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Blended Eyes Beginner Tutorial by KatieAlves Blended Eyes Beginner Tutorial by KatieAlves
Welcome to my beginner tutorial! Iíd do a video one, but you wouldnít be able to SEE anything. My video camera sucks! So Iíve numbered each picture so you can easily follow each step that Iíve written down here.

First Iíve set out EVERYTHING that I use (some I havenít even used, but I will in the future) not just the ones used for this tutorial. So now you can see exactly what I use.

1. Brushes.
Iíve set out each type of brush Iíve got. All of them are just random brushes that Iíve collected over the years. None of them have names on them, theyíre just ones Iíve gotten from kits. One of them is a lip brush and it works wonderful for clean lines! The big brushes Iíve used on the full face, but never just the eyes or lips, theyíre too big. The medium ones are usually for application of the shadow. Not the small details. Tiny is used for the small details, but usually the pins are the main thing I use for the really fine details.

2. Eyeshadows
So these are the main things I use. I love Covergirlís eyeshadows! Theyíre so bright and go on very nice. The strange thing about them is the longer you have them on, the sparklier they get.
The Rimmel ones are creams, and Iím not that big of a fan of them. Theyíre really pretty when you first put them on, but soon they start going in the crease of your eyelid and it is not pretty.
The Avon stuff is surprisingly good! I wear the gold everyday to work and it is extremely shiny. (I have to look normal for work, blah)
The Líoreal one is just a standard blue, nothing special but itís nice for a more normal look.
The Annabelle ones are WEIRD! You put them on blue, and they change purple after you wear them for a little while. Itís fun if you want to freak out your friends. ďWerenít you wearing blue before?Ē

3. Liquid Liners
I love love love these things! These are the main thing I use for the tiny details. The brushes are pretty small themselves, but if I need it smaller, I just dab it on a pin. The Gosh ones are IMPOSSIBLE to get off. They really suck into your skin! Theyíre super bright and last forever, but if youíre just going to be wearing it for only a little while, theyíre not fun to get off.
The Líoreal black liner goes on wonderful. My only complaint is that it flakes off way too easily. For me, just doing it for fun and not going out, itís fine. But if you wore this out for a while, itíd flake off in no time. Iíd suggest getting a better kind. The Rimmel ones are really good, bright, stay on for a long time and donít REALLY stick to your skin afterwards. Theyíre sometimes a little tricky to get off, but no where near as hard as the Gosh.
The unknown one was my first liquid liner. The actual liner was crappy, but the brush is tiny! It works wonderful for small details! I think it came from the dollar store.

4. SPARKLES!!!!!
Oh how I love sparkles. If you want some heavy duty sparkles, you seriously want to get the Wet N Wild Mega Sparkles. They are amazing! Though they stick to you for days, but theyíre SO SPARKLY!
The Body shop has a mineral sparkle that is so pretty! I use it for the whiteish silver stuff and it stays on pretty well!
The Caboodles is just fun. Itís got a huge brush with SCENTED sparkles. Thatís right! It smells like strawberries!

5. Random Crap
The most important thing out of ALL the stuff Iíve shown you is the Make-up Remover! If youíre going to be playing around with make-up, always make sure to have this! Some of this stuff is hard to get off and this seriously is like magic! Itís Neutrogena, oil free, so it doesnít leave your face feeling like youíve just oiled up. It takes stuff off in seconds!
Annabelle Black Eyeliner, itís the only black eyeliner I use. It goes on nice and smooth, so youíre not ripping your eyes off and it doesnít smear everywhere.
Skittles lip balm. Smells AMAZING! I just use this for when Iím doing my lips. It helps the shadows stay on and it makes the clean up so much faster!
Rubies Halloween Cream Make-up. This is what I use for all the white details. The only thing is donít put a lot on your lips. It makes them feel funny and it says on the tube donít. Just donít! haha.
Revlon Mascara, it works amazing. I have pretty long lashes, but theyíre always so limp. This really curls the lashes and really extends them!

6. Palettes
From 6-8, theyíre just no name palettes Iíve picked up over the years. Theyíre from Shoppers drug mart andÖ well theyíre not THAT great. Some of the colours look bright, but when you put it on it just blows off. If youíre looking for light, pale colours, these work well. Some of the colours can go on bright, like the pink and red in 7 and the pink in 6, but the rest are pretty pale!

