Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Soul-ful Eyes... How-To Do Them...

The eyes are the most expressive part of our faces... though our mouths definitely can prove that questionable...*lol* Playing your eyes up can be a task if you're unsure of how to do it, or what to do... Maybe even where to start. How you wear your makeup can convey different messages but the basic application techniques practically remain the same... select the colors, base the eye, apply all over color, blend the other colors, and set your look with the details. Shall we?

First select a base to hold your color and give it staying power, 3 shades (all over color, a darker to define, and a brow highlight)

I am using: Make Up For Ever- Pan Stick (white base), M.A.C Parfait Amour (purple), Deep Truth (dark blue), Ricepaper (bone), and Carbon (black).

Start of course with the eyes booger free:
1. Apply a base all over the lid, starting at the bottom, and spreading it either by finger, or brush up to the brow bone.

2. Apply the lighter color with a medium shadow brush from the bottom of the eyelid up to about 3/4ths of the way up. Ensure the color is standing out properly. (Parfait Amour)

3. Using a broad blending brush use the tip to pick up the darker color (Deep Truth) to add some depth and define the crease of the eye. blend throughly with a sweeping motion (like shading lightly) from darker color to the lighter color.


5. Apply the brow highlighter with a small shadow brush. (Ricepaper)

6. Continue to blend from the browbone down until the colors have blended without hard or harsh lines. The end result should be a light to dark gradient tone.

7. If you're like me- without eyebrows (LMAO); use a brown to black eyeshadow and an anglebrush to create the illusion...

8. You can always add BLACK to create a smoky look by shading it darkly around the corners of the lid and spreading the black throughout the look. KOHL liners complete that look by smudging it across the eyelash bash and using the brush to spread the smudge. and use that same brush after underlining the eyes to a looser smoked line... Remember the key is to BLEND.

After you have achieved how dark or light you'd like your shadow, you know to apply your mascara, and glitter, bindi's, and diamond sparkles, and lashes- which I will touch bases on one of these days. I certainly hoped this tutorial helped. Any other suggestions on looks, please let me know.

I have a confession.... I got my Clarisonic.... *sigh* i'm horrible. (but I can't wait to use it.)

Until Next Time...


Soft-SpokenBeautie said...

"4. -BLEND DAMN YOU!!!!"

SoulCry said...


LOL thanks Nikki

Soft-SpokenBeautie said...

Can you do a tutorial on pink shadow? I like the eye look you posted the other day and I like wearing shadows in the pink or brown family...

Thanks :)