First of all, this is an eye look I've been really liking lately. I don't really like light colors on my eyes, pastels and whatnot, it just doesn't suit my skin nor my typical clothing style, so I go dark no matter the time of day. Onto the sortakinda tutorial:
Following the contour of the top of my eye, I use "Fer-de-Lance
," a pressed eyeshadow from Venomous Cosmetics
. It's a nice mildly shimmery deep brown. I didn't know I liked wearing brown until this shadow. Then I blend it out to keep the edges soft. I usually deepen just the outer corner with more "Fer-de-Lance
," but sometimes my hands feel like monster claws and don't do exactly what I want. But I'm also kind of insanely OCD about particular things.
Moving on, I then use "Stiletto Snake
" loose powder, which is THE blackest black eyeshadow I've ever seen. It's so easy to work with, it's even matte. I use it wet on the outer third of my lash line and extend it up just a tad bit, I also go back over that with more of the same shadow but dry to help keep it in place. And I line the outer third of my lower lash line, also taking it out just a couple millimeters. But for my eyes, I do not take those extended lines with "Stiletto Snake
" and make them meet to a cat-eye corner. That makes my eyes very narrow and kind of scary and intense, so I take the top line and flick it up ever so slightly, and take the lower lash line of black and flick it out. They can be parallel lines or flare away from each other, but the point is that the "Fer-de-Lance
" shadow is already so deep, the black only creates depth. I don't actually want the black to appear like liner, more like kohl.
It's, so far, my favorite eyeshadow pairing for my eye shape and skin color. Monolids are difficult to work
with when everybody else is busy doing tutorials for double-eyelids, and let me tell you it absolutely makes a difference, whether or not you have a crease to work with. First of all, my eyelid is like . . . a goldfish mouth
. The part of the fish's mouth that extends from inside the "beak" to catch food is how my eyelids work. So, actually, if I pull my top lid up just a bit away from my lash line that it covers underneath it, I in fact then have double eyelids. I don't know how other monolids work, but it seems the typical tape tricks wouldn't work for me. Not that that matters, I don't care about having double lids. The world of the double-eyelid versus the monolid just fascinates me.
Bah, 'nough of that. I just thought I'd share a look, for once. And I reeeeally like these Venomous Cosmetics
shadows. Very pigmented, soft, extremely easy to blend (matte or shimmery/glittery), and way more affordable then MAC, YSL, Guerlain, Chanel, and those other high-end brands I can only afford once every blue moon. lol
P.S - The cat hat I'm wearing is from Forward Motion Art on etsy.com! ^_^