I went to a wedding last weekend and tried out this burgundy eye look I have been loving. When I posted a pic of my look for the night, I got a lot of request for details on the makeup look. I think this is the perfect winter eye and while being very on trend, it also works universally and is flattering on multiple skin tones and eyes colors!
I am posting a how to video on my Instagram story (@velvetsedge) today (December 1), but if you are reading this at a different date or just want a simple breakdown, here is the look and exactly how I achieved it!
This was the picture that I used for inspo. I absolutely love the blending of multiples shades of the same color family. So beautiful. I took this and make my ready to wear look! See below.
My version from Instagram story:
My Instagram filter darkens the color a little, (sorry about that!), but to recreate a burgundy eye, it really is a one stop shop: Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. This palette is my new jam and it nails many looks, including the burgundy eye.
“Chaser”: after priming the eye with concealer and translucent powder, I used “Chaser” in the crease in a windshield wiper motion to create contour on my eye
“En Fuego”: I then used “En Fuego” basically on the same space as “Chaser” and gave the eye even more definition and depth with a darker shade
“Cayenne”: I used “Cayenne” with a flat brush and applied it all over the entire lid from lash line to crease.
“Ashes”: I took a small amount of “Ashes” into the out corner of the eye in a V-shape motion
Blend it all extremely well!
Prep eye with concealer topped with translucent powder for a longer lasting eye and even base to start.
Use Benefit High Brow on the bottom waterline, brow bone and inner corners of the eye.
Line upper waterline with black pencil liner.
Curl lashes and apply two coats of mascara.
To amp up look, add lashes!
Pencil Color: Stripdown
Lip Color:Beach Babe
I used my favorite, IT Cosmetics CC Cream. For a full video tutorial on foundation here, and concealer and contouring here.