Mineral Eye Shadow: Eye of the Day

Don’t be afraid to experiment with bright coloured mineral eye shadow! Sunnivah, one of my favourite beauty bloggers, did a tutorial about eye make-up with four colours for total beginners, and I instantly wanted to create an eye make-up for me.

Given fact: my eyelids are no longer tight and firm, the skin is dropping and hides the lid. Therefore I had to adapt the tutorial for my hooded eye. Also I do have a lot of very bright and colourful mineral eye shadows in my stash that I don’t use very often. But when blended, the colours get very, very soft! So here it is, my four-coloured eye of the day:
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As a quick overview I took three flash photos for you, the first one shows the applied colours, the second one the blended colours with eye liner, and the third one the finished eye make-up with winged liner and mascara.

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This is what I was going to do:

  • I applied lilac shimmer eye shadow on the lower lid with a wet brush.
  • With the same lilac colour I highlighted below the brow.
  • With a rose-and-golden shimmer eye shadow on a wet brush I covered the upper lid right up to the crease and slightly above. You can see two lines at the top of my eye: the upper line indicates how far up I have to apply eye shadow so it can be seen when I open my eyes. The dotted line just below the upper line indicates how much of the colour will be seen when I open my eyes. So quite a lot of the rose-and-golden eye shadow is nowhere to be seen because of my hooded eye.
  • I applied a burgundy-brown blue-shimmer eye shadow with a wet brush at the outer triangle of the lower eye lid.
  • I blended all colours to a smooth and soft eye make-up.
  • I applied dark grey eye liner.
  • I applied two coats of black mascara.

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These are the colours when applied wet. They are very bright and can be placed really precisely.
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My eye is only half open to give you an imagination of how much of the colour will be lost even though I applied a generous amount.
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When blended, a lot of coverage is broken down to shimmery dust that blends with the other colours. What is left is a hint of lilac, a hint of rose, and a hint of burgundy. The rest stays in the blending brush. So don’t blend to much so all of the colour is lost!
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Here you see the grey eye liner …
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… I added a wing …
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… and applied two coats of mascara.
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How do you like the schematic draft of my eye make-up?
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