Tuesday, July 29, 2014

EotD Using the Tape Method

After seeing Phyrra do some amazing eye looks, and reading Chelsea's pictorial over at Tiger Love Beauty, I decided I really needed to try using tape to create an edge to the shadow on the outer part of the lid.  Chelsea softened the line in her look, but I decided to keep mine sharp for a more graphic look.

I used:
   Kat Von D Chrysalis Palette --
                   Melancholia (shimmery silver) on the moving lid
                   Graphic Nature (shimmery dark silver) on the outer 1/3 of the lid and lower lashline
                   Glasswing (matte dark tan) in the crease and up towards the brow
                   Lifelike (matte ivory) under the brow
                   Lunar Lights (shimmery light silver) by the tear duct
   LORAC Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner on the upper lashes
   L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara
   Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner eyeliner in Tommy Jet on the waterlines

from left: Melancholia, Graphic Nature, Glasswing, Lifelike, Lunar Lights

My husband loved this look, and it was perfect for date night.  He's been requesting more eye looks using tape ever since I did it!

Have you ever tried the "tape method"?  P.S.  I don't know if that's really the name for it, but it's mine.


  1. This looks great! I think I've only used tape once, but it worked pretty well. I don't think I was used to having such a dramatic line, but I want to try again. Great job! xoxo Lauren

  2. I feel like I often have a hard time with the cat eye look and winged liner, so I found this technique helpful.

  3. Thanks, Lauren! Definitely a dramatic look, but easily softenable (new word I made up).

  4. Wow, looks great! I need to try this tape method!

  5. It's certainly a dramatic and fun look!

  6. Oooh, I love this! I've never tried this technique, but I definitely should. Love the sharp definition :)

  7. It's definitely a dramatic look! I think it's best suited to special occasions, but I will probably do it for non-special occasions for fun (and because my husband loved it so much!).

  8. Chelsea - Tiger Love BeautyAugust 5, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Yay for the tape method! I'm glad you like it as much as I do! Your look came out great! :)

  9. Thanks, Chelsea! I was totally inspired by you, and my husband really appreciated it!

  10. Chelsea - Tiger Love BeautyAugust 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Hehe I'm glad! :)