I have always had a fascination with eyes, there’s just something so unique and special about them, from the colour, the shape, to the size. I had never realised how much, the shape and type of the eye matters when it comes to applying eye makeup, I can’t believe it never occurred to me. I rarely wear eyeshadow because I feel that I look strange with it on ahaha. So I did some research into my eye shape and what works for me. I’m happy I did this because I have realised that I was doing nothing for my eye shape.
After researching into my eye shape I came to the conclusion that I have wide-set, slightly hooded/protruding eyes. I used diagrams, pictures and examples as guidance…
(picture taken from tumblr.com)
(taken from www.mookychick.co.uk)
I also found out that I was applying my shadow to far across my eye and I need to take it more vertical. Before i looked into eye shapes i applied my eye makeup like this….
Looking back at how i used to apply my eyeshadow i can see where i was going slightly wrong. The way i had applied the eyeshadow in these picture give my eyes no definition, shape or depth.
On my last night out I put my research into action and tested out what i had learnt. I absolutely love the results. I feel that with this bit of guidance I could try all different colours and styles.
To achieve this look, I started with a sample of urban decay primer…
This primer is awesome by the way. I’m thinking of purchasing it. This sample comes with a variety of different primers to try. I used the colour Sin which is a nice golden shimmery colour, it really makes a nice base.
i also used my Sleek palette…
purple no.7 metallic eye pencil and MUA pencil in blue…
and for contour i used my Sleek contour palette…
Instead of using a black liner to finish I wanted a brighter look, so I used the blue eyeliner by MUA to line my eyes and blended with a purple liner from No.7.
(ignore the brows :-|, haha)
I personally feel that this colour and style of application makes my eyes pop, look much bigger and brighter.
(on my lips I’m wearing an e.l.f lipstick, colour Voodoo)
I love this look and can’t wait to try other colours, with my new knowledge 🙂
Thanks for stopping by 🙂