“Sexy Bee”: Black-and-Yellow/Gold Banded Eye Makeup (Works for Mono-lids and Hooded Lids)
This probably seems like the unlikeliest thing but I saw this cute honey-bee head-band and wanted to do a look for the funny, sassy girls who’d much rather be a bee than an Egyptian queen. Ironically, the color-scheme and look fits any sort of “gold-themed” Celestial or Royal outfit you might be wearing for Halloween.
You’d just need to adjust the yellow-gold shade to match your outfit. I used a matte black from BH Cosmetics and a warm yellow-gold from I Nuovi called Blonde.
Step 1: Along the hollow curve of your socket line, use a soft blending brush to sweep an arc of yellow-gold shadow.
Step 2: Just under, and overlapping that yellow, use a smaller, firmer brush to apply an arch of matte black.
Run the black along the outer halves of the lower lash line as well so the black makes a sort of asymmetrical “C” cupping the eye.
If the black is over-applied, simple take the first brush and a tiny bit of gold shadow and just run it along the upper edges of the black to soften it.
Note for Mono-lids/Hooded lids: Make sure you can see the black when your eyes are open. If not, you probably applied the color a little too low. If in doubt, work with smaller brushes. The black and yellow bands might need to be thinner if you have smaller lid space, and large brushes won’t allow you to do that. Just soften any harsh lines after you’re done by brushing over with a softer brush.
Step 3: The last bit is simply to take the yellow-gold and apply it right in the inner portions of the lid.
Make sure to apply a tiny bit to the inner corners of the lower lash line as well, as this brightens up the eye area.
Step 4: All that’s left is to apply a little black liner to your lash line (I prefer the inner rims but you can just do it the regular way, “outside” the lash line, if you want) and finish with lots of mascara.