Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ombre eyes : Pink to Plum Sequence

I have shot some posts on different combinations that make up the 'Ombre' effect. This is a degrade of the lighter colors fading into dark. Using the same family of colors here, I could also call it 'mono chromatic' eyes.

Taking a hue (Red in this case) and then adding a tint (white), tone (grey) and shade (black), we can achieve a spectrum of colors that look amazing and blend beautifully.

Monochromatic eyes can be done in all the possible color combinations keeping the hue same and adding different achromatic colors to create effect. I hope you like this Ombre effect. So lets see how to do this look.

I have used the BH cosmetics 88 Tropical Shimmer eyeshadow palette to create ombre effect looks. It has incredibly shiny and shimmery colors in varied finishes from frosty, shimmery to duo chrome. 
 I have used the following shades :
  1. Frosted Beige with hint of Pink
  2. Frosted Icy pink
  3. Frosted candy pink
  4. Duo chrome pink with a hint of lilac
  5. Burgundy shimmer (with red nuances)
  6. Deeper purple brown (it looks burgundy in the pictures but its not)

Conceal the under eye circles to brighten up the eyes.

Prime the lids. Fill in the brows with Bourjois Sourcils pencil in Ebony and groom the brows.

Trace the upper lash line and near the lash line with Lancome Le Khol pencil in Noir. Also line the outer third of the lower lid and a little bit of the crease with the pencil.

Blend the pencil before it dries up with a pencil brush. Smooth out as much as desired to get a hazy finish. Add some more pencil in case required to darken the lash lines. 

Blend the black pencil in the crease and soften the line. We do not want a cut crease.

Apply #5 in the outer crease and blend inwards with a dome shaped crease brush.

Apply #2 as a highlight and blend into burgundy shade.

Apply #1 just under the brow bone to add some light there. Then apply #3 on the inner part of the lid. Also highlight the inner corners with the same color. This looks extremely frosty now, so we need to create an ombre effect to make the look demure.

Apply shade #4 on the middle third of the lid to join the inner and outer shades. You can see the degrade of the monochromes in a tint, tone and shade.

Darken the outer corners and shape up the crease with #6. Lighter inner areas and outer darker areas add a beautiful dimension to create most bedazzling beautiful eyes.

Create the same ombre effect in the lower lids to mirror with the upper lids. I chose not to add any pencil in the inner rims of lower lids as I felt that it could look a bit harsh. To make it appear angelic one could add in a beige pencil. I didn't add any.

Curl the lashes and finish off with several coats of Revlon Custom eyes mascara. 

This defines the Ombre effect and looks really stunning. Such effects can also be created with contrast colors.

Finish off the look with soft matte pink on cheeks and stain the lips. I loved Benefit's Posie Tint (Bought from  a store named Beautiful in Mumbai) for that effect. You can also do a bit of highlighting with a cream or powder highlighter. Just make sure that the look does not look very frosty and icy.


  • Too Faced Beauty Balm SPF 15
  • Clinique All About Eyes concealer
  • Kryolan Translucent Powder
  • Benefit Posie Tint
  • MAC Mineralize blush duo in Hanging Loose
  • Too Faced Shadow insurance eyeshadow primer
  • BH cosmetics 88 Tropical shimmer palette
  • Lancome Le Khol pencil in Noir
  • Shiseido Eye lash curler
  • Bourjois Sourcils pencil in Ebony
  • Revlon Customeyes mascara
I am on a trial of the Max Factor False Lash Effect 24 Hr mascara in Black/Brown. Its super duper long lasting and will be reviewing it soon.

Hope you liked the tutorial. Do let me know in the comments.

Till then,


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  1. You have done a fabulous job.. I am also very much into eye makeup.:)

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  2. Hailaaa... this iss sooo sexayyy.. Doc every eye make up u do is sooo sexy and chic! <3

    1. Hahaha....thanks a lot Erica...There are many more to come!

  3. subtle yet striking~

  4. this is incredibly va va viva voom!

    1. Thanks a lot Coral sweet of u to say that


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