Continuing the recent red theme, here is a fiery eye shadow look I did over the weekend for the Jessica Joslin opening reception at La Luz De Jesus gallery. At a glance, it’s somewhat similar to the Strung Out look from a earlier this year, but this is actually much warmer and a little more complex.
This is a dramatic look that incorporates four different eyeshadow colors, but it’s actually pretty easy to execute. We start out with a bright orange base, and then accentuate it with hot pink, bright red, and shimmery highlights.
- Wide eyeshadow brush
- Medium eyeshadow brush
- Small smudging brush
- Flamepoint by Sugarpill
- Love+ by Sugarpill
- Dollipop by Sugarpill
- Shimmery highlighter from a random Tokyo drug store
- Using your wide brush, apply Flamepoint all over your eyelids, blending up+out. This brush is key if you want to achieve an almost airbrushed look.
- Using the medium brush, apply Dollipop to your lower eyelids, blend out
- With the medium brush, brush Love+ into the creases, blend up and out
- Highlight the inner corners of your eyes using your medium brush
- Using an angled brush, fill in and shape your eyebrows
- Add a little Dollipop to the brow-bone, blend [blend, blend!]
I realize that I did it a little backwards this time around – you’re welcome to apply your eyebrows first [or last] – whatever feels right. Lastly, apply your mascara of choice, and your eyes are done!
My base in these pictures is MAC Studiofix in NC20 [as I may have said before, I do not recommend this for everyday wear, but it’s great for special occasions] and my mascara is CoverGirl’s LashBlast Volume, which I smudged with a smudge brush for a little light contouring. I also used a little Sugarpill’s Dollipop and Flamepoint with clear gloss on my lips, and Birthday Girl on my cheeks.
I leave you with a question: I generally use drug store brushes and spongy applicators, but might be ready to expand my arsenal a bit – what are your favorite make-up brushes?