Even though I prefer keeping my makeup as minimal as possible in the summer, every once in awhile I have an occasion when my newly acquired skill of applying winged eyeliner comes in handy. When such an occasion occurs I love experimenting with bright, nature-inspired colors that bring a new twist to my entire look. Let’s say it’s a formal occasion and I’m wearing a long white dress: I’ll most likely wear emerald green or deep purple eyeshadow. When I’m wearing dark colored clothes I also love creating contrast by adding a few unexpected eye shadow colors to the mix. Today I’m using products from Inglot Cosmetics newest line to create this topic sunset inspired look that I wore at one of the Hamptons’ charitable parties.
Eyeshadows in my Inglot Freedom System Palette Square ($10):
Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadow Matte #355 ($7)
Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadow Matte #329 ($7)
Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadow Pearl Square #450 ($7)
Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadow Matte #335
Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in #77 Black ($14)
Inglot False Lash Mascara ($16)
Inglot Duraline Solution ($11)
Victor de Souza Lipstick in Doom Generation ($68)—remember, I modeled for the brand’s advertising campaign?
Real Purity Concealer Brush ($13.99)
Step 1. When I’m working with bright eyeshadows, I prefer applying them after my eyebrow and lipstick makeup is done. In doing so, I can see how much I need to blend the eyeshadow so it doesn’t look “too much.” I also have my foundation in place, but you can apply it after your eye makeup in case your dark eyeshadow falls off.
Step 2. Using a large eyeshadow brush, apply beige non-shiny eyeshadow on your upper lid and under the eyebrow. It will be a “canvas” for the upcoming eyeshadow build-up.
Step 3. Using a smudge brush, pick up dark brown eyeshadow and paint a line starting from the outer corner of the eye and moving on top of the crease. Make the top line thicker by outlining it a few times.
Step 4. With the same brush, pick up plum eyeshadow and paint a parallel line starting from the middle of the eyelid and going on a diagonal towards the crease. Using an eyeshadow blending brush, blend two tones together.
Step 6. With an angled brush, pick up a tiny amount of eyeliner gel and apply it as winged eyeliner.
Step 7. Apply three layers of mascara. The one I used is called Inglot Long For Mascara and I couldn’t find it at any online stores, but if you see it around definitely give it a try—it smooth like butter and very long-lasting.
Step 8. Using a concealer brush, pick up some plum eyeshadow and mix it with Duraline solution. Apply the mix on top of lower lashes. Using the same brush, evenly distribute eye shadows that fall down from your lower lashes to outline your lower lid.
Step 9. If needed, apply concealer and setting powder to finish the look and make under eye area smooth.
You are all set! I hope you enjoyed this easy to repeat tropical sunset inspired look. Please let me know in the comments area below if you tried to repeat this look. Also, what do you think about Inglot Cosmetic products in general? What are some of your most favorite products by the brand?