9. Mirror.
I love this Remington mirror with a passion. As a lot of you know, I wear glasses. When I take them off, Iím completely blind. This thing blows your eyes up like you wouldnít believe. It allows me to do make-up without my glasses and still be able to see. It also provides 4 different settings for light. I use the brightest so I can see everything that Iím doing! Seriously think of getting it. Itís worth it.

10. A Good Camera
Nothing worse then an amazing make-up job and a terrible quality picture. Get a half decent camera, doesnít have to be an expensive one, but one with at least a 4 megapixel thing! No webcams! Haha Mines a Sony, it works wonderful!

Finally! Now time to get started! Iíve only used the brushes from the eye shadows themselves, plus Q-tips and a pin.

11. Start with a clean base. You donít want yesterdays make-up mixing in with the new stuff.

12. Iím using the Covegirl shadows, this one is the 425 lime alive. Depending on how much you put on, it either can go on a neon yellow, or a lime green. (It looks more yellow, unless you mix with the turquoise) Iím sort of in the middle here. Donít worry about putting it on neatly right now, just slapíer on.

13. Next is the 434 turquoise tempest. Just put it on in the middle, donít worry about blending yet.

14. Finally is the 450 indigo impact. Add it to the end and go further out past your eye. Make it go into a point as shown in the picture. Try to follow your lid line when the eye is closed.

15. Blend. First take the lime eye shadow on your brush and add it to the beginning of the turquoise. Itíll turn into a bright green. If you want it more turquoise or more lime, add the colour you prefer. It might take a few times to get the perfect blend. Do the same with the turquoise and the blue. When finished, use a Q-tip to clean up any fly away eye shadow.

16. Add black liner to the underneath. I used the Annabelle pencil for this, not the liquid liner. Extend it out to the end of the blue. I use a Q-tip to go along the bottom and side to clean it up.

17. Add black to the corner and extend it just a little bit. For people with glasses, donít go too far, otherwise the feet of the glasses will smudge it and itíll just be a mess! Go up under the lid just a little bit, but make it look like your have black all around the eye. The lashes should help fill in the black.

18. Grab your liquid liner and grab a pin. If you donít feel safe using a pointy pin, you can cut off the end. I used scissors for it once, and it worked fine. Just be careful not to send it flying into your eye! Be cool, wear safety glasses. Dip your liquid liner brush into the tube and then dab the pin against the brush. Donít get too much, otherwise itíll drip off.

19. Open your eyes REALLY wide. Ok, not that wide, and carefully dab the pin under your eye, like the picture shows. Try not to use the side of the pin, otherwise itíll turn into a line. If the dot is looking a little funny, grab a Q-tip and just try again! I did about 6, but you can continue around the eye if you want. Let it dry!

20. Finally itís time to put the mascara on. My trick is to do one eye, do the other and then do a second coat. I let them dry for just a few moments, so the second coat really makes them thick and long!

21. There you have it. A final picture of what the eyes look like. My camera washed out the lime and turquoise a bit, so 22 is of a picture without the flash.

I hope you enjoyed this! Iíll be doing another in the future, slightly harder! If you guys try this, send me a picture! Iíd love to see it! Iíll put it up in my journal!

Any questions? Just ask!
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SheyChan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
so nice! But I am one of this guys who never use firmly make up... because I won't train it... so it would surely look like some creep on me.
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TheCanarianEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was playing around with my makeup last night, trying to do this :) you do such lovely work~ What kind of brush do you use to get it to a point at the end? Whatever I try looks too rounded
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I used a really fine craft brush! But a really good technique is to put a piece of tape along the edge of your eye and then add the eyeshadow. You don't need a really small brush, just bring the eyeshadow closer to the edge until you make a point. Take off the tape and you have a perfect edge with a small end!
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TheCanarianEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D I shall definitely try that~
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engelangelicamodel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
So dissapointed to see you use cosmetic tested on animals :(
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Which one is tested on animals?

