Transform your eyes into this plum perfection in 7 easy steps

Lori Konawalik | CaptureMeCandid Photography

Makeup artist Erin Ashley Chapman shares, in seven simple steps, how she created the piercing-yet-soft eyes on our model in the “Channeling Couture” feature in Carolina Bride’s April 2016 issue.

1. Prep your eye area with concealer, and set it with a translucent powder to cancel out any discoloration. the entire eye area with a MAC paint pot that matches your skin tone to prime the eye. I used MAC “Soft Ochre.”

2. Apply MAC “Phloof” shadow across the inner one-third of your eyelid with a medium density brush, like a MAC 217.

3. Apply MAC pigment in “Tan” across the outer two-thirds of the eyelid, using your MAC 227. Stop the shadow right before the brow bone—we want to save that area for your highlight.

4. Apply MAC “Deep Damson” into the crease and outer “v,” using a bullet brush. Buff this out with your 217 until it’s a lighter shade of plum. Then use the bullet brush to apply MAC “Carbon” into the outer “v” and buff out.

5. Use a stiff brush to apply your highlight to the inner corner and brow bone. I used MAC “Crystal Avalanche.”

6. Apply two pairs of Ardell’s Demi Wispie lashes, and line eyes with a gel liner. (I love Maybelline’s gel liner in black.) Be sure to cover up the glue line from the lashes.

7. Apply “Deep Damson” under the eye this time, using your bullet brush to create a smudged and smoky look. Apply mascara to blend your real lashes into your fake lashes.