I decided to feature some of the products I made for my Fall 2013 Collection, Queen Anne, inspired by Anne Boelyn. First up is a look I did with Sacrifice eyeshadow, a silvery medium purple with silver shimmer. I always post up my promo photo looks for collections on my facebook page and this look was a favorite. It is also quite easy to do, which is a plus. It will look like your spent hours on your makeup, but I did this whole look in 15 minutes, and that includes the time it takes to draw in 2 perfect and even eyeliner wings. I do recommend taking the time to perfect your liquid eyeliner skills because it makes such a huge difference in how your overall eye-makeup looks. It pumps up the drama in your looks from a 7 to a 10 in no time flat!
Brushes You’ll Need:
Angled Eyeliner Brush (I used the Real Techniques Angled Eyeliner Brush)
Dense Eyeshadow Brush (I used the ELF Eyeshadow C Brush)
Pointed Contour Brush (I used the S175 Cozzette Brush)
Fluffy Blending Brush (I recommend the Larenim Eye Kabuki Brush)
Small Fluffy Blush Brush (I used the Face Hilight Brush from Cozzette)
Pumpkin and Poppy Products:
Perseverance Eyeshadow Pencil (Queen Anne)
Sacrifice Eyeshadow (Queen Anne)
Majesty Eyeshadow (Queen Anne)
Michelle Cream Contour
Daphne Boob Tube Lip Butter
First, apply a light layer of Perserverence Eyeshadow Pencil as a base from browbone to lid. Blend out with your fingers. Concentrate the pencil more right underneath your eyebrow for a pretty highlight. Also, use the pencil in your inner corner and to line your lower waterline. It really helps to brighten up the eyes.
Using your dense eyeshadow brush, tap off any excess pigment and pat the shadow onto your and slightly above the crease. This will provide a base for a crease an outer v color. Also, taking your angled eyeliner brush (I used the Real Techniques one), apply sacrifice to the lower lashline, stopping right before the inner corner.
With your contour brush (I used the Cozzette Eye Contour Brush S175), apply Majesty eyeshadow into your outer corner and slightly into your crease, on top of the base of Sacrifice eyeshadow we already layed down.
This is a neat little trick that helps two different, yet complimentary eyeshadows blend more seamlessly together. Because Majesty is a plum toned brown, it pairs beautifully with Sacrifice eyeshadow…but to make an even more subtle transition, take your eye contour brush and lightly blend Sacrifice eyeshadow on top of where we placed Majesty. It creates a really neat effect, as pictured here.
Lightly blend the edges of your crease to soften the look. The final step is to use liquid eyeliner to create a winged cat-eye. The basic technique is to, with your black liquid liner (I use Zuzu Luxe Liquid Liner in Raven), draw out an angled line at the corner of your upper eyelid. You should try and line it up with the end of the tail of your eyebrow. From the tip of that angled line, draw a triangle inwards, connecting it to your lashline. Created a tapered line that connects to the triangle shape and gets thinner towards your inner corner. Take your time and don’t try to accomplish this in one, continuous line. Do short, sketchy lines and gradually connect them and smooth them out.
To finish off look, apply your mascara, foundation and concealer. Contour your cheekbones, jawline, and nose with Michelle Contouring Powder (I used the Cozzette Highlight Brush and Green Bambu 787 Duet Fiber Large Tapered Blending for my nose). I paired Daphne Lip Butter from Pumpkin and Poppy’s Boob Tube Lip Butter Line. I thought the pink-toned purple of that shade would pair perfectly with a purple look!