While candlelit dinner eyes implies Date Night, this look could really be worn on any night. Even one without candlelight, but I think it sounds better to relegate this to candlelight only don't you think? Certainly gratifying was the reaction to this look by my dinner companions was "there's something different about you - did you get new contacts?" NO IT'S JUST MY EXPERT SHADOW SKILLZ.
To create this look, I used entirely Naked 1 Basics colors for my eyes, but the shades here are such classics that you could easily find comparable colours in other brands. I'm partial to the Naked series because of their excellent pigmentation, blendability and wear. Just be warned that there is fall out, so always tap your brushes before application. Now onwards to the look!
To create just follow these steps:
- Prime your eyes with your favourite eye primer
- Apply Venus across lids, concentrating on highlighting your browbone and the inner corner of the eyes. This brightens your look and widens close-set eyes.
- Apply Foxy with a wide brush over lid to just under the browbone.
- With a smaller wide brush, take a good amount of Faint and apply to your crease. Your crease is the area that folds in when you open your eyes, so you want to take the color along that line, as if you're drawing a thick line across it. Then apply some more color just on the other corners as above. This will look really obvious as you haven't blended yet. For Asians with monolids, don't follow these instructions but do more of a gradient from the outer third of the lid to the middle; I've kinda done that here as I have hooded Asian lids.
- Now it's time to blend! Take Naked 2 and starting from the middle of your lids, use the color to smudge everything together so that there are no harsh lines.Continue using Naked 2 and alternate with bits of Foxy until the colors are blended.
- With a tapered brush or eyeliner brush, apply Naked 2 along the lower lashline and then Faint along the outer third of lower lash line
- With the same brush take Crave or a black eyeliner pencil and use it to line the outer third of your top and bottom lashlines.
- Apply 2 coats of your favourite mascara.
- Fill in your brows a bit heavier than normal so that they balance out your strong eyes.
- Take a rosy blush (I'm using Makeup Forever HD cream blush in 310) to add color to your cheeks. Without any blush, you could look washed out.
- Apply a pinky gloss, or if you want to be bold, a raspberry lip stain (I'd recommend Annabelle TwistUp lipstick pencil in Royale!)
And here's the final look:
I hope you enjoyed this FOTD breakdown! I've been having some fun thinking of these types of looks, so if you have any requests, just let me know!