This is going to be a step by step of how I do my "halo" eye looks. Also, I incorporated gold into the look because gold is the color for Children's Cancer Awareness and September is Children's Cancer Awareness Month. This hits home for me, I had a member of my family beat liver cancer at the age of 2, I believe. So to show my support in a makeup type way, I thought I'd sport a gold look. I will also say that this was brought to my attention and inspired by Manny MUA. His video for it is right here. If you want to learn more about Children's Cancer Awareness then check out Cancer Free Kids for ways that you can help raise awareness.
To start out my "halo" I lay down my primer, and then apply a shade of eye shadow that is closest to my skin tone so that my colors go on and blend smoother. I then put Peach Smoothie from Makeup Geek in the crease as a peach transition color. It's very pale you can barely see it. It just warms it up the crease.
Next I use a pencil brush to apply a cranberry color. This one is Bitten from Makeup Geek. I apply it on the lid first from lashes then up slightly in the crease. Then I apply it on the inner corner of the lid. Trying my best to leave the middle open.
Then I take a large blending brush and blend over everything. From there, I take a darker shade, which was Deep Plum by ABH, and apply that the same way with the pencil brush. I stay closer to the lash line and don't bring it up as far as that first color.
Next, I apply my middle or bright shade with my finger. I do this no matter what color it is. I don't know why I just feel like with halo looks using your finger to apply your middle shade is the best way. I used In the Spotlight from Makeup Geek first and then I put Tan pigment from MAC over top with a brush.
From here I blend again. Which is key with these looks, you have to constantly blend. Then I touch up the corners again so that I don't lose the intensity of the darker colors. I usually go back and add more to the center and to the corners several times until I'm satisfied.
Lastly I take a denser, smaller, blending brush and that cranberry shade again and work it into the crease. I want it to be a softer color and not so intense in the crease unlike the lid where I want the most pigment to be.
Then I just apply the red shade on the entire lower lash line with a pencil brush or any other small brush would do. I add lashes, I don't do liner but you can if you want. I feel like liner is for more dramatic and structured looks and this one is a little more messy and blown out. So I would just put on a pair of fluffy lashes and be done with it. These lashes are Lilly Lashes in Mykonos. Any lash will do though.
The lips are Colour Pop Cosmetics "Avenue" if you're wondering.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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