“I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me”
Hello my lovelies!
As promised in my first Seraph makeup look, I wanted to come back with a separate and brand new eye tutorial. I loved the concept of what I created in that look with the gold leaf, but I found the actual eye look to be lacking in what I typically like to put out there. Most of you know that I would rather post nothing than post something I’m not 100% proud of, and while I wasn’t NOT proud of that look, I felt that my eye look could’ve been a thousand times better.
This eye look is definitely a lot more wearable than what I originally created, but I’m also way happier with it. The sunlight caught the glitter liner so beautifully, and I looked like a glistening angel at my Target Team Kickball tournament, which yes, I did show up to a kickball game with a full beat, and it managed to stay on completely through the whole competition.
I have seen a lot of pictures of gold leaf on the inner corners of the eyes during my Pinterest inspiration searches, and while I don’t think I’ve completely mastered the art of gold leaf, I really like using it and I love the effect it gives. If you would like to work with gold leaf but aren’t sure how to apply it, check out my Seraph Makeup post for more detailed instructions. Always remember that you are using products like gold leaf at your own risk, so PLEASE be careful when using this around the eye area.
Would you like to see gold, silver, or rose gold leaf next?
Let’s Get Started:
- Prime the eyelids. You can set with a powder or shadow that best matches your skin tone, but I have recently begun to not set my concealer, and have found the color payoff to be so much better.
- Pack the first shade into the crease and lower brow bone area, then begin to blend out gently. Remember that the concealer is still tacky, so light, feathery motions will make the blending process easier.
- With a tapered blending brush, place the second shadow into the deepest part of the crease, blowing out the color toward the center of the lid as well as up toward the brow bone.
- Cut the lid with more concealer, then pack the first shadow on top of the concealer. Blend out any harsh edges with the tapered blending brush.
- Clean up under the brow bone with the third shade. This helps to create a more seamless blend and gives a layered affect to the shadows.
- Highlight the brow bone area with the fourth shadow. This looks best for me in the center, but can also be placed toward the tail of the brow in order to bring the brow bone forward. for me, I want my lid space to protrude, as my brow bone is already prominent.
- Blend the first shadow across the entire lower lashline. I like to blend downward to create a smokier effect, as this gives the eyes a larger appearance.
- Create a wing liner of your choosing. Allow to dry down completely. Clean up with concealer or a makeup wipe to make the wing extra crisp.
- Place a glitter pigment or liner on top of the black liner. Allow to dry down completely before opening the eyes, especially if you have hooded or deep set eyes.
- Apply a brown or nude liner in the waterline.
- place the gold leaf toward the inner tear duct to act as a highlight. Refer to the link above for an in depth guide on how to do this.
- Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. apply falsies if you’d like.
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 wonderful Wednesday!
Brows – Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil “Medium Brown”, NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Auburn”
Eyeshadow – Morphe 35O Palette
Eyeliner – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner “Black”, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner “Midnight Cowboy”, Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil “Up&Down Tan”**
Mascara – Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara “Blackest Black”
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.
**Product was sent to me as a gift.