Post # 1
So, I just posted about a possible look for my wedding. I’m normally a smush-one-color-on-your-eyeball and go gal, but i REALLY want to get better at doing a more dramatic eye. I’ve been practicing just about every day. I bought better eyeshadows, learned about primers, and doing everything I can to get better
I still have a long way to go.
I just wanted to show you guys something I tried that I don’t absolutly hate. I think I might leave it on actually. I know the lines are a tad crooked and I look orange in the pictures but I think it looks OK
excuse my hair-it’s my day off.
I normally wear glasses, so I don’t know if I’m going to wear them or contacts on the big day. I think my face looks weird and my eyes look small without them, but I might just be crazy :p
Any and all tips and comments are welcome and needed! (Even bad 🙂 Failing is how you learn and improve!!
Post # 3
Looks great! You are much more talented than I am so don’t get discouraged!! I actually love your makeup.
Post # 4
@Miss Country Chick: thanks! You should have seen my first attempts. I felt like I was playing with mommy’s makeup 😛
Post # 5
I really like this! It’s a lot more subtle and romantic than the tutorial pic, but still retains the smoky look. I think if you did it this way it would be really pretty for a wedding look, and would look fine both with and without the glasses.
Post # 6
The key to a great eye is blending with appropriate colors that really make your eyes pop. It is hard to really see the colors you used but they appear to be on the cooler side. I would try some warmer tones to really bring out your brown eyes.
I would recommend plums, purples or if you want the neutral smokey eye go with browns (light to dark) that have a plum base versus a yellow base. MAC has a few great browns with purple base including Malt (matte), Soft Brown (matte), Swiss Chocolate (matte) and Quarry (matte). I used a combination of a few of these daily with my hazel eyes. For that darker color try Shadowy Lady (matte). If you want to use cheaper versions of these you can check out the colors themselves at MAC’s website and head to the nearest drug store to find similar items.
Here is a great little application template (there are tons online):
Post # 7
Oooh this is very pretty! I love your eyebrows, they are perfect. Would you consider a little more color on your lips? Or maybe on your cheeks instead? I am sure it looks heavier in real life but photos wash it out a bit.
Post # 8
@MissFireFlower: I don’t have any advice, I just wanted too say you are adorable.
Post # 9
@EffieTrinket: Thanks! After putting this much on, I don’y know if I could handle as much as that tutorial!
@Treejewel19: This is AWSOME! So, as far as the numbers on the temptate go, is number 1 the lightest and number 5 the darkest? Do you blend it all together?
Post # 10
i definitely think it will be best to wear contacts on your big day. You dont want your pictures dated too much by eye glasswear fashion.
i’d say you need to also add some under eye liner in the outside corners and some light shadow in the inside corner of your eye by your nose. Make sure you dont spread your eyeshadow too far onto your cheek. PRACTICE makes perfect with liquid eye liner. Yours isn’t too straight. Try to make sure every motion is a full sweep across the eye and you wont get any blobs. If you make a mistake, qtips are your friend!!!
Overall pretty food for a gal not into makeup!! You can only improve!
Post # 11
Liquid liner is where we separate the women from the girls, I would like to congratulate you on an exceptional first try!! From the shape of your eyes, which are lovely by the way, and your coloring, I can recommend the following:
If you are going for a thick liner look, I would flare the liner closer to the outer edge of your eye, it makes for a dramatic and tilted effect that is lovely to look at!
Take the tail on the end further out and at a higher angle up, your already going extreme, commit to it honey!
If your doing heavy on the top, you have to at least acknowledge the bottom, a little more definition on the bottom last line is going to emphasize the shape your going for and make your eyes look bigger.
You are a brunette, I’m jealous because you can get away with a really smokey eye and jewel tone eye colors while us fair haired girls have to run for the hills, play around with palettes at the makeup counter and find a tone that sets your skin a glow!
Good job, keep experimentng and practice, practice, practice!
Post # 12
@Swizzle: I didn’t even think about my eyewear dating the pictures: this is such a good point! Getting it straight is the tough part-I’m lining my eyes every DAY until i get it right. Do you find gel eyeliners easier to use then liquid?
@Nona99: Do you mean like this:
Post # 13
I agree with PP about trying warmer colors, not a huge fan of these colors on your skin tone.
The trick with dramatic cat eyes like this, you want to flare the liner out thicker at the outer corners of the eye than the inner. In this pictures, you have a beautiful shape to the “tail” of the liner, but it’s just too think on the lid IMO. Try to thicken it gradually as you get closer to the outer corner.
One more idea, I think you need a bit more liner on the bottom with this look, otherwise it’s a bit unbalanced. Personally, I usually line my waterline so it’s a bit higher up, though some people don’t like putting makeup on the waterline. But I like a pencil on the waterline because it sticks well and gives more definition than just shadow. If I want to get more dramatic, I will blend shadow on top of the pencil towards the lower outside corners.
This is a great start! Just keep practicing, it gets easier as you get more comfortable with using products and knowing what colors look good on you!
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@Nona99: haha I was writing my post at the same time you wrote yours apparently, great minds think alike! I agree with all this 🙂
Post # 16
I’ve found that felt-tip eye liners are the easiest the maneuver and leave a great, non-bleeding line. I use Lorac’s version, but Maybelline and Almay have great versions, too.
You did a great job! But I do agree with previous posters that said you should have a darker color in the mix that blends into it. I think a smoky eye would look fabulous on you, and there are plenty of smoky eye kits available. Practice makes perfect, but I think you can do it! If you haven’t gotten some yet, I would invest in a good eyeshadow primer if your eyeshadow tends to crease. That way you’ll know that your make up will last throughout the day!
Again, great job!