Summer is the time to try something fun and fresh, so we wanted to show you a couple quick Summer trends to play around with. MyFoxPhoenix (Fox 10 Arizona) asked me to do a morning TV segment on my two favorite and super hot beauty trends for this season, so here they are:
1) Silvery Shadow and 2) Ombré Eyeliner.
Part 2: Ombré Eyeliner
Ombré hair, ombré nails, ombré wedding cakes! Ombré is everywhere, and we love it because it is provides interest to something ordinary, in a subtle way. Retro wing liner has been popular all Spring/Summer so we bring you winged liner with an ombré twist! Great in all shades and colors – you can use eye shadow or eyeliner pencils to achieve this new twist on Summer.
Definition: Ombré – gradation transition of colors from light to dark or dark to light.
I did a drive by shopping trip to Sephora and snagged three different pencils – same color family, but different shades. Here are the Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil #23 Summer Cruise $9 and Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner #16 Teal, #17 Turquoise $12
I also selected three MAC Shadows in the Blue/Teal Family from my makeup kit: MAC Eyeshadow Aquadisiac, Steamy, and Freshwater $15/$12 Creative Pan.
* I used a wet angle brush to apply the eyeshadow to provide more pigment to my application.
How to apply the look:
Lindsay is modeling a subtle shimmer lid with a blue/teal ombré eyeliner
To prep for the ombré eyeliner, us a small shadow brush to sweep your neutral color all over the eyelid. 1) Select the lightest shade pencil to start drawing the line from the inner eye out 1/3 of the eyelid. 2) Then switch to your medium shade starting by slightly over lapping your lightest color and continue drawing another 1/3. 3) Finishing the liner with your darkest shade, again over lapping slightly and continuing outward and finishing just outside and upward of the lash line. 4) Now take your angel brush and gently smudge overlapping shades to complete your ombré eyeliner. Finally, add mascara to polish off the look! *Experiment using this technique for the lower lash line!
By Holli Chris and Lindsay Viker