... I'm walking into spider webs!
I'm getting excited for Halloween so here's the first look of a few that I hope to have some fun with this month! It seems there has been some controversy over me doing this look so I wanted to make it clear that I got inspiration from something I saw goldiestarling from youtube do. I thought it was a great idea. I let you know how I did it on myself below. I love asymmetrical looks but feel free to repeat one side of the look on both sides of the face! Or... hire a professional to do it for ya' ;)!
1 After patting an eyeshadow primer all over the lid, apply a black eyeshadow from lash line to crease and along the lower lash line paying special attention to wrapping the shadow around the inner and outer corners as well.
2 Blend a dark silver shadow through the crease for a smooth and blended gradation of colour.
3 Apply a black pencil liner to the upper and lower waterline (inside of the eye) wrapping around the inner corner. Lightly apply mascara to upper and lower lashes.
4 Apply foundation all over and concealer in areas of concern. Concentrate on using the concealer to clean up under the smokey eyes.
5 Using a white eyeliner pencil lightly map out the shape of your spider web starting just above the head of the brow and wrapping around the temple onto the cheekbone to finish just below the centre of the eye. The web should be longer on the cheek and shorter on the top above the brow. (Note that the top of the web has two rows, while the bottom has three). Don't be afraid to let the design fade into your hairline.
6 Slowly trace your lines with a black liquid, cream liner or face paint. Take your time... your lines should be as clean as possible. Choose a medium the will dry to the touch... there's nothing worse than accidentally smudging your lines! I used a cake eyeliner (activated with water or sealing gel) because it allows me to mix the exact consistency that I want.
7 Shade the bottom edges of the curves of your web with a black eyeshadow. Use a small brush and take your time shading downward making sure to fade out the black half way though the space.
8 On the opposite eye, use your white pencil to lightly map out the lines of your mini web starting from just above the crease of the eye moving up toward the brow. Stop the lines where you want, but pay attention to making the lines near the inner and outer corners shorter and the ones in the centre longer to create a nice fanned shape. Remember that this is a smaller space and two curved rows is all that is necessary.
9 Repeat step six in this area. Remember to work slowly!
10 Shading in this area is not as important or detailed as the large web. Simply dab a small amount of black shadow throughout the spaces.
11 Apply false lashes by rimming the spine of the lash with a small amount of glue, waiting for the glue to get tacky for about 60 seconds, and then using tweezers (or your fingers) to apply the lashes in the centre of the eye close to the lash line before tucking in your inner and outer corners. Choose spiky and dramatic lashes to compliment the look.
12 Dust a fine golden glitter to the tops of the lids and all over the spider web design on the cheek and eye for a great eye catching look!
13 Apply rhinestones at random by placing a small dot of lash glue on the skin before sticking them on. These are another fun way to add sparkle and dimension to the look. Plus they give the illusion of little spiders!
14 Finish with a bold or nude lip... ladies choice!
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This look can be very time consuming and requires a steady hand. If anything, it's great practice for your liner work!
See you soon with some more fun Halloween looks!
Lancome Tient Idole Ultra Foundation
Cover FX Camouflage Concealer
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Anastasia Brow Powder 'Ash Blonde'
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Creep' (Black)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Gunmetal' (Dark Silver)
Urban Decay Eyeliner Pencil 'Zero' (Black)
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
Laura Mercier Cake Eyeliner
Duo Lash Glue
Rhinestones (from Michael's)
Korres Liquid Lipstick 'Berry'