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Color Overload: Jewel-toned Dramatic Eyes

This is a dark and dramatic look that’s at the same time very bright and punchy. You have the option of wearing it 2 ways; one more of a traditional colored smoky look, and the other an all-out color-fest.

You’ll need:

A black base or eye liner

  • A shimmery purple shadow or pigment (I used MAC Cornflower)
  • A shimmery golden green (I used MAC Golden Olive)
  • [Optional] Gold liquid liner (I used Lime Crime’s Rhyme)
  • [Optional] Bright fuchsia lipstick (I used Barry M Punky Pink)

Step 1: First smear the black pencil or base all over your lid, along the lower lash lines, and also the inner rims of your lids.

Step 2: With a flat brush, gently smudge out the edges of the liner so you get a softer smoky look and look less like you walked out of Kungfu Panda.

Step 3: The fun part is always applying shimmer on top of the black. I chose a violet-blue and packed it gently over the black. Do not rub back and forth as you might smear your liner. You can use any colors you want but remember the shades will tend to appear deeper and richer than usual, so choose brighter, more vibrant ones.

Step 3: On the inner portion of the lids, pack the bright golden-green shimmer and let it fade slightly into the violet earlier.

Remember to run your brush along your lower lash line as well, so the color is there.

Step 4: This is where it’s optional. Use the black liner from earlier and draw just the tail-end of a flick from the outer corner of your eye outwards. 

Then follow by running bright gold liquid liner along the entire upper lash line, meeting and stacking right on top of the black at the outer ends. Then add a bit to the inner corners of the lower lash line as well.

Finish with mascara and that’s all there is to it.

Step 5: For the lips, you can choose either to go with a nude lip so the look stays focused on the eyes, or you can opt to just go crazy with a brighter lip like I did.

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    A beautiful dramatic eye! This is great if you want to make a statement but are tired of the typical smokey eye. I love...
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