I’ve had the picture for this look edited and ready since my last rainbow eye makeup look, but I never got around to posting about it. Right when I posted that look, I started a retail job that unfortunately didn’t pan out. Now that I have the time again, let’s start writing again!
Today I’m sharing this Green and Glitter Underliner look. This is extremely similar to the Pink Underliner look I did back in June, but this time it’s green! Underliner is my favorite way to incorporate color into my eye makeup without looking overly done or dramatic. Check out how to get this Green and Glitter Underliner look down below!
So today’s post was supposed to be much different. Originally I had a blue and purple smokey, halo eye in mind, but it didn’t turn out the same as I had in my head. After that I just wanted something simple but impactful and I opted to play with some pigments. And after a half hour of playing, I got this really cool rose and gold flashing eyeliner. Want to know how I achieved this? Keep reading!
This was a look I did for the last day of my finals week. I’ve been in love with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Distortion, so I used it differently for this look.
I applied Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Radium to create a thick wing for the base of the eyeliner. Making a wing with pencil was really tough, but sharpening the pencil to keep it sharp will make it easier. To make the blue and purple gradient, I used the Urban Decay Electric Palette. With a Sigma E11, I applied Gonzo to the inner part of the liner. Then with Urban, I created the wing. I blended the two colors together by blending Gonzo into Urban and Urban into Gonzo. I then dragged whatever was left on the brush under my lower lash line. Because there was still color on the brush, it gave this cool tie-dye effect. Some spots were purple, some were blue and some were periwinkle. I love the combo! I have to try mixing the two together in the future. To finish the look off and add some sparkle, I applied Distortion to the inner corner. I used Maybelline the Falsies Pushup Drama mascara.
I swear I do looks other than colorful eyeliner. Look out for them in the future!
After wearing my 15 minute library makeup look, I realized I wanted to jazz it up a little bit. It was feeling a bit neutral and I wanted some more color – hopefully to make studying for finals less boring and headache inducing. After adding purple eyeliner, it wasn’t enough. So of course glitter was the natural answer! This ended up looking so eye-catching and colorful that I wore it three times in a row. Check out how I achieved it down below.
I followed every step in my 15 minute library makeup tutorial, but this time used a purple eyeliner to amp it up. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Ransom. Unfortunately, this was discontinued, but any iridescent eyeliner would work. Blue, green or even gold would work with the glitter. Asphyxia from Urban Decay is similar. I also smudged it out under my lower lash line.
Next, with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion, I applied a thick layer just to the roots of the eyeliner. I then speckled a few dots towards the edge of the smudged out liner with whatever was left on the brush. Over the purple, it started to flash different colors. What I love most about this eyeliner is that it looks differently depending on what you layer it over. This time, it flashed green, yellow, blue and purple. I love how it attracts light to my eyes. It looks like my eyeliner is glowing!
I want to try this over Junkie, also from Urban Decay. The green/blue duochrome in Junkie would make the glitter look even better.
Do you think wearing glitter in the daytime is appropriate? Let me know down below!
I was hoping that by playing with color my inspiration would flood in, and it definitely did. I created this striking, colorful eyeliner look using my favorite color combination: yellow, green and blue.
Unfortunately, I used eyeshadows that aren’t available anymore. I bought them from the MAC Surf Baby collection in 2011. However, the two colors are easily dupable. The yellow, MAC Sun Blonde, is a shimmery yellow and can be found from Sugarpill and Makeup Geek. MAC Surf USA, the blue, is a dupe for Sugarpill Darling.
To create this look, I started out with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and painted on the basic eyeliner shape that I wanted with a thin brush. The white acts as a base for the colors to pop. It also gives the shadow something to stick to. I then worked my way from the inner corner to outer corner. I first placed MAC Sun Blonde, then MAC Surf USA and then finished with Makeup Geek Corrupt, a basic black. I made the eyeshadows blend together by sweeping eyeshadow where the two colors met. For where MAC Sun Blonde and Surf Baby met, I took a bit of Sun Blonde and swept that into Surf USA, and then some Surf USA in Sun Blonde. It’s the easiest way to blend eyeshadows that have stark contrast.
Looking back, I wish I had used a black base for the end of the tail instead of a white base. The mix of the white and black created a gray.
Cleaning up was easy. I took a pointed cotton bud and traced that outside of the liner. Very simple!
I finished by softly sweeping Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach into the crease for some definition and placing Makeup Geek Ice Queen in my inner corner and under the brow. I also took some of the leftover black and took that under my lash line.
For the rest of my face, I placed Benefit Rockateur and MAC Lightscapade on the high points of my face to create a glowy, flushed cheek. On my lips is Buxom Katie lip gloss.
I hope that this colorful phase I’m in doesn’t fizzle out soon. I have so many more ideas that I still need to create!