Blogtober Fest: Ombre eyeliner

 Hello lovelies! I was inspired by a post by Rae from The Raeviewer to try out this funky eyeliner look. She is one of 24 finalists in the Lancome #24HinParis Photo Contest, and she’s super talented. I follow her on bloglovin and I saw that she used a gorgeous purple and black ombre eyeliner look to enter and become a finalist in the competition. Check it out here and take an extra 2 seconds to vote for her too! As you know, if you read my blog regularly, I love the color purple! With some help of some less expensive makeup and inspiration from Rae, I got to work.

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Here’s the final look:

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Even though the eyes are pretty bold, I decided to amp things up a bit with a bright red lipstick from Rimmel. I actually featured this lipstick in my weekly makeup basket for this week, if you want to check that out. I think it pulls the look together, don’t you think?

Anyway, here’s how to get the look:

Eyes:

  1. Prime your eyes and apply a light blending color that is close to your skin tone all over the lid.
  2. Use a precise eyeliner brush and some gel liner to outline and fill in the basic shape of the eyeliner and wing. At this point you should have a classic cat-eye look.
  3. Next, use a purple or eggplant color liquid eyeliner, or gel liner, to line the inner part of your eye and slightly into the black wing. Go over this eyeliner with a purple eyeshadow, to make sure it stands out against the black background.
  4. Use a liquid eyeliner pen, or more gel liner if you prefer, to fix any parts where the purple eye liner may have overtaken the black. Also be sure to sharpen up the very tips of the wings.
  5. Take a mid-tone crease color and shade in the crease slightly to give the look a bit more dimension.
  6. Smudge the same purple eyeshadow that you used over the purple eyeliner under your bottom lash line.
  7. Use a black pencil liner to line your top and bottom waterline and add your favorite volumizing mascara.

You can add some lashes for a little extra drama if you’d like too.

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Here is a close up of the lip color. I used Rimmel’s Whatever You Say Victoria and a red lip liner to achieve this look.

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Here are some close up pictures of the look itself. I’m really happy with the way it turned out, even though it isn’t exactly like the picture of Rae’s look.

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I hope you enjoyed this look and found the tutorial helpful. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to enter my giveaway here if you haven’t already done so! The rules are super simple, but make sure you enter ASAP because it will be closing on November 1st! Good Luck!

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