Friday, 19 April 2013

Makeup Close Up: ES Magazine Beauty Shoot: Metallic Eyes

After posting my latest beauty shoot, I had some requests on a post of how I did the metallic eyes shot. Whilst researching what was hot off the runways, metallic eyes were all the rage again. There were the incredible gold leafed eyes of Fendi that first caught my eye a while ago. So when I got the chance to do a metallic eye that was wearable and pretty, I jumped at the chance to use gold leaf. I wanted the look to be three dimensional and incorporate gold leaf but then while doing the look, I decided to throw in some silver leaf, gold and silver tiny sequins as well! It was intricate work and yes my eyes did get a bit crossed after finishing each eye, I think the results were really worth it!

You've met Maria before so I won't include a before shot as the point in the detail on the eye makeup itself, not a Before/After. Here's a shot of Maria I took while she was lying down.
Eyes: Givenchy Magic Kajal, Givenchy Parad'Eyes Liner, Givenchy Noi Couture Mascara in Black Satin, DUO Lash Glue, Gold & Silver Leaf, Gold & Silver Seed Sequins.

To simplify the step, I did a rough liner shape with the Kajal, topped over it with the liquid liner. Then painstakingly applied dots of lash glue & delicately placed the metallic leaf and then sequins. Now I hear someone asking why I didn't just use a glitter eyeliner instead? I suppose you could if you wanted a quicker method. The funny about being a MUA is that we like making things awkward for ourselves! Also I was doing a close up beauty shoot, one meant to be creative and fun. I really wanted the metallic detailing to be intricate and creative. Another reason for mixing the medium was also the different intensity of 'metallic-ness'. I wanted light to glint off the sequins and gold and silver leaf differently so it created a more three dimensional effect. So much more fun than glitter non?

Here's a close up for all who are interested.
I hope you guys like this look, I do and it was fun to do. As always please ask questions or comment ok? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

22 comments:

  1. Very inspired and I love the end result!

    -Marianthi-

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  2. You did well not using that glitter eyeliner! This is amazing. You're the boss. XX

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    1. Thanks Gaya, haha at least you appreciated it! x

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  3. That is *so* beautiful. I absolutely love it. Much more beautiful than just using a glitter liner.

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    1. Thanks Grace! That's sweet of you to say xx

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  4. That looks really beautiful will have a go myself.

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    1. Please share when you give this look a try x

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  5. Beautiful.. I love it..

    http://www.thebestbydianne.blogspot.com

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to try this out myself. Let me know if you ever need an assistant, I would love to learn from you!

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    1. Thanks Fern, let me know how you get on. I already have a few assistants but stay in touch, I might need new ones. x

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  7. stunning eyes!


    A visit or follow would be nice

    Danica Stark

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  8. Love it! It looks so pretty. I find it so classy and elegant.

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