Monday, April 13, 2015

Purple Oyster Cult

Hello Bloggesphere!

It's getting more spring like everyday! I don't know about you, but I am ready for the summer already!
The look of the day is a purple-oyster eye.

How To:

Step 1.
Use an eyeshadow primer for this look. It will help the shadow adhere to your lids better and make it a little more pigmented. First things first, using a blending brush apply a warm colour that is slightly darker than your skin tone to your creased and blend it out. This will help make blending your makeup into your skin easier. It's a favourite trick of mine. I used a warm shade from Smashbox's Full Exposure palette.

Step 2.
Apply a deep purple shade, I used "Hollywood" by BH Cosmetics, to your eyes concentrating on the outer "V" and sweeping it into your crease and about halfway across your lids. Blend mama.

TIP: If you're having trouble blending the purple smoothly, using the brush you applied the first colour to your creases with, dab it in the first slightly darker than your skin shadow and use that to help blend.

Step 3.
Using a metallic blue shade, I used "Cop a Teal" from my Too Faced "Sweet Indulgences" palette, and apply it from the inner corner of your eye to where it meets the purple shade.

Step 4.
If you have seen more than one of my tutorials, you will know I like adding some highlight to the inner corners of my eyes. I used my favourite "Venus" from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette.

Step 5.
Using a gel liner, apply your liner and wing it out following your bottom lash line out. Aside from the actual wing itself, this doesn't need to be perfectly neat, we are about to apply black shadow to soften and smoke it out.

If your wings turn out uneven, you can take a makeup wipe and carefully with the tip of your finger/nail wipe the line thiner/higher/clean it up.

Step 6.
Using a small brush, apply black eyeshadow to the very outer corner of your eyes and across your liner you just made. Blend it using a blank blending brush up into your crease. Re-apply as much black to the outer corners as your want!

Step 7.
Use the same purple shade and apply it with a small brush to your lower lash line until half way. Use the same blue colour and starting from the inner corner apply it to your bottom lash line to meet the purple.

Step 8.
Lining the inner part of your bottom lash line is up to you. I apply a nude colour to make my eyes seem more open. But you are free to line it with black or skip this step completely.

Step 9.
Apply mascara and your favourite false lashes.

And you're all set to shine!

This is such a pretty colourful eye. It suits pretty much everyone!

Good luck beautiful and just keep practicing!

Love & Oysters on the half-shell,

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