By Lucia Rossi
As much as I love all the Marvel comic characters, Thor is undeniably my favorite. I bought this really awesome Thor t-shirt from NYCC and had a to do the perfect eye look to match it. That’s where all my eye makeup ideas come from, what I’m wearing. The decision making is easier once you choose a theme.
I felt an 80’s rock theme was in order for this look, it just felt appropriate. Big wavy hair, smokey grunge eyes, big leather belts, shorts skirts etc. However, I made this theme more clean looking.
The hair was the easiest part but did take the longest. All you need is a hair crimper or waver (I used the Revlon brand) and A LOT of hairspray, because that is how the 80’s rolled. If you don’t have that hair tool, putting your hair in braids over night should do the trick. If you want that extra 80’s volume, try teasing your hair a bit.
To get a clean edge, I placed a piece of scotch tape from the corner of my eye to the end of my eyebrow. This tip is very helpful when it comes to cleaning eye shadow fallout. Then I picked my primer. I wanted one that would add color and still adhere my shadow well, so I chose the Maybelline 24 hr Color Tattoo in the shade Too Cool (White). This product is similar to Mac’s paint pot but more affordable. Does the job like a dream though, no creasing.
After applying that all over my lid with my finger, I picked a shimmery silver shade to apply along my upper crease below my brow to start creating a gradient. I used the silver shade in Urban Decay’s Electric Palette and used a soft eye shadow brush that I got from Amazon. If you want to get familiar with makeup brushes without committing a lot of money, Amazon is the best place. The shimmery silver shade was also applied in my inner corners to brighten up the eyes.
Since I wore a dark navy color, I picked an eye shadow shade called R&B that matched it from Sleek Makeup i-Divine Supreme palette. I took a larger shader brush and ran the color softly along my crease back and forth in a rainbow like shade.
Then I went to my Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette and took the shade Crave (matte black) and with a smaller blender brush I applied that shade over the navy but closer to lid along the crease. Then just blend it until you get the amount of intensity you want.
Thor’s red cape is pretty eye-grabbing so I had to bring out the red eye shadow for this look. I used my trusty Sugarpill red shimmery pressed eye shadow. I just used a simple sponge applicator to swipe it across because it packs on a lot of product. Then I removed the tape.
Time for the cat-eye or wing! I took my Jessie’s Girl waterproof black liquid liner and drew small strokes along my lid until I got to the corner. Then I slowly drew a triangle going outward and filled it in. I went over it until I was content with the shape. I made my line minimal towards the inner corner and made my wing pretty thick. After all, this is an intense and dramatic look. I know the worst part is making sure both wings or flicks are even, but it’s okay if they’re not perfect. It takes practice.
It’s as Yoda said, ” Patience you must have my young padawan.”
Anyway, now that I reminded you that there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out, on to my next step. I took my NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk and applied it to my waterline to make my eyes appear larger and more awake. Then I applied that navy shade from before beneath my lower lash line with the sponge applicator and with my Noir black pencil eyeliner went over it to create a subtle gradient just like my lids. I didn’t smudge it too much like a typical 80’s rock look because I wanted it to be more neat.
For a little extra detail, I took the red Sugarpill shade and a small angled brush and did a flick of red beneath my black wing just to give it a bit of oomph.
On to lashes! First curl your lashes with an eyelash curler for about 3-5 seconds on each eye. If it hurts when you do it, then you’re doing it wrong. Don’t get intimidated that your putting a metal contraption near your eye. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll see it makes an immense difference.
Next apply two coats of mascara to get full lengthy lashes. For my first coat I used Smashbox’s Full Exposure mascara and then for the second coat I used Lancome’s Hypnose Drama. Don’t forget to apply to your bottom lashes as well. Mascara can get messy and annoying to take off if it gets on your skin around your eye, so go slow and be gentle.
You can stop there if you like, but I wanted to take it step further however with some falsies. So I took my dramatic KoKo Lashes and Duo clear-white eyelash adhesive and applied the glue to the lash and waited 30 seconds before applying so it’s gets tacky. Some people use tweezers or a brush handle to put them on but I just use my fingers.
Voila! You’re done! With your eyes anyway. Then there’s the face, eyebrows, and lips. Those could be tutorials all by themselves. If you would like to read about one of those in particular please let me know I’d love to get some feedback.
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