Eye Makeup Mistakes and Learnings

It had been many days I had done any look, I thought I’d give one a shot today. On most days I post my best looks (atleast the one I think are πŸ˜› ) but this did not turn out to be great. I made many mistakes in this one. So I thought i’d go ahead with this and make this post more of a learning lesson kinda post. It might help a few of you to prevent making the same mistakes I made. πŸ™‚

Oh! after the first eyeshot, my camera died so I had to use my handycam so the pics are not as vibrant. Too many things happened in a single day. πŸ˜›

Anyway, following was the look I wanted to create. Not with the same colours though but with the same technique. I read the instructions. They have applied a shimmery silvery eyeshadow base all over the lid uptil the brow, a black matte eyeshadow on lid and blended the top of black shadow with a silvery eyeshadow. eyeliner on lash line, mascara and lower lashline is left clear.

So I started . I applied a shimmery golden eyeshadow all over the lid uptil the brow and the applied ” a shimmery” eyeshadow all over the lid.

Mistake No 1 : I shouldn’t have applied a shimmery shadow over a shimmery base. It became overly shiny and the shadow was looking all over without giving any definition to the eye. I should have gone ahead with a matte base and Β a shimmery shadow on top to balance the look.

Mistake 2 :Β To give definition to the eye I thought I’d correct the look by adding a matte black eyeshadow in the crease. Honestly , rather than doing that I should have just wiped my eye and started all over again. Once the look starts going out of hand, it becomes a pain to correct it. Atleast , I personally feel that you can still make it work but it gets super difficult to achieve the exact look you were aiming for. Β Or you have to be a super pro to make anything work for you. I have a long way to go. πŸ™‚

look nars clubbing eyeshadow

Β Mistake 3 : For my eye shape , I should never be applying shimmer on my brow bone. I went blindly with the instructions and applied shimmer shadow till the browbone. It was so not pleasing to my eye. My brow bone started looking all the more heavy. So, follow the instructions but do what suits best on you. πŸ™‚

Learning : Β If you want to do a smokey eye for day time, applying eyeshadow just on the upper lid and nothing on the lower lid works great. If you see my full face shot, the smokey eye is not looking heavy or something people would find difficult to pull off. Β you don’;t have to worry about panda eyes at all. Also, if black is too heavy a shade for you you can go with browns as well.

nars night clubbing eyeshadow look

full face night clubbing by nars

NARS Night Clubbing Eyeshadow Swatch:

nars night clubbing swatch

Products Used : Sleek Oh So Special Palette, NARS Dolce Vita blush, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dolce Vita, NARS Night Clubbing Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Eyeliner caviar Ink, MAC Painterly Paint POt, MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation, Amazing Concealer

products used

Overall, I did enjoy doing the look. There is always something you learn when you try something new. πŸ™‚ Hope you find it helpful. πŸ™‚



153 thoughts on “Eye Makeup Mistakes and Learnings

  1. I think you have made the look more wearable than the model is sporting – it looks really nice on you :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: -but seeing the Nars shadow-every make up thing in my closet seems useless :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: I made a blunder once while trying o make a smokey eye in a jiffy-and I was looking like :ghost2: I had to use loads of beige eyeshadow to get a decent look-smokey looks often go out of hands for me πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  2. oh myy… the last pic is wow rati.. n yes, the idea of keeping the waterline clear for a day smoky eye luk is luking reallly coooolllllll :thumbsup: …. its luking so natural on u… :makeup: :yahoo:
    n yes having a shimmery base for a eye luk is nt such a gud idea.. i wud keep tht in mind whenevr i plan to do 1.. :silly: πŸ˜›
    n tht Nars ka black e/s.. u gift to me… plllzzzzzz… :waaa:

    1. hai na nids. i am always so obsessed with doing my lower lash line all the time. i liked how soft it looked with just erasing the lower lash line part. πŸ™‚

      geeeee the nars eyeshadow toh i swatched once and asked the MUA to bill it. πŸ˜›

      1. even I dont step out my home without putting the kajal first :toothygrin: .. but this is 1 thing i’m gonna keep in mind always for a smokey day look.. thankiiissss… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. i like the pics under Mistake 1 and 2 πŸ™‚ like Anuradha said even with mistakes, the look is really nice..the mistakes are stil there right or did u correct them? :smug:

    1. the mistakes are still there. had a tough time to bring it at this stage. i will do one more look with this shadow when i do the review. πŸ™‚ :thanks:

  4. I agree with all the tips though I have never done a smokey eyes before but all your tips make sense :waytogo: Also i def prefer to keeping the lower lash line clear without makeup..its brings out the smokey flavor more!
    All in all you look gorgeous as usual :thumbsup:

      1. Sure dear..as i told u my eye lids are quite dark so I dont think i can carry off smokey eyes πŸ™ :headbang: also got to first buy a good concealer for my little dark circles..i went to buy the garnier eye roll on yesterday but they didnt have the medium one πŸ™

  5. Rati What a beauuuutiful mistake…

    tu kehti hai ki ye galat hai,
    par theri aankho pe ye jo rang hai,
    kehte hai ke kismet hai humari,
    jo teri ankho ke sang hai.

