The Almond Eye

Hi Guys & Dolls,

Makeup for me is about telling a story. The story of the almond eye is powerful, elegant, and sexy. They don’t ask for your attention they command it. The look is bold and graphic, flowing with the eye shape, enhancing it, redefining the scale. The matte black is a stunning look on it’s own, but by adding a tasteful amount of glitter it becomes luxurious. By pairing the bold eyes with a nude or mostly-nude face, the story is edited and clear- the eyes have it.

Who this look is great for: Nearly everyone, but particularly if you have smaller eyes. The shape draws the eyes out giving them a bit more real estate, the bold color pulls focus, and by leaving the inner rims bare if creates the illusion that your eyes are wider. If you have very red or pink inner rims line with white.

Who might this not work for : This might not work for you if you have a very prominent ocular(brow) bone, particularly if it is strong on the side of your eye as it will interfere with the shape.

I encourage you all to try it- unleash your inner vixen.

Below are a battery of photos of this look- it photographs beautifully!

Eyes:

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Too Face “Perfect Black” Perfect Eyes Waterproof Liner

Urban Decay Blackout Shadow

Lit Cosmetics Glitter Base

Lit Cosmetics Back in Black size 3 Glitter

Milani Runway Eyes Mascara

Faux Lash Dark Slants False Lashes

Face:

Too Face Primed & Poreless Primer

Urban Decay Naked  Foundation

Purely Cosmetics Diamond Finish Powder

tarte exposed Amazonian clay blush

Lips:

Too Faced “Perfect Nude” Perfect Lips Liner

Too Faced Naked Dolly La Creme Lipstick

DISCLOSURE: Some of THE PRODUCTS SHOWN WERE SENT BY PR FOR EDITORIAL CONSIDERATION. COMPLIMENTARY PRODUCTS Do not RECEIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT; MY SUBSCRIBERS ARE MY #1 PRIORITY SO IF I WOULDN’T RECOMMEND IT TO MY BEST FRIEND, I WON’T RECOMMEND IT TO YOU. THIS VIDEO/POST CONTAINS OPINIONS THAT ARE SOLELY MY OWN; I AM NOT INFLUENCED BY, NOR DO I REPRESENT ANY COMPANY.

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22 comments

  1. LisaKay Balazs · August 28, 2012 LisaKay

    how did you get the lines so sharp?

  2. Phyrra (@Phyrra) · August 28, 2012 Phyrra

    Love this! It’s so sultry :)

  3. Caroline · August 28, 2012 Caroline

    I want to try this with a deep purple. I bet it would be great.

  4. Angelina · August 28, 2012 Angelina

    is the TF eyeliner really good at not smearing then? I can’t seem to find an eyeliner besides gel that stays put.
    also, this look is amazing! ^_^

  5. Taryn · August 28, 2012 Taryn

    Those lashes totally make this look even better!!

  6. Madamnoire · August 29, 2012 Madamnoire

    Oooh! :) So pretty! I will definitely try this one. I’m goth so I think it would look great with the rest of my style. :3

  7. Sara · August 29, 2012 Sara

    This is really cool! :)

  8. keepingupwiththekelly · August 29, 2012 keepingupwiththekelly

    I love this look, it’s so dark and mysterious while pretty at the same time!

  9. Amanda (Mae) · August 29, 2012 Amanda

    This is perfect! I love how it looks, looks awesome on you! <3

  10. Asia · August 29, 2012 Asia

    You are so fun to watch girl :)
    Love the look !

  11. Dani · August 29, 2012 Dani

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Good job u were so hilarious in the video(:

  12. Autumn · August 30, 2012 Autumn

    Cora, This look is just stunning! I love it so much!

  13. Laur · August 30, 2012 Laur

    Love this! But is there any way to do this without lining along the entire lower lid?? I have very round eyes and any liner on my bottom lid (besides the waterline) always looks too pronounced aaand I end up looking like an owl…

    • Sonya · August 31, 2012 Sonya

      I was going to ask the same thing! and my eyes are pretty big so that doesn’t help either lol

  14. jen · August 31, 2012 jen

    love this! will have to try soon. also love your necklace, where did you get it?

  15. Therese · September 2, 2012 Therese

    Just saw the video on YT, you’re so amazing! :D
    Whenever I try to get a sharp edge I always!! tend to mess it up in the end.. Guess I’ll need some more practice.. Anyway, loved it :)

  16. Kiyoko · September 3, 2012 Kiyoko

    Cora, you never cease to amaze me with your talents. You look absolutely fantastic <3 <3 <3

  17. shannon brimmer · September 5, 2012 shannon

    Hi Cora:) I just love this eye look and I am working on trying bolder looks and you are the best on youtube to showcase that! You are very honest and sweet in your videos and extremely talented. I do have one question to ask and tjat is when or if will you do any Halloween tutorials

  18. Brittany Fritz · September 12, 2012 Brittany

    I was wondering if you have ever done a tutorial on a black eye like this, where the edges are smoked out with another color? (like, solid black eye but black edges blended out, then another color, say bright pink, sort of lightly blended around the edges?) I have seen this look many times, and it seems simple but very bold. I love your tutorials, so I hoped maybe you might have something already or know what I mean. I have been wanting to try something a little out of my normal comfort zone.

  19. Cecilia · September 25, 2012 Cecilia

    Hey do you have wet n wild lipstick colors named copper dust and dark pink frost? If you do can you use it in a makeup tutorial.

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