Before we get into this edit I just wanted to thank you all very much for the love on my last blog post! I’m thrilled to know that you also liked the look as much as I enjoyed creating it.
So, for this edit, I created two different moods: a matte look and a glossy look!
Now to act as a canvas, I included a smokey neon purple eye-look to wear with both versions. I’ve always been quite fascinated with glossy eyes although, I don’t really wear it on myself often. Not necessarily because of the results of glossy eyes, however, but actually because of the colour combinations that are most suited to them if that makes sense. Kind of like, defining the story you’re trying to tell with glossy eyes without overthinking it.
So in this look, I purposely chose one of the most vibrant and brightest options I could think of to show well with. Ending up possibly being a perfect look for the spring season of 2019.
THE MATTE LOOK:
I also did a soft-smokey liner with dark purple eyeshadow in this look. Applied on top of a diffused neon purple using Urban Decay Full Spectrum‘s purple with Too Faced Cat Eye‘s Bright Purple. (Lots of purples.)
I blended the shape of the eyes more Biba inspired, with a little 70’s nod to add to that vibrantly relaxed vibe for the spring. I liked the outcome.
THE GLOSSY LOOK:
I first darkened the wing, replacing the dark purple shadow with a black eyeshadow.
Then, I simply reached for my trusty lip balm by Vaseline (not using a lot) and applied some onto the back of my clean hand. I took my flat shader eyeshadow brush to pick up the product and started patting down the ‘gloss’ from the lash line upwards (avoiding the crease and lashes). Made a few more adjustments by adding more if needed and voilà!
Doing this taught me that depending on the quality and texture of your eyeshadow, the gloss can either brighten or darken your eye look. In this case, I went for the most vibrant purple possible which resulted in a just as clear and colourful look endwise.
Foundation – L’Oréal True Match Foundation in 8N Cappuccino
Concealer – L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in ‘fawn’
Contour/bronzer – Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in ‘Chestnut’
Blusher – L.A. Girl Pro Orange Corrector (also applied around the eyes)
Palette 1: Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette
Palette 2: Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette
Mascara: E.L.F. Lengthening Mascara
‘Gloss’: Vaseline Lip Balm (also applied on the cheekbones)
L.A. Girl Pro Orange Corrector (applied on the centre of the lips)
Primark Beauty Nude Lipstick (patted on top for a ‘transparent’ finish)
Vaseline Lip Balm
Well, that is all for today’s makeup mood!
Would you rock glossy lids in 2019? I think I might actually get into wearing more glossy looks throughout the spring-summer of 2019. I know that it’s quite abstract, but I suppose that’s why I like the look so much 🙂
Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!
Lots of love,