Golden Summer Eyes May 18, 2009Posted by Lauren Cooke in Makeup/Cosmetics.
Tags: beauty, Makeup/Cosmetics, summer fashion, tutorial
Went to a great Bell X1 gig last night – it was fantastic! I shall write a full post on it tomorrow!
Today, however, I thought I’d try my hand at a beauty post – because for once I was actually happy with how my makeup turned out! Makeup to me is something completely optional. I don’t always wear it – in fact, today I wore no makeupat all – just bare moisturised skin. Yesterday, however, I decided to have fun – and the art of makeup is one way to do that! Cie wrote a great poston the position of makeup as not just something to please men, but something that women use to give themselves enjoyment and satisfaction.
So (excusing my big nose that always looks bigger in photo) – here is how to get the light look:
Create a decent base – for this I use a light foundation (everything I use is no.7, mainly because they have great freebies!) which I apply with Bodyshop brush these brushes are soo soft it’s lovely! I follow up the foundation with a light concealer under my eyes.
To apply the makeup, I began my lining the inside of my upper eyelids with black eyeliner. If you are paler, use a brown shape. This defines your eyes, making them appear wider and with thick luxurious lashes.
I next lined above my lashes in a gold line. I use a liquid liner swept across the whole lid – this line can be quite thick, just make sure to blend it in slightly if it is really wide.
Once the liquid liner is dry, work a light gold/brown shade over the lid. If you have deep-set eyes, add a small touch of light shadow just under your brows.
Add a touch of dark brown and charcol shadow at the outside corner of your eye, blend this in well.
Finally, apply eye liner to the top, and if you are careful, to the bottom. And voila – you shoudl have light, bright eyes.
This is a look that I hope to wear on holiday. Whilst I normally wear barely anything on holiday, it’s a different matter on the hot heavy nights! Lovely!