then gently smoke the line upwards under the brow bone to remove the harshness of the line.

Step 4: At the outermost ends, smoke the green and black together for a smoky wing. Then apply black mascara to finish.
For the cheeks and lips, I wanted to keep things colorful, so I dabbed Barry M Lip Paint in Baby Pink (100) onto the apples of my cheeks, and Lime Crime Great Pink Planet on the lips for a really bright candy-pink touch.


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