So there is a bit of a story behind this look. Recently I’ve wanted to get into cosplay, specifically as some of my favorite anime characters. So last week I attempted to do my makeup to look like Gasai Yuno, an adorable and murderous teenage girl (but without the pink eyes).
Clearly my makeup didn’t turn out like this. I started by applying a white eyeshadow in a V-shape around the inner corners of my eyes in order to make them appear larger, like a cartoon. I then applied a black eyeshadow in a V-shape around the outer corners of my eyes. This is where things started to look a little different. Instead of blending into the crease and dragging the dark shadow in a downwards motion, I blended up and out. It didn’t look bad at all, it just wasn’t the look I had in mind. I then continued as though I never made a mistake, adding a winged eyeliner that attached to both my upper and lower lash line, giving my eyes a more rounded appearance. Had I blended correctly, my eyes would have had a round and slightly droopy effect like Yuno’s. I then added some mascara and these AMAZING false lashes. Let me tell you, if you can get your hands on these lashes, please do so! They are super light-weight and comfortable. I normally go for the Ardell Glamour 106 Black lashes, but compared to these new ones, they are super heavy and less voluminous. Finally I dragged a bit of black eyeshadow under my lower lash line, added some face makeup, and I was done.
Even though the makeup didn’t turn out the way I had initially intended, I am absolutely in love with it! I think it’s a very classy smokey eye. It doesn’t leave one looking like a total raccoon because it has so much brightness to it. I think it would be perfect for any nighttime party or event.
I will leave a list of all products and brushes I used below. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment!
- MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot- Painterly
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- 604 Milk
- Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan- Ice Queen
- NYX Smokey Fume Shadow Palette
- e.l.f. Liquid Eyeliner- Black
- L’Oreal The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner (12HR Infallible)- Black
- Makeup Forever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara
- Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara
- False Eyelashes- Thick Crossing- 05 Smart Up Eyelashes- 2 Set***
- DUO Eyelash Adhesive
- MAC Matchmaster Foundation- 1.0
- Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder- 001 Transparent
***Okay so I got these lashes when I went to Japantown in San Francisco, California. There is this shop called Daiso Japan where everything is $1.50 unless otherwise stated (you won’t pay more than $5 for an item). Unfortunately I didn’t realize that pretty much the entire packaging is in Japanese, so I listed every English word there was to help you find them. Also I checked to see if I could order them online because they are now my favorite lashes of LIFE, but when I went to the website they were priced at $41!! WHAT THE FRICK!? If anyone can find them for a cheaper price, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Otherwise I will have to ask my aunt to pick up a few pairs.
- ArtNet Professional Paris 110
- Target Studio Basics- Eye Shading***
- e.l.f. Blending Eye Brush
- MAC 217
- Sigma Tapered Blending E40
- Sigma Pencil E30
- Sigma Flat Kabuki F80
- e.l.f. Blush Brush
***This is a Target brand brush and let me tell you it is my FAVORITE brush for packing on eyeshadow. It’s also super cheap which is a bonus if you’re on a budget!