Posts Tagged Looks: Black
- Lucky Star Makeup Look - February 2nd, 2013
- Sparkly Gold, Brown, and Black Makeup Look - August 2nd, 2012
- Sparkly Black Smokey Eye Look - February 1st, 2012
- Mod Makeup Look - October 19th, 2011
- Neutral Eye with Dramatic Liner Look - September 5th, 2011
I’ve been incorporating stars in some of my nighttime makeup looks ever since I got my hands on “Good Luck Star” stencils from the MAC & Carine Roitfeld Collection. I like to change up the quantity, placement, and colors of the stars, but for this look I just stuck to the 2 different-sized stars that come in one stencil, only applied it next to my left eye, and used black for both stars. I like the perfect star shape the stencil provides, but I think it would be just as cute to freehand it!
I’ve always been a big fan of shimmery gold eye shadow (even my very first MAC eye shadow was a limited edition gold called “Bagatelle”), so I was really excited when I came across Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow in “89 Vision” when I was in Germany earlier this month. Vision is jam-packed with gold sparkle that can be used to create a very bold gold look as well as just to add something special to an everyday look, like I did in today’s makeup look.
Although I like how Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow in “Mirifique” looks as a sparkly eye liner, this glamorous black smokey eye is how I envisioned using Mirifique all along. The sparkle is like no other black eye shadow I’ve come across, and there are no fallout thanks to its unique formula that combines the best qualities of gel (long wearing/doesn’t budge once set), cream (thickness/color intensity), and mousse (lightweight/easy to blend)!
In this black and white eye shadow look, I extended a triangular shape on the tear duct to change the shape of the eye, giving it a mod/retro look. The white kohl pencil along the lower waterline also makes the eyes appear bigger. This is more of a statement makeup look that you can wear when you feel daring or on Halloween! I watched Black Swan recently, so this makeup might’ve been somewhat inspired by that movie.
As I mentioned in my Technique post on how to create winged/cat eyeliner, I usually like wearing a single wash of a neutral color on my entire lid when I wear dramatic liner. That way the liner is the focus of the eye makeup as it really stands out against a simple background. However, dramatic liners can look nice with more eye shadow colors too. Here’s a look using a few shimmery neutral colors with a thicker, longer wing.