Firecracker Eye Tutorial

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary”

-Jim Rohn


Hello my lovelies!


In case you guys missed it and don’t follow me on my other social media (you should though), I recently got a new desk and revamped the entire area. This may not seem like much to the ordinary healthy person, but when you fight depression like me, cleaning your room and maintaining it is a big deal. I really love the way it turned out, and its really inspired me to get creative once again.


Peep the $40 in cash I discovered in my old desk

Even if you don’t struggle with a mental illness, pat yourself on the back when you clean up a room or certain area of a room. Humans are naturally messier creatures, and it takes a lot of skill and discipline for us to keep things tidy. You deserve a cookie and some validation, because you did that.




I would consider this look a followup of my Color Contrast post, given that it’s the inverted edition of that look. I love orange for my blue eyes as a contrast, so it would make sense that combining the two colors in a look would really bring something interesting to the table. If you have blue eyes, give orange a try! I understand that it can be a fairly daunting color, but it will come out amazing, I promise. If you noticed that I don’t have a full face picture included, it’s because the picture was actually incredibly blurry, which I did not realize until I began to edit, hours after I removed my makeup. Oopsies.


Let’s get started:


Photo via Amazon


The eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyes with a shadow or powder that best matches your skin tone. I used the first shadow in this case.
  2. Lay down the second shadow in the crease and beginning of the brow bone to create a transition.
  3. Layer the third shadow on top of the transition shade in the same pattern. I’ve mentioned in previous posts to treat blending like a rainbow, starting with this shadow as the first layer of the rainbow.
  4. Blend out the fourth shade just below the third, creating a deeper contrast in the crease and more dimension for the eye look.
  5. Pack and blend the fifth shadow into the deepest part of the crease, as well as the outer corner. Don’t worry about any messiness, we can clean that up later.
  6. Wet a flat shader brush and pack the sixth shadow across the entire eyelid, bringing it up into the crease as well.

Lower lashline:

  1. Line the waterline and lower lashline with a cobalt or royal blue eyeliner.
  2. Smudge out the blue liner with the fifth shadow, dragging it slightly downward to smoke the lashline.


  1. Highlight the tear duct with the seventh and final shadow. You can always highlight your brow bone as well!
  2. Line the eyelid with a black liner. Create a wing to your preference.
  3. Sharpen the liner and shadow by cleaning up with a wipe or concealer if you already have foundation on.
  4. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. Apply falsies if you wish.


That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a magnificent Monday!


Stay beautiful!



Products Used:


Eyeshadow – Morphe 350 Palette

Eyeliner – Milani Liquid Eye Pencili “08 Blue”, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick “Witches”

Brows – Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil “Medium Brown”

Mascara – Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara



Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own





6 Replies to “Firecracker Eye Tutorial”

  1. Your eye look is absolutely gorgeous. But that shoe print. That. shoe. print. Where did you get it?????? Another thing–thank you for mentioning depression. That’s why I get dressed every morning. I could stay in my pajamas, but because I’m fighting this awful enemy of depression, I painstakingly put my makeup on, wear a wig a day, and get dressed. I get you. I completely get you!!!! XOXOXOXO!!!

    1. If you have a home goods, stalk them! I got most of my decor from them over time, and I just love the eclectic style and prices!

      Depression is definitely a huge part of my life, but it’s not who I am. I like mentioning it here and there because I’m not the only person, and it’s important for others to know that they aren’t the only one.

      Thanks for sharing your story with me as well! I appreciate when we can all have an open dialogue and put what we feel right on the table ❤️

      1. OMG. I’m definitely driving over to Home Goods this week. It’s right up the street. I like that–D. is a part of life but absolutely does not define us. It’s important to bring this out in the open because more and more people these days go through it!!!

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