I was inspired to do a halo eye because I received a gorgeous shimmery metallic shade in my Ipsy bag a few weeks ago, Sahi Cosmetics’ Cream Metallic Foil Eyeshadow in Doha. I had never heard of this brand or product prior to this but as with many Ipsy products, I’m so happy I did.
Sahi Cosmetics’ Cream Metallic Foil Eyeshadow with Jojoba Oil in Doha. $22. Sahicosmetics.com.
The shadow is so unique. The formula is similar to Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadows and is certainly a cream. The color is gorgeous and flecked with large and a small reflects but it doesn’t appear the least bit chunky on the eyes. It’s very reflective when it catches the light and glam.
The description on Ipsy’s website says it all:
“Doha is a coppery gold shade with crushed pearls that’s inspired by the city of Qatar’s skyline at sunset (and we can totally see why).”
Seeing it on my vanity and not being able to use it for my day to day work looks made me feel like I wanted to go all out with my makeup this weekend. I wish I could convey how cool this look looked in person.
I definitely need to research what cameras are best for beauty photography.
I have never thought to do a halo eye with so many shades but I visualized this look and thought, “Why not?” I was inspired by space and cool illustration I’ve seen on Instagram. I began by priming my eyes with concealer.
I used the matte ivory shade in Colourpop’s Yes Please palette to set the lids. I then used the peachy shades in both the Yes Please and Dream Street palettes as transition colors.
The peachy shade remains my favorite transiton shade ever. I always feel like I get the steps in a halo eye wrong but the more I do them the easier it’s been getting.
I then used the matte deep teal shade in Kathleen Lights X Colourpop’s Dream Street palette to start building the halo eye effect on the inner and outer portions of the eye. I used Lisa Frank’s single eyeshadow in Heartthrob to further intensify the whole crease and outer corner.
I cut my halo eye shape with Wet N Wild’s Photo Focus Concealer. I used a trick I learned from Nicole Guerriero’s Youtube channel to do this. She places concealer on the middle of her lid then looks up. She blends the concealer up to wherever it lands.
I placed the purple shade from Makeup Shayla X Maybelline’s City Mini Palette on the outer corners of the cut crease and blended into the teal.
I love the combination of the purple against the teal. It reminds me of the milky way. I then added more teal and extended and smoked out the outer v of the eye look. I then patted Doha in the center of the lid where I applied concealer with a brush and then with my finger.
I used the ivory color in the City Mini Palette to highlight my browbone and went over it with the shimmery champagne shade Moony in the Dream St. Palette. I highlighted my inner corner with it as well and went over it with the gold shade in the City Mini Palette.
I smoked out my lower lashline with the purple shade.
For lipstick I used Fifty Kisses Locking Lip Color in Beige Bite by Laura Geller. I went over it with the plumping gloss by Smoke and Mirrors.
I definitely give the Cream Metallic Shadow by Sahi Cosmetics an A+ and I can’t wait to try out more shadows by the brand.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial