This was a look I did for a party a few weeks back. I usually favour neutrals (how boring) or just a bit of bright colour on my lower lid and something muted throughout. I’m not a fan of the dark colour in “crease” as with Asian eyes, it’s hard to get that to show, unless you go about with eyes closed. When you’re blessed with small slit eyes like me, dark colours can overwhelm them.
Here’s the smokey eye look I did (taken with my Blackberry phone camera + flash = not the best of pictures, but you get the idea).
(all photos can be viewed in their original sizes by clicking on them)
I do have double eyelids, but they’re very close, such that when I draw a thicker line like above, they seem to disappear. To achieve a more dramatic look, I lenghtened the eyes with eyeliner, broadened the width with the grey-silver extended outwards and upwards at the outer corners and tried to widen my eyes by rimming them in silver at the lower lashline and the inner corners of the eyes.
Top to bottom:
- Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows palette in Backstage Basics
- SILKYGIRL (Asian label) Funky Eyelights Pencil in 08 Frosty Silver
- Bourjois Waterproof Contour Clubbing Eyeliner in 41 black party
- Indelible liquid eyeliner in Saddle Up
*not featured: Majolica Majorca mascara (waterproof)
I used the eyeshadow over primers (not featured as I forgot which) instead of wet, as it’s easier to blend and I wasn’t going for too intense a look. Although there are 6 colours in the palette, there’s de facto just 3 (refer to swatch below).
Swatched on bare skin (bottom 3 are the eyeliners to be covered in detail below). A primer is essential for the eyeshadows as they get rubbed off very easily. They are slightly shimmery with fine and non-pokey glitter.