Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Tutorial: dramatic night time eye look

Tonight I was trying to create something bold but still wearable. I would recommend this look for clubbing or any special occasion. I mostly used drugstore product for this one! I am not exactly sure why the lightening is different in the pictures... I also did not use any makeup for my face - so excuse my dark under eyes!

Firstly, I applied some eye shadow primer - I used Too Faces Shadow Insurance. If you'd like to go completely drugstore, I would recommend using Milani Eyeshadow Primer, it reminds me of the Too Faced one by texture and keeps the shadow in place just as well. Then I groomed and filled in my eyebrows using my favorite ELF Brow Kit. Then take any shimmery cream colored shadow (I took Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte - great staying power!) and apply it all over you lid, bringing it up to the crease. Take any matte brown color on a blending brush, and lightly blend it in your crease (Wet N Wild palette in Nude Awakening - the left crease color). Take a shimmery darker brown and put it lightly on you outer V blending it up into the crease (same palette - the right eyelid color). Then take any dark grey color (same palette - right crease color) and draw it from your outer corner up to your crease towards your eyebrow, and then continue it inwards your crease 1/3 of the way to the inner corner. Lightly blend it out, but keep it a little visible. Then take any gel or cream eyeliner (Catrice gel liner) and draw a line as thick as you want defining your upper lash line (make the so-called cat eye!) and use a waterproof black eye pencil (Rimmel Kohl eye pencil) to define the lower one. Be bold and draw a thick line and smoke it out a little bit using a smugde brush or any q-tip, for example, works just as well. The key for lower lash line is to not make the line thicker than your lower lashes can reach. To make this look even more dramatic, apply some long false eyelashes! To blend it with your lashes, apply some mascara, I used Maybelline Big Eyes.

all the products I used

Hope you like it, tell me what you think!


  1. Looks gorgeous! Need to try it on myself one of these days! :)