Monday, March 26, 2012

My eye shadow tutorial

Every now and then people will ask for a lesson in makeup, so here is my eye shadow tutorial :) I'm not a professional, but hopefully this tutorial will inspire you to experiment with makeup at home. 

I want to give a special thank you to my friend, Rere for posing in these photos. ;)


Final look

Head piece designed by me and made by my cousin :)

What you will need:
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1. eye shadow base or concealer 2. gel eyeliner 3. lash curler (optional) 4. Q-tips/makeup remover/makeup remover wipes/brush cleaning spray 5. eye shadows (from light to dark) (MAC and Tarte) 6. eye shadow brushes (application/blending/angle/etc.) 7. mascara

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Start by washing, toning and moisturizing your face.

1. & 2. Apply an eye shadow base or concealer on your eyelid.

3. Use an eye shadow brush to apply the first color of eye shadow on your inner lid (closest to your nose to the middle of your eye).

4. Use a different eye shadow brush to apply the second color of eye shadow on the middle and outer edge of your lid (use smooth strokes in the natural shape and crease of your lid).

5. Use the blending brush to blend the first two colors.

6. Use a contoured eye shadow brush to apply the darkest eye shadow color to the outer edge of your lid (pack on the color and let it go past your lash line at an angle).

7. Use the blending brush to blend all three colors.

8. & 9. Wrap a makeup remover wipe around your index finger and use it to wipe away the extra eye shadow at a clean angle (a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover can do the same trick).

10. Use another eye shadow brush to apply the lightest color of eye shadow to your brow bone as a highlight.

11. Use an angled brush and gel eyeliner to line your eye (it helps to hold the outer corner of your eyelid tight with your opposite hand to form a neat line).

12. Apply mascara to your lashes (using a lash curler is optional).

13.  Your final look! :)

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  1. you do have such pretty eyes and your makeup is done so well.

  2. thanks ladies :) my friend does have such pretty eyes---which made it easy to use her for my tutorial :)

  3. I LOVE this make-up tutorial! Very Cleopatra-esque. Does your cousin sell these fabulous hair pieces? I'd love to get one!

    -Living Mannequin

  4. Amazing post! :)

  5. this is a lovely blog dear!!



  6. Love how dramatic the before and after is...great look! I'd love to see a video of this sometime...I'd bet you'd be great on camera!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  7. Whoaaa I love makeup tutorial, why don't u start making Youtube videos? :D

  8. Amazing tut!! I wish I had big eyes like you so I can pull these off. :P I'm tots loving your headpiece, how exotic...I'm your new follower, hope we can follow each other! x
    Also following Twitter & Bloglovin
    Romiya Fashion Inspiration Blog

  9. Cute pics!!!

  10. I just entered a comment but think it was deleted :(
    I was saying that I love the layout of this post and I really liked the step by step process that you showed us.

    The Fashionable ESQ

  11. That's some crazy cool shadowing you got going on!

  12. Beautiful! Love this arab-like look. I'm definitely going to try this :)