For my dear readers who have requested some looks created using the Horizontal Gradient Method of Eyeshadow Application, here’s one for you!
Multiple colors seem to have been used for this eye makeup look, but guess what? Discounting the eyeliner and inner corner, I only used TWO colors – MAC Irises and MAC Parfait Amour!
Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP Eden
Eyelid – MAC Irises
Contour Area – MAC Parfait Amour
Outer V – More layers of MAC Irises
Highlight – MAC Shroom
Inner Corner – The Face Shop Eyeshadow PK103
Lower Lash Line – MAC Parfait Amour
Eyeliner – Stila Kajal Eyeliner Tigers Eye (like the Pupa Multiplay Triple Purpose Eye Pencil Multiplay Eyeliner, it’s quite impossible to get a sharp wing with the creamy pencil. To get the wing, use an eyeliner brush like MAC 263 to flick the edge out)
Eyelash Primer – Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base
Eyebrow – MAC Automatic Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette
Greens and blues bring out brown eyes, and purple is such a universal color for all skin tones and undertones. You just can’t go wrong with purple! With the correct shade of purple, it can brighten up the eye when used on the lower lash line too!
I also used a sheer amount of Parfait Amour above Irises, as a transition color, and this is how the Horizontal Gradient looks like it has more colors involved than it really does (refer to first picture).
Because the lid colors are somewhat muted, a shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eye will instantly add sparkle and complete the whole look.
You’d probably have noticed that I didn’t wear my colored contact lenses for this eye makeup look, yet the eyes don’t look like they’re diminished by all the colors. I love that the eyeshadow colors are cool and the eyeliner a warm brown. The Stila eyeliner is such a pain to work with, but the color is just amazing.
Do you have any eyeliner that is hard to work with, but you love it in some way or other?
How-To Apply Eye Makeup Tutorials:
Part 1: Where to Apply Eyeshadow
Part 2: Horizontal Gradient Method
Part 3: Defining the Outer V
Part 4: Defining the Contour Area
Part 5: Vertical Gradient Method