Welcome to another Jessica Who? makeup tutorial, this time we present a step by step guide to creating dramatic looking eyes perfect for a night out on the town or even a special occasion.
Please continue reading below for the full tutorial including instructions, pictures and a diagram.
- 3 Shades of your favorite eye color
- Eye Primer (to match skin tone)
- Eye Shader Brush
- Blending Brush
- Pencil or Crease Brush
The dramatic look is an extension of the “every day eyes” look. It can be accomplished by adding a few additional steps to the natural look. It is also relatively easy and can be accomplished within 5-8 minutes.
The look requires 3 colors — a lighter color, a medium tone and a darker one; as always you can use any colors that you like, you can also mix and match colors from similar or different families the choices are endless (see natural look article for more discussion).
I love Mac eye shadows and products and we will using them here today for the demonstration.
Here we are using the colors: hold my gaze (1), magnetized (2) and altered state (3) all of which are in the purple family. In this case my darker color is 3, the medium shade is color 2 and color 1 is my lighter shade. Usually the lighter color (color 1) is applied first all over the entire eyelid and brow, then medium color is applied just on the lids and the darkest color is applied just within the crease.
If you are continuing from the every day look, assume that darkest shade (2) is now your medium shade and continue on from step 6. Basically, you will be adding the darkest color into crease and blend to avoid a harsh contrast, you would finish off with liner and mascara and don’t forget about your brows.
Step 1 – Prep your lid with an earth tone primer to hold shadows in place (make them last longer)
Step 2 – Load your eye shader brush with the lighter color, using light to medium pressure.
Step 3 – Blow or tap off excess powder off of the brush.
Step 4 – Sweep the lighter color over the eyelid, crease and brow (entire eyelid).
Step 5 – Next take the eye shader brush and apply the medium shade just on lids keeping it within your natural eye crease.
Step 6 – Be sure to take the blending brush and blend where the two shades meet to avoid a harsh contrast.
Step 7 – Next load pencil brush with your darkest shade (shade 3) and apply it in the crease and lower outer edge of eyelid to form a >
Step 8 – Blend again with your blending brush to get rid of any demarcation.
Step 9 – With a dark eye liner, line the lids as close to lid line as possible, you can also line the lower lids if you prefer and brush brows into place or fill them in your preferred shape.
Step 10 – Finish off with your favorite mascara.
Results (Step By Step)
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and find it useful. Response was overwhelmingly positive on the first one so I decided to do more, hopefully the added pictures make it a bit easier to follow. If you have any tutorials that you would like to see, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message.