There’s no denying Bella’s (aka Kristen Stewart) eyes in “Breaking Dawn” are truly bewitching! So it’s no surprise one of our favourite fans; Gabrielle, has asked us to show her how to achieve this sultry look. And as there probably others out there who would like to have Bella’s eyes, we thought we’d share with all of you!
Firstly, to get this look you need to prime the eyes well and allow the primer plenty of time to settle and dry. You’ll need to blend the eyeshadow very well to achieve this look and damp skin may result in a patchy result. If you don’t have a primer then blot the eyelids and shade the entire eyelid with a neutral face powder.
Using a eye shadow contour brush, apply a deep shade in the crease of the eyelid and beneath the eye, move your brush back and forth to get a smooth, consistent line and build the depth slowly, then taking a larger, fluffy shadow brush blend the edges out to achieve a smooth smokey effect with no edges visible. We recommend Mineral Eyeshadow Titanium
Apply a white irridescent shadow along the upper eyelid directly above the lashes then take the colour to the centre of the eyes and below approx 1/3 in. To achieve a stronger effect apply the shadow to your hand, dampen your brush and apply wet to the skin. This will also make the shadow stay put longer. We recommend Mineral Eyeshadow Opal.
Apply black eyeliner to the outer corner of the eyes winging the liner to create a thicker outer edge. Ensure your liner follows the entire lash line towards the nose. If you lack confidence applying a liquid liner create the line with a pencil liner first, then follow the line with your liquid liner over the top. We recommend Liquiliner Anisette. Apply lashings of mascara to the outer corners of the eye. Apply several coats allowing the mascara to dry between coats to achieve a “false lash” effect. To help prevent the mascara from clumping keep the strokes smooth and wiggle up the lashes from the base to the tip.
Ensure your brows are tidy and using Browblender Pencil create a lift to the shape in the outer corners. This is key to achieving this vampish look. Brush the brows to soften the effect.
Finish by contouring from the centre brow down the side of the nose.
This is a “shine free” makeup look so finish by dusting some Mineral Powder Foundation all over the face.
No blush required if you want to look like a vampire! Instead apply a deep red lip colour and blot to mattify.
With a few more medals for the Aussies secured and the London Olympics Closing Ceremony just around the corner, we thought we’d pay a little tribute to the games with this medal-inspired makeup wrap up.
This easy-as-pie eyeshadow look works with on just about everyone out there. It makes the whites of your eyes whiter, opens up the eyes and gives the appearance of a few extra hours sleep.
1: Apply Powder Liner Pencil in Chocolate to your top eye line, starting with the outside corner and working in until you’re about halfway.
2. Create a sideways V shape with the liner with the top half being along the crease of the eye and extending into a soft flick and use the blending sponge to blend.
3. Apply Mineral Matte Shadow in Teak to the outer corner of the eye working upwards and outwards and blending well.
4. Take your Mineral Eyeshadow in Opal and apply several layers of to the inside eye contour. Blend this into the bottom inside corner of the eye to complete the look.
5. Finally, take your Lush Mascara in Lush Black and apply a very light layer to upper and lower lashes using slow sweeping motions and fanning the lashes out. Comb the lashes to separate with a lash comb.
The beauty of eyeshadow quads is that they not only offer you four colours in one handy compact but those colours are a match made in heaven. The colours in your quad can easily be used on their own to create a striking look or you can use them together to contour your eyes to create a flawless almond shape.
Contouring your eyes is easier than you might think and we’re here to show you how…
1. Using your Eyeshadow Fluff Brush, apply shade 1 (the lightest shade) all over the eyelid all the way up to the brow bone. This will serve as both a base and to highlight. 2. Apply shade 2 to the Inner, Middle and Outer lid – so from the lashline all the way up to the crease. Blend with your base. 3. Using an Angle Eyeshadow Brush, apply shade 3 on the crease to add dimension to the eyelid. Apply more on the outside corner, fading to the inside. 4. Using a Short Angle Eyeliner apply shade 4 (darkest shade) along the upper lash line as if you’re applying an eyeliner. 5. Add a coat of Lush Mascara to finish things off and get ready to impress.
- If you want to make your eyes appear larger, use a little highlighter on the inner lid
- Mineral shadows can be dampened to give the shades more depth. Read our ‘Just Add Water’ guide to find out more about how to achieve this look.
- If you want to create a subtle cat-eye, you can do so using your Short Angle Eyeliner brush and the darkest eyeshadow colour in your quad. Alternatively, create the cat-eye look with our Liqui Liner.