Eyeliner is often considered essential in finishing eye makeup or accenting the bare eye. You would be surprised at how much of a difference adding a touch of black eyelilner on the lower rim of your eye can be. There are many different types of liner–from gel to kohl to liquid to pencil–and nearly infinite shades and colors. Even textures vary from brand to brand and certain types of liner have a specific texture. Continue reading →
What is it?
Blending is the art of mixing different colors (whether still similar in hue or on completely opposite sides of the color wheel) to create a gradient of color, not a muddying mess that obliterates the vibrancy and trueness of the individual colors used to create a particular look.
Using a single wash of color can be perfect or even ideal for some situations, like running out the door to make a few errands or for a simple workday, but in general, people who utilize makeup want to use more than one color, and of course, there are several good reasons behind this. Using multiple colors creates a sense of depth and dimension to the eyes, especially when used correctly. A darker color in the crease gives the appearance of a deeper, more pronounced crease; just as darkening the outer portion of the lid often defines the natural eye shape. By contrasting this dark shadow with a lighter color, the artist will open up their eyes while still allowing for an emphasis on accenting the shape of their eyes.
This is a tutorial detailing how to do one of the Barbie Loes MAC face charts/looks from the MAC promotions. It uses green and pink for the most part.
Skill Level: Moderate
I used Golder’s Green pigment on lid, Fuchsia pigment above lid, Metamorph eyeshadow on lid, Guacamole eyeshadow on outer lid, Humid eyeshadow on outer lid, Pink Papillon eyeshadow above crease, Nocturnelle eyeshadow in crease, Sketch eyeshadow in crease, Soft Heart eyeshadow on brow, Metamorph eyeshadow on lower lash line, and Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line. I had Dollymix and Plum Foolery blushes as well as Glissade mineralize skinfinish on cheeks with Enriched Refined Bronze to contour and Pink Opal pigment to highlight. I wore Fashionably Fuchsia lipstick with Crystal Rose lipglass and Already Fab! chromeglass on my lips.