Thursday, April 28, 2011

Glossy Eyelids = Fail?

I've always been curious with the glossy eye makeup seen in beauty and high fashion magazines. The glossy effect is so beautiful. I even remember seeing glossy eye lids for the first time in Natalie Imbruglia's music video "Torn" back in the 90's (that song is SICK!). I had no clue what it was, but I was very much drawn into her shiny/wet look eyes.

What about in real life, can anyone pull off the glossy eye lids? I think it is possible, but I bet it would be annoying. I mean, having a sticky substance on your eyes would be so uncomfortable and it will just sink into the crease of the eyes making it look gross.

 Here are some photos I found on the internet showing what gloss eye makeup looks like.

Source: MakeupTalk.com

I bet they must have done these photo shoots really fast before the eye makeup creased O_o.

photos from google



So I tried it the other day to see how it would look on me. I didn't go anywhere because I'm afraid people would look at me weird lol.

 I primed my eyes with a matte concealer, then I dabbed a clear lip gloss on the lids (NYX round lip gloss in clear or you can use Vaseline too). I curled my lashes, applied a black mascara (Maybelline Volum Express Falsies) and voila! Glossy eye lids!





Sorry for the terrible photos. You can't even see the gloss that much. It was more glossy in person I promise.



Eh...I didn't like it. It looks okay, but it's not for me. I didn't like the uncomfortable sticky feeling that made my eyes blink non stop O_o. I'll just leave the "glossy eye lids" look to high fashion models lol.



27 comments:

  1. I think its interesting in photos but I prefer a matte look with maybe a little shimmer since I'm more of a lipgloss girl. I think if you have matte lips then maybe you can get away with the glossy eyelids but it might be a little weird in person 'cause I might think that individual's eyelid is very.... well, oily. lol.

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  2. Hmmm yes I agree with the comment above...glossy eyelids may look weird i real life if its more nude or skin tone colour...I like eye shadow but not sure if i would like the glossy look...

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  3. I'd think it could look good for an special event, maybe for a gala... though it could look a bit 'trashy' if not done properly, non?

    K.

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  4. i did black glossy eyeshadow on a model for a shoot, it was gorgeous...but yeah, such a pain in the ass to put on AND remove. I did it with a clear gloss and it was way sticky. looked hot for the moment though

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  5. Yuck. I mean, I think it looks nice, but it sounds awful.

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  6. i agree that they may have just took the photos really fast to avoid creasing.maybe the whole time they are doing it the models eye are closed & they just escort the model on the ramp with eyes closed..haha!

    but still i think this looks pretty nice..in pictures only!
    LOL

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  7. I tried that once and eh,I wouldn't wear it. ever. lol

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  8. I tried that once and eh,I wouldn't wear it. ever. lol

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  9. They come in so many pretty colors now! I especially love the case :)

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  10. Glossy eye makeup is probably too daring for most people :p I wonder what they do... use a matte shadow on their eyes and slick on some clear gloss? :p I think it would feel quite sticky :p

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  11. It's so difficult to maintain glossy lids, especially if you live in a tropical country like the Philippines. It creases and it melts fast because of the warm weather.

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  12. Glossy lids are really interesting for photo shoots. I have a friend that's a super talented makeup artist (really, there's few who can compare to her) and she did this incredible vampy makeup with black and red and then she topped it off with a clear gloss ... breathtaking stuff!
    Me, I've tried glossy lids for a contest but it creased on me within 3 minutes, I could barely take a decent pic.

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  13. Well glossy MU is possible but it's terrible to do. It creases like madness too. I think mac has a product (glossy eyes or sth?) especially for this.

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  14. Yeah, I think it's a better look for high fashion models; I don't think it's a good look for everyday wear.

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  15. I tried it just now after seeing this post. It's so uncomfy and feels weird. Sticky and I also blinked a lot. :P

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  16. This looks gorgeous in pictures but i would never wear it :)

    Xoxo Christine
    http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/

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  17. I don't think it's so bad as long as it's not overdone.. I actually kinda like it..

    Great blog hun.. I'm following ;)

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  18. It is truly awesome post. I like the purple eye shade here. Look like nothing else. So good to see this blog here.
    hp

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  19. the problem with gloss is it is sticky and that it also attract a lot of dirt, not to forget it is a pain to get off. i have recently started using almond oil and aloe vera gel mixture on my eyes, largely due to under eye issues. i notice that this gives me a great glossy eye look. so i guess just dab some concealer and apply almond oil and some gel so that your lids shine without needing too much oil. let me know how it goes.

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  20. I tried to cop that eye-do too before using lipgloss, and i was disappointed too,. i thought they were using some special make-up,.. =)

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  21. I think that glossy lids is beautifull on the photos. I would have a real idea if i would see that in person. Then i'm agree with you, that must be a very strange feel to have sticky eyes lol. I should try one day to make my opinion. :)

    As you guess i have a sensitive skin. May be i don't treat right my skin that why every little things can gives me spot, dryness etc... :( i didn't find yet the good care for my skin.

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  22. you are beautiful ever.love this make-up.xoxo

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  23. ooohh!! it does look pretty on photos.. maybe we'll leave this for mag editorials. :) hehehe!

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  24. Here is a link to a video that shows you how to do it. It's one part clear gloss one part rose salve.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1VgnQslxmQ&feature=channel_video_title

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  25. I also wanted to say that yes most people do it for just photoshoots :)

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  26. Excellent post. I’m actually surprised the use of blogs and wikis isn’t higher.
    nice post I like your site very well and continue to do so. I have brokemark your site.
    I guess we have to blame the marketers for being so creative and convincing.
    Thanks for sharing such a good information. Everybody know that there is a main role of eyes in a fashion model. Thanks for sharing this post.

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  27. I've tried the look and I love how it looks but it only lasts for a few minutes until it begins to crease. I used a glittery lipgloss and my eyes sparkeled realyl nice but not worth it since it doesn't last...oh well :/

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