Sunday, February 24, 2013

Basic Green/Black Winged Eyes

There's nothing quite as dramatic as a solid winged eye, and the good news is that it isn't actually extremely hard to do as long as you get the basics right.

This look is good for:
  • All eye shapes and any skin/hair/eye color.
I used L'oreal Infallible Shadows in Eternal Black and Permanent Kaki. (I believe this is named differently in the States. You can use any deep khaki green you have.)
You will also need black liner, and mascara. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Cobalt Wing: Graphic "Duochrome" Liner and Poppy-red Lips (for a funky Valentine's)

Say you're doing away with the whole dinner and flowers thing, and having fun at the club or jazzing it up with the girls (or boys) this Valentine's. 
Who needs another neutral, barely-there makeup look? You want all eyes on you baby!
This is a very fun way to wear a classic red lip and liner retro "Bombshell" look, and while I picked blue because I have brown eyes, you can EASILY adapt this to any other color. This is good for any skin tone and most eye shapes, including mature skins and hooded lids. If you have mono-lids, the liner might not show up quite as well.
What you'll need are:
  • Nude beige shadow (you can use pressed powder, really)
  • A matte soft-brown (I got both shades from the 88 Warm palette)
  • Gel liner in a dark shade (I used a blackened blue; Japanese brand KATE's Gel Liner in BU-1)
  • Matching pearlescent shadow in a bright medium-tone (I used a metallic violet-blue, Kat von Shade Shifter in Stockholm)