I don’t do this very often but I just loovvvvveeeeeddddddddddd this eye look that Nars did for the Marc Jacobs show:
This is obviously not an everyday look, it isn’t an understated look, its very much in yer face and dramatic, so save your YOU LOOK LIKE FRANKENSTEIN!* comments.
*I am aware that Frankenstein isn’t the monster. Frankenstein is the professor, the monster is just called monster. Ok?
So, apparently this look was achieved with Silent Night (gold) and Night Breed (Black with silver sparkles). I used those two and Zardoz (cream shadow in black) too.
1 – Prime the eye
2 – Use Zardoz as a creamy base
3 – Using the end of another brush as a guide I mark out the corner of my eye…
4 – To where the end of my eyebrow is…
5 – Draw a line with Zardoz using the brush as a ruler. Take it half way up although you should look at your own eye shape to decide how far to take it. An Asian eye like mine, I think, looks better if it isn’t too high whereas a western eye can really take the drama:
6 – Not draw it back up into your eye
7 – Create a cat eye look, or the outline of it:
8 – Now fill it in with Zardoz:
9 – Line it underneath –
10 – Now get some Night Breed shadow on the brush -
11 – Pat the shadow on top – pat pat pat. With Nars Night Series shadows, you need to pat it on the base to make the glitter stick – if you swipe it will disappear. Also use a nice sticky base – as it happens Nars cream shadows are creamy and sticky – they crease on their own but are wonderful with powder on top.
12 – Glitterific!
13 – Grab a blending brush
14 – Start blending on the corner
15 – And blend all around the edges.
16 – Dip your big brush into the Gold – silent night
17 – Sweep it on the brow bone
18 – Now just as an extra touch – take your sparkly black gloss (or Vaseline if you want) and dab some on the centre of the eye.
19 – for a hint of sheen…
Blend a bit more if you want. I personally like the dramatic, definite lines between the black and gold.