This was posted almost 2 years ago when I was first starting out. I don't even use any of this makeup anymore.
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engelangelicamodel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
L'Oreal, sadly.
I was browsing through the all thing didn't notice the date. I am very glad if you don't use l'Oreal anymore, theses people are just down cruel.
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nah, the stuff was pretty crappy anyways.
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Ultramarine7 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...I can barely do eyeliner properly... hopefully, with enough practice (lots and lots and lots and lots of practice), I can eventually move on to stuff like this! Thanks for sharing!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here: [link]
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DeadRoseInTheSnow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Have you ever considered using a nail dotting tool instead of the pins? Just thought that it might be a little bit safer :)
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I haven't used a pin in quite a while now thankfully! I've found a small enough brush! :D
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ViolinGoddess Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Being a Costumer myself, my instinct would be to use a match stick (either end), or the extra long matches used for lighting fireplaces!
Now days there are a variety of straight pins with lots of sizes, shapes and lengths of that wouldn't trigger a frightful response of sticking a needle THAT close to my eyeball.
Additionally, several small sizes of kitting needless that are soft to the touch, but fine at the point.

Just My FYI;
Violin Goddess
~Goddess Couture~
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Rheas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
might use one day
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Dragon-star23 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool. I think that I might use it or show it to one of my friends so that she can do it. :D :squee:
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SallySamson Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH!!!
Now i know how to do! :D
Thank you for showing how to conjure up the beauty eyes<3
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Cylpso Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not hard at all~! (Sorry I've been creeping on all your pictures XD)
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Tasneem Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I love you. Really. I do. :)
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Karen-Akkermans Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Sorry but I don't think pins, trimmed or not, belong anywhere near eyes. I understand you are very careful with them but it is very unsafe :s Why don't you try a dotting tool? originally for nail art, but will work just fine and is a lot safer. I don't want to be mean, but I am just concerned :)
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I stopped using pins a long time ago. I use spotter paint brushes now. A pin was the only thing that was small enough to do all my details. I never poked myself, I was extremely careful with it.
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Karen-Akkermans Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
:phew:
okay glad you reassured me ^^
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TotarryJew Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Lol big ass brushes
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CittyCat105 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I think this goes without saying but - wow do you have a lot of eye shadow!
love you stuff. I gotta try this.
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themagpiesnest Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great tutorial - I need to try this out some time!
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BesaChan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I tried this, but it's no where near as good as this.
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Keep practicing! :D
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lillyofthevally Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I've wondered if when you blink the make-up smears?
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Nope, I never have that problem! I blink multiple times just creating this. If you have a problem with smudging or it falling off quickly, use eyeliner or eyeshadow primer!
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justcause553 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn girl! Lots of MAKE UP! Pete!
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Arashi-Kuro Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have an fairy eyes?
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I have this one here: [link] which I will be making a video tutorial of!
and an actual scene with a fairy: [link]
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Arashi-Kuro Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!! I adore your Fall vs. Spring makeup. What inspired you to first start doing makeup like this?
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Halloween! :D
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:iconarashi-kuro:
Arashi-Kuro Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD They're just beautiful.
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Spazz-Of-Spades Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
oooh I want your mirror! Do you happen to remember how much it costs? (Ignore this if you find the question too prying....)
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
My mom says she thinks it costed about 60 bucks, but she can't really remember. I've had it for a while and I'll DIE when it breaks!
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True2Koinu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OoO need to try this
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HaneWolf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
thanks for makin!!
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PrincessOfDarknessHD Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oooo definitely gunna try some of your makeup works.
Your amazing!
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KikuElric Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I wonder if I'd be able to wear somthing like this at the school I'm going to next year.....
Heheh, I'm gonna find out the first day :stab:
I'm just about in love with your makeup, though.
I can't believe I JUST heard about you :stupidme:
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:iconkatiealves:
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Do it! I wear this all the time, all I get is complements!
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:iconkikuelric:
KikuElric Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I bet! It looks so cool!
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Serenity-Pure Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to try this, and wear it to school O: I will freak everyone out. :3 <3
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
If THIS freaks everyone out, then your school is full of a bunch of boring people! XD
This is my tame, normal make-up!
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Serenity-Pure Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you are totally right. The reason why I don't like my school is because EVERYONE is such a....normal, jerky, teenager. None of them stand out, and none of them have a creative mind of their own. Plus I just love to freak people out xD :3
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Bah, what a terrible school! Freak em out! haha
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Serenity-Pure Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe trust me, I will xD I also can't wait to see my teacher's reactions O:
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PostitBowie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I really love your work! It's truly amazing :3
How long does it take to do this? & how do you make it last? my make up always fades within an hour x(
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KatieAlves Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Put an eyeliner down first underneath the eyeshadow (same colour, or white or black depending on the shade you're looking for). It helps the shadow stick and makes it last WAYYYY longer!
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PostitBowie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
cool, thanks :D
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