DIY camera ready eye makeup

I got a ton of questions from a lot of you on YouTube and Instagram, etc. to do a tutorial on my eye-make-up that I wear in my videos. I used to act which means I've had various make-up artists do my make-up for camera (often times the results were less than stellar) so I picked up some tips along the way. The eye-make-up I wear on camera is more intense, i.e. false eyelashes and lots of contouring, than I would wear in my daily hang-out life, but it works for me on camera because it gives my small eyes depth and brightness. You can interpret these tips to a lesser degree, if you think I'm smearing it on too dark, or you can try it this intense for an evening look or a day when you're taking a lot of selfies! In this day of accessible cameras (on your phone) you probably find yourself on camera more than you'd expect…so #whynot have your make-up ready!

See more on my daily skincare and beauty regimen where I also show what foundation and base, blush and bronzer I use.

And remember, when on-the-go, you can carry your makeup in a DIY traveling vanity and cosmetics case!

Prep it:
  • Concrete Minerals electric eye primer
  • Ardell fashion lashes - Demi in black and eyelash glue - I like to use black eyelash glue so it blends in with my liner and mascara
  • tweezers
  • Sephora eyelash curler
  • Makeup Forever loose gold star powder eyeshadow
  • Smashbox eyeshadow trio in Sand, Vapor and Thunder
  • NARS liquid liner in black
  • L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in black
  • Lancome Brow Expert Design Kit in Taupe
  • an eyeshadow smudge brush
  • eyeshadow brush
  • domed shadow brush for creases
  • Bobbi Brown concealer and concealer brush for under eye
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder in 1 to set under eye concealer

  1. See this video for how I prep my skin and apply my base and blush
  2. Conceal dark circles and blemishes with my bobby brown concealer applied with a concealer brush
  3. Set under eye concealer with Laura Mercier powder
  4. Apply eye shadow base by concrete minerals, helps to prevent creases on eyelids, apply a little bit with finger
  5. Curl your eye lashes
  6. Use Smashbox eyeshadow trio, starting with the lightest color all over your lids and then the shimmery light gold color over your lid and into the crease
  7. Contour into your crease with the darkest eyeshadow color concentrating on the outer edge or your eye and blending really well. Try the rounded some brush to really get into the crease.
  8. Bring out bottom edge of eye using a smaller flat brush along the bottom lid with the dark color and smudge the line into your bottom lash line
  9. Use black liquid eyeliner to create a cat eye along your upper lid
  10. Using small smudge brush, apply Makeup Forever gold star powder shadow in inner corner of eye
  11. Apply mascara on upper and lower lashes
  12. Apply fake eyelashes. You can trim the lash strip to fit your eye. Apply a line of glue, wait for it to get a little tacky and set it along your lash line. Use the butt end of your tweezers to hold in place until they dry.
  13. Apply more liquid eyeliner over the lashes to make a continuous line and cover up the glue strip
  14. For more depth, use the dark charcoal eyeshadow and your big shadow brush to contour your eyelid crease more, using the false eyelashes as a guide to blend the edge.
  15. Apply eyebrow shadow to fill in brows, extending the line a bit toward your temple - I like nice full brows to compliment the intense eye makeup
  16. Finish off with a berry lip gloss - I love Stila in Cranberry

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