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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Subtle Sunset eyes

The second look I'm posting is a very warm eye look and I took my inspiration from the oranges and reds that you would see at sunset but toned them down a little to make it a little more wearable. The main colour I wanted to used in this is MAC's Amber Lights which is this gorgeous orangey/gold colour that is just beautiful on any skin tone but especially darker skinned girls. Heres the look:

Products Used:
MAC Rubenesque paint pot
MAC eyeshadows in Cranberry
Amber Lights
Mac Chromographic pencil in NW25/NC30
NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Gold
YSL Singulier Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil in Lucky

How to:
I began this look by priming my eye with the Rubenesque paint pot and I took the colour to just slightly above the crease. I then used the NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Gold and placed it on the middle third of my lid. I chose this colour because it compliments the Amber Lights really well as it's also an orangey/gold colour and it really helps the Amber Lights to pop. I took my Sigma SS239 shader brush and dipped it in the Amber Lights and patted the colour over the middle third of my eye.

I flipped the brush over and picked up some Flip eyeshadow and patted that over the first third of my eye and around the tear duct and the first third of my bottom lashline. To blend the colours together, I focused on the line where both colours meet and patted some Amber Lights on and then patted Flip on top of it and kept doing this until the colours had a more seemless transition.

I then took my MAC 219 pencil brush and took some Cranberry eyeshadow and worked it along the last third of my lid, the outer V and up into the crease and blended it out using my 217 brush. I then took some Bamboo on my 224 blending brush and blended out any harshlines near the crease and up to the brow bone.

I wanted this look to be a bit fresher and open-eyed so I took my MAC Chromographic pencil and lined my waterline and then lined the last two thirds of my lashline with the Urban Decay pencil in Lucky. I skipped the dark liner on top and just went with mascara on both the top and bottom lashes.

I decided to try out this look because I really wanted to use Amber Lights in a tutorial and it just works really well with the reds and golds. I used Flip eyeshadow because it's more of a subtle gold but if you wanted to punch up the look then you could substitute the Flip for Goldmine. You could also deepen up the Cranberry but I wanted the Amber lights to be the focus so I blended it out quite a bit.

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