Pigments Eye Makeup Tutorial

by Nafisa on February 29, 2012 · 39 comments

Pigments Eye Makeup Tutorial

Pigments Eye Makeup Tutorial

I have read and heard often that many find it hard to work with pigments. Another thing I’ve read and heard equally often that many do not prefer shimmery eye shades because they may look over the top.  So, I thought I would do a look using shimmery pigments and hopefully show that they are not that hard to work with nor do they look like your eyes are glitter bombs. It’s the amount you pick up with your brush, the blending you do and the colors you combine that decides how subtle or dramatic your eye makeup ends up. So, let’s get the tutorial started and hope you guys like it!

Products Used:

Products Used

  • Faces Sparkle Dust in Rainbow (only 3 colors from this stack – Teal, Purple, Pink).
  • Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Quad (only the Highlighter color).
  • Florelle Kajal.
  • Lakme Insta Eye Liner.
  • Different brushes and applicators.

A close up of the 3 pigments used (it is really more of a teal/green shade, don’t know why it appears so blue).

Blue

When working with pigments, one may worry about fall-out. To minimise the fall out, pick up a tiny amount of the pigment with your brush and swirl your brush in the reversed lid of that pigment jar and tap the excess pigment. This way you can ensure that you pick up only a little amount with negligible fallout. It’s better to go back to pick up color than to put on too much and worry about removing some.

Pigments

Step 1:

Prep

I applied foundation/concealer/primer only to the upper lid and not on the lower.  This way, if there is any fallout, I can brush it off before applying anything.

Step 2:

Teal Blue

I then applied the green/teal pigment over my eyelid, from the lash line to just below the crease. I had to go back twice more to get the required color. I always pick up very little amount of pigment.

Step 3:

Pink

With an angular brush, I then marked put the crease and created an outer “V” shape with the purple pigment.  I first concentrated on just placing the color, can always blend it later.

Step 4:

Pink

I then blended the purple out by picking up VERY little pink with a fluffy blending brush. Using a pink around the purple helped in merging the colors better. I blended ensuring that when I opened my eyes, the green would more visible on the eyelid and the pink/purple stayed on the crease area mostly.

Pink

 Step 5:

Pink and Teal

I then cleaned up under the eye with a concealer using a brush to create a sharp edge where the purple ends at the outer crease.

Step 6:

Brush

I took a thinner brush and picked up more of the pink pigment and placed it below the lower lash line and also took it sharply beside the purple/pink in the crease. I also applied a little amount on the inner corner.

Step 7:

Brow Bone

I applied a highlighter color on the brow bone ensuring to blend out any harsh lines above the crease created with the pink/purple. I then applied kajal in the waterlines and then went for eyeliner (I used liquid here).

Eyeliner

I applied the eyeliner such that the VERY thin wing or flick is right in between the purple and the pink line I drew on.

Lakme

I then drew the eye liner below the lower lash line ensuring that it was an extension of the flick/wing and I used my kajal pencil to fill in any gaps that were left between the black in the water line and the black of the adjacent eyeliner.

Faces

That is it! I was done.

Finished

The camera adds more shine to the makeup; from afar it doesn’t look very “shiny-shiny.” I love these pigments from Faces! Applying pigments has turned out to be easier than I originally thought it was and when using shimmery colors, I tend to use contrasting shades as the colors can cut into each other and the attention goes more to the different colors used than to all the shimmer.

I hope you ladies liked this look and that you give it or a variant of this a try soon! :D

Happy Makeuping!

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Kimi February 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

Lovely EOTD Nafisa….Your eyes are so beautiful…Very nice tutorial!! :)

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Thanku Kimi!!! :))

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Lalitha February 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

lovely tuti nafia…I have the faces bestsellar pigments stack but was very hestitant to try new looks…now with your tuti will try some looks… :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

:yes: :yahoo: makes me happy to hear that & thanku!! :)

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jyo February 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

Awesome combo Nafisa and it looks equally beautiful on ur eyes too. :teddy:
BTW Pigments do need some base to stick to right??? or can we use them directly in the powder form? :specs: i have a few of them but don’t know how to use them… :blush:

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Thanku Jyo! :)
Pigments will work better with a base, but i don’t always use a base, these Faces pigments are pretty manageable without a base too :)

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priti February 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

wow gr8 tutorial nafisa

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Thanku Priti! :))

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Rati February 29, 2012 at 10:58 am

Good morning everyone. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Rajani February 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

Good Morning Rati :)

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TA February 29, 2012 at 11:11 am

Good Morning Rati, everyone….how u doing today? :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rajani February 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

:yawn: gud mrng TA… me feeling Sleepy…… :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: but i’m in office :( :waaa:

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Rajani February 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

heyyaa..!!!! nafisa nice tutorial.. :) :preen: :preen: :makeup: :makeup: :preen: :preen:

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Thanku Rajani!!! :))

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Deepshikha February 29, 2012 at 11:09 am

Nice tutorial Nafisa :)

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Thanku Deepshikha! :))

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Rati February 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

It’s so sparkly and pretty nafisa. Totally like it. :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

:D glad u do!! :yahoo:

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Parita February 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

have heard so much about these pgiments from faces and you have done your eye makeup so beautifully..i really feel this is an art and honestly I am not so good at it but still learning :) looking forward to more such gorgeous tutorials from your side! thank you

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Thanku so much Parita! :)) I was horrible at it too but practice does make 1 better :yes: u will ge the hang of it soon too :yes:

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Nupur February 29, 2012 at 11:24 am

very pretty Nafisa.. I like to work wid pigments too :)

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

:yahoo: they are fun nai… :)) n thanku Nupur!!

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Raji February 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

Very Pretty Nafisa.. Love Love ur tutorials… :pompom: :pompom:

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Thanku sooooooo much Raji! :)) :happydance:

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gurpreet February 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

Good Marnings beautiful ladies..

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I came in late so i’ll say Good Afternoon to u all!! :D

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Vish February 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I so loved the tutorial and now that I have this tutorial I will definitely get the pigments
thnx Nafisa :)

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Thanku Vish! :) hope u like them too! & welcome dear! :))

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neha February 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

so my kinda look!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

:high5:

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ckg February 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

so my knida look and my kinda way and my kinda pigment stacks too :P he he he.
i love faces pigments…they are soooooo sooooo beautiful in colour and texture…..great great great post dear….love all ur posts a lotttt!!!!!!! :) keep it up!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thanku Ckg!! :))
I know!!! Even I’m in LOVE with these pigments from Faces, soooooo wish they bring out 1 in matte pigments! :drool:

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ckg February 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

my thoughts exactly :specs: :specs:

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amie February 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

nice review…. :dance: :dance: :dance:
i loved the pink faces eye shadow… :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thanku Amie! :))
U should give these a go! :yes: :D

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shanaiia February 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Very pretty Nafisa…love how u line ur eyes…so perfect :)

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Nafisa March 1, 2012 at 1:21 am

Thanku Shanaiia! :)) I practiced a lot I guess, still am always learning new techniques :)

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Nafisa February 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

:yahoo: Thanks Kannu! :)

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