Monday, 6 January 2014

Berry eyes [Tutorial]

Usually I'm a nude eye fan, but over Christmas I began experimenting with my Inglot Freedom Palette and I love this Berry eye  so thought I'd do a little step by step tutorial :)


Apply a primer all over clean skin, I used Catrice Prime & Fine and blended in with my fingers.
If using moisturiser allow at least 10-15 minutes for it to soak in before using your primer. 

Apply foundation of choice, making sure to blend evenly. I went for Maybelline Fit Me foundation in 220, as I had some tan on, and applied with my NIMA Buffing Brush - my favourite brush for an even finish!

Apply your contour - Cheekbones, sides of face, nose & jawline. 
Apply Highlighter - Under brow, center of noce, cheeks/under eye.
You can also use powder highlighters & contour powders :)

Because I used cream based contour & highlighting products I had to blend in with my original foundation to ensure no lines. 


Brush through eyebrows with a clean mascara spoolie to ensure all hairs are going in right direction. 
Use brow pencil to draw a smooth line at the bottom of your brows. 
I used MAC Brow Pencil in Stud. 

Fill in rest of brows with a suitable powder product. 
Eyebrows are sisters not twins, they will never be perfect but do your best :)
I used Benefit Brow Zings in Medium. 


Using a warm toned medium brown shadow, blend into the socket with blending brush. 
Buff out until no lines are visible. 
This shadow will make it much easier to blend darker colours over it, so don't use anything too dark!
I used Inglot shade 337.

Using a flat-ish shadow brush, pat your chosen colour onto lid, up to the socket but not into it. 
I used Inglot shade 607.

With a darker brown shade and a smaller buffing brush, blend into the socket concentrating on outer socket. 
Do not go too high with this, that's what the lighter brown was for :)
Blend in with original (bigger) blending brush. If it won't blend use a little of the lighter warm brown colour on your brush to buff it out (not too much or it will dilute the darkness!)
Add a little white shadow into inner corner & under brow for highlight. 
I used Inglot shade 357, 329 & 355.

Optional: Darken the outer corner even more with an even darker brown shadow!
I used Inglot shade 329.

Apply a thin line of your lighter brown shadow under the eye, using a pencil or chisel brush. Use the darker shade (lightly) at outer corner & your lid colour at inner corner. 

Apply a medium line of your chosen liquid or gel liner, with a slight flick at the end. 
I find gel liners the easiest to use, paired with an angled liner brush. 
I also find it helps to slightly stretch the eye from the outer corner to get a smooth line. 
I used MAC Gel Liner in Black Track with NIMA Angled Liner Brush.

Use a generous amount of your favourite mascara to coat both top & bottom lashes & apply a pencil liner on bottom waterline to intensify the smokiness. 
Tip: Apply mascara to bottom lashes first to stop mascara going on your eyelids. 
I used Benefit They're Real Mascara & Rimmel Exaggerate Liner.


A nude lip is all you need to finish off this look :)

Do you like?


  1. I think that looks gorgeous, I haven't tried much from inglot I might put an order in xx

    1. Thanks Rosy! I love Inglot eyeshadows - they are so pigmented and they have some lovely colours! I'd definitely recommend checking them out :) x

  2. This turned out so gorgeous! And I can't get over how perfect your eyeliner is!


    1. Oh thank you! Lots & Lots of practice went into getting any good at liner! Its so hard lol xx

  3. Great tutorial - I love the step by step pics, you should do more of these :o) and gorgeous look! Xx

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    1. Thanks so much :) I loved doing the tutorial - it took me around 3 times as long to finish my makeup that night though lol - was worth it :) xo

  4. That's a beautiful eye look! I love how dramatic it is!

  5. Fortunately we Asians dont need any cream for tan. Sunlight is more than enough for making us tan. This procedure of making the skin artificially tan is so lengthy that I cant even follow it.