By Isabela Jacobsen Staff Writer
When you next step out, step away from the natural look and into a more dramatic, flashy look. Don’t be afraid to catch some attention with bolder makeup.
Use neutral colors to achieve a light smoky eye. The dramatic look is not always about the color; it is mostly about technique and patience. Take your time with the eyes. If you take your time and have patience, your eyes will look amazing.
The Urban Decay Naked Basics pallet is wonderful for any makeup look you are going for. Start the eyes with the lightest colors on the pallet, creating a smooth, natural look to the eyes. Then switch to the darkest colors you have in your makeup bag for the dramatic part of the look, for example grey and black. With the black eye shadow follow your crease to create depth in the eyes. Put the grey eye shadow onto the outer corner of your eyes. Then blend the two dark colors together with a fluffy brush. Make sure you keep the contrast between the light and dark colors.
The hardest part is the eyeliner. Use a liquid eyeliner for this look because it looks neater and bolder than a pencil eyeliner. Start lightly, and start creating a thin line at the inner corner of your eye, making the line thicker towards the outer corner. Of course, don’t forget to wing it out; it really ties in the dramatic look.
After you’ve done the hardest part, apply a bright lipstick to offset your neutral eyes used more neutral tones. Make sure to keep your lips moisturized with Chapstick beforehand because a bold lipstick will bring a lot of attention to those luscious lips.
If you want to see this look in a video, check out my YouTube channel, honeyeyes494, where I show, step by step, how to create this bold, dramatic look.