Hey! It's been awhile since I've posted. Like, a really long while. Sorry 'bout that. I promise to do better in the future. Anyway, I went to an '80s-themed benefit for Burning River Roller Derby last weekend, sporting a vintage bedazzled denim jumpsuit (because of course I did). I paired it with rad super-shiny silver eye makeup, which elicited much praise and a request for a tutorial. So this one's for you, Caroline! I didn't take step-by-step pics while I was doing my makeup, but I did snap a couple shots of the finished product.
These are your tools for '80s disco ball eyes.
Apply Urban Decay (henceforth known as "UD") Primer Potion to your eyelids up to the brow bone and let dry. You could skip this step, but eye primer enables a nice even application of shadow, with no creasing. Full disclosure: I was too sleepy and tipsy to wash my face when I got home after the party (yeah, yeah, I know it's bad) and my eyeshadow still looked perfect in the morning. Thanks, primer!
Using a shadow brush, I brushed a nice even coat of the L'oreal silver eyeshadow all over my lids to the crease and added a touch to the inner corners of my eyes. There was a lot of sparkly fallout on my cheeks, which was delightful.
Using the crease brush in my Sonia Kashuk set, I applied the darker silver "Mushroom" from the UD palette along the crease and angled in a line down to the outer corner of my eyes. I then blended it to soften the line using the blending brush.
Next, I used the liner brush with Blackout from the UD palette to line my eyes on the top. For the bottom lashes, I pressed the brush into my lashes lightly all the way along like a dotted line and then used a cotton swab to smudge it. Done with the shadow, I used a baby wipe to clean up any shadow fallout under my eyes and on the tops of my cheeks.
I combed my lashes and applied two coats of Roller Lash. Voila! Your eyes now sparkle like a couple of goddamn disco balls.
My first makeup tutorial! That was fun! I like talking makeup, so perhaps I'll do this again sometime. And if you like talking about makeup too, check out my interview with makeup artist and all-around bad ass person, Christine Jurcsisn.