Monday, December 4, 2017

Eye Shadow with Dark Outer Corner & Red Lipstick

We always want to look beautiful when attending a wedding. But sometimes, we want to look showstopping in the perfect sexy backless dress! A sexy dress calls for sexy hair and makeup. 

My friend wanted just that for an evening wedding she was attending at The Old Mill in Rose Valley, Pa. She wanted a cat eye with deep red lips and side swept hair.
holiday makeup look, Jill Suzanne makeup artist
My favorite eye makeup style is eye shadow that is gradient from light in the inner corners to dark on the outer corners. It's flattering and elegant. Winged cat eye liner adds the drama that is perfect for evening special event makeup. 

Either glossy nude or deep red lips are a nice complement for eyes with dark outer corner eye shadow.

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Tips for Applying Eye Shadow with Dark Corners

We started by preparing the skin with toner and moisturizer. I use my YonKa Lotion and my favorite YonKa Creme for Sensitive Skin. I find it's a great cream for every skin type. 

A liquid highlighter was applied to the cheeks, bridge of the nose, and chin.
 
Next, under eye concealer.
 
Then, a luminous foundation was applied with a brush. Applying foundation with a foundation brush provides nice coverage with a natural finish. The bristles of the brush make blending easy. Makeup brushes can be expensive but there are some decent brush sets available on Amazon at super prices.

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eye shadow with dark corners, Jill Suzanne makeup artist
For her eyes, I started by priming with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It's simply the best eye shadow primer for holding eye shadow in place with no creasing. 

The shadow colors I used came from the Too Faced Natural Love PaletteHeaven, Lace Teddy, Fairy Tale, Satin Sheets, Love Bug, Spoiled, Undercover, Makeup & Chill and Stiletto.

Always start with the lightest colors on the inner corner of the eye lids and the brow bone first. It's easy to go darker but not so easy to go lighter in those areas. I used Lace Teddy then Satin Sheets on the eye lids and Heaven to the brow bone.

Add the darkest color, in this case it's Undercover, to the outermost corner. 

Add a color that's a little lighter from the outer corner to the center next. I used Makeup & Chill, Spoiled and Love Bug.

Always blend the colors well with an eyeshadow brush in the center of the eyelid to create a smooth gradient look.

I tapped the glittery Fairy Tale on the inner corners to highlight and add some magical sparkle.
too faced natural love palette
I used both black pencil liner and black felt tip liner. Then set them with Stiletto, the black shadow.

The lashes got 3 coats of black mascara. 

Her brows were a bit thin so they were filled in a bit with brown brow powder, then set with brow gel.
eye shadow with dark corners & red lips, Jill Suzanne makeup artist
A rosy blush, luminous finishing powder and a touch of bronzer added color to her skin. 

I lined her lips with an invisible lip liner to create a clear barrier to hold the lipstick in place. 

Two lipstick colors created her deep red lip color, a cranberry topped with a plum. 
side swept hair by Styling Point
Her dark hair was set in hot rollers. 

I did her makeup while the rollers cooled. The hair swept to the side, bobby pinned in place then the curls were fine tuned with a large barrel curling iron at Styling Point in Media, Pa. by Lori. 

She looked absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see pictures of her in her dress👗

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