Local makeup aficionado Katherine Andonas is an insanely talented artist who can create looks that rival some of the highest qualified in the profession. Her natural talent and passion for the art has led to her creating her own makeup page on Facebook, where she posts looks she’s created and you can book appointments with her to get your makeup perfectly done for special occasions at an affordable price.
For those of us out there who could use a little extra help with our makeup, or are just interested in sharpening our own makeup skills, Katherine is going to contribute a regular segment to The Adelaidian, with quick and easy tutorials you can easily replicate at home. Read on for Katherine’s first ever segment, and let us know what you think!
Today we have an extremely simple and easy eye tutorial for you all. This is a soft and subtle look that’s perfect for when you are in a rush, but still want to look polished and chic. The beauty of this tutorial is that it easy to do and only uses 3 eye products. With practice, this look can easily be done in 1 minute.
- NYX Pigment in Pearl Mania
- Mac PaintPot in Painterly
- Mac Eyeshadow in Saddle
- Small flat eye-shadow brush
- Soft and fluffy blending brush
Step One: Preparation
Prep your lid with M.A.C’s Paint Pot in the muted, soft pink colour Painterly. This step is crucial as it will prime the lid for eyeshadow and counteract any redness from veins on the eyelid. Using a small flat eye-shadow brush, apply an even amount of the product all over the lid. With your finger, lightly blend out the edges to blur out any harsh lines.
Step Two: Highlight
Using the small flat eye-shadow brush, lightly swipe NYX loose pigment in Pearl to the brow bone. Be sure to apply the majority of the product to the arch of the brow bone to life the eye.
Step Three: Define
To add subtle depth and dimension to lid, apply a light warm toned brown eye shadow to the crease. Use a soft and fluffy blending brush and apply in circular and windshield motions.
Step Four: Underline
Using the same brush and warm toned brown, apply under the bottom lash line. Only apply a small amount of product and ensure that you blur the line for a smooth application.
Step Five: Layer
The beauty about M.A.C Paint Pots is that they are multi-purposed, and the one used earlier can be used as an eye-shadow as well. Using the same small flat eye-shadow brush, re-apply the Painterly Paint Pot to the lid to sharpen the crease. Ensure that you do not apply over the crease.
Step Six: Brighten
To brighten and open the inner corner of the eyes, apply a small amount of the NYX loose pigment in Pearl using the small flat eye-shadow brush again. To amplify the metallic pigment and create a foiled effect, you can spray M.A.C Fix+ on the brush before applying the product to the eye.
Step Seven: Mascara
Finally, apply your favourite mascara to the top and lower lash line. Individual lashes also compliment this look to create wispy and subtle volume.