Graphic silver eyes tutorial

I always browse the web for make up inspiration and lately I saw a couple gorgeous silver eye looks. As I've said before, I completely love the whole robot space princess aesthetics. Therefore I thought it was time for me to create a silver graphic eyelook.
sources: left, top right, bottom right 
I did take inspiration from all looks posted above but most of my inspiration came from the left one (Yumi Lambert in “Soft Metallic” by Kenneth Willardt for Vogue China June 2014). I loved the contrast of graphic silver eyeliner with stained lips. 


I primed my eyelids using the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I always use an eye primer but I'd definitely recommend using one if you're using creamy formulas on your eyelids to prevent creasing. For the silver base I used this creamy silver eyeshadow pencil. Mine's by a brand called Christian (I got it in a beauty box) but you can use any silver eye pencil. Make sure you sharpen it before using so your lines will be as clean as possible.
I started drawing the outer lines first. I went from the inner corner just above my crease and I ended it in a cat-eye shape. Make sure you go just above your natural crease, otherwise your brow bone looks bigger and that will make your eyes will look smaller.

So many freckles!!!
When you're satisfied with your outer lines (don't worry it doesn't have to be perfect - we'll get to that later), colour it in with your pencil. To create the end on the wing you can just use your finger to fade it out.


To set the pencil I used a silver eyeshadow (Shellshock from Urban Decay's Vice 2 palette). I love this eyeshadow because it has a foil-like duochrome effect. With a brush I lightly pressed the eyeshadow onto the silver parts. Make sure you don't make swiping motions because you'll smudge it. 
I added a little bit white shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners to highlight. To clean up the upper part of the silver wing, take a cotton bud and carefully pick up the eyeshadow. On the non-silver parts of my eyelids I used a nude matte eyeshadow in my skin colour (Habit from the Vice 2 palette) and on the brow bone I used a matte matte-off white eyeshadow (Bring me frosted cake by Catrice). 
I just bought this almost holographic eyeliner with blue micro shimmer and I've been dying to use it. I applied from the inner corners of my eyes and I blended it out to the middle of my eyelids. This is also optional. You could also use silver glitter if you want, I think that'd look cool too. 

To finish it off I curled my lashes and used a couple coats of mascara. I filled in my eyebrows because I'm growing mine out and they look a little less of a mess when I filled them in. I don't think it's necessary to fill in your eyebrows with these eyes though.

Look deep into my eyes... and see a camera
Now onto the lips. I wanted that stain effect as in the picture from Vogue China. I liked the contrast between the polished eyes and undone looking lips. First I applied a layer of foundation to my lips and I set it with powder. For lipstick I used Mac's Rebel, one of my favourite lipsticks. I applied it only to the inner parts of my mouth and blended it out with a little bit of clear lip balm on my brush. 



On my skin I used a sample of L'Oréal's Nude Blur cream. I'm not sure what it is, I think it's a hybrid between a primer and a BB cream. A tinted primer? I don't really know what it is but I LOVE this stuff. It's really nice when you're freckled like me. On the parts where I wanted extra coverage I used some Max Factor CC Cream and I also used it under my eyes. I also used it to clean up the bottom part of the silver wings. I set everything with powder. As usual I contoured my cheekbones and I applied just a little bit of blush. Don't go overboard with the blush because that might distract from the silver eyes. As a finishing touch I took out my NARS Copacabana illuminator and I applied it on the highest points of my face. Nose, forehead, cheekbones, cupid's bow. You can go overboard with the highlighter because it only adds to the robotic look of the eyes. I even added some to the inner corners of my eyes. 




And that's it! Now I know why I never wear my lips like this, it makes them look smaller! I don't really mind though because I really like how the eyes turned out. I didn't add a second eyeliner wing (like in the Vogue China picture) because I thought it might be too much. If you want to, you can just draw it on, smoke it out and set it. I think this look might be cool with dark lips too, if you ever want to go completely overboard. 
If you decide to do this look, feel free to replace any of the products and make sure you send me a picture!





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