Monday, July 30, 2012

Five eye looks with just two products - thanks to Clarins!

As I've said many times here on the blog, I'm no make up artist, just someone who loves playing around with makeup.  A lot.  And I'm a mad collector of products too.  I've quite a problem but I love it all!

Anyway, I thought I'd show you how to create multiple looks on your eyes with just two products.  Yes, two.  Well, three if you include the mascara.  But we won't include that.  It's much more dramatic to say TWO PRODUCTS!  And these are the two I used.  From the 2012 Autumn Collection from Clarins, I'll be showing you what you can do with the Ombre Mineral Wet & Dry Mineral Eyeshadow (€18.50) in the shade 07 Auburn and the Kohl Eye Pencil in Black (€15.00).  The eyeshadows are available in sixteen shades and will be part of the permanent collection when they're launched in September.

Look 1.  
This one is easy peasy.  I applied the shadow through the crease, leaving the eyelid bare and lined the upper lashline with the liner.  It's a classic and simple look.

Look 2.
Of course I wasn't going to stop there.  No.  This is me.  I like to pile all the make up on!  I lined my waterline with the kohl pencil and took it into the inner corner, making a point and making my eyes look elongated and more feline - miaow!

Look 3.
Next to add more definition, I took the Auburn eyeshadow under the lower lashline and applied it on the upper lid.  Done and dusted!

Look 4.
I started off by applying the kohl pencil along the upper lashline in the general shape I wanted.  I blended it in, making sure to feather it up so that it was darker closer to my lashes.  I then applied the shadow all over the eyelid and thanks to the black liner, it created a gradient effect!  Easy stuff!

I took the brown shadow under the lower lashline and that was it!  An easy smokey eye.

Look 5.
We aren't finished with the kohl liner yet!  I took it along the waterline and tightlined too and that finished the look perfectly!

So hopefully you found this little tutorial easy to follow.  You can use the methods I showed with any colours you'd like and you'll end up with something like this.  Which is your favourite look?

So if I had any sense at all, I'd stop buying make up because I can create so many looks with a few products but let's be honest, I'm never going to stop am I?!


  1. You're never going to stop & why should you?! You'v got mad skillz Sista, loving what you've come up with!

  2. Haha, loving all your different looks! That totally justifies buying palettes, doesn't it? ;)
    S xx

  3. I love all those different looks!:D You'll certainly get your money's worth from it!:D xx

  4. Wow! I'm blown away by all your different looks. Love look 1 the most x

  5. Flippin love this! Each look- pure class xx

  6. GORGEOUS! all of the looks!xXx

  7. Wow this is excellent. Going to Oz in Dec for month and panicking (I know dramatic much) what makeup to bring. But you have just shown I really need very little to get some gorgeous looks. I just need to have a play and a practice.


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