What a week. I had amazing responses to my newsletter so far, this, keeps me motivated to share what I have learnt through my experience.
Firstly, I hope this week has been a creative one filled with make up applications and beautiful formal babes!! What a time of year to keep practicing and learning.
Now let’s get stuck into it!!
My favourite topic :
When designing the creative eye, I enjoy working with a combination of colours. Usually 3 – which compliment each other – using the basic colour theory.
In this image, I use primary colours. Blue, pink (which is a lighter red) and yellow. The blue is my deeper shade, the pink is my blending shade and the yellow is for the details and lashes.
I often start with a “three points shade” under the eyebrow, at the outside corner and under the eyes. Tip – this technique works particularly well in a photographic situation when the model has her chin down revealing the details of this makeup.
STEP BY STEP
Apply the darker shade where the intensity is required: below the brow, outside the corner of the eye and under the eye. Choose a cream pigment preferably wax based.
Apply a lighter shade on the inner corner of the eyes
Blend where the colours join each other and also ensure the outside corners are blended to the skin.
When you are happy with the shape, set with loose powder.
Use eyeshadows to pop the colours. For this look, add a deep and a lighter blue.
Choose an eyeshadow shade to blend your colours, I chose a pink and applied it where my colours blend into the skin
You can use loose pigment for a more intense effect.
My favourite part! Add details!
Colour lashes are great for creative eyes! I usually use a water based product which is safe to use around the eye area and only apply on the tips of the lashes for an ombre effect.
You can do a dry brush effect with a water based product, only dip the tips of your brush and remove excess on the back of your hand before applying.
Add glitters, gems, dots, let your creativity flow and express itself.
Photo: Jarred Stedman
Model: Chloe Park
Makeup: Charlotte Ravet
More tips and tricks
*Always check your combination of colours before starting your makeup look.
Knowing your colour theory will allow your selection of your colours to compliment each other.
For example – complimentary colours are colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel, like orange and .blue or red and green.
Colours with the same intensity, eg: a medium purple and a burgundy wouldn’t compliment nicely with together.
*Blend your colours into the eyebrows for a deeper effect.
* If you create this look for an editorial shoot, keep your foundation minimal and the lips nude as the focus is on the eyes.