Colorburst: Yellow-Gold and Sultry-Blue Eye Makeup
This is bright eye makeup look with an intense twist of contrasting color. The star product of the show is Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #11, which is a gorgeous platinum-yellow gold shade that might be a good item to keep on your Xmas wish-list if you like this type of finishes!
Other than this, you will need:
- Black liner or kajal
- Shimmery brown shadow (I used MAC Sable)
- Deep blue shadow (try MAC Deep Truth)
- Pale blue or silvery shimmer (I used L’oreal
Step 1: Apply the Aqua Cream over the lid, going up close to the brow. If you have dryer lids or just more lines there, keep the color only within the socket line instead of going all the way up, or skip it all together. Bright metallic cream finishes can accentuate and CREATE a lot of “lines”.
Step 2: This is a 2-step approach because I wanted a very intense metallic brown line. I lined my eyes with black pencil first, creating a short, thick flick at the end. Then using a flat brush, I coated that black pencil with a metallic brown pencil (MAC Sable). This gives you a more intense chocolate-brown than you’d get if you just used a regular metallic brown liner.
Step 3: Using a soft blending brush, pick up the same brown and apply this gently along your socket line. Don’t over-apply as the color should be hazy and soft. If you have a small lid space or more lines on your lids (and skipped step 1), then the brown will not cut across the yellow like I did. It should be on top of the yellow.
Step 4: Using a tiny brush and black kajal, I lined my lower waterline. Get it all thick and dark and don’t worry about it looking neat because you’ll be covering it up later.
Step 5: Using a flat brush, I ran a navy blue along the lower lash line. NOTE! The blue doesn’t go on the waterline. It goes on the lash line, overlapping the black liner, but slightly below it. If you have a slightly dropping eye shape, don’t overdo this bit as it can drag your eye shape down further. Just trace a tiny bit of the blue along your lashes; enough that you can see the color intensity.
Step 6: The fun step. I’m using L’oreal’s Infallible Shadow Marshmallow from the Miss Candy Collection earlier this year. (It’s still available in many places, but if you can’t get it anyore, just use any pale silver-blue.)
Using a fluffy blending brush, I just applied the shade a little under the darker blue earlier, going from a thin line and spreading into a bigger area at the cheekbones. This actually extends it into a highlighter, for that extra “shine” whenever the light catches it.