Posts Tagged ‘lid’

EYE SHADOW SKILLS

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

So by now you’ve got mad eye shadow skills, right? But let’s take a second to get really technical and think about something that you never noticed you do or don’t do. If you’re doing a single wash of color all over the eye area, then of course apply the shadow using the same amount of pressure on the lid and crease. But if you’re highlighting the lid with a lighter shade and contouring the crease with a darker shade, you should use different pressures when you apply them. And different speeds. Here’s how to be happiest with the result:

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Using the laydown brush, apply medium pressure with the highlighting shade on the lid. You really want this to show up and you don’t have to worry about being precise, you just want to get the job done well.
  2. The crease on the other hand is a more technical application because it’s a darker shade (think about how much harder it is to apply red nail polish than a nude!) and you want to precisely place it in a rainbow shape along the crease. Therefore, using the crease brush, apply light pressure and go more slowly.
  3. Now start deepening the shade in layers by continuing with light pressure as you build.
  4. This is optional but I love opening up the eye with liner on top. (I used this longwear liner ($$) on Lacy).
  5. Finish with a couple coats of mascara. (I used this incredible mascara ($$) that I am so obsessed with and can’t stop using on everyone I can get my hands on!)

 

FALL MAKEUP INSPIRATION

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Everyone has been asking me what copper lid I’ve been doing in a lot of my last makeup tutorials so thank you for waiting for the breakdown! There’s just something about warm metals on the lid: coppers, champagnes, teaks and nudes, they either work in gorgeous harmony with brown and hazel eyes or they pop blue and green eyes. There are many ways to apply them — a single wash of color, an ombre sunset effect (coming soon!) or a reverse smoky cut crease like I did on Kori here.

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TOOLS (BRUSHES PLACED NEXT TO CORRESPONDING SHADOW):

  • A Warm Semi-Matte Metallic Palette — I (of course!) used my new Amy Nadine Renewing Nudes Palette because I’ve been developing it for almost a year to accomplish two things important to me: 1. I wanted to load it up with antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients (Bamboo Silk, Red Raspberry Seed, Bilberry Seed Oil and Clover Flower Extract) so it works with your skincare program instead of against it by settling into fine lines and 2. I wanted it to have the same intense color payoff as if I had wet the brush beforehand. And I’m happy to report I was able to make both happen! You can buy it here ($$$) or if at Costco ($), even if you’re not a member!
  • An Angled Shader Brush – This one ($$) has replaced all other lid brushes in my kit because it really presses the shadow into the skin as it sweeps across the lid.
  • A Crease Brush — This one ($$) has been my favorite for a few years now because you can roll it as you sweep it along the crease.
  • A Smudge Brush (not shown) — Look for a long, dense and almost flat head like this one ($$).
  • An Angled Liner Brush — I love this ($$) because it’s longer than any other liner brush I’ve ever found, making it much more user friendly.
  • Your Favorite Mascara — I’ve been using this one ($) on all of my girls lately because it’s really thickening.

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STEPS:

  1. Apply the Carat (champagne) shade all over the lid with the flat-headed brush.
  2. Apply the Copper shade along the crease with the crease brush.
  3. Sweep the same Copper shade along the bottom lashline with the smudge brush.
  4. Stamp the Mineral (off-white) shade in the inner corner with the dome-shaped brush.
  5. Trace the Teak (dark mahogany) shade along the upper lash line with the angled liner brush.
  6. Finish with a couple coats of mascara.

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As you can see above, I’ve been using it on everyone LOL! You can say I’m a little obsessed…

QUICK MAKEUP TIP

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Today’s tutorial is something I love because it’s like tying a look together with a bow. After you’ve completed your eyes, apply your blush as usual, then apply the same blush on the crease of your lids. Something really gorgeous happens when you do this and everything comes together in harmony. You must try it! Here’s how:

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. After you’ve applied foundation and completed your eye look, apply blush as usual.
  2. Now switch to an eyeshadow blending brush and swirl it in the same blush to load it up.
  3. Sweep the blush along the crease in a windshield-wiping motion.

That’s it! For those of you who love to know everything, this is the eye shadow palette ($$) I used, while this one ($) is a steal, and these are the lash strips.

 

EYE SHADOW ENLIGHTENMENT

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I learned this little trick from my idol Mary Greenwell when we were on a press tour in Rome, Madrid and London (she was doing Cate Blanchett’s makeup and I was doing Geoffrey Rush’s grooming for Elizabeth The Golden Age). I love that it’s incredibly subtle but brings the lid to life with a tiny twinkle when you blink or look down. No glitter. Nothing to hit you over the head. Just a hint of frost to catch and reflect the light. Here’s how:

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TOOLS:

  1. Your Favorite Eye Shadow — I used this lavender shadow quad ($$$) on Eva because the shades of purple are universally gorgeous on every skin tone but this lilac one ($) is less of an splurge!
  2. A Lighter Shadow For The Pop — pick a slightly frosted shade so it catches the light like this one in Ice ($$) or this one ($).
  3. A Slightly Darker Shadow To Wet and Use As A Liner — I used the darker purple shadow from the palette.
  4. Your Favorite Lash Curler — I know everyone loves the Shu Uemura Curler and I love it too because it’s ultra-wide, but this one has the strongest pinch I’ve ever found!
  5. Your Favorite Mascara — I used this favorite one on Eva to really separate and coat each lash.

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STEPS:

  1. Sweep the lavender/lilac shade all over the lid and crease.
  2. Trace it along the bottom lashes as well.
  3. Press your finger into the frosted lighter shade and stamp it on the center of your lid. You might have to do it twice to really make it pop!
  4. Wet a liner brush and dip it in the darker shadow. Trace it along the upper lashline. You can also wing it out like I did.
  5. Pinch the lashes with the curler.
  6. Finish with a couple coats of mascara.

Heaven! And speaking of, I was lucky enough to convince the heavenly Eva Amurri Martino to model for us! You probably recognize her from Undateable, Californication and Saved, or because she looks a lot like her mom Susan Sarandon! She just launched her new lifestyle blog Happily Eva After and it will quickly become one of your favorite reads. So good!