Doing dramatic eye makeup is a great way to make sure you really stand out. Do dramatic eye makeup with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Taylor Babaian. I'm a celebrity makeup artist and today I'm going to show you how to apply dramatic eye makeup So whenever I'm doing a dramatic eye shadow I always like to use a little liner, a lot of shadow and it doesn't hurt to use a bold eye shadow color. So to get the look I'm going to use L'Oreal Paris Hip Metallic Eye Shadow Duo in sculpted. So on Chelsey today I'm going to use a shimmery light lavender and a shimmery dark plum and I love these colors to create dramatic eye makeup because it has a nice contrast and the more contrast you have the more drama you're going to have. We're going to apply our first color which is a light lavender along the base of the lid. It's a nice highlight color and what that does is it's actually going to bring the lid forward. So for more drama, I'm going to go same color underneath the eye. I'm just going to do a little bit in the inner corner and I'm keeping my same full brush so we get a nice broad stroke of color and what that does is it really brightens the eye. That way my smoky dramatic eye still looks pretty. You can see how beautiful that looks. It's really highlighted and brightened the eye. Now I'm going to use a smaller brush and apply my darker contour color just in a V shape on the outside corner of the eye. Now you're going to get contour, if it's darker than your skin color. So if you have darker skin make sure that you're using a color that's darker than your skin tone, light plum. You can also do like a very dark brown or a black, black always works great. I'm going to take that dark color, now wherever you're applying this dark contour color is where you're going to get that nice dramatic effect. So I want some drama for Chelsey, something fun so I'm going to extend this out fairly far just going into the hollows of the eye, right underneath the brow bone and extending it. Now I'm using a smaller brush for the under part of her eye just for the outside corners. Again we're trying to get that winged effect and I still want to see a little bit of that lavender popping through which is why I'm using a smaller brush. If you're having a hard time getting pigment on your lids, you can always wet your brush. So dramatic eyes are always great and it's a lot of fun but you want it to always look pretty. You don't want it to look like it's just a bruised eye which can happen a lot of times with dramatic eye makeup. So to ensure that that doesn't happen, you do it in levels, you do it in depths so lightest first and then keep adding color to it. I always like to get a clean brush and kind of just smooth out the edges so it doesn't look too hard unless you want that sharp look but I want it to still be soft. Now I'm going to go in with some liner, black liner makes everything dramatic. Choose a nice soft liner. Now you're probably going to be using this look for a night out so just make sure that you use one that doesn't you know, bleed all over. So eyeliner is absolutely essential. I find it a huge key whenever I'm creating the look of an eye, creating a shape of an eye, it makes my eye look bigger to make eyes look sultry and for dramatic eyes you definitely want to use that. I want to give Chelsey a more sultry look so I'm going to put it on the inside of her eyes. So I always like to use black because it's going to give you more definition and it's going to create a cat eye look. So we finished Chelsey's dramatic eye makeup as you can see it really did create drama just using two different shadows and a little black liner. Another thing that you have to think about is your eyebrows. We've actually extended the eye shadow so it goes a little bit farther and so what I did was I actually just extended the eyebrow just slightly to make sure that you still get that nice angle going on with the eyes. So there you have it. That's how to do dramatic eye makeup. I'm Taylor Babaian. Thanks for watching.