In the spirit of Halloween, I decided to do a look this week & next week that could be used with a costume. It’s rather much for every day, but I think it would be fabulous for a costume or a night out. This week I did a pretty, feminine look, as if I were dressing as a mermaid, forest nymph, or something along those lines. Here’s how I created this look:
Step 1: Prime entire lid & brow bone with MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, or another eye shadow primer. I chose to use the paint pot this time instead of my go-to (Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion), because it tends to be a bit thicker & heavier, and really smooths out any creases. It also holds the pigment really well.
Step 2: Apply light green eye shadow all over lid. Remove any access or spillage with make up remover.
Step 3: Apply turquoise green eye shadow from the center of the lid outwards, up onto brow bone, and into the inner corner (slightly).
Step 4: Apply bright blue eye shadow in a small swirling motion on the outer corner, to create the layering effect seen below. Blend from inner corner outward lightly, to soften the edges of the shadow.
Step 5: Apply MAC Shadow in Forgery as a highlight right underneath the brow from the inner corner outwards, following the line of the brow. Apply the same shadow just beneath the water line of the lower lash line. Blend the lower lash line to soften the line.
Step 6: Apply gel eyeliner from center of the eye outwards in a straight line with a sharp angled brush. Then continue the line from the center of the eye inwards towards the inner corner. Extend the inner corner line slightly past the corner to create a reverse cat eye effect. Apply mascara & fill in brows as desired.
That’s it!! You have pretty mermaid eyes now!!
Stay tuned for next week’s Beauty Thursday special Halloween look!!