Welcome again to the best of our Idea Gallery June 2012 (see our previous roundups). In the past month we have seen everyone’s creativity at its best. With the use of natural shades, bold colors and remarkable techniques, our artist truly showed us their amazing skills. The summer hues definitely played a role in the wide selections of shades used from blue ocean shades, warm sunsets, and hot days, everything seemed to inspire our artist. Regardless of whether you are looking for a natural day look or a more dramtic, eye-catching look it can all be found here.
Just click on each individual picture to visit the original Idea Gallery post for a complete list of products and more pictures. Under each image, we’ve also included some tips for each look to give you an idea on how to achieve it!
A classic look never goes out of style, and this is the perfect example. Here our arstist used Makeup Geek eyeshadows to create this stunning look. Use Brown Sugar on the lid and then blend out using the color Latte. Add the shade Bada Bing in the crease to add depth to the look. Bring the Bada Bing under the eye 1/3 – 1/2 of the way and finish by adding the one of the lighter shades. Feather the colors out with Glamorous and add Purely Naked under the brow for a soft highlight. Add a touch of Bling to the inner corner to help open the eyes. Wing out your eyeliner and you have a stunning yet classy look that is breathtaking.
Adding pops of vibrant color to a neutral look is an easy way to incorporate color. Using Makeup Geek eyeshadows the artist used Moondust over the inner 1/3 of her eyelid and the outer 1/3. Place the shade Gold Digger in the center to bring attention to the eye. Use a small amount of Corrupt to the outer V and blend in a thin line into the crease. With a fluffy brush, blend the color Mango Tango above the crease are and feather out. Add the shade Ice Queen as a highlight under your browbone. Combine the shades Sensuous and Burlesque and sweep it under the eye to finish off this simple yet elegant look.
This look is fun and stunning all at the same time and perfect for anyone who loves green. Begin by placing the color Poison Ivy on the inner 1/3 and out 1/3 of your eyelid. Next, gently pat the shade Pixie Dust in the center of the eye between the Poison Ivy. Use the color Dirty Martini on the outer v and blend slightly up into the crease. Go back in with the color Poison Ivy to feather the color out and get rid of any harsh lines. Do the same thing with the color Shimmermint and then use Bling under the brow as a highlight and in the inner corner. Place Dirty Martini under the eye coming in 1/2 of the way and finish up with Pixie Dust.
This fresh summer look is stunning but so easy to achieve. Here, the artist only used 4 eyeshadows, 3 Makeup Geek and 1 Inglot. Begin by placing #439P by Inglot on the outer 1/2 of the eye and blend up slightly past the crease. Go in with Makeup Geek’s Glamorous and place on the inner 1/2 of the eye. Use the shade Neptune by Makeup Geek and blend this gently into the crease making sure not to bring it in to far. Be careful and make sure you blend out any harsh lines. Use the color Shimma Shimma as a highlight and in the inner corner. Bring the Inglot shade under the eye 1/3 of the way and then go back over the edge with the Neptune. Use Glamorous and bring the color in under the eye the rest of the way.
This is a perfect example of how neutral shades can still make a dramatic impact. Begin by creating a fine crease line with the color Mocha. Next, blend out that line with the color Brown Sugar. Now place the color Ice Queen on the lower lid coming in 1/3 of the way. Take the color Bleached Blonde and fill in the rest of the lower eyelid. Now use the color Homecoming and apply it to the outer 1/3 of the eye making sure to stay under the crease. Use the color Bling as a highlight under your brow bone. Line your eyes with a cat eye effect and run the color Homecoming over the edge of the bottom liner.
Here is a perfect example of how bright colors can make you look amazing. Sugarpill cosmetics would be great for this look. Begin by placing a a bright yellow on the inner 1/3 of your eye. Use a vivd orange shade and place it down next making sure to cover the line left from the yellow shade. Repeat this with a bright pink color and finish by adding a brilliant purple on the outer 1/3 and bring it up slightly into the crease. Now take a bold green and sweep the color back and forth in the crease and bringing it up slightly making sure to feather out any harsh lines. Use the same process for the under eye area and then use a white as a highlight. Add some crystals on the outer edge of the eye for added drama.
