8 Days of Christmas Eye Makeup Tutorials: Day 6


For my dear readers who have requested some looks created using the Horizontal Gradient Method of Eyeshadow Application, here’s one for you!

Multiple colors seem to have been used for this eye makeup look, but guess what? Discounting the eyeliner and inner corner, I only used TWO colors – MAC Irises and MAC Parfait Amour!


Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP Eden

Eyelid – MAC Irises

Contour Area – MAC Parfait Amour

Outer V – More layers of MAC Irises

Highlight – MAC Shroom

Inner Corner – The Face Shop Eyeshadow PK103

Lower Lash Line – MAC Parfait Amour

Eyeliner – Stila Kajal Eyeliner Tigers Eye (like the Pupa Multiplay Triple Purpose Eye Pencil Multiplay Eyeliner, it’s quite impossible to get a sharp wing with the creamy pencil. To get the wing, use an eyeliner brush like MAC 263 to flick the edge out)

Eyelash Primer – Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base

Mascara – Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara

Eyebrow – MAC Automatic Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette

Greens and blues bring out brown eyes, and purple is such a universal color for all skin tones and undertones. You just can’t go wrong with purple! With the correct shade of purple, it can brighten up the eye when used on the lower lash line too!

I also used a sheer amount of Parfait Amour above Irises, as a transition color, and this is how the Horizontal Gradient looks like it has more colors involved than it really does (refer to first picture).

Because the lid colors are somewhat muted, a shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eye will instantly add sparkle and complete the whole look.

You’d probably have noticed that I didn’t wear my colored contact lenses for this eye makeup look, yet the eyes don’t look like they’re diminished by all the colors. I love that the eyeshadow colors are cool and the eyeliner a warm brown. The Stila eyeliner is such a pain to work with, but the color is just amazing.


Do you have any eyeliner that is hard to work with, but you love it in some way or other?


How-To Apply Eye Makeup Tutorials:

Part 1: Where to Apply Eyeshadow

Part 2: Horizontal Gradient Method

Part 3: Defining the Outer V

Part 4: Defining the Contour Area

Part 5: Vertical Gradient Method

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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.

Throughout this blog you will see Bun Bun in different poses.

Instead of using numbers (3/5, 4/5) or alphabets (B+, A+) to rate products, I put Bun Bun in different positions and expressions to represent the rating given to the product after a review.

In Bun-O-Meter, the first on the list would mean a 5/5 rating and the last one a 1/5 rating.

You can always refer to the sidebar any time you don’t understand what Bun Bun’s pose means.

I hope you enjoy reading my makeup and beauty posts as much as I did writing them.

Talk to you soon! =)


Juli & Bun Bun

  • Amy

    Thank you for solving the mystery of the “crease” on Asians! Being Asian, it’s so hard to follow the tutorials meant for caucasians and it never looks right. I am so glad I found your tutorials for Asian eyes. I can now finally achieve the look that I wanted! By the way, the tutorials were well thought out and well written. I will definitely share this blog with all my asian sisters!

    • Bun Bun

      Thanks Amy, for letting me know how much my makeup tutorials have helped you with getting to know your eyes better and how to achieve the looks you’ve always wanted! Makes me really happy!! And I look forward to sharing them with your girl friends too! 😀