Hi! I’m back with more colors on my face!
I thought it was probably about time I posted again, and I have a super fun colorful look for you today! I had an 80s formal recently and decided that this would be the perfect occasion to put some wild colors and glitter on my eyes! This one is going to be very in-depth, so you might need to sit down, grab a snack, and get ready to read a lot!
I think everyone knows by now that I’m a huge sucker for a good cut crease! I knew I wanted to use a lot of fun colors on my eyes and take a lot of pictures, and this is the one technique that I know will always look good. I’ve also been obsessed with purple and blue on my eyes, so those were the two colors I knew I absolutely had to use. If you want to recreate this look, or even just follow the technique I used, I’m going to tell you exactly how I got this half cut crease using my two favorite bright colors!
First, I picked up my trusted Juvia’s Place Zulu palette. This palette has never failed me, and the colors are insanely pigmented! After laying down my base (Tarte Shape Tape, nothing new here), I started to pack on the dark purple (#1) with a small, dense brush to achieve the shape I was aiming for. I focused this color on my outer corner and then up into my crease, keeping it on the outer third of my eye. Once I had the shape and pigmentation that I wanted, I started to blend this color out with Single (#2) from the James Charles X Morphe palette, which is a softer purple-pink, and used a small fluffy brush to do this. I went back in with the dark purple to deepen the color, blended it out with Single, and repeated this until I achieved the look I was going for.
Once I was happy with how the first two colors looked, I used Kittenfish (#3) from ColourPop’s “It’s My Pleasure” palette to blend the very edges of the eyeshadow. I used a big fluffy brush to blend (read my previous post about my brushes and techniques here!) and very little shadow. After I finished this step, I realized that I wanted to deepen the very outer corner, so I used Escape (#4) from the James Charles palette on a pencil brush. I didn’t use very much product at all since this color is so dark and pigmented, and I remembered to use my first shade to blend out any harsh lines. Once the shadows on my lid looked the way I liked them, I took out my ColourPop No Filter Concealer in Fair 00, which is just a white concealer, and cut my crease. I explain this process in another one of my previous posts, which I will link right here! I used a white eyeshadow to set the concealer then moved onto my lower lash line.
I knew that I wanted to create a transition from purple, to blue, to white, so I dragged a mixture of #1 and #4 onto the outer third of my lower lash line using a dense flat brush. Then, I got a little bit of Brother (#5) from the James Charles palette, using a similar brush to the one I used with the purple shades, and started to blend it into the purple, as well as onto the middle portion of my lower lash line. I wanted a little bit of sparkle and brightness on the inner part of my eye, so I took Hello (#6) on a pencil brush and focused it on the inner third. To finish the eyeshadow up, I took my favorite highlight shade from Sephora, called Wedding Day, and put a lot of this on my inner corner (this is the single eyeshadow pictured below). It’s super glittery and bright, so it looks amazing paired with bright colors!
* Since buying this shade from Sephora it has been discontinued, but any shimmery white will work! There are some good highlight shades in the James Charles palette that would be perfect!
I decided at the last minute to add some glitter to emphasize my crease. I used the Stila Magnificent Metal in shade Ballet Baby and a very thin gel eyeliner brush. I placed the glitter all along the line between the purples and the white from the cut crease, then stopped before it hit the darkest part of my eyeshadow. Once I put on some false lashes and mascara, this eye look was complete!
That’s all I have for today! I think this combination of colors is absolutely gorgeous, and they are some of my favorite colors to work with. Please feel free to recommend different colors, palettes, and other products that I should try in my next post! Thank you for reading!