    I Know nothing of Eye makeup but you are lookin beautiful :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

      1. This place has made my life so gud & for this i shud :puchhi: :puchhi: u everyday!!!!
        I hope Mr.S isnt around!!! πŸ˜‰

          1. O tere ki…But Rati in a way its good Na…. I dont Know but may be IIT n’s can also find some romantic inspiration from poetry πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  6. As everyone says, still looking nice πŸ™‚
    i mostly dont do my lower lashline – mainly cos its a pain to clean up and even a little left will make it look like dark circles :p but it does make it soft!

    i am sold on the NARS velvet matte lip pencil – even the color! shame we dont get it here 😐 i guess the colorbar longwear lipstick i have in en vogue is close in color and finish which is matte – but i have to forget the ‘velvet’ part in it and remember ‘sticky’ lol

    1. hihihihihi that lip pencil is super awesome gaea. I mean it like a soft matte shade, very pretty. they have a gloss version also in that. I am toh totally not sold by glossy lip products these days. πŸ˜€ i am already planning to pick more matte lip pencils on my next travel. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      1. ah i hear you and u r not alone at all. i am looking for good matte ones but wondering cos i hate the dryness they put in… saw that nyx matte lip creams are good… any other suggestions? i just have a MAC Taupe which is kinda silky matte.
        wow travel! u have some flying wheels on – have supa fun! :thumbsup:

        1. gaea – wanderlust. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

          mattes are generally dry but I have kinda got used to it and i dont feel any uneasiness. I do however apply lip balm underneath. during the day you can reapply lipbalm and retouch your lipstick. NYX lip creams are nice. Faces lip creams are also nice but limited shades. I guess you bought ma taupe with me only . πŸ˜€ Miss meeting you. No plans to come to Pune this year though. πŸ™

          1. i am the wonderlust he he; yea ok will give something a try soon.

            gosh u have chip memory! yea it was there with u isnt it! i miss meeting u too – esp the part where i could sling ma bag and take a rick to come meet u or Rads! AND its gonna be a year come this Ganesh Pooja! Time does whiz past!

            (I am not in Pune rt now, in Chennai wid my folks, soon again ‘maybe’ travelling to kangaroo land :|)

            1. yeah and radhika so strange i have never met her. I dont think i want to meet her as well. it would be so embarrassing. :hihi: I know time flew by so super soon…

              oh wowiee kangaroo land would be super awesome. the little boy would have his first phoren trip so soon. :))

  7. Nice review Rati …………
    kahawat hai BANDAR KYA JANE ADRAK KA SWAD ???? :woot: :woot:
    totally suits me …….. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
    with mistakes also u r luking stunning …… I am sure if u wll not highlight ur mistakes no body will cum to know ……
    MAKE UP field mei to i am BACHCHA :waaa: :waaa: infront of u ……..
    need more practice :waiting: :waiting:

  8. will keep the points in mind if do try eye-makeup πŸ™‚
    but i really can’t see any mistakes!!! the look is really nice and you look fab Rati :makeup:

  9. Rati, i love ur lip color :woot: :heart: …. its NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dolce Vita na? Can u suggest any dupe for that which will be easily available in india??

  10. Why ij your face glowing glowing :smug: :smug: :smug:

    I like that nars lip pencil,the shade is suits you completely :)) And that also reminds me I have to get a new lip pencil πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. you get one soon soon reteeka. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      face must be glowing coz I came back after chutti na. πŸ˜› Happy the feelingzz :tongue:

  11. The shimmer base and shimmery shadow thingie is a little apparent in the first picture that’s all, but we wouldn’t have noticed the mistakes without your mention, Rati. The look is sweet ! πŸ˜€ And your hair looks really pretty πŸ™‚

  12. Rati….i can’t even make out the mistakes…its really looking nice on you…. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ….u are looking so super pretty as always…. :woot:

  13. Hi rati.. u r looking amazing in these pics.. and i m in love :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: with ur chubby cheeks and ur skin tone…. :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: .. Plz tell me what CTM are u following..(which brand) .. n smokey look is amazing.. i havent tried any yet.. but will try definetly… :waytogo: .

    1. poonam, following a very simple routine these days – aroma magic strawberry face wash both during day and night, lotus spf 50 sunscreen spray, i use lotus scrubs, korres moisturiser both of day and night. πŸ™‚ And have been using sheet masks from past one week. I will review them all one by one. πŸ™‚

  14. Rati……its really amazing how beautifully you create “wearable” looks….this is one is undoubtedly a very wearable eye look. Err..where are the mistakes and I also want to know about the top that you are wearing…….. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

  15. Rati..also I want to know that if I have to chose between either MSF foundation or compact, which would you suggest…..

