A dramatic change from last weeks tutorial! I'll also be using a couple new products I picked up recently. Scroll down to the bottom if you just want the Blinc Review!
These are the brushes I'll be using:
A: Small shadow brush
B: Blending brush
C: Tapered blending brush
D: Pencil brush
This is the palette:
1: Blanc Type by MAC
2: Omega by MAC
3: Espresso by MAC
4: Brun by MAC
5: Carbon by MAC
6: Darling by Sugarpill
And finally these are the new products I picked up:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Transforming Potion
A clear iquid that turns powdered shadows into a liquid liner. It has a wide brush for all over the lid and a small brush for more precise lining.
Blinc Tubing Mascara
A type of acrylic liquid that binds to the lashes and creates little "tubes" that don't smudge run or flake.
And finally onto the tutorial!
As usual start with a prepped and primed eye. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance set with a translucent powder. Apply a black liner all over the lid. Make sure it is as close to the lash line as possible, you don't want any weird gaps. Don't apply the liner above the crease and don't worry about it looking perfect. Feel free to use less liner. I wanted this to be really dark and black.
Using your finger blend out the pencil into your desired shape. Try to smudge towards the eyelashes. Blending up towards the brow could create a huge mess. This part will just take practice.
Now we will be creating a gradient from light, on the brow bone, to dark, on the lid. Using the tapered blending brush (C) apply Omega along the top part of where you smudged out the liner. This will soften it and create a smoother shape.
Using the blending brush (B) apply Espresso just below Omega, just above the crease. This will be the second colour in your gradient.
Using the small shadow brush apply Brun below Espresso. This should be blended into the crease.
Using the small shadow brush again apply Carbon all over the lid, concentrating on the lash line. You should be able to see a smooth gradient from light to dark. None of the edges of colour should be visible, just well blended into the next colour.
Using the pencil brush blend a really small amount of Carbon on the lower lash line. You don't want this to be too dark or it will affect when we apply Darling in the next step.
Dip the small end of the transforming potion into Darling, tap off any excess shadow or you will get a lot of fall out. Run it along your lower lash line. Create a little flick on the inner eye angled down towards your nose and a little flick up and out on the outer corner. I applied a couple layers to make sure it was really vibrant. Make sure you clean the end of the little brush before you put it back in the container or else the next time you use it it'll still have Darling mixed in causing the next colour to be muddy.
Using the tapered blending brush apply Blanc Type onto the brow bone to smooth out the edges of Omega. Apply liner and mascara and you're Done!
Mini Blinc Review:
Blinc claims that it doesn't smudge, run or flake which is 100% true! I hate all mascaras because everything I've used so far always transfers and I constantly have little black smudges around my eyes. Blinc is the first product I've tried that actually stays in place all day. Blew my mind, however, there are a few downfalls. It doesn't thicken or lengthen and actually straightens your lashes. It's great for those days you just want to wear mascara and nothing else, but for something more dramatic, like the look in this tutorial, it just doesn't make the cut. It's also a pain to remove. Supposedly You just need lots of water and some pressure and you can just pull the little tubes off your lashes. This didn't work for me. I had to use an eye makeup remover and lots of pressure. I also kept getting the little tubes in my eyes which super grossed me out. I definitely recommend Blinc if you want something that actually stays on all day and if you're looking for something less dramatic.
Until next time Dolls and Cats,