Alright, a few months ago I posted a photo and had a bunch of comments asking if I could help them re create this eye look. Its really simple and its sort of my "go to" eye makeup look. Now having a darker skin tone and features i can usually wear darker eye makeup without looking like I'm going to prom. If you have lighter features you may want to save this look for a special occasion because black tends to look a lot more dramatic on lighter features! Or else use maybe a brown instead of black :)
Here's what you'll need!
1. I always start of with a shadow primer all over the lid...A favorite of mine is Lemon aid by benefit. This will help your eye makeup stay in place and not crease and slip off and will also give you truer color. (I get mine from Sephora.com) If you don't have an eye shadow primer, I highly recommend getting one but if not concealer is your next best bet for staying power!
2.The palate that I use is Color design palate in "Glamour Era" By Lancome. I like this palate because it has all the colors you need in one little compact and they don't irritate my eyes. However it does run a little pricey so feel free to match these colors with Revlon or Cover girl colors. They will work for this look just as well!
3. My favorite eye shadow brush is the small Sonja Kashuk brush you can purchase at Target. It makes blending so much easier than those crappy little sponge brushes that come with your eye shadow!
Now for the good stuff!
1. I start out by mixing the silver and white color on my brush...just a little dab into both colors so they sort of mix together into a whiter version of silver. I put this mixture onto the inner corners of my eyes around my tear duct and then below so it sort of sweeps out on about 1/3 of my lower lash just a little bit as you can see in the picture
2. Next I use the medium gray shade for the middle of the lid...I start where the silvery white ended and begin with the grayish color...all over the middle of my eyelid but not reaching all the way to the outside corner of my eye. Blend this with the edges of the white so it appears to be coming gradually darker.
3. Next I use the black for the outer corners. This is where you can get a little dramatic. If I'm going out with my husband at night I might go a little more dramatic on this step. For daytime i might use a little less. But at night I love to spice it up with a slight cat eye/winged liner look with my shadow...to do this so that it always looks symmetrical take your shadow brush and draw a small line straight vertical from the outer corner of your eye then draw another line that slants back down bringing it back down into the crease so that it forms a perfect winged effect. Last I sweep a little of the black on the outer corner on my bottom lash line.
4. Last I finish with a liquid eyeliner along the lash line a little black pencil on my waterline and mascara! DONE! :)