Post # 1
Hi Bees!! I’ve been lurking for a while but this is my first post. Today was my first shot at a pre-trial with my eye makeup. I am open to advice on anything, but especially colors, application technique, and whether this looks “dressy” enough. Let me know what you think!
Post # 3
Honestly It looks pretty bare…. I think even if you are going for a more natural look you still need to play it up… makeup does not photograph as well as it looks in the mirror so a general rule is with things like eyeshadow expecially is to apply more than you think you need
Post # 4
I’m not sure what you put on… obviously it’s too late for a before/after picture, but it probably would have helped.
Are you trying to go for a very natural look, if so you’re good. I don’t see much makeup there, so if you were going for “smoky eyes” I’d say you need more makeup!
Post # 5
haha, ok, thanks. i do appreciate the honesty. i wasn’t going for smoky or natural exactly. definitely not smoky, and not UN-natural, i guess i was just going for classic, polished, sophisticated? obviously did not pull it off
Post # 6
just def need to go a bit darker on the eyeshadow..
p.s WELCOME TO THE HIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so good for you to join! 🙂
Post # 7
You’re on the right track with the darker color in the crease of your eyes… it really highlights your long lashes!
Have you checked out any of Miss Rainbow’s makeup tutorials? They’re extremely helpful & easy to duplicate 🙂 Miss Nacho’s recently posted a tutorial on “smokey eyes” and Miss Rainbow says she’ll be posting an eye tutorial soon too 🙂
Post # 8
I think you should try something like this:
Invest in a good eye shadow palette in pearl, natural/taupe shades. I actually love using Loreal’s eyeshadow quad that you can buy at any pharmacy, ulta. Their colors are soft but can be vibrant if you use enough, but my favorite brand for eyeshadow is MAC its silky smooth!
Just be sure to apply a highlighting color on your brow bone and in the inner corner of your eyes. Apply a natural, matte color on your eyelid as a base shadow . Then apply a pearly taupe/brown shade in the outer corner of your eyes like in the photo above. Blend the different colored shadows so they transition smoothly! Then you just need to add some pencil and brown shadow (to soften the pencil, adds a soft slight smokey look) to your upper and lower lid (about halfway in, then blend with a small,thin angled brush).
Also be sure that you choose a blush and lip shade that are a little pinker rather than going too neutral.
Post # 9
It looks a little bare and very natural. I would really suggest a little bit more shadows (shimmer) would be nice to bring out the eyes and some shading towards the ends to give it a little bit more definition.
Post # 10
You have such pretty eyes, I think you need a lot more shadow. Make those eyes pop! Even if you want to look natural, try some sheer tones.
Post # 11
I agree with the prior posts. More color would look better. I just wanted to say that you have gorgeous lashes!!
Post # 12
If you need some inspiration and some tips on how to apply and play up your features, I HIGHLY HIGHLY reccomend watching some of Michelle Phan’s videos:
She is truly amazing and very easy to understand. Her smokey eyes tutorial is my favorite, but she has videos on “natural looks” too.