Friday, March 2, 2012

Two-Tone Color Tattoo Tutorial

Remember ages ago when I got a few pots of Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadows?  Well, I never really posted any tutorials on them because I was using them as monochromatic color washes for a quick fix before heading off to work, school, etc.  There was really nothing for me to demonstrate...just swipe on color with finger and go, you know what I mean?  Well, a couple days ago I decided to "go crazy" and use two colors at once.  Lol.  Just thought I'd show you guys what I came up with:

Nothing spectacular.  I just used Tenacious Teal and Bad To The Bronze to create a dual-tone look.  It's almost as easy as just using a monochromatic wash...but that doesn't really make sense because here we have two colors instead of one, so forget that I said that.  It's still easy though.

I'm going to start by applying Tenacious Teal halfway up my top lid and along my bottom lid:

Please excuse the inconsistency in color.  My camera's auto-white balance was going crazy with my lighting.  But you get the idea, right?

Next, using Bad To The Bronze, I'm going to trace around the Tenacious Teal:

You can stop here and add eyeliner if you like, I'm just going to take it one step further which is completely optional.

For added depth, I'm going to use a contour brush to add a bit of dark brown eyeshadow to my crease:

Now I'll just line my eyes as usual:

Curl lashes, apply mascara, and I'm ready to go:

Overall look:

There you go!  Easy-peasy. :D  I thought I was fine with a monochromatic color wash, but the dual tone really adds an extra dimension of depth to the eyes.  I find that the bronze and teal are very complimentary: the teal gives you a pop of color while the bronze brings the whole look down-to-earth, which I think is a fine balance.  Hope you guys enjoyed the the tutorial!  I've worn my eyes this way twice in a row already, love it!



  1. So pretty! I'm definitely going to pick up some of that shadow!

    1. Thanks Kayla! I think you'll enjoy them, they're easy and fun to use as well as being a very good quality product! :)

  2. Gah, I'm so jealous it turned out looking so gorgeous on you :p I can't wear blue eye shadow without looking weird :(

    1. Haha, thank you! I really don't wear too much full-on, blue shadow these days. But if I feel like a pop of color, I might use a blue eyeliner. ;)