Hello babs! I was feeling very creative the other day and the idea just popped into my head to see if I could create an eye look inspired by Breast Cancer and Down Syndrome awareness month… Down Syndrome awareness is very close to home as I have a niece with Down Syndrome so I thought it would be great to do something for it and with it being Breast Cancer awareness month too I thought it’s best to show awareness for the both 🙂
Eyebrows (used the same for both looks)
– Brow kit I got from eBay
– Pixi by Petra: Brow Tamer in Translucent
– Mascara: Revlon – Wonder’fully Real in Extreme Black
– Eyeshadow: I Heart Makeup – Chocolate and Peaches palette
I Heart Makeup – Chocolate Vice palette
NYX Cosmetics – Ultimate Brights palette
– Pressed glitter: Goddess.glitters in Baby
1. I set the concealer on the lid using Delicious so that the other shades could blend easily over top.
2. I then used the shade Convert as my transition in the crease so that the pinks had something to blend into and it not being so harsh when blended out.
3. To start building up the crease I mixed the shades Peach and Must to start building up the pink.
4. I then packed the intense pink from the NYX palette onto the inner and outer corners of my eye to create a halo effect.
5. Then I used the slightly softer pink from the same palette to blend out the inner and outer corners into the pinks already in the crease.
6. Using the pressed glitter I packed this over the centre of the lid to finish off the halo eye.
7. On my lower lash line I mixed the 2 pinks out of the NYX palette to blend underneath.
8. To highlight my inner corner and brow bone I used the pink highlight from the Sophdoesnails x Makeup Revolution highlighting palette to tie in with the pink theme.
– Mascara: Too Faced – Better Than Sex in Black
– Eyeshadow: NYX Cosmetics – Ultimate Brights palette
1. I didn’t actually use a transition shade I just start to blend out the yellow shade into my crease.
2. After buffing the yellow into the crease as much a liked I then packed the yellow shade all over the lid.
3. Using an eyebrow/eyeliner brush I used the blue shade to start creating a wing on my outer corner to then start turning it into one half of the Down Syndrome ribbon.
4. Once I had got the blue where I needed it I then mixed the yellow and the orange shade to then draw the other half of the ribbon.
5. I then used the blue shade and blended this onto my lower lash line so that the yellow and the blue again represent the colours of the ribbon.
6. To highlight my inner corner and brow bone I used the shade Sunburst from the ABH glow kit in ‘That Glow’ as it tied in with the yellow on the lid.
I had so much fun creating both of these looks but the one I am most please with is the Down Syndrome one purely for how proud I am with how the ribbon turned out! I am so glad I can share this with you as it helps gain awareness for both of these things.
Thanks for reading!
See you in my next post…
– Jessica x