A few days ago I posted a Vampy Valentine nail look using the new Julep Birthstone Maven box I received in the mail. I wanted to do something that’s fun and creative for the ladies that aren’t looking for romantic, “date-night” makeup. So, this is the Vampy Valentine Eye Look to accompany the 2 part series. If you’re interested in knowing how to create this edgy look, please continue reading.
I started off by applying an eyeshadow primer all over the eyelid and on the lower lash line as well. I then lightly dusted some translucent powder on my eyes. Taking a small shader brush, I dusted a Coastal Scents eyeshadow pot in Pumpkin Pie into the crease.
Next, with a thin, angled brush I cut the crease lightly with Coastal Scents Eyeshadow pot in Octoberfest. I winged the line out under the brow bone for a more dramatic effect. Note: If do not have these exact colors, no worries. Any shadow in the same color family will work just fine. Also, If you already have the Coastal Scents 88 eyeshadow palette, these colors are in there. Left: Pumpkin Spice Right: Octoberfest
Using a fluffy blending brush, I blended this color up and out. A lighter transition color may be needed to aid in blending. Add more Octoberfest shadow as needed for a nice gradient effect.
Using the “tape” method, I lined my eyes with liquid liner. I made the line thick and pronounced, but you can do a thinner line for a more wearable, day time look. Your line doesn’t need to be perfect. We can go and clean that up later.
To clean up the eyeliner, I used a matte black eyeshadow with an thin angled brush to defuse the line a bit. This really helps it to last longer, keeps it from transferring onto your upper eyelids, and perfects the look. I also added a shimmery gold shadow (see pics below of the gold) to the lid, right up to the cut-crease. At this point, you can remove the tape. Using the thin, angled brush again (clean), I added a little dimension to the cut-crease with a dark, matte brown shadow just up to the middle of the eye.
For the lower lash line, I wanted to incorporate a pop of color. Since this is a Valentine look, red seemed like a perfect option. It’s not for everyone, so opt for a color you are more comfortable with. I used my MAFU Flash Palette in the red shade and applied it to about half of the lash line and inner water line. I then sealed in that color using a similar red shadow from my Coastal Scents 88 Eyeshadow Palette. For the inner half, I applied the same gold from earlier, which is found in the 88 Shimmer Palette.
Finally, I applied Almay Triple Effect mascara and my Sonia Kaskuk Glamour lashes. This is the final look! I hope you enjoyed this Vampy Valentine Eye Look! I realize this isn’t particularly wearable for every occasion, but that’s ok. I’ll do more wearable eye looks soon. It’s all about having fun!
Thank you so much for reading and sticking with me through this lengthy tutorial! I hope you are having a great day and a safe weekend. If you would like to see more creative looks, please take a moment to subscribe. It gives me encouragement! 😉 <3 See you soon.
1. Model casting for the OBRFW is Friday, January 30th and Saturday the 31st. I will be there taking model measurements, so if you see me, please come say hi!
2. This eye look was really fun to create. I think combined with the Vampy Valentine nails, it looks really cute.
3. I bought my daughter a Wii U Fit Balance board. Well, let’s be honest. I bought it for me, but she took it over. Anyway, I found the Balance Board Bundle (board, game, and fit meter) on Amazon for $34. They sell those at Wal-Mart for $89. How bout that deal! She absolutely loves and so do I.
4. I’m not sure if you’re aware that our family LOVES playing Chess. It’s one of favorite family games. Well, my parents (who live right up the road from me) took a chess set out of their attic that my Grandmother made when I was a small child. My Grandparents have been gone for nearly 10 years, so it was such a treat to see something that she made.