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I’ve been asked several times if I wanted to do a tutorial on full color eye make-up. Why of course I do! Your wish is my command, girls, so today I am showing you three full color eye looks that I created with my new e.l.f. 100 Piece Eye Palette. Grab pen, paper and make-up brushes, and let’s get started!
Step 1: choose your color palette
Full color make-up can mean a lot of things. It can be an eye look with literally every shade of the rainbow, but it can also be a slightly simpler version with just three or four colors. You can choose different colors (for example yellow, orange, pink and purple) or you can use different nuances of one and the same color (for example four shades of blue). Whatever colors you chose, it’s always best to go from light to dark, or from light to bright. That means that it’s best to use the lightest shade or color in the inner corner of the eye, and then work your way to the outer corner of the eye where you use the darkest or the brightest color.
Step 2: Apply your base color
There are no rules when it comes to applying make-up, but I always use the lightest color from my color palette as a base color. That means that I apply that color on my whole lid. In the first look I created, a yellowish green was my lightest shade and therefore my base color, so start by applying that color on your whole eyelid.
Step 3: Apply your middle color(s)
Depending on how many colors you are using in total, you will use one, two or more colors in the middle of your eyelid. I used four colors in total for all three looks, which means that I used two middle colors: bright green and blue. Apply your first middle color (bright green) somewhere halfway between the middle and the inner half of your eyelid. Just pack on the color using a firm bristled brush. Now fade out the edges and blend them with the yellowish green base color. Use a soft bristled brush for this and blend very carefully until there are no visible lines left anymore and the bright green blends in seamlessly with the yellow green. Do the same for your second middle color (blue): really pack on the color with a firm bristled brush, this time somewhere halfway between the middle and the outer half of your eyelid, and then use a softer brush to blend the edges and to make the blue blend in with the bright green.
Step 4: Apply your darkest/brightest color
Apply the darkest or brightest color (in this case purple) in the outer corner of your eyelid. Use the same technique you used in step 3 and let the purple blend in nicely with the blue. Use a clean blending brush to fade out the outer edges of the purple and work your way to the sides and up a bit until no more hard lines are showing.
Step 5: Soften your crease
Use a rounded crease brush to blend the color in your crease and to make everything blur into one blended whole. You can use the same brush to apply a bit of the darkest or brightest eyeshadow from your chosen color palette in your crease to add more depth to your eyes.
Step 6: Don’t forget your lower lash line
On your lower lash line you can use either one of the colors that you used for your look, or all of them. In the first case just pick one of your colors you used (I went for blue) and go over your lower lash line with it using a slightly pointed precision brush. If you want to use all colors, then just follow the same principle as before and start with the lightest shade in the inner corner of your eye and gradually work your way to the outer corner of the eye where you use the darkest or brightest color.
Finish off the look with a little eyeliner and a touch of mascara, and you’re done! All you have to do now is wait for the compliments. And trust me, with happy colorful eye look like this you’ll be getting plenty of them!
The e.l.f. 100 Piece Eye Palette is available in the e.l.f. web shop and costs 12 euros.
What do you think of my full color eye looks? Do you like wearing colorful make-up?