EOTD 29 – Cobalt cat eye

Happy Monday! I know, oxymoron… :/

Before we get to the make up look, week three of the nail challenge is this week. I should be getting an email later today with this final weeks (before grand prize week) topic. Don’t forget to click here to go vote,(Hopefully for me. ūüėÄ ) for week two.¬†Voting for week two closes Wednesday, December 5th¬†ūüôā

Now, for today’s look,¬†I tried something a little different and quite¬†time-consuming…¬†lol. A while back I got these “Eye Rock – eye tattoo”¬†things in one of my Birchbox. Unfortunately most of the reviews¬†of other Birchbox¬†users stated that they didn’t stick, or last all day, which mine did not either.. I had gotten the idea back¬†then and¬†never got a chance to try it until now. Once you take the ‘sticker’ off of the paper you are left with a sort of stencil. I, (not easily) stuck that to each eye and traced inside of it with my¬†liquid liner. Once the ‘stencil’ was removed I had to go back over it and define it more.

Here’s what I used:

“Urban Decay primer potion”

“Eye Rock – eye tattoo” as stencil

“Avon Extra Lasting Eye liner in Cobalt”

“Too Faced ‚Äď After Glow in Lust” on lid

topped off with “Urban Decay – Super Curl Curling Mascara”

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How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

I haven’t highlighted an article in a while… I came across this one on Yahoo’s Shine that I thought might be helpful to some:

 

Article courtesy of Yahoo Shine! and can be found by clicking on Yahoo link. To see full article and pictures follow the link.

Wondering how to accentuate your eyes in a natural-looking way? Lanc√īme’s¬†Sandy Linter, head makeup artist at New York’s Rita Hazan Salon, shows how a neutral smoky eye can work wonders.

Start¬†with an eye shadow base – something that’s tacky so that it holds the shadow” says Linter, who used Lanc√īme¬†Aquatique¬†Waterproof Eyecolour¬†Base in Nude. “If your eyelid is dry you can use a concealer, but if your lid is warm you really do need a base that will pick up moisture and keep your makeup looking smooth”

Choose a Dark Pencil

“When you want to enhance your eyes, you should use a dark liner-navy, charcoal, brown, or black to contrast against the whites of your eye and eye color,” says Linter. “You should also use pencil because¬†it’s easily manipulated.” Linter applied it along the upper lash line in “little dashes,” working from the inner corner of the eye to the outside edge. “The shape should get gradually thicker as you move away from the edge of the nose,” she says.

Perfect Your Eyeliner

After dotting lids with liner, Linter connected the dashes: “A tiny eyeliner brush softens and perfects the line.” She then used a pointed cotton tip to push the line “up and out” at the corners.

Layer Makeup For Longer Wear

For the crease color, Linter¬†lined eye sockets with taupe¬†pencil, a lighter shade than the one used along the lashes. Starting under the brow bone, she extended the line to the outer corners to create a “V” shape. “It’s an old trick that opens up the eyes,” she says. Next, she retraced her steps with gel liner and powder¬†shadow in similar taupe hues using a dome-shaped brush (“layering your makeup makes it last all day and through the night”). To add drama, she winged color up and over the brow bone, toward the end of the eyebrow.

“A neutral smokey eye is all about playing with dark and light,” says Linter, who used the shimmering ivory-pink shade from Lanc√īme’s Color Design palette¬†in Coral Crush on lids. “Having darker tones surround a lighter one gives shape and definition, the light on the eye makes it pop.”

Wear Liner Under Lower Lashes

“A lot of people don’t like using pencil under the eye, but I like it because I think it makes the eye look more finished,” says Linter, who swept Lanc√īme¬†Le Crayon Kh√īl¬†in Black Coffee, the same liner she used on top-underneath the lashes, softening the line with a cotton swab. Because the inner corners of eyes “tend to get wet,” Linter only placed liner along the outermost portion of the waterline.

Don’t Forget to Curl

“Curled eyelashes make everyone’s eyes look bigger,” says Linter. “Make sure to fully cup the lashes in the curler-pinch close to the roots so that you’re not just bending hairs at the ends.”

Apply Mascara

“Mascara¬†also brings out your eyes. Instead of using the whole wand, I just use the tip, separating lashes as I go,” says Linter¬†“This way, I don’t apply too much mascara at once and lashes don’t get stuck together.”

Mind the (Eyeliner) Gap

When faking a thicket lash line, don’t dispel the illusion. “I can’t stand seeing a space of skin separating the eyeliner from the eyelash,” says Linter. To fill in gaps, she used a small, stiff brush to apply gel eyeliner in hard-to-reach places.

Use Light Concealer

Brighten the eye area by using a sheet, translucent concealer or highlighter around the eye. One to try Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch.

Whiten the Inner Corners

To have a truly eye-opening experience, employ white eyeliner too: “Adding white to the inner corner of the eye makes you look less tired,” says Linter.

Provide Arch Support

“I like when brows bring attention to the eye area in a soft way that’s not too manicured and cosmetic-looking,” says Linter, who adds that, “Natural brows are more innocent. Over-tweezed¬†arches make you appear older.” To have your brows reach “their full potential” Linter¬†suggests brushing them up with a clear brow mascara.

Finish Your Look

Complement your smoldering smokey eyes with a touch of bronzer¬†under the cheekbones for definition, and creamy pink blush on the apples of the cheeks “to make your eyes look lighter,” says Linter. Add rosy lipstick and gloss to your pout and you’re ready to go!

What do you think about this look and tips? Were there any useful tips that you got from this, or any that you know that are not in this article, you can share below?

EOTD 11 & 12 Winged Eye Liners

Here’s another two-day¬†EOTD’s

For Day 11 I used:

“Urban Decay Primer Potion”

“UD¬†Book of Shadows IV – Midnight Cowgirl” on entire lid

“mark. on the edge, hook up,¬†Liquid Eye Liner in Callisto” as a winged eye liner

topped off with “UD¬†Super Curl Curling Mascara”

For Day 12 I used:

Eyes:

“UD Primer Potion”

“Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV – Midnight Cowgirl” on inner corner and as a highlight under brow

“Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV – Lost” on remainder of lid

and a touch of “Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV – Bender” on outer lid

“mark. on the edge, hook up, Liquid eye liner in Medusa” as a winged liner look

topped off with “UD¬†Super Curl Curling Mascara”

Lip:¬†“Mary Kay- ¬†Nourishine Lip Gloss in Sweet Raisin”

*Before I sign off, I would just like to say that I absolutely LOVE That mark. Eye liner. I have always hated liquid eye liner and found it so hard to do cat eye, winged, or just regular liner for that matter. The Tutorial that I found, see post here: as well as this eye liner has made it so easy. This eye liner glides on so smoothly. I love the brush it’s not¬†too short and not too long. The liner itself does not crack when it dries, and it dries fairly quickly so that you don’t¬†get the line in your crease, and throughout the day I don’t get that¬†crease bleeding¬†line either. I LOVE this eye liner!!

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