If eyes could speak, they would be screaming drama! Yes, that’s the effect that the American designer Geoffrey Mac managed to create with the eye makeup he had on the models for his Fall/ winter 2012 presentation during the New York Fashion week.
Bold, uninhibited, daring- there can be many ways to describe the entire look of the models and the collection and their eye makeup added the right dose of drama to the look.
How to get the dramatic eyes – your step by step tutorial
If you want to carry off the look donned by Geoffrey’s models, here is our step by step guide to achieve it.
- For getting your eyes makeup ready, prep your eyes with a concealer. A concealer helps to hide flaws such as under eye circles or any visible veins. Take care to blend the concealer with the rest of the face makeup.
- If you need to have the makeup on for more than a couple of hours, you could choose an eye base. An eye base sets the ground for eye shadow to be applied and held for a longer time without getting smudged or creased, resulting in flawless make up for a longer time.
- With the base being ready, apply a firm but swift stroke of eye liner on the top eye, starting from the inside going out. The stroke needs to be thick but not messy, clearly defining the eye line. As you reach the end of the eye, slowly wing up the liner to form an angle, making your eyes look instantly bigger.
- The lower eyelid can be nude or alternatively, you could use a silver liner on it to add oodles of oomph.
- The eye shadow needs to be applied in two tones to create that perfectly dramatic look. Start with the darker shade which needs to be at the inner corner of the eyelid. For the correct position of the shadow color, your guide should be start of the eyebrow. Apply the black shadow with a brush and cover almost one fourth of the inner eye with this color, carefully blending it with your eye brow color.
- The second shade of the eye shadow then needs to be applied right next to where the black shadow ends. Take care that while both the shades sit next to each other, they do not merge into each other. Use this color till the outer end of your eye, and let it merge with the winged corner of your previously applied eye liner.
- Since eyebrows are an inherent part of your eye makeup, use a dark eyebrow pencil - matching with the dark eye shadow color) You could apply a silver color on the lower side of the eyebrow, which may sit as a great contrast to the turquoise or lime green eye shadow. Remember this look is not for the faint hearted!
- Lastly, a generous dose of mascara will ensure that your eye lashes look oh-so-long and curvy. Dab off any excess mascara. The mascara needs to be applied only on the upper eyelashes, leaving the lower ones nude – offbeat but looks great. Alternatively, you could choose to use false eyelashes.
Things to take care of while applying the dramatic eye makeup :
- Take care to pat the concealer into its place gently with either your finger tips or with a makeup sponge. Any smudginess at this stage will ruin all further makeup.
- Correct application of eye and eye shadow may require some practice so be prepared to show lots of patience! Any impatience or hurriedness will completely mar the look.
- You could show your adventurous side in choosing the eye shadow color for the second application. Neutrals such as browns and greys will be a safe choice, whereas colors such as turquoise, lime etc will be for the bold!
- This look is great for evenings with subdued lighting – the perfect eye make up for parties and pubs!
The dramatic eye makeup is a great show stopper, wear yours with confidence and see all the wow glances come your way!