March 14, 2013
I haven’t had the chance to do a makeup tutorial in a while, so I decided to try out the new makeup room and do one! It was actually a little difficult to apply my eye liner as usual because I usually apply my makeup standing up with my face mashed up against the mirror since I’m super blind. This time I tried sitting down like a civil human being and in retrospect it was a bad idea because it made my hand shaker and I noticed my line wasn’t as straight as it usually. That or I was just nervous to put on eyeliner in front of you guise. *blushes nervously*
Onto the tutorial! I love using crazy colours and having my eyeshadow act like an additional accessory to my outfit, but sometimes I just want to do a simple look so that I can play up my lips with a bright colour or so that I can use huge chunky accessories. So even though I called this a cat eye tutorial, it also includes my basic eye makeup look. I mention in the video that I’m using white (or sometimes a light pink) as my eyeshadow, but depending on your skin colour, you want to use an eyeshadow that is similar to your skin tone, but lighter. That way it makes your eyes look brighter and bigger but without drawing attention to the eyeshadow colour. Of course, if you want to draw attention to it, any bright colour will work perfectly with this cat eye look as well!
Now I totally know liquid eye liner can be intimidating, the first time I saw it I thought to myself, “only professional people can use that crazy stuff” but I realized that isn’t true, it just takes practice. I mention this in the video, but I’ll say it again: even when you’re not leaving the house or just before you take a shower, practice putting on your eyeliner. Everyone seems to have a different technique for what will work for them, so you need time to figure out what you’re doing wrong/right.
It also takes time to figure out which eye liner you like the best. I tried a couple different brushes before I found the Kat Von D tattoo liner “Trooper”, and even though I love the particular one I’m using, I don’t like her other liquid eye liners because they use a really stiff felt tip that doesn’t flex while I paint. Yes, I just referred to applying liquid eyeliner as painting. So before I buy a liquid eyeliner I usually try it out on my hand and see if I can easily make a nice steady not splattery line. Then I try out a couple more brands and after five minutes I run my finger over them to see if them smudge. Sometimes they claim to be smudge free and they just smudge instantly even after a good 5 minute break! Then I lick a finger and run that over my paint swatches and to see if they smudge with water. Yes, I look crazy when I shop for makeup, but who cares! Makeup can be so expensive and so different for each person that you really never know how it will work for you until you try it! Recently I recommend the Lee Hyori sponsored CLIO brand gel eyeliner to my friend Whitney because it works super awesome for me, it’s pretty cheap, and has awesome colours like neon green and purple, but after she bought it on my recommendation she said it smudged SO terribly on her! I’M SORRY WHITNEY! I WAS WRONG, FORGIVE ME! AHHHh AHHH AHH AHHHHH…파도처럼 부숴진 내 맘….wait…isn’t that a Big Bang song… Anyhoo, the point is you really never know until you test it.
So I hope the tutorial helps out, I’d like to hear other tips from you guise about your liquid eye liner mad skillz. NO! BAD autocorrect, stop trying to correct my spelling with a z at the end of it, it’s trendy didn’t you get the memoz? Geez. Also, what other tutorials should I do? A hair one perhaps? I know some of you liked my messy poof poof bun, but is that too easy? Let me know! Martina out! *pink smokebomb*