Wednesday, 26 February 2014

How To: Ombre Brows and Burgundy Liner

Hey there! I'm back with another tutorial after a bit of a break. This time it's an ombre brow and a wearable twist on a winged liner. Click 'read more' for the full tutorial!

Ombre Brows

*Products used:
  • Anastasia Brow Powder, taken from the Brow Pro Palette. Buy here or here (duo form) You're going to need a dark shade of powder and a much lighter shade.
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer. I got mine here.
  • Anastasia Angled Cut Brush #15. Buy here.
  • Smaller angled brush (optional)
  • Small Concealer brush
  • Spooly

*You don't need to use exactly what I use. Use your preferred products and brands or if you have what I've listed, excellent!

1. Start by taking a clean spooly and running it through your brows. We want to start out with clean, groomed brows, it just makes the finished product turn out nicer! So if you need to trim or pluck, do it now.

2. We're going to start out at the middle of the brow, at the base of the arch. Taking the darkest shade of your brow powder, start filling in the outside half of your brow. Where you first started with the dark powder, use your spooly to blend it out to avoid any harsh lines.

3. Now, taking our lightest shade, fill in the rest of your brow. Be very light handed at the front of your brow. If you have sparse hair at the front of your brow that you still feel you need to fill in, you can do so and run some concealer over the brow hairs to lighten them. 

4. Now taking your concealer on a small concealer brush, clean up any mistakes and shape your brow. This is totally optional. You should have something that looks like this! This effect can be less or more effective depending on the shade of your natural brow.

Burgundy Liner

*Products used: 
  • Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette 
  • Illamasqua Fatale Palette
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in 'Pomegranate Punk'
  • Anastasia Eye Covet Liner in 'Noir' 
  • Sugarpill Eyeshadow in 'Tako'
  • Essence Maximum Definition Mascara
  • Real Techniques Base Shadow brush
  • Coastal Scents Classic Crease Blender
  • Fine Liner brush (Came in a nail art kit from Ebay)

1.  The first step is always to prime. So take your favourite primer and apply it all over the lid and the lower lash line. 

2. Taking a light, warm shade (I used 'Orange Soda' from the Lavish palette) on a fluffy blending brush, apply all over the crease with a light hand.

3. Apply a white or cream shadow on the mobile lid using a flat shadow brush. I used Sugarpill's 'Tako'. We want to pack this on quite heavily.

 I felt this need a little bit more definition so I added a darker, warm colour (Sienna) only focused more into the crease.

It should look a little like this.

4. We're going to add a little bit more definition to the outer corner of the eye now. Taking 'Mystify' on a fluffy brush gently pack it onto the lid and blend into the white that we applied earlier.

5. Now, taking a fine liner brush and the Colour Tattoo cream eyeshadow, we can start our winged liner. I like to start applying at the inner corner. This cream shadow can be a lot drier than most gel liners so keep that in mind when applying and try to work quickly. I found that really packing the liner brush with product made it easier.

Create your basic liner shape.

Now add your wing! 

The way your liner looks will depend on your eye shape.

6. Let's start on the lower lash line now. Taking 'Ensnare' from the Illamasqua fatale palette on a crease brush we're going to run that along the outer two thirds of the lower lash line.

7. Time to tight line and line the lower waterline. For the lower lash line, we're going to line the outer corner and blend it out slightly into the red shadow using the same brush that we used in the last step.

8. Time for mascara and lashes. I like to use quite a bit of mascara with a simple look like this.

The lashes I chose were the Cherry Blossom #74s.

And that's the finished product. Hope you like it!

1 comment:

  1. wow your looks are always beautiful and flawless!!!*___*