(Updated by request)
It seems that 2011 is a suitable year for marriage for most in my age group. I have been hearing news of weddings since the start of the year. Even my friend Kitten found herself invited to a couple of weddings this year. Let me tell you a secret. I was frustrated that I wasn’t able to be MB’s sister’s “makeup artist” during her wedding. I sooooo wanted to apply makeup on the bride and the rest of the girls. I am no makeup artist but I can dream can’t I? Oh, well. Maybe next time. With another girl, of course.
So, I’ve been here in bed the whole day as my legs are so painful and stiff at the same time. (I walk like a penguin at the moment). So to pass the time and to do something productive, I decided to make an EOTD for someone who will be attending a wedding . I started with something a bit conservative in terms of colors as I know there are a lot of ladies out there who get intimidated by color. Well, don’t be.
Here’s the look:
Tools of the trade:
I also chose this look keeping in mind a girl who is on a budget and cannot afford to splurge a lot especially on makeup that’s going to be used on special occasions only. If that’s you, don’t worry. This palette can go from day to night, office to party. You can use these colors everyday, I promise.
You will need the Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Studio Palette in Copper Brown, Maybelline Gel Liner in Brown, a pointed eyeshadow brush (this is Ellana) and a flat eyeshadow brush (this is HerBench). You can also use the brushes that come with the palette if you don’t have separate brushes.
Let’s label colors from right to left, starting with the darkest as Number 1 then so forth.
Time to have fun!
1. Apply eyelid primer if you have. If not, draw a circle on the base of your thumb with your black eyeliner. Make it as big as a 5-centavo coin. Then apply some liquid concealer and mix with your finger. Apply on both eyelids. This will make the colors more vibrant and will also make them stay on longer. Don’t forget to fix your brows too.
2. Apply E/S #4 (lightest) all over your lid, up to the crease and brow bone using a flat eyeshadow brush.
Note: In this step by step tutorial, I only used 1 brush and my finger to pat on E/S#4
3. Take the Ellana brush (pointed) and dip it in a little bit of water. If you’re using the brushes in the palette, take the sponge tip applicator and wet it. Dip on E/S#1 (darkest) and apply as if you’re applying eyeliner. Draw a bit of a cat eye. Don’t worry, this will be very subtle in the end.
4. Next, wipe your brush on a facial tissue and dip on E/S#2. Apply this color on half of your eyelid from the the center going out. That includes your outer V. Don’t blend this with the darker color. Put this above.
5. Wipe your brush again and dip in E/S#3. Put this in the inner half of your eyelid starting from the corner of your eye up to the point where it meets the darker eyeshadow.
6. Dip your flat brush on E/S#4 and gently pat over the part where you applied E/S #3. Pat more color upwards towards your brow bone. Take your pointed brush again and dip on the same shade (#4) and gently pat in the inner corners of your eyes to highlight. Line your lower lids starting with the inner going outwards but only up to half with the same light color. Dip your pointed brush in E/S#3 and line your lower lid from half going outwards.
7. Next, line your upper lids with the brown gel liner. Do not make a cat eye. Just wing it very subtly on the ends. Use your fingers to blend the colors on your outer V and if you need to fix your liner.
8. Curl your lashes and apply your favorite waterproof volumizing mascara. I used The Magnum in this EOTD.
(Fix your hair. Don’t be lazy like me!)
It’s a bit sparkly and down to earth at the same time. I think this is best for day weddings that are done indoors. You want something fresh and light if you’re going to a garden wedding.
So, what do you think of this look? Do you think I should make more Wedding EOTD’s?