I love nude eyeshadows, with a softly defined socket & a hint of shimmer on the lid. It’s the best way to create fresh looking eyes without looking like you’re wearing tons of eyeshadow.
I used Honey Lust mixed with All That Glitters, both by MAC, on the lid up to the socket.
And on the centre of the lid, I placed a touch of Shroom over the top of those colours, also by MAC - this makes the eye appear larger.
Using a Brown gel liner as opposed to a Black one is so much softer. Especially on a mature eyes.
To softly define the socket, I used a matte Brown eyeshadow by Louise Young.
I prefer to use a matte Brown as this sinks the socket where you place the colour, meaning you can create any eye shape you wish.
If you were to use a shimmery Brown it would reflect light, which pulls that area forward, defeating what you are trying to achieve.
So today I decided to create a full coverage contour teamed with a classic defined eye & Matt Red Lip!
I used SupraColour foundation by Kryolan, and I applied it with a combination of a stipple brush and a damp sponge.
I used a really pale shade, and a really dark brown.
On my eyes I used Vanilla by MAC, over the lid, and then Nylon over the top.
I created a slight cut crease using Black & Dark Brown from my Louise Young Essential Eyes palette.
Using a fluffy brush I swirled it in Tempting by MAC, which is a lighter brown shade, and I softened the crease upwards and towards the inner of the eye.
On the brow bone I used Duality from Anastasia Beverly Hills, to highlight under the brow, then I used a touch of Nylon to enhance it.
For my brows, I used a Brunette Brow Wiz from Anastasia Beverly Hills to map out the shape, then I filled it in with the matching brow powder.
To create the liner across my lid, I used Bobbi Browns Ink Black Gel liner on a fine liner brush. I also took that across my waterline & tight lined too.
I added a little mascara and some lashes to enhance the eyes. I love Magnetic Lash right now.
For my lips, I used Brick pencil by MAC to colour the entire lips in - creating a beautiful matte shade.
I’ve been inspired by a mermaid theme when it comes to shellac nails of recent, and I decided id create something along the same lines with makeup!
I’d used Lime Crimes eyeliners in Luna Sea, Lazuli, Blue Milk & Quill to create this texture, shape and vibrant colour!
I applied the liner to the brows and used an angled brush to blend the colours together.
My twin sister is getting married this August, and naturally I’m doing her makeup. So today we decided to have trial run with the eyes.. We settled on a soft smoke with black liner. It looks stunning in the flesh.
I decided to go for an almond shape with the eyeshadow as it complements my sisters natural eye shape.
Here is a behind the scenes photo of a makeup look I created on model Kate Errington!
I used a variety of vibrant eyeshadow colours from brands such as Sugar Pill, Grimas, No.7 & MAC! It was all about contrasting colours but in a complimentary way. By that I mean using colours such as Yellow against Purple. They contrast due to their colour differences, but are complimentary on the colour wheel. By using colours that are so different, you can create some real eye-catching results, and that’s why I chose to use an electric Blue liquid liner across the eyelid. This liner is by No.7, I do love it but it does stain the skin, so be warned!
My sister uses ‘Crave’ from the Urban Decay Basics palette to line her top lid. This give a soft but dark line making the lashes appear fuller at the base.
And when she wants it to be stronger in colour, she dampens her angled brush before dipping onto the shadow.
A little tip for those of you who use this palette!
I love a bit of leopard print! I’m not one for wearing it clothing-wise, but I am definitely a fan of creating it to wear on the face!
If you want to see how I created this look, then watch my tutorial: http://youtu.be/7kD8Pv2O4Ps
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Makeup - Me (Shonagh Scott)
Photographer - Martin Higgs
Model - Joanna Power