The classic black smokey eye is here to stay! And here the artist shows us how to get that stunning and dramtic eye using Makeup Geek eyeshadows. Begin by placing NYX’s Black Bean over the lower eye lid and blending the color out. Take Makeup Geek’s Corrupt and place the color on the lower eyelid keeping the majority of the color near the lashes. Use the shade Cupcake to blend out any harsh lines to soften the edges left by the black. Go in with Burlesque and sweep into the crease area and feather out with the shade Cupcake again. Use Vanilla Bean as your highlight and in the inner corner. Use Corrupt under the eye an and go back over using Burlesque to complete the look.
Proof that not all smokey eyes have to be black, this colorful smokey eye is stunning. Begin by placing a bright yellow shade on the lower eyelid going up but not past the crease. Use a bright purple shade and sweep into the crease coming in 1/3 to 1/2 of the way and feather it out. Take Makeup Geek’s Poolside and place it in the crease making sure to cover the line left from the purple and bring it in the rest of the way and blend it out as well. Use Corrupt in the crease in a thin line and feather it out making sure not to completely cover the previous colors. Use a white shade as your highlight nd bring the purple under the eyes coming in 3/4 of the way. Use a bright green to bring the bottom liner in all the way and line the water line with a blue of your choice.
These jewel tones look stunning together. The artist here used Makeup Geek eyeshadows to create this look. Placer Glamourous over the first 1/3 of your eyelid, then the color Razzleberry over the next 1/3. Bitten is on the next 1/3 and follow up with Envy bringing that color up into the crease. Blend the crease out with the shade Sea Mist and then feather that color out with the shade Shimmermint. Use White Lies under the browbone as a highlight. Place Shimma Shimma in the inner corner. For the under eye are, place Envy under the outer part and then follow with Razzleberry, Bitten and then Glamours.
Summer colors influenced this artist. Begin by using a bright blue like Makeup Geek’s Neptune on the outer 1/3 of the eye and blending the color up slightly past the crease. Use a bright purple shade on the next 1/3 of the eye making sure to cover the line from the previous color. Then place a bright pink shade and make sure to feather the edges out. Use a white to fill in the inner 1/3 of the eye and in the inner corner. Use a light aqua shade like Makeup Geek’s Mermaid in the crease to blend out any harsh lines. Line the bottom of the eyes with the same purple and go over the edges with the aqua shade you choose.
This is another example of how the right combination of colors can look amazing on the eye. Sugarpill would be ideal for this look. To begin, use the shade Buttercupcake on the inner 1/2 of the eye. Go in with the color Flampoint and place this on the middle of the lower eyelid. Use the color Afterparty on the outer 1/3 of the eye and slightly blend the color into the crease making sure to blend out any harsh edges. Use a green shade like Midoir under the eyes coming in 1/2 of the way and finsh lining the bottom of the eyes with Buttercupcake.
This is a perfect example of stunning yet simple. The artist here used a combination of a Sleek palette and Makeup Geek eyeshadows to acheive this look. Begin by placing the green shade from the Sleek Ulta Matte Darks on to the lower eyelid. Use Makeup Geek’s Mocha in the crease area and feather the color out with a softer brown shade. Use the same Mocha under the lower eyes. Use Makeup Geek’s Vanilla Bean to blend out the colors and use as a highlight shade and in the inner corner.
This Dita Von Tesse look is striking! Here the artist used a combination of Wet’n Wild and drugstore makeup to show you don’t have to have the most expensive makeup to achieve a remarkable look. Begin by placing a white eyeshadow like Makeup Geek’s White Lies to the lower eyelid. Next, blend a brown shade like Mocha into the crease and blend out with a soft shade such as Purely Naked. This look is all about that winged eyeliner. Use an angled eyeliner brush and a gel eyeliner to create percision lines. Add those rockin red lips and your look is complete.
