So below is my second look using the Avon Eight-in-One Metallics eye shadow palette. Inspired by the peacock and a YouTube video I stumbled across. And away we go!
First step – Prime them lids
Using your favourite primer, prime your lids so that your eye makeup will last longer, stay put and won’t crease.
Second step – First colour – green – applied to the bottom eyelid area
Use an eye shadow brush of your choice (mine is the an All Over Shadow brush from Beautix bought at Edgars). Use the green colour in the palette and apply the colour on the bottom eyelid area only. Remember to keep a wipe or tissue nearby so you can wipe up any excess product before using the brush for another colour.
Third step – Second colour – blue – applied to the area just under the crease of the eye – the eyeball area
Using a crease brush, choose the blue shadow and apply this colour from where the green colour ends on the bottom lid, right up to but just before the crease. Do not go into your crease area or above. Stay in the eyeball area of the lid but just above the green eye shadow you have placed on your lower eyelid. To get that sultry “V” effect on the outer corners of your eye, add some sticky tape to help guide you. This will also come in handy when you apply your eyeliner.
Fourth Step – Third colour – yellow – applied in and above the crease (above the green eye shadow)
Once you are happy with the above step, you can move on to the third and final colour. Take your normal eye shadow brush, a crease brush (preferred) or an applicator and apply the yellow eye shadow above the green but just below the brow bone. If it helps, when you get to the outer corner of the eye, open your eye and look straight ahead into the mirror (at eye level) and use quick left to right strokes to help get the product just above the crease and green colour to create a shadow effect. If you are using the sticky tape tip, you won’t need to worry about messing or keeping in line so continue defining the outer eye until you are satisfied with the effect.
Fifth step – apply Glimmer stick to upper water mark and create cat eye
Gently remove the sticky tape if you are using one. Use the Glimmerstick to define your upper waterline – whichever way you feel comfortable applying it should work…I usually apply mine right at the lash line and a little on the top of the lid to begin the cat eye effect (wing). Keep extending the line where the sticky tape used to be (under the defined outer corner of the eye) And add two more lines under the cat eye wing so you have three lines extending from the outer corner of the eye (see picture below).If you are into smudging, then go ahead using either your crease brush (cleaned) or a smudging brush to create a smoked out look on the bottom eyelid. Add some yellow eye shadow for a little pop of colour.
Sixth step – mascara
Using your favourite mascara, add at least three coats (waiting about twenty seconds in between each coat) to your lashes. Use a mascara that lengthens and thickens. If need be, like I do, use a combination of mascaras. Alternatively, you can use falsies.
And voila! Your finished look!
Hope you try this out and enjoy it!
Until the next post…take care! 🙂