Thursday, November 4, 2010

Makeup for Glasses Using 88 Metal Mania Palette

This is a two-fold tutorial.  First, it is great makeup for glasses.  Second, it shows a pretty way to use the Coastal Scents 88 Metal Mania Palette.

Makeup for Glasses Hints:
* Most glasses have frames that cut across the top of the eyelid, so don't worry so much about the shadow.  Concentrate instead on the bottom lashline, where a lot of attention will be drawn.  I like to use purple eyeliner, which is a nice contrast to my green eyes and green frames.  You can use any fun, bright shade.  This is a great time to try an unusual shade, as the glasses will tone the color down.
* Be sure dark circles are concealed, especially if you are far sighted.  Far sighted glasses often tend to make the eyes larger and more pronounced.  Near sighted glasses tend to make eyes look smaller.

1. Conceal undereye circles.  I used Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in Light.
2. Prime eyelids.  I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance and also applied a small amount underneath the bottom lashline.
3. Apply Shade #1 from CS 88 Metal Palette all over lid with a flat shader brush.
4. Apply Shade #2 to your crease with a medium shadow brush.
5. Apply Shade #3  to highlight using a fluffy crease brush.  Use same brush to blend colors together.
6. Line top lashes with a very thin line of NYC Liquid Liner in black.
7. Line waterline with Wet N Wild Kohl Eyeliner in white.  (This will help make eyes looker larger by creating the illusion that the whites of your eyes extend farther than they really do.  If you are far sighted, you may want to line with a dark shade instead.)
8. Line lowerlashline with a bright coordinating shade.  I used Jordana's Easyliner for Eyes in Purple Fusion, which is a super bright purple.  This step adds definition and attention.
9. Set eyeliner pencil with eyeshadow.  I used Shade #3 to go back over the Purple Fusion with an angled liner brush.  This step is optional.
10. Curl lashes and apply mascara.  I used Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara.

Finish with a look that exudes intelligence and sophistication.  Who says you can't be smart and gorgeous?  Total package!

1 comment:

  1. Is this the warm palette?? I've been lusting over I feel that the other palettes have the most random colors, but yours is amazing. JEALOUS.