I think I’m finally coming out on the other side of an almost week-long sickness. My birthday is next week and while I think I’m going to be very turned down because of how I feel, I still want to have a fun eye look.
Like I said in my post about Morphe, I love the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette. The colors are beautiful, the pans are huge. It was the first high-end palette I ever bought and it made me realize the huge difference between drugstore and high-end eyeshadow. But, I’m not great at eyeshadow. For the first few months I owned this, I basically just stared at it and imagined the looks I might create one day. But I figured out a super simple, pretty go-to look. It’s fun for going out or any time you just want a little pop of creativity and you can make it as subtle or dramatic as you want. And if I can do it, so can you.
The other products I used:
- Maybelline Master Conceal concealer
- Jordana Cosmetics Color Envy glitter liquid eyeliner in Star Glam
- Stila Magnificent Metals liquid eyeshadow in Kitten Karma
- Wet n Wild liquid eyeliner
- Chanel Le Volume mascara
With the same mix of products and colors, I did three subtly different eye looks. Two different glitter cut creases and one smokey eye with glitter liner.
1. For all of these, I start by blending Safe Word and Charm into the crease, taking it up a little further than the actual crease.
2. Then blend Androgyny into that crease as well. (Androgyny is the main reason why I bought this palette. It’s soo pretty!) This is where you can make it more or less dramatic. If you want it light and peachy, skip Androgyny altogether or only use a little bit. To make the smokey eye, use more and take it down onto the outer corner.
3. Then I use the concealer to carve out that crease. For the smokey eye, I use a very light application on just the inner lid and blend it out towards the middle.
4. Now it’s time for the glitter liner. I found out about this stuff from a makeup artist I follow on Instagram. She said this cost her literally $1 from the dollar store so I knew I had to get it. I unfortunately couldn’t find it in store but even ordering it online with shipping only costs a few bucks. It took me quite a few times to be really comfortable using it, though. You can go from a thin line to a glob really easily so just take your time and remember it’s easier to add more than to take away at this point.
5. For the second glitter look I did, I added the Stila liquid eyeshadow from the inner corner and faded it out towards the middle.
6. Finally, add some liner and mascara of your choice and you’re done!
I’ve still got a lot to learn as far as the looks I can create with this palette, but having an easy go-to look is a good step. What looks have you guys created? I’m especially eager to dip into those blues and greens…