dramatic makeup

How To: 'Don't Fuck With Me' Eyes

Hey friends. So I filmed myself doing this makeup look this morning, so I’ll be editing that this weekend and posting it sometime next week, but if you don’t have time for videos, here’s a quick rundown of how I achieved this look. 

For my base, I used the Rimmel Pro Fix & Perfect primer all over my face, and then the Wet n Wild Take on the Day eye primer all over and around my eyes. I then applied the Tarte Amazonian BB Cream all over my face. To start off the eyes, I used a bronze shade and a dark brown from the L'Oreal Rose Nude Color Riche eye quad to create a very simple light smokey eye with the bronze all over and the dark brown in the crease. I then used an angled brush and a black shadow to created the wings on my eyeliner. This is the trick I always use now, I hate using liquid eyeliner so much. I’d rather use tar and a paintbrush than liquid eyeliner. Anyways, I create the wing with shadow, and then I went in to draw the rest of the line in with the Milani Liquif'eye eyeliner. This is a good product, it’s very black and creamy, but it definitely transfers on my lid, which is really annoying. I then added a highlight from the L'Oreal quad and some Jordana Best Lash Extreme mascara. Finally, I added a warm taupe shade under my lower lash line to even out the heaviness on my eyelids.

You can see that the shadow isn’t as black as the eyeliner, but no one would be able to tell unless they were about to make out with you and decided to instead check out your eyeliner, which is, in my opinion, an unlikely situation.

You can see how the eyeliner has transferred onto my lid, which is really annoying. To prevent this try setting your eyeliner with a black eyeshadow. I’ve never really found a way to completely get rid of this problem, so I’ve just been touching up with q tips throughout the day. 

On my brows I used the NYX eyebrow gel, on my cheeks I’m wearing the Topshop cream blush in Head Over Heels, and my lipstick is the Rimmel Exaggerate lipliner in East End Snob and the Bite Beauty Matte Creme lip crayon in Glace. I then set everything with the Coty Airspun powder.

If you want to actually watch me apply this stay tuned for the video! I really love this look. It makes me feel really badass, and it’s not too difficult to do.

Cheers,

Elisa

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I used

  1. navy blue sparkly cream shadow; try Dior Cosmos
  2. a little black pencil along the lashes and extended into a low flick
  3. multi-chromatic eye by blending two duochrome pigments (one blue one violet) over a navy cream shadow in a 1920′s style smoky eye shape; Inglot AMC pigments in 113 and 112
  4. packing on two shades of glitter (one violet near the eye, fading to transparent rainbow further down); Coastal Scents Razzle Dazzle and Ballerina Dream, over my favorite Lit Cosmetics glitter base
  5. dramatic wispy lashes; Red Cherry #16

To link the eyes to the cheeks, I also did an “ombre cheek highlight” from the outer corners of my eyes down to my cheeks. It goes from a chartreuse green to gold to pink. Just look for those transparent white pigments or shadows that have a duochrome shift.