Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Eye Experiment

Disclaimer: I am not great at make-up application.

I saw this eye tutorial in the November Issue of Glamour and decided to try it out.... and take pictures along the way for everyone's amusement.

I don't have a professional camera, so these shots aren't that clear. Knowing nothing about lighting sure doesn't help either.

Here's the instructions (Glamour, Nov. 2012)

Step 1: The lightest color from my Stila eye shadow trio in Gold Glow was what I used all over the lid.
Step 2: I used MAC eyeshadow in Embark in the crease.
Steps 3 and 4 I lined my eyes with MAC eyeliner in Phone Number.
Step 5: White eyeliner wasn't to be found in my makeup bag, so I used the closest thing I had - Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Topaz. This isn't a color I would have chosen to purchase. It was part of a Sephora gift set.
Step 6: I used Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express mascara in Blackest Black (why do they spell "volume" that way???). I wouldn't purchase this again. It flakes.
Here's the end result.

The lighter of the eyeliners wasn't very visible (and didn't show up at all in the photos). I might pick up a true white eyeliner and try this look again.

Yes, I know I'm bad at lining and using mascara on the bottom lashes. I never do it, so therefore I am completely inept.

I'm sure no one from Sephora is going to hunt me down to be their newest make-up artist, but this task was kind of fun and I may do another one sometime in the future. It's a good excuse to try different looks.

Glitterary Girl


Stephanie Koch said...

I love playing with makeup! The beauty is it comes off if it's not beautiful haha, but I think you did a nice job! White eyeliner really opens up your eyes and makes them seem wider. I often put a pearly highlighter on the inside corner of my eyes and under the brow bone. Joe Fresh has a great cream to powder highlighter for under $10!

Anonymous said...

Good for you for trying! I saw that article too and thought about it, but I don't own anything remotely like white eyeliner so I didn't bother. Maybe I'll spend 99 cents and get a cheap one to try it out ;) My photos would be no clearer though haha.

Melissa said...

I'm not very experimental with makeup so I give you credit for trying something new! It looks nice :)


Milna Mandusic said...

I love using eyelines for special occasions. I juse a liquid one, and I personally think it's far better than the pencil.
Anyway, I think ise good that you are trying out different makeup styles!

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