Jamie’s How-To: Holiday Party Eye Makeup
Updated: Mar 8, 2022
It’s the Holiday season which means…it’s also Holiday Party Season! As the calendar starts to fill up with social events and after-work parties, it’s time to start thinking about creating that perfect look with your make-up! Are you taking it from work to an evening look?…or are you getting ready for a massive soiree? This month the beautiful Jamie uses the all-natural Jane Iredale Holiday Eye Palette—Come Fly With Me—to show you how to make your eyes POP for your event. Whichever look you are trying to prep for, we have the ultimate eye palette to encompass every impression! Click the video below to see Jamie’s eye-opening step by step tutorial!
The first step to any look is to prep! If you like to use a primer, start with Jane Iredale’s Smooth Affair Lid Primer to create a smudge and crease-proof look, and it comes in a variety of colors to blend flawlessly with your shadow. Now on to the fun part! Jamie starts with the middle color, Nectar, in the Come Fly With Me palette and applies it to the bottom of the brow bone with Jane Iredale’s Crease Brush, going back and forth in windshield wiper motions. The great thing about Jane Iredale’s shadows is that they build upon themselves, so you can layer and apply as much as you would like in order to create your desired look.
Next Jamie uses the darker brown color in the palette, called Buzz, and applies right in the crease of the eye lid in the same windshield wiper motion as before. You can even incorporate small circular motions starting in the outer corners to build upon the shadow. The position in which you hold the application brush can also be important. Holding closer to the applicator will give you more control and precision, but Jamie likes to hold the brush in the middle to make her shadow less precise while blending.
Now Jamie will use the Chisel Shader brush, which is more flat, to apply the gold color, Honey, directly on the eye lid. This will add a little shimmer and allow your eyes to POP! Then Jamie will apply the highlighting shade, Wings, to the top of the brow bone (directly under the eyebrow line) and the inner corners of the eye. The purpose of a highlighting shade is to open up the eyes and brighten the face. Jamie uses Jane Iredale’s Eye Shader Brush that is also flat but slightly smaller, which will allow you to have a more precise application when using a highlighting eye shadow. Lastly, you can use a small detail brush to apply the shades Nectar and Buzz directly on the bottom water line to add a little color and tie the whole look together.
Using these four shades from the Come Fly With Me Palette will definitely give you a naturally dazzling look for any event, but if you are wanting to add a little smokey drama to your eyes, you can add the darkest color in the palette, Sting, to the total look! Jamie suggests using the Crease Brush again to apply a small amount of shadow to the crease of the eye, still using the same windshield wiper motion until the shade is blended. With darker shadows, it’s important to remember to start with a small amount first and then build on the shadow to create the desired look. Also, try to keep the darker shades in the outer corner of the eyes; this will make the eyes appear more open and lifted.
And that’s it! You are now ready to take on this Holiday Party Season! So whether you are going to THE holiday event of the season, or you have a special Christmas date with your special someone you will be looking like a knock-out all night long!