Saturday, 12 October 2013

How-to: eye make up to bring out green eyes

Bonjour beauts! So I promised you guys more how-to post on my blog so this is my second one. Now I am a big eye make up girl. I always believe that make up should accentuate your best features and my eyes tend to be what I get complimented on, so I usually concentrate on them.

 However, for a long while I didn't really know what suited my eyes. I always used to wear green eye shadow because I thought using the same colour eye shadow as your peepers would draw attention to my eyes. How wrong I was! I found that actually, using the same colour washes your eye colour out because the colours sort of camouflage together. 

Since I got the Naked 1 set by Urban Decay I have developed a new eye make up technique for those of us green-eyed girls. Think plum and purples lovelys! The best way to make your eyes stand out is to choose a colour extremely opposite to your natural eye colour, and for green eyes it is plum and purple. 

Now some of your might feel a bit scared when I say plum on purple; they don't sound like the most natural of colours! Don't worry, the Naked 1 set contains very natural shades of these tones. If you cannot afford Urban Decay products then try Rimmel: I have some lovely purply colours from there.

So let's get started!

Get your hands on some primer. I use the Urban Decay primer which is included in the Naked 1 set, but you can get pretty decent primers from any of the other make up brands on the high street. They just make your eye shadow smooth on well and help it to last all day.

So first you should apply the eye make up primer all over your eyelids and rub in, as I am doing in the picture above. If you do not have any primer you could substitute it with a eye cream as that will help the eye shadow to 'stick'.

Take a liner brush and wet it so that it's slightly damp. Then apply a shimmery, navy shade to the brush.

Take this colour and apply it like eye liner just above your lash line, like so.

With a flat eye shadow brush, apply a glittery, plum colour.

Cover your eyelids in this colour, blending it in with the navy line you have already applied.

And blend the same colour beneath your lower lash line.

Using an eye shadow blending brush, apply a rich, dark purple all over it.

Rub this shade into the crease of your eye lid (it helps to keep your eyes open so you can get a defined line).

Take a contouring eye shadow brush and apply to it a frosty pink colour.

Smooth this along your brow-bone to act as a highlight.

Using the same colour, apply this into the ball of your eye and underneath your eye to give you a wide-eye look.

Then take a mascara and apply it to your upper and lower lashes. I use Loreal Double Extension because it comes with a primer, which helps to lengthen my lashes extremely well!

Use as much mascara as your comfortable with. I tend to apply two coat but that just cause my eyelashes are very light naturally.

Et Viola! I would usually wear this eye make up for a meal with friends or even a night out, but it's a really easy method if you wanted to try it for day-to-day make up.

I hope you have enjoyed my how-to and comment for any other suggestions of how-to posts you would like to see (:

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