Nollywood actress, Uru Eke, has teamed up with beauty brand Unveil Makeup products to create fun, chic and colourful looks that can be emulated easily with only a few steps. The OnoBello.com beauty team is happy to share a few pointers for each look.
• Decide which colours you want to colour block. Uru Eke uses the peacock blue, hues of green and bright yellow in this picture
• Start with your lightest colour, and apply it with a brush to the inner corner of the eye, up to the crease and to the centre of the eyelid. Then take your medium shade and apply it to the middle of the lid out to the outer corner, blending it into the first shade so the colours flow together in the centre.
• Finish off with your third, boldest colour by layering it over the outer corner of the eye and along the upper lash line.
• Since this is such a high-impact look, make sure you don't overdo it with the rest of your makeup. Keep your lips and cheeks as understated as possible, just as Uru Eke has done.
• Pick a multitonal eye-shadow palette. Prime your lid by patting on regular foundation — it'll form a base for your makeup to stick to.
• Dip the tip of a dampened makeup brush into the darkest shadow, and draw a line across your upper and lower lash lines.
• Before the shadow dries, look up and blink—this marks a line on your skin in the creases, which you'll want to fill up to with your contouring, medium shadow.
• Rub the softest color in your palette above the creases and up to the brow bones to highlight.
• Sweep the light, pearly shadow around the corners of your eyes to make them seem larger (you can even dust a little under your lower lashes to offset dark circles).
• Trace on one last layer of the darkest color as liner, and smudge it with your finger or a cotton swab for a blurred effect.
• For extra oomph, curl your lashes, and coat on the deepest, darkest mascara you can find.
• Add a pop of colour with bold lips like Uru Eke has done
• It's best to use 2 shadows, a light and a dark. Pick a soft color for the entire eye area up to the browbone and then use the darker color in your eye's crease.
• For a softer and more modern look, try placing a dark blue close to the lashes with brighter colors further away. Keep in mind that dark shades can make eyes recede so make sure not to place color above the crease line.
• To ensure your bold eyeshadow colors won't look cheap, use a professional brush (throw away the freebies) and blend well into the eye.
• Skip the black eyeliner. It's just too harsh. Instead, try a deeper-hued shade of blue. Navy or indigo works great. Keep in mind that blue eyeliner can make blue eyes pop
• If you're opting for blue eyeshadow, keep the rest of your makeup light. Nude lips with gloss suit these strong eyes perfectly. Avoid colors on lips, they'll not only compete with your strong eyes, but the colors could clash.
Would you try any of these looks?
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