How To Create These Christmassy Bauble Eyes

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You Will Need:

  • A set of good quality eye makeup brushes: preferably a base shadow brush, a crease brush, an accent brush, a fine liner brush and a brow brush/wand.
  • Water
  • A mirror
  • An eye primer
  • The Urban Decay Vice2 Eye Shadow Palette
  • Turquoise coloured glitter
  • A mixture of coloured gems
  • A set of long, black strip eyelashes
  • A black felt tip eyeliner pen
  • Mascara
  • DUO eyelash adhesive
  • An eyebrow pencil

The Instructions:

Firstly apply the eye primer to the entire eye area. I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and applied using my finger in a dabbing motion.

The next step is to apply a set of false lashes. I had on eyelash extensions during this makeup, therefore strip lashes were not needed.

From the Vice2 palette, choose shade Shellshock and using the base shadow brush, create  a base over the eyelid and inner corner of the eye, then bring it up right underneath the eyebrow for a shimmering effect (I picked up a little water on my brush before I dabbed on any colour  as this picks up the pigment much better). Next, add shade Madness onto the eyelid, blending it into the crease of the eye using a crease brush (again adding a touch of water to catch its true colour). Finally add a small amount of shade Prank into the eye socket using an accent brush and make sure that this is thoroughly blended.

From the turquoise coloured pot of glitter, apply small amounts (using the small accent brush) to the eyelid only whilst the eye shadow is still slightly wet (to prevent it from falling). Then, using a black felt tip liner, draw a line (creating a tree bough with branches) on the upper eye (thick in the middle) and fading out towards each end. Whilst you have the felt tip liner in your hand, you can create a thin black line across the top eyelid to accentuate the eyes.

Next, using DUO eyelash adhesive, pick up a cotton bud and dab a small amount of the adhesive onto the back of approximately six small multicoloured gems (depending on how many will fit across your eye). Allow the adhesive to go tacky (this usually takes no longer than 60 seconds) before applying one under each branch, pressing on using a clean cotton bud.

Use shade Shellshock to create a thick silver vibrant line underneath the bottom lashes using a fine liner brush (with a touch of water). Add mascara to the bottoms lashes.

Finally, add three white gems underneath the eye (again with DUO eyelash adhesive and a cotton bud).

Keep the eyebrows simple by filling them in using an eyebrow pencil (dark brown) then brush through with a brow brush as too much detail would detract from the eyes.

This eye creation is ideal for a fun Christmas party!

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