You've asked for it!
As we were shooting outfit photos yesterday I decided to try out some outdoor lighting tips and take close-up shots (Yes, I'm hooked on those since the blue-lash post below) In fact, I was so pleased with how eye make-up came out on these pics, that I decided it is a good opportunity to tell you a bit about it!
I never did tutorials and I don't follow any, nor do I know anything about make-up on a professional level. What you see is basically what I learnt through my own experiments with make-up, hope it will do!
Press the link below to see a close-up shot and read the step-by-step description if interested.
Step 1: Apply dark circle concealer (Use this trick even if you don't have dark circles, a shade lighter than the rest of your skin tone will freshens up the whole face instantly! just look at celebs ;)
Step 2: Apply mascara on upper lashes only (from roots to tips)
Step 3: Pick two colors of eyeshadow (I use either khaki + dark grey or blue+ dark grey combinations)
Step 4: Mark the arch above the natural crease of the lid with lighter color. (You have to work with your own eye shape! Make sure it looks good from all angles!) Fill it in with the same color.
Step 5: Apply dark shadow closer around your eye. Blend in both colors and make them fade gradually with a brush.
Step 6: Apply black pencil on both inner and outer lid. Blend it in with eyeshadow.
Step 7: Apply another coat of mascara on upper and bottom lashes.
Step 8: Attach false eyelashes if you wish (I'm using "Girlfriend" falsies by Urban Decay here). Add another coat of mascara to mix them in with your own lashes.
Step 9: Apply liquid liner around the lashes area.
Step 10: Apply more concealer to make sure you get rid of eyeshadow that might have fallen onto foundation.
*Before I do any of this, I use eye drops to whiten my eyes as they are often red.
**I'm not going into details about particular products I use as I think it does not matter. As long as the make-up is fresh and clean/carefully applied [I think] it looks good regardless of the brand.