My blogger bestie Tricia and I love makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes. Katie is always experimenting with new makeup ideas and setting trends in the industry. We wanted to try out some eye looks inspired by her and show you how they look on different skin tones and eye shapes. Here are my tips for achieving three new eye makeup looks you have to try out this Fall!
LOOK 1: MULTICOLOR EYE MAKEUP
How many of you have wanted to play with colors in an eye makeup look? Well me too! But for the longest time, I didn’t know how to apply color eyeshadow or even how to incorporate color into my makeup. It is very different makeup technique and even a little scary, but I think it is definitely worth trying out. Surprisingly, I found it pretty easy too! This multi-color eye look took me under 10 minutes to recreate.
Start off my picking out three colors you want to try. The secret to making a color pop is all about the base! You want a nice primer to make the pigments look super saturated. Tricia and I used the Bare Minerals Gen Nude Eyelid Primer in color Bright AF and then added the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in color Milk. Using a white color base is like creating a paper canvas on your eyelid. Remember when you were in elementary school and drew in color books? Well this is the same concept. This eye look has color in certain spots of the eye- inner corner, middle top lid, outer corner, and under eye. Gently use the white crayon and apply it in all the spots that the color will be.
Apply your first pop color with dense brush in your inner eye corner. Pack it on and dab the color gently so there isn’t too much fall out. For this colorful eye look, I used BH Cosmetics eye shadows because they are very pigmented, plus they are affordable!
Then with another dense brush, repeat step two in all the other areas where you put on the white crayon. Don’t be afraid to go higher closer to your eyebrows. With smaller lids, I recommend exaggerating the look. When your eyes are closed you will still be able to see the colors popping through.
To make the outer corners look seamless, make sure to blend in the black with a fluffy blending brush. It may take a few minutes to truly make the black look even. Just go back and forth like windshield wipers.
Clean up this look by applying another coat on whatever colors you think need a little more vibrancy.
LOOK 2: PURPLE GLOSSY EYE LIDS
Glossy lids are really cool and trendy right now. Lately, it’s been all about shine on the eyelids. Tricia and I loved this lavender glossy lid Katie created. My biggest hesitation with this glossy look was “how do I achieve it?”. Well this is my version.
First start off by apply a good base! Again, we used the Bare Minerals Gen Nude Eyelid Primer in color Turned Up and then added the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in color Milk. This time apply both primers all over the lid- yes go all the way to the brow bone. If you have deep hooded eyes, going to the brow bone is the key to achieving this look.
After you’ve got a solid base, pick up a pretty lavender or soft purple shade with a flat dense brush. I used a color from the BH palette again because it has ever color you can dream of! Pack on color and keep adding color till you reach the pigment/ vibrancy desired. Around the eye crease and closer to the brow, switch to a fluffy blending brush and blend it out.
Once you have a good base, go in with the Glossier Lid Star in color Lily and gently apply it on the center of your eyelid. If you notice the eye shadow getting blotchy, use your ring finger to blend the product in.
Lastly, I used a lip gloss to add shine to the look- yes a lip gloss. I used the Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss in color Candy Flip all over the lid because it was the perfect iridescent lavender color. You can even use a clear gloss, just make sure it doesn’t get into your eyes.
To finish off the look, we stuck with a nude lip using Bare Minerals Gen nude patent lip lacquer major in color Yaas.
LOOK 3: WARM FALL TONES EYE MAKEUP LOOK
Fall beauty this year is all about warm earthy tones! Think rose gold, honey browns, and warm chestnut browns.
This warm brown and orange eye look is more on the lines of what I wear on a daily basis, just more exaggerated. The colors and perfect cat eye are what drew me and Tricia to this look.
For this makeup look, we primarily used this Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette because the orange and chestnut browns were the perfect color matches.
Start off by apply the brighter colors in the center of the eyelids. Towards the outer corners and crease, apply the darker tones and blend it out. For the inner eyelid, we added a bit of sparkle using the Innis Free My Palette My Eyeshadow Glitter in color #3 Bronze Brilliance. Under the eyes, take a medium brown shade and apply it all under the eyelid about ¼ inch wide. You want to make sure you create a smoky feel with these tones.
For the liquid eyeliner, I have been loving the NYX Matte Liquid Eyeliner! The brush is very small which makes it easier to create a flawless line.
Make sure to check out Tricia’s insights on the look HERE!
Thank you for reading!!
Photography by Ashley Gallerani
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