The bold and the dramatic eyelids were first observed at Yoana Barschi’s collection presentation at Mercedes Benz Fall winter 2011 at New York fashion week. The funky eye-makeup is inspired by an enticing mix of inspirations from Olive in Popeye and a garden with vibrant vegetation. The duo-toned effect is achieved by juxtaposing two glossy shades in each of purple and rusty red eye-make up.
The eye-make up looked absolutely stunning and brought out the glam of the 70’s, with more than just clothes. Use of lots of colour and prints, brings the clothes to life and goes well with the bold and arty makeup.
How to achieve the Duo-tone purple?
1) To get the shiny purple effect, two shades need to be applied.
2) To begin with, create a dark tone of purple by mixing a shade of violet and wine red.
3) Spread this new shade of purple from the bottom of the lid till the bend of the eyelid, at half. colour gives shape and depth to the eyes.
4) Choose another bright shade from the same colour palette to put on top and merge the line between the two shades for the duo-tone effect.
How to achieve the Duo-tone red?
1) The rust red look can similarly be achieved. Make a bold rust shade for the application on the lower half of the eyelid, by mixing of fuschia, red and carmin shades.
2) Apply it on the lower half of the lid. This colour gives shape and depth to the eyes.
3) Apply a brighter shade of red from the same palette, and then merge it with the new formed rust red for the duo-tone effect
4) Apply a layer of clear Glossy full product for more sheen on the eyelids.
5) Finishing of the eye can be done by lining the corner of eyes with a concealer pencil.
6) The eye-makeup on the face is emphasised on with basic foundation on the face and just a nude lip shade.
It’s time now, to take inspiration from this look and carry off this duo-toned bold eye-make up for our next upcoming page 3 party. Let the eye-lids be blank canvases to paint and experiment on, to get somewhere close to or achieve this uber-sexy duo effect.
1) Make sure to have two separate brushes, to merge well and have distinct tones. Also, cover the entire lid for more drama and effect.
2) Choose colours which go with your eye-colour well.
3) Use a shadow base or a primer, to avoid the eye-shadow from fading off.
4) For more drama and highlight, use iridescent powder.