Hello readers! 🙂
On my last article I reviewed MELT cosmetics eyeshadow stacks. The color, vibrancy and quality of their shadows is , in one word, beautiful! You can check out my review and swatches of these shadows here.
I was playing with the shadows the other day and looking through the past articles on my blog then I came upon one of my very first makeup tutorial posts. (Here is the link) It felt so awkward! See for yourself to know what I mean.
Yes……AWKWARD! But I am not ashamed to show my previous work. It was back in 2011-2012 and I neither had the proper tools or the practice to create a proper eye makeup look. I was a book-nerd with a love for colors who stumbled upon makeup one day and started playing with it.
I have never had any training for makeup, but working for my blog has made me learn more and more everyday. I also worked to make my work better each time I tried. It may be sounding like a fib to you, but due to my chronic pain and sickness, I had to work really hard to move my fingers to create an eyemakeup.
But I loved playing with makeup and I wanted to be better at it. I watched other artists’ work, worked on myself and others and made my work at least decent and presentable. Because as a person, I am always willing to learn new things and improve my works.
Anyway, back to present. I recreated that purple look with MELT shadows this time. I have also added step by step tutorial if y0u wanna try it out yourself. 🙂
Let’s get started.
I started off with my concealer to prime and tone down the darkness around my eyes. You can use any primer of your choice.
I used PROMISCUOUS on the mobile part of my upper lid lightly.
I used UNSEEN to blend out the edges of the purple shadow.
Then I used FIXATED on my crease to lightly define it.
I used a fluffy blending brush to blend the FIXATED shadow even more.
I used DARK MATTER shadow to outline the outer part of my crease. Use a pencil or small detailer brush to make this “C” shaped outline. It will help you define and darken the outer crease area.
Now I used my blending brush to blend out the black shadow.
I used BLURR shadow to gently blend out the outer part of upper lid. (Shown with arrows)
Now I have taken PROMISCUOUS again on my upper lid to make the color more vibrant. I gently packed the color with an eyeshadow brush.
I took a black eye kohl and lined my lower water-line.
Then I blended out the black kohl with PROMISCUOUS shadow.
I used FIXATED again to blend out the lower part (shown with arrows).
I blended the upper and lower parts together to make the look smokier and put-together.
I used AMELIE to lighten up my inner corners.
Take your favorite eyeliner to line your upper eyes.
Lastly I used my concealer to get rid of those under eye circle and added some mascara.
Here is the finished look.
And here is a side by side comparison of my 2012 and today’s work.
I will love it if you leave your thoughts on the comment section about the look or share the story of your makeup-journey with me!
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