DIY Eye Gloss
Eye gloss (also known as liquid eye shadow) was all over the fall 2013 runways, yet some of the brands used like MAC are not even released yet! Before you go out and buy that expensive new eye gloss, try making it home with this easy tutorial. After researching methods that used everything from glycerin to petroleum jelly, we narrowed it down to the two easiest and least expensive methods that use materials you probably already have lying around. You can literally use any eye shadow or body glitter you have – especially a broken palette! – just crush it up and mix.
Materials Used: Milani Powder Eye Shadow in Gold Dust, Baby Oil Gel, Max Clear Lip Gloss.
Baby Oil Gel Method
- You can use regular baby oil for a subtle, sheer look, or kick it up a notch with baby oil gel. The gel creates a slightly thicker application that is still thinner than the lip gloss method.
- Baby oil is safe enough for a baby and easy on your skin. It’s also widely available.
- Resists creasing.
- Coverage is more subtle than the lip gloss method.
Lip Gloss Method:
- Thicker, dramatic, editorial-worthy coverage.
- Tends to be very sticky.
- Can be difficult to remove.
Overall, we found baby oil gel to be the best mixing medium, but feel free to experiment and tell us your favorite in the comments below!
Kohl was a staple in Cleopatra’s beauty kit, so why not yours? I’m obsessed with DALiiA’s eyestick liners ($28 each) for not only its intense color payoff, but the fact that it’s a 100% natural formula (no parabens, no silicone or preservatives) so I feel comfortable lining it in the inner rims of my eyes for an intense smokey look. Here’s an eye makeup look I did this morning (and proceeded to get many compliments on at the office later). The kohls are so easy to use and completely versatile. I used it below as a liner and shadows as you’ll see. You can totally get away with this easy look for day to evening, and even layer up more black for a sexy nighttime look that will be hard to ignore.
1. Use DALiiA’s Persian Gold on the lid in a wind-wiper motion, applying from lid to crease.
2. Use the tip of the liner to get into the tear duct area, and roll around to just the inner-bottom corner of the lid.
3. Using an eyeshadow brush, grab a brown-bronze color like this one (this one is from a Tarte palette I had).
4. Apply to the outer crease area of your eye. This will give it subtle depth.
5. I used DALiiA’s Starlight Silver to the center and inner areas of my crease to just give the look a little more dimension.
6. Use a highlighter pencil to add a little glow right under your brows. I used Benefit High Brow.
7. Now take DALiiA’s Cleopatra Black to line your upper and lower waterline. I start from the tear duct area and close my eye slightly around the stick and slide through to thoroughly cover the inner rims. I go over it twice to make it really intense.
8. Line the upper lid like you would normal liner with the Black eyestick. You can drag the line out a little to give it a slightly winged look.
9. Now using a flat brush, grab a dark brown shadow like this one and line your lower lashline. I love how this gives it a nice, smoked out look (option: you can do this with your black eye stick if you want it even more intense).
10. Curl your lashes using an eyelash curler.
11. Add a couple swipes of your favorite black mascara (I used Lancome Hypnose Star – in love with this one right now!)
Want to see more by guest blogger Shyema Azam? Check out her blog Beauty and the Feast!
It’s no secret that we launched a brand new Beauty Section for 2013, but if you’re like us, you love to get the scoop on products before trying them out.
Clear, healthy skin is the key to a radiant look, and Cor Silver Soap is our pick when it comes to fabulous foaming cleansers. The 10 g trial size of Cor Silver Soap will last for up to a month of daily face washes and the 30 g ball will last up to four months! You can further exfoliate by using a loofah, cloth, or fingertips in a circular motion, AND you can spot treat stubborn blemishes by placing a dab of lather on the blemish before bed.
Prepare to fall in love…
Follow this cute and simple DIY on how to make a dreamcatcher for a seasonal spin on a long-loved craft project! With a simple twist of wire (and a few dozen knots) you’ll have as many adorable heart-shaped dreamcatchers as your heart desires. This is seriously the perfect project for girl’s night, and will add to your Boho decor long past V-day.
- Yarn or Thread (I used inexpensive cotton yarn for this project, but many types of yarn or waxed thread works well too!)
- Thick Floral Wire