Dramatic black&blue – tutorial
I was more than pleasantly surprised at the response to the photo I posted yesterday on my Facebook page asking if you want a tutorial for the look that I did. I really did not expect so many nice comments and likes, their numbers literally shocked me because makeup I did originated from boredom and pissed off mood on one Saturday afternoon when I took a few brushes and eyeshadows.
This is a really dramatic look and it is impossible not to notice it, especially when you close your eyes and the eyelids show the shades of black, blue and white. Actually is quite easy to do, the only thing you need is a little more skill is at blending, and it is much easier with a soft brush, and I used the fingertips to apply eyeshadow in higher concentration on one part of the eyelid and tapping it to the left and right towards the ones I applied before. Try it when you have the opportunity :)
The first step is of course primer. I used Illamasqua Hollow pigment. I especially love this as a base because it neutalizes the color of the eyelid and has a slightly oily texture that better captures particles of eyeshadows so they become more intense.
I applied black eye shadow with a brush and made a line outside that went from the outer corner of the eye, up and in the crease.
Take a little of black eyeshadow to the same brush and blend edges to soften them. Not the bestphoto, but it shows what I did :)
Place a dark blue eyeshadow next to black. You can blend it now or later (I did it later).
Apply a light blue by the dark blue. You can also blend it now or later.
And in the inner corner of the eye put some white eyeshadow. I put up almost to 1/3 of the inner eyelid.
After I put all the eyeshadows that I wanted, I blended them with by tapping slightly over them. I lined the waterline with black eye pencil.
I blended it with a pencil brush.
I also applied a bit of blue eyeshadow on the lower lid and some black eyeliner by the lashes.
Here you can finish the look, just put a layer of mascara to the lashes.
OR you can put false lashed to make the look totally drag queen style. I like to exaggerate. Lashes look quite creepy on this photo :D
The rest of the products for the face I applied after the eye makeup. I have Catrice Toffe Fairy on cheeks, and Intimacy by Illamasqua on the lips.
I also added a bit more black above the crease in the end.
Will you try this look ? If you do, be sure to send me a photo :)
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