  16. noted
    mistake too is true for me too
    rectify some mistake and make it worse πŸ˜†
    i think its a prettier version of the look u got

      1. hai na neha. hamesha lagta rehta hai that it would get fine , it would look okay once it gets completed bt most times i feel that the finesse kinda gets lost in the process. :((

  17. hi rati,
    u hve done a fabulous mistake!
    Cn u please do a look using Sleek Oh So Special palette..i hve it bt im clueless hw to use it.. ?:)

  18. I was just listening to Sharad Yadav’s speech in Lok Sabha….what a wonderful and intelligent orator he is….really floored by his sense of humour :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

        1. More than Anna Hazare…its Arvind Kejriwal, prashant bushan and kiran bedi…who i like….Anna Hazare is like the face of the protest….the strageists are arvind kejriwal, prashant bushah, kiran bedi, manish sisodia, etc….

          err…did you see that speech by sharad yadav rati….I didn’t think much of him earlier, but now I do respect him :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

          1. no jomol, i havent seen that. today someone sent a long mail about anna hazare about what he what the situation is already and what is demanding.

  19. U look lovely Rati!!!! i wish i cud ldo smokey eyes myself….dark eyeshadows make my eyes look so small :headbang: :headbang:

  20. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    But Rati,the general look is still pretty nice na? πŸ˜›

    waise bhi ,tum toh mujhse baat nahi karne waali thi na? :smug: :smug: :smug:

      1. Now Rati hates me. πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
        Jao..ab toh mai bhi tumse katti! :smug: :smug: :smug:

          1. Yay!!~ :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
            :puchhi: :puchhi:
            Ye lo,dosti ki phool!! :rose: :rose: :tongue:

  21. hey rati you are a super sexy woman u know :jaiho: :haanji: :announce: :clap: :clap: :happydance: :drool: ur eyes are very expressive :inlove: :preen:

  22. point noted .. :thumbsup:
    anywayz its a nice look……… ur looking grt :teddy: :teddy:
    vll try this soon as i love smoky eyes but olwayz scare of using this……. :yikes: :yikes: thank u :thanks:

  23. Hi Rati,

    I love ur eyes.. They look so good even with ur mistakes πŸ™‚ And I LOVED ur pic with the lashline bare… Ur eyes look somehow soft, if that makes any sense πŸ™‚

  24. I never do my lower lashline except for kajal or something else lightish :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Your photeees looks nice only, though, like even though you are busy pointing out faults….guess its not bad enough..try again…this time do properly bad :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: and that eyeshadow is so prettttttttttttttttty. I like the way NARS packages their products…makes me want to buy just for that πŸ™‚

    1. so properly bad.. this was enough :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

      hai na the packaging is quite cute bt it catches fingerprints so much. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  25. yeah that’s what I was wondering Rads…..she has done it so well :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

        1. Lakshman for a boyfraand….I don’t even like VVS Laxman…I don’t like cricket….please give me other options…..I am not noseless…I have a nice plastic surgeried nose…. :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  26. I got my sleek pallette :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: all thanks to sireesha…. and i am noting down all points related to eye make up these days, will try the very first look u did using this pallete…. :thanks: Rati :puchhi:

    1. jomuuu…..helllooowwww :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: wassup? I heard u planning to take over IMBB soon :secret2: :secret2:

  27. Priya…..I too need money now….do you know the address to RAds apartment…..we can go there…..heard she has hidden her gold and diamonds in her refridgerator :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: before leaving

    1. i somewhat knw it…u come…we will find out…we will type Radhika appt on GPS…it will directly take us to the sone kha khazana πŸ˜€

  28. ho…yeah ….good idea…its somewhere near Spars Priya….from there we will take GPS wala route…

    additional information to feed on GPS in “good english”:

    Short, small-heighted female, no taking bath for two days, Suku, large posterior, snobbish, kara tissue wipes, shoe size 2….I want to write more,…..but I think this is enough for me to get killed by her 😐

    1. Can I be of any help Jomu n priya :worship: ? i mean u both wud not be able to handle so much stuff alone, how about me bringing a carrier and loading the stuff….. :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: u can give me a small tip

        1. YOu know joining Rati….you northi indi….we south indi one union…..Shivani you also North Indi…..we wont take you both :toothygrin:

            1. Hmmmm….okay, we Hundustani………….northi indi, south indi bhai bhai :cheers: :cheers: ……we ask for a joining fee…..you can give your MACs or Estee Lauder’s instead of money

  29. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :daayan:

    1. He He rads……dont you worry, me and Priya…keep your jewellery safe…..BTW, I was kind of paying you a compliment by calling you suku…… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

  30. you made a mistake? 😯 *scrolls up and down* where where where? :idk: :idk: :idk:
    it seems perfect to me! :thumbsup: :toothygrin:

  31. I love mistakes like these. Lol . But it looks so soft and cutesy door se. :*

    BTW I ordered the 120 shadows ka palette. I’m so excited.

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