This look is for the not so faint at heart. The artist here used a combination of Makeup Geek and Sugarpill for this dramatic look. Begin by placing Unicorn on the inner 1/3 of the eye. The use the shade Neptune on the next 1/3 making sure to blend the line wher the two shades meet. Continue this with the colors, Poolside, Midori, Buttuercupcake, Manderine and Razzleberry. Use Tako as a highlight. The key to this look is the sharp edges. Using a piece of scotch tape on the outer corner will provide the sharp line. Use a Q-Tip on the eyelid to help create a clean line. Take a very small brush and the loose pigment Stella by Sugarpill and draw starts on the eyeshadow. Use Makeup Geek’s Corrupt to line the eyelid and smudge it under eyes. Make sure to add false lashes to the upper and lower lids.
This look is just as beautiful as a bride on her wedding day. The artist here uses a combination of Makeup Geek and NYX eyeshadows. Begin with NYX’s Peach Bronze on the lower lid. Add NYX’s Dark Brown onto the outer corner and blend slightly up into the crease. Feather the color out with NYX’s Sahara and then with Makeup Geek’s Vanilla Bean. Use Makeup Geek’s Ice Queen as a highlight and in the inner corner to help open the eyes. With Corrupt by Makeup Geek, liner the upper eyelid and smudge under the eye. Go back over the edge with NYX’s Dark Brown and line the upper and lower waterlines to make the lashes look fuller.
For all you who love an adventerous look, this one’s for you! The artist created this using all Makeup Geek eyeshadow. Place a piece of tape or hold a tissue at the edge of the eye and create a cut crease with the color Moondust, then blend the color up slightly. Use the shade Bling as a highlight under the brow bone. Go back with the color Ice Queen and place this on the lower eye lid from the inner corner coming in 1/3 – 1/2 of the way and bring it down on to the bottom lashes on the inner part of the eye. Then go in with the shade Manderine and place it on the lower eyelid the rest of the way. Go back in with Razzleberry and place this on the outer corner to darken it up. Use an angled eyeliner brush to create this unique winged effect under the eye and go over the edge with a green of your choosing. Take a fine brush and with Ice Queen draw a line where the tape was removed.
Arabic smokey eyes are a stunning way to play up your eyes. The artist here used a Sleek palette and Makeup Geek eyeshadows. Place a piece of scotch tape or hold a tissue at the edge of the eye to create that crisp line. Begin by placing a gold color like Makeup Geek’s Gold Digger on the inner 1/3 of the eye. Go in with a teal shade like Makeup Geek’s Poolside and place on the rest of the eyelid and bring up slightly into the crease. Feather this color out with a lighter teal shade like Makeup Geek’s Mermaid and feather the color out making sure to avoid any harsh lines. Use Ice Queen as a highlight shade. Using a mixing medium or a drop of contact solution, and with an angled eyeliner brush line eyes making sure to bring the liner to a point in the inner corner. Add a touch of the Mermaid under the eyes to finish the look.
This simple, yet stunning look is sure to become a classic. Here our artist used a combination of products to achieve this lovely look. Place a thin layter of NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk on the eye as a base. Go in with Sugarpill’s Buttercupcake on the lower lid. Then use a shimmery yellow over that to add some sparkle. Here our artist used L’Oreal’s HIP Pigment in Visionary. Use a combination of Makeup Geek’s Gold Digger and Bleached Blonde in the crease and blend out. Use the color Ice Queen as a highlight under the brows. Line the bottom of the eyes with the shade Brown Sugar and a touch of NYX’s gold glitter eyeliner. Use Corrupt to line the upper lashline to complete this fairytale look.
A perfect warm look for the warm summr months and perfect for day or night. This look is obvioulsy done using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. To accomplish this look begin by putting Half Baked in the inner corner of the eye. Then, go in with the color Chopper and place it in the middle of the eyelid. Uset the shade Blackout on the outer corner of the eye and then use the color Busted to blend it out. Place the color Tease in the crease and blend out making sure to fether out any harsh lines. Place the shade Foxy under the browbone as your highlight shade. Use Snakebite under the lower lashline and Bootycall in the inner corner.
We loved all these looks so much and couldn’t wait to share them with you. Be sure to check out our previous Idea Gallery Round-Ups, and keep submitting your stuning creations. Keep an eye on the idea gallery to see if your look made it!