I thought I would pass on some tips today to create this look, It’s quite a vibrant design but one you can take and use with allsorts of colour combinations. Why not try different tones of the same colour? This can also work well when creating an 80’s look. Try vibrant oranges, pinks and purples!
So for starters you’ll need to add your base coat of foundation and any blusher or bronser you might chose. Once this is done it’s time to start on your eyes.
You need to start with the lightest colour first and this needs to go on the inside of the eye in this instance, the green.
You’ll need to angle the brush so you cover that side of the eye whilst running it along the lash line a little further and also into the crease of the eye a little further over. This will help with blending. If you’re using a shadow that can be used wet, then this is a must. Dampen your brush and add more eyeshadow, it will immediately be stronger and more vibrant. You will also need to apply a small amount of colour to underneath your eye. Just the inner part for the green remember. HOT TIP – Applying eyeshadow here will make your eyeliner less likely to smudge!
Now apply your second shade. This should be the darker of the two and it should be applied to the outside of the eyelid and then joining the already applied colour. Use a blender brush to blend it in. Don’t forget to add more of this shade under the eye joining the first shade to the middle of the eye. See my blog about brushes for examples of good brushes to use.
You can see in this picture how applying the eyeshadow wet has made it really vibrant!
Next step is eyeliner, apply black (must be black) to underneath the lower lashes, smudging with a pencil smudger, and a think line under the upper lashes, Don’t worry too much about accuracy with this line as you’ll apply liquid liner over the top. The pencil helps to get liner under the lashes which is difficult with lquid liners.
HOT TIP – If you lift the eye lid up or too the side if you’re applying it on yourself you’ll get a smoother line!
Next step is liquid eyeliner. Please don’t be afraid of this, it’s not as scary as it sounds! Again lift your eyelid up or to the side to give yourself a smooth (line free) surface to work on. Apply a thin line along the lash line. Allow it to dry and then take a look. If you think you need a bit more then apply a bit more and so on!
What ever you do, don’t open your eyes until the liner has dried!
Finally apply a generous supply of mascara and some false eyelashes if you so wish! There your look is complete!
My very smiley model Naomi loved it!
The products used in this look are listed below…
Green eyeshadow – BodyShop Baked-Eye-Colour in Sage
Purple eyeshadow – BodyShop Baked-Eye-Colour in Amethyst
Eyeliner – NO7 Amazing eyes pencil in Black
Liquid Eyeliner – BodyShop Liquid Eyeliner
Mascara – NO7 Lash Adapt Mascara
I hope you’ve found this useful, would love to see pictures if anyone tries this out!
All photography in this blog by Lucy Lane Photography
I cant guarantee that all of the beauty products I recommend will suit you. I only use products I personally think are good after trying them on myself and my clients but everyone’s skin is different and it’s possible to be allergic to anything. If at all possible, test products out on yourself before purchasing.