a clos eup picture of an eye with smoky makeup

Hi, everyone, I feel like I haven't done any makeup tutorial on my blog for ages, but a few days ago I had to come up with a very special series on my blog. Each month, I will post a very beautiful and inspiring step-by-step makeup tutorial for each birthstone, starting off with a Garnet makeup tutorial. Garnet is January's birthstone and it is available in many colors ranging from very light brown and beige shades to all shades of deep burgundy and almost black. Interesting fact - Garnet is a state stone for New York. As a reference for my makeup tutorial, I took a picture of a very beautiful raw garnet stone and it inspired me to create a very simple Garnet Makeup Tutorial with a nice smoky eye effect.

liz breygel Makeup step by step Tutorial January Birthstone red smoky eye gothic goth eye

1. First of all we need to make sure our makeup will last all day long without fallouts and color fading. Prepare the eyelid skin by applying an eye shadow primer, give it some time to set down on the skin.

2. Fill in your eyebrows using a natural-looking eyebrow pencil or eyeshadow. Start to apply a coral-red eye shadow on the outer half of the eyelid, you can use shimmer or matte eye shadow, but I would recommend you use shimmer, add a little more drama to the look.

3. Apply a mahogany shimmer eye shadow on the outer corner of your eyelid and intensify the color by adding a little bit of a black shadow. Use a matte rose eyeshadow to blend out the crease.

liz breygel Makeup step by step Tutorial January Birthstone red smoky eye gothic goth eye

4. The next step is to put a pure white eye shadow in the corner of the eye and the brow bone to make the eye look opened and fresh. Use a soft blending brush to blend the transitions between the colors and ensure no harsh lines.

5. Tightline your eyes - apply black matte eye kohl on the top and bottom waterline Curl lashes and apply a few coats of your favorite mascara on your eyelashes. Apply natural-looking false lashes and the Garnet Makeup look is done!

Happy birthday to everyone who was born in January and I hope you liked my Garnet Makeup, please let me know if you like my idea of a birthstone makeup series, and don’t forget to follow my blog for more looks. Hugs and kisses!

Lots of love,
Liz