Wednesday, February 1, 2012

beauty school: very berry eye tutorial

beauty school is now in session! :) here's a great tutorial for valentine's day (continuing with the v-day theme!) or anytime! this is based off one of my previously posted eye looks called "very berry" but i had to modify it a bit. 

to get the look, read on after the jump for the step-by-step instructions!

1 + the two main eyeshadow colors you will need are a purple/plum eyeshadow, and a bright pink or coral eyeshadow.

2 + start out with a clean eyelid. using the primer of your choice, apply it all over your eyelid so that your eyeshadow will stay put.

3 + take a purple or plum eyeshadow and apply it on the main part of your eyelid. don't extend it up too much higher than your natural crease. if you have monolids and aren't sure where to place the purple color, try it how i applied it on my eyelid, or if it's too much, apply it just along your lash line.

4 + blend a bright pink eyeshadow right above the purple color. it should have a nice, smooth gradient appearance instead of two separate colors. continue to blend and add small amounts of eyeshadow in either color as necessary until it looks smooth.

5 + line your upper lash line with your choice of liner (liquid, cream, gel, pencil). i chose a gel liner, and didn't apply the line too thickly.

6 + i used purple eyeliner for this step, but if you don't have it, you can use brown or black. i just took the jumbo liner and lined my waterline and lower lash line with this.

7 + using the same purple eyeshadow from step 3, smudge it on top of the liner to set it.

8 + using the pink eyeshadow, apply it right underneath the purple eyeshadow, mirroring what you did on your eyelid. make sure to contain the color only on the lower lash line of your eye, and not extend it too far down.

9 + curl your lashes and apply mascara!

10 + your finished eye look!

products i used
victoria's secret minerals eyeshadow in divine (product discontinued)
bare minerals eyeshadow in beautiful lisa (color discontinued)
mac fluidline in blacktrack
sephora jumbo liner 12HR wear waterproof in #15 purple
smashbox full exposure mascara
maybelline volum' express the falsies mascara

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  1. Mixing the purple and pink really does create a nice effect. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Oooh, I love this look! Very pretty and feminine :)


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