If you read my Halo Eye post a while back, you may know that I’ve been experimenting a little bit with my makeup recently. On a trip to Brighton Boots recently, I reached a whole new level of brave and decided to pick up a couple of the NYX Vivid Brights. I’ve been trying them out a bit recently, but I wanted to take it one step further. OMBRE LINER!
I’d never attempted ombre liner until I done it for this look, so it’s not the best ever – obviously. However, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Let me know how you feel about ombre liner in the comments too and if you want to see me experiment more with bold looks!
For my face makeup, I did my usual routine. I did use my trusty Superbalanced Foundation by Clinique. On my cheeks is the standard Hoola and Rockateur by Benefit. I used a mixture of Opal and Amethyst from Kat Von D’s Alchemist palette. I wanted quite a bright highlight for this look as I went a little messy with the eyeshadow.
The eyeshadow is, in case you haven’t guessed, all from the Modern Renaissance palette. I literally just took all of the pink shades all over my lid and around my eye. Like I mentioned, I wanted to make this a bit rough so I didn’t really pay too much attention where I was putting my eyeshadow. I used the technique of “2-year-old child let loose with paint for the first time”, you know?
Once I was happy with my eyeshadow, which looking back I wish I’d gone bigger and bolder, I started on my eyeliner. I started with the pink so that I could work my way outwards. The separation was very harsh, to begin with. To fix this, I took a clean liner brush and a bit of each colour to blend the middle of the liner so that it created the ombre effect I wanted.
On my lips, I used NYX Lingerie Lipstick in French Maid. It’s a gorgeous muted purple shade that brings a slight bit of darkness to a very bright eye look. I love that it tones the whole look down and makes it slightly more wearable for a night out. To add a bit more glow I put a bit of highlight on my lips to give them a metallic look.
Overall, I quite like this look. I think with bold, black eyeliner it would look gorgeous as a wearable look for a night out. I definitely want to try another ombre liner look. What do you think of the trend? Let me know in the comments, and I’d love to hear what you want to see in the future.