TIOT: White Eyes Part #1 Dramatic Looks
Hi, lovelies!! I’m so happy to announce that I finally have a new Try It Out Thursday post! The last one was three weeks ago (eek!) I had once hoped this would be a weekly series but these posts take too long to put together. Maybe one day it will be… Anyways, today’s post features white eyes. This will be a two-part feature. Part #1 showcases creative and dramatic eye looks that can be achieved using white. I really wanted to post these first because I’ve been playing it safe on my blog lately. Part #2 will include some toned-down/neutral looks using white eyeshadows and liners. Part #2 will also include a full-face look and (hopefully!) a video tutorial. It will be published next Thursday. Enjoy and let me know which look is your favorite!
LOOK #1: Colorless Crease
When creating cut creases or accentuating the crease in general, the color that is most commonly used is black. Instead of darkening the crease why not try the opposite? Using a white cream product (MAC Chromaline in Pure White) and a thin brush, I created a “colorless” crease on top of a matte brown eyeshadow. By changing up the base color the possibilities are endless! A white crease will look good with anything.
LOOK #2: Milky Dark Chocolate
I wanted to stray away from the typical winged liner look so I went with the opposite of black gel liner. I paired a thick white line with brown and black eyeshadows to create a dramatic contrast. To create my white liner I used MAC’s Chromaline in Pure White. The smoky eye was achieved using the NARS And God Created The Woman Palette (mainly the two darkest colors, Coconut Grove and Night Clubbing).
LOOK #3: Colorless Crease v2.0
This look is basically a different version of look number one. I wanted to create a colorless crease with liquid eyeliner because, frankly, MAC’s Pure White is a bit hard to work with. Liquid liner requires more precision and a steadier hand, but the result is cleaner and the line less fussy. To create the deep charcoal smoky eye I used Rimmel’s Blackmail ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Pencil as a base and MAC’s Plumage eyeshadow.
LOOK #4: Reverse Marilyn
This look was inspired by the “Reverse Marilyn” makeup from Illamasqua’s Human Fundamentalism campaign. I love Illamasqua’s makeup artistry and I often take inspiration from them (like in one of my previous TIOT in which I recreated their Speckled Liner look). You can see a promo image from the campaign here. To me the color combination feels reminiscent of peacocks and ice queens so if you’re ever dressing up as either for Halloween this is a great look for you 😛 The teal color is Inglot’s 338 Eyeshadow.
White eyeliners featured in this post: MAC Chromaline in Pure White, Lime Crime Liquid Eyeliner in Lunar Sea, Palladio Eye Liner Pencil in White.
Previous Try It Out Thursday posts: Speckled Eyeliner, Cut Crease, Duochromes, Colorful Eyeliner, Nude Eyeliner, Colorful Eyeshadow, MAC Mixing Medium, Ombre Lips, and Red Eyeliner.