Get the Look: Wearing Colours on Prom Night

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hi all!

The last couple of looks that I'm posting to bring the Prom Tutorial Series to a close are looks that you can do with colours - any colour that you like can be incorporated into these looks for prom night.

Today's tute shows you two ways to wear colour on your eyes. The first is a sweet, easy tutorial, and the second one (still easy!) is a more daring, smoky look. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

Look 1: Simple and sweet

Start with a base eyeshadow - you can use white or silver, or any colour that matches the colour you want to use. I am using NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Using a blending brush, blend the colour out. Reapply and blend to add intensity.

Apply your colour of choice, patting it onto the base with an eyeshadow brush, then blend it out. The eyeshadow I am using is Pupa Polvere Di Luce in Purple

It doesn't show very well in the picture, but what I did next was pick up the glitter pigment in the Pupa eyeshadow duo and pat it all over the purple eyeshadow. To catch fall down, place a facial tissue flat against your face below the eye. I definitely recommend doing this because glitter is really REALLY difficult to remove once it falls all over your face.

If you have a deep set eye and a well-defined crease, you can skip this part. To add a bit of dimension to your eye, take your bronzer or contour colour and place it into your crease with a fluffy blending brush. I am using the dark brown colour from my SAX Eye Delight Eyeshadow Palette.

Then, take a shimmery highlighter (I used a highlight from the same palette above) and place it underneath the eyebrow.

Draw on your eyeliner with a liquid liner. I recommend Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner for this.

Apply a pink blush on the apples of your cheeks. I used Elianto Fresia Blush.

Apply a pale lipstick of your choice, top it off with lipgloss, and you're done! I used Illamasqua Lipstick in Obey, topped off with SAX Lip Gloss in Taupe.

The next look is a little bit more smoky and sultry:

So here's what you do:

Follow the above steps and lay down a base eyeshadow. If you want this to look even more sultry, use a dark grey/black eyeshadow base like Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Smut.

I already have eyeliner on here because I just layered this look on top of the look that I did before this, but you can just do your eyeliner later, after finishing with the eyeshadow.

Apply your eyeshadow colour of choice (I used NYX Single Eyeshadow in Purple) all around the eye, covering the inner corners and going slightly beyond the crease as well as below the eye. Blend with a fluffy blending brush.

Apply liner all the way around your eye, including on the waterlines of both the upper and lower lids.

If you want, you can also pat a little glitter (I used the glitter from the Pupa eyeshadow) all over the eyeshadow for an added punch. I loved using the glitter here because it gave me a really glamorous finish.

Do the rest of your makeup as shown above, and you're done!

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