Thursday, July 21, 2011

EOTD with Step-by-Step Application (Pic Heavy)

I had written a couple of posts back that I did a swap/trade with someone and I received the NYX Champagne & Caviar Runway Collection Palette. I promised that I would do an EOTD with it. I actually did this about a week ago and thought that I would remember how I did it easily but it took me awhile to figure it out again.

NYX Champagne & Caviar Palette

Sorry, the picture got rotated

Other products used for the EOTD

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin
Dermablend Cover Cream in Chroma 2 1/2
Sephora Eyeshadow in sun-kissed N° 78
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner

For about a month now, I've been doing my eye makeup before I apply my foundation. It has taken me awhile to get used to it because I'm so used to my face being done. (I liken it to a smooth, clean canvas.) However by doing my eye makeup first, it really helps if your shadows are really soft and tend to have a lot of fall out. This way you can easily clean up the scattered eyeshadow without messing up your already done face. Another bonus (and this is the real reason why I do it this way all the time) is that it gives my primer a good amount of time to set before apply foundation. I have found that my foundation/bb cream lasts throughout the day without having to be touched up or looking like it has done a lot of fading and/or sliding.

Primed with Sin

#2 applied over entire lid, #3 just under outer eyebrow

#1 on eyelid from lash line to crease

#4 applied from mid eye to outer corner from lash line to above crease line.
Oops, you can see the Mezaik fiber sticking out. Need to take care of it.

#5 applied to outer 1/4 of eyelid and blended upwards at corner

#6 applied to outer "v" corner and along upper lash line

Dermablend cover cream applied to under eye area

sun-kissed is used to set Dermablend cover cream. I then go ahead and apply
foundation as usual and set with Meteorite Pearls. I used Nanoce BB Cream today.

Finish off the EOTD by using #6 on outer corner of lower lash line.
Line upper lash line and lower outer corner of lash line with K-Palette.

I have read some reviews where people were complaining that the colors were all too similar. I agree but I feel that this really helps to do a seamless gradient color application that blends beautifully together. I think that this palette helps to create a neutral smokey eye which is suitable for any time.

I'm sure that some of you may be wondering why I used an eyeshadow to set the concealer. Although it's not obvious on the under eye area, I do have a couple of spots that I also conceal and when I use a powder to set, it is obvious that the area was concealed be cause there's a white spot. I've mentioned this before but a MUA told me that oftentimes for wedding makeup, they'll use an orange colored pencil or cream to conceal a spot because it doesn't show up as much. I tried that but I could see orange dots on my face. I decided to go ahead and use a peachy colored eyeshadow (or blush) to set the concealer instead. I think that this is a closer match to an individual's natural skin tone. This is just my own personal preference and I find that it works for me.

I hope that you enjoyed this EOTD. I haven't done an indepth EOTD like this in a long while.



Anonymous said...

great tutorial! I suck at doing eye makeup tuts like that :P the shades all blend really well together - such a pretty, soft smokey look!

aww you have to go to hakone again when you visit japan :D his grandparents has an apartment there it's kinda cheap for us to visit!

coffretgorge said...

i love soft and smoky eye makeup, i still need to practice my application and blending for that kind of look, thank you for the tutorial! big help! :D

alvira said...

Pretty EOTD, I love this step by step tutorial it's very helpful for beginners like me :)

Steph said...

awesome step by step tutorial =D

i've yet to try the orange tip yet, but i'm going to soon ^^ sounds like it really works

galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--Thank you! I hope that you're enjoying your time at Hakone.


galpal.hi said...

@coffretgorge--Thank you! I decided to do my EOTD post this way since I feel like my posts have been rather similar so it's getting a bit boring.


galpal.hi said...

@alvira--Thank you for the sweet comment. Thank you also for the palette!


galpal.hi said...

@Steph--Thank you! I hope that when you get to try out the tip on using an orange tone that it works out for you.