In my previous post, I only described the colors and texture of the Three Custom Color Specialists Opaline Creme Eye Definers. In this post I show its versatility as an eyeliner and eyeshadow/eyebase. I also show how simple it is to apply Fyrinnae's Arcane Magic Velvet Vampire when it is mixed with a non-oily eye makeup remover.
I used the Opaline Creme Eye Definer in Aurora which is black with twinklings of blue. The blue is hard to see in the pix but it is there in a soft and subtle form. The eyeliner can be used for the most detailed work to the most smudged out smoky eye with just a change of the brush. I used 4 different brushes to get the different effects from the eye defining cream.
The first one is a Brush Up Kolinsky Sable Liner which I bought at Frends Beauty Supply for a little less than $7USD. The brush picks up enough cream for a thin line along the lashline without it skipping during application. You can see by the pictures that it looks almost undetectable and only gives enough detail to the lashline. This isn't the same as tightlining. For some, tightlining which involves depositing eyeliner color between the lashes, can be irritating because of the sensitivity issue. This is the alternative which defines the lashline by drawing a thin line very close to the lashes which can only be done with a small and thin brush made for detailed work.
I found the brush to be less irritating than a taklon since the hairs are stiff enough for application of a cream but bend enough so it doesn't poke the skin.
With the same brush I do a winged eyeliner which I covered in the tutorial on my Into The Palette blog. Here, I choose a spot wear my crease ends which is my starting point for the "wing" and connect with the previous line that I drew. The winged part will miss the last few lashes but if you wear lashes, that becomes undetectable. If not, it is virtually undetectable unless someone looks at your eye like your camera which is too close! When the eye looks down, the arc of the eye liner should curve.
For a thicker line, I chose the Cinema Secrets Filbert Kolinsky brush #2. As you can see, this makes a thicker and well-pronounced line compared to the previous brush. I just go over the previous line with this brush and do the bottom lashline as well. A thick definition of the eyeline is the result which can also be smudged out for a smoky effect.
For a smudgier effect, I use Cinema Secrets Small Definer Brush which is a round brush. This just gives me a wider smudge effect with some definition. Yeah, I look a bit Gothic but if that is the look you like, this brush helps.
For a more dramatic smudge/smoky effect, I used Becca Eye Smudge Brush #37. This one allows me to blend the color a bit more because of the shortness of the hairs and the stiffness. Yep, totally smudged out!
Now, you can leave the eyes as is with just the 3CC Opaline Creme Eye Definers if you like that look. Me, I like to layer atop with another funky shadow-Fyrinnae's Velvet Vampire. As I mentioned in a previous post, I mix mine with a non-oily eye makeup remover for a thicker and creamy consistency. Not only is this easier to work with but the pigmentation and staying power is intensified. Smudging or blending is possible too with this formula.
I used the same Becca brush and saturated my brush with the eye makeup remover. You can squirt a drop out onto a palette and mix with the eyeshadow or dip your brush into the remover. Whatever works for you, just take time to experiment to get the right consistency. I just apply straight on top of the cream shadow and I let it rest just enough for it to dry a bit. Then, I just smudge it out and the end result is a look kind of like the Red Velvet Smoky Eye Look but a bit simpler. I also used the Opaline Creme on my waterline which makes it one cool kohl in a pan!
So, there you have it, the versatility of Three Custom Colors Opaline Creme Eye Definer thanks to a set of different brushes and the dramatic finish thanks to a magical eyeshadow by Fyrinnae!