Friday, March 26, 2010

Upside Down Shadows

Hi hello everyone. It's such a beautiful sunny day so I've decided to do another picture tutorial. As you may have already guessed by the title, it's an upside down shadow look, but smokey. It's very simple, as long as you have 2 shades of grey, 1 dark and 1 light.

Paul & Joe 062
Darkness Kma4 (I prefer the end lashes for this look)
Lunasol Beige Beige
Integrate black liner
Fiberwig Mascara

Start by applying the beige shade all over the lid. It gives the look a subtle shimmer on the top and I also think it balances out the amount of shadow on the bottom.

Tight line all the way to the inner corners, line the waterline, and very lightly line the top lashline. Extend the liner out a little.
I like using the Integrate liner for this, I find that regular pencil liners don't make a line that's thin enough.

Smudge the dark shape first from the inner corner out, making it thicker as you shade out and extend it out a bit, blending the liner. Make sure you smudge enough so you can't see the line from the liner.
Next, blend the light grey under the darker shadow and also make it thicker as you blend out.
Notice the shape of the shadow, it's kind of like a thick winged eyeliner, but with shadow.

Finish off with mascara and false end lashes and voila! Piece of cake. I don't apply mascara on the bottom because I think it takes the focus off the smoky shadow. This is probably the boldest look I would do, hmm..maybe I should wear it out more often.


jewels said...

are you sure you are in TO, lol its cold.

i don't think i can ever take on this look, b/c i have puffy under my eyes...but one good thing is they are not dark.

superwoolu said...

it was so cold this morning!!! you must be immune to the cold or did not step outside :p

the eyelashes look sooo natural! I'm definitely going to get myself some now! thanks for sharing the tutorial ^^

Vanilla said...

awww i think it makes our eyes look bigger!so trying this out!thanks!hehe

Dina (XYYan) said...

thanks for the tutorial! i have never tried the upside down shadows, it's quite interesting :)

ning * star said...

it looks so cool

Denysia said...

WOW! I love this look! I'm totally inspired to try this out! :D

Mary in Wonder said...

Pretty! At first I thought it's gonna look bad with all that gray only on the bottom, but the falsies in the corner balances it out and makes it perfect! ^.^

Nic Nic said...

a very chic, interesting look! I agree, it is quite a bold look! Show the whole face :P

Iyah said...

Ohh!! I have never tried doing that before.. looks really nice and sexy!!!

☆Anastacia☆ said...

Those corners eye lashes looks so pretty! Like the make-up! Very light and neutral!

izumi said...

what a cool idea! haha i also hear heavy liner is "in" this season.. i better get on that boat :P and start practicing! LOVE the lashes you used!