Its the season of weddings and with that, it brings party makeup! For me, the color that comes to the mind first when we in India think of weddings or parties is red, but it is such a strong color that it usually just ends up on our dress or lips and seldom on our eyes. So, I wanted to try a wearable red eye makeup with gold and this is the look I created and wanted to share with you all. I want to first thank other beautiful girls who put up tutorials using collages, which has inspired me to try that too. I love this style of presenting tutorials!
For this look, I used the following:
The eyeshadows I used are:
1. Aztec Gold – ULTA.
2. Plum Shimmer – Diana of London.
3. Red from Palette 32 – Javico Cosmetics (A middle eastern brand).
4. White Silver Hotpot – Coastal Scents.
5. Gunmetal Hotpot – Coastal Scents.
I applied a cream concealer in a lighter shade to act as a base for my eyeshadows and to neutralize the lid color.
I then applied a light gold all over my lids, past the crease space too.
Taking a rusty, plum color, I placed it in the crease. If you have hooded eyes, then just look straight ahead into the mirror and place the color right on the area that is visible above the lid, when you have your eyes open, so that you create an illusion of a crease and to blend it, use downward strokes so that the color blends with the color on the lid and does not encroach on the brow bone area.
I then blended the plum color out by picking up a little of the red eyeshadow with the same brush.
To deepen the crease color further, I applied some black eyeshadow.
Going back and forth between the plum and the red I blended the black color out till I was satisfied with the color and shape of the color on my crease.
I applied the light gold on the inner lower waterline and a mixture of the red and plum on the outer 2/3rd.
I then applied some black gel liner on my lids and also applied it on my lower and upper waterlines and followed it with mascara. I used silver as a brow bone highlight color as it would contrast well with the gold.
To further add some oomph, I applied some false lashes. The ones I used are from ELF Hollywood Lashes, these are super long and look super fake, so I just cut almost 2/3rd off it and used the remaining. I love the effect falsies add to any eye look.
And that’s it! Done! The idea behind using red and plum together is that, just red can look very intense and will take the focus away from everything else. If mixed with a red based plum or even a deep, warm reddish brown, the color looks very muted and subtle. It’s still very red, but very wearable I feel. I used black to just make the color appear darker. On the lower lid too, just red can give the eye a very tired look, so mixing it up with another color just makes it look better I feel. Red is not an easy color to pull off but it is a beautiful color and deserves to be used especially for festivities. Hope you girls like this look.
Thank you for your time in reading this and happy Makeuping!
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