Thursday, 29 December 2011

Midna Eyes - New Years Tutorial

So I showed a look a while ago where I showed a pigment from The Legends Collection from Shiro Cosmetics called Midna. You can watch it here.
It's a grey/bluish smokey eye, and very simple to do, and also very subtle for New Years.
I did a tutorial on the look, if you want to try it out!
Let's go!
Start with doing your complexion, a clean base

Prime the lid. I'm applying High Tech Lighter Platina from MUS with my finger (and a flaking polish, sorry for that one!)

Result from primer, a sticky base with a slight of metallic sheen

First shadow is applied with a smaller brush. 

I applied Midna from The Legends Collection by Shiro Cosmetics up to the crease

Shaped like this. You can also see some of the blue that Midna has, but a regular grey will do just fine

Time to blend out the edges. Use a fluffy brush for best result

I blended outwards directing to the temples, and also up to the beginning of the brow 

Add some light blue, in this case I've used Nayru's Love also from The Legends Collection from Shiro Cosmetics. If you don't want any blue at all, I would suggest a white/silver pigment to match the grey

Blend it in with Midna and fade them together 

Highlight the brow bone using a light shadow. I used Puzzle Cube from Shiro Cosmetics, The Legends Collection

Blend the highlight with your other shadows, to make everything soft. No harsh lines here!

Colour your waterline. I used a grey pencil (Clouded Sky from Make Up Store) for a softer look, but if you want it darker and more hard core, take a black one

Paint a roughly line under the bottom lashes with the same pencil

And smudge it out with a synthetic brush

Then place your grey shadow you started with in the beginning on the eyepencil using a rather small brush for more control. This is still Midna I'm using

And this is the result

Take your highlight shadow (in my case Puzzle Cube) and light up the rest of the bottom lashes and the tear duct. I used the same big brush because I didn't mind getting some sparkles around. But use a smaller brush if you'd like

Tadaa. Look at them sparkles!

Eyeliner! If you like a sharp eyeliner, use it now, but I used an eyepencil to get it more fuzzier. This is the S.O.P.H.I.E Pencil from Illamasqua

Starting in the middle of the eye and painting it outwards makes the eye more catlike, but you can start at the tear duct if you want to

I applied some more Midna on top of my eyeliner to make it blend in more with the shadows, but this is optional depending on how much you want your eyeliner to show

So here's my final eyeliner, not harsh at all. Compare it to the last eyeliner photo to know how you'd like it

Applying shadow on top of an eyepencil makes it a little more sparklier!

Do your brows! I used Powder Eyeshadow Wolf from Illamasqua

And then the final touch: Mascara who completes the whole thing! This is The Masquara from Illamasqua in Raven
And that's it! I hoped you've find it inspirational and hopefully useful for your look to New Years!

Sum up of my products:
Primer - High Tech Lighter Platina from Make Up Store
Shadows - Midna, Nayru's Love & Puzzle Cube from The Legends Collections by Shiro Cosmetics
Eyepencil - Clouded Sky from MUS
Eyeliner - S.O.P.H.I.E Pencil from Illmasqua
Mascara - Raven Masquar by Illamasqua
Eyebrow - Powder Eyeshadow Wolf from Illamasqua



Leira Yann said...

Great tutorial. I thin the mascara from Illamasqua is very good.

Robyn said...

That Illamasqua mascara looks wonderful. Lovely tutorial, I need to pull out some silvers and greys soon.

Powdered Almond said...

Great tutorial, you make it look so chic and easy! x

SilhouetteScreams said...

GIVE ME YOUR BLENDING SKILLS. Along with your eyelashes please :)

Charlotte Sparkle said...

Nice tutorial, thanks. I love the grey/blue shadows.

Makeup Zombie said...

Love the transformation! Gorgeous!

Mery said...


olgiepolgie said...

Love your tutorials! Keep them coming.

Vulcan_Butterfly said...

I always enjoy your tutorials. Also, I WANT YOUR LASHES!!!!

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