Beauty Trend Breakdown: Ombre Eyes

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Beauty Trend Breakdown: Ombre Eyes
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This season’s eye makeup trends are bold, beautiful and not for the faint of heart. Embracing the graphic liners, high pigment jewel-toned shadows, and dramatic lashes can be a daunting task for those who might be wary to step outside their comfort zone and switch from neutrals and basic mascara to runway-worthy eye looks. That’s why we’ve tapped one of our go-to makeup experts, Stephanie Flor, to break down the trends and give you a close up play-by-play of how to apply some of the trendiest (and totally wearable) eye makeup looks.

Ombre is everywhere from hair to fabric and now it’s hitting eyelids in a big way. Our model, Chelsea, has porcelain skin, an adorable pixie cut and great baby blue eyes so we opted to go with an electric blue to violet ombre but any of the season’s jewel-toned shadows would be a great alternative, so feel free to experiment and find the right shades that work best for you. And always remember, the finishing touch to any great eye makeup look is the perfect lash. L’Oreal’s new Telescopic™ Shocking Extensions™ can take any look from natural to dramatic and gives your eyes a sexy finishing touch.

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Click through and learn how to achieve Chelsea's perfect Ombre Eye!

The first step to almost any eye makeup application is a primer. Priming the lid helps to absorb any oils on the lid and gives the pigment a surface to cling to, ensuring you get the brightest hue possible from your shadow. Magic Lumi Primer Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer; $12.95;


Apply a basic neutral shadow all over the lid up to the brow bone. We chose L’Oreal’s Infallible® 24 HR Eye Shadow in Iced Latte because it’s got the perfect hint of shimmer to offset the bright shadow. $7.95;


Sweep a deep violet shadow from the crease of the eye around to the lower lash line. The shadow should extend out to the end of the eyebrow and then wrap around. Infallible® 24 HR Eye Shadow in Perpetual Purple; $7.95;


An unexpected step and a trick to help make the violet pop is to add a hint of deep brown shadow to the outer corner of the lid. Apply a shadow like L’Oreal’s Infallible® 24 HR Eye Shadow in Continuous Cocoa in a circular motion starting at the outer corner and blend into the violet shadow. $7.95;


Next apply an electric blue liner to the upper lid. Start at the outer corner of the lid and draw a hard line across to the inner eye. Double Extend® Eye Illuminator Eyeliner in Black Sapphire; 8.95;


Blend a bright blue shadow from the inner corner of the upper and lower lids into the violet shadow to create the ombre effect. Applying the shadow after the liner helps to set the liner in place. Infallible® 24 HR Eye Shadow in Infinite Sky; $7.95;


Finish the look with a bold lash using L’Oreal Telescopic mascara on both the upper and lower lashes to create a dramatic effect. Telescopic™ Shocking Extensions; $9.95;


A step-by-step guide on how to accomplish Chelsea's Ombre Eye!

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