Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
I've done this look a few times.
I prefer the glossy eye to be the main focus so I prefer using it in a studio setting . I have done it for a on-location shoot , using only natural light and it did look good but it wasn't a high-impact look. If you want to see the glossy eye clearly then I would suggest using it in the studio doing a beauty shoot.
I personally think it fits a studio look rather than outdoors, since it's look unrealistic that someone would go out wearing it.
I assisted a MUA who did black glossy lids once and she mixed MUFE black from the flash palette with vasaline and applied it RIGHT before shooting. So did the rest of the makeup and left the lids blank while the model dressed and the photographer set up his equipment. Right before the shots she came over and applied it. I believe this helps it from creasing or moving at all.
I'm no photographer or lighting expert, but anything with a shine will show up if put into the "right" natural light. (ie: if she's in a soft shadow, not so much; if she's in a direct, bright, maybe slightly diffused sun? absolutely!)
I think a natural glossy lid would be nice for an outdoor shoot. Well maybe not exactly "Glossy" but more of a "a lid with a slight bit of sheen"?
Anything can be made to look classy if handled with the right restraint!!
I might do an eye with a soft neutral brown in the crease, and a skintone slight shimmer on the lid. Dot some of the sheen on the middle of the eye, next to the lash line, and blend outwards and upwards, sticking to sheen on the lid. Pair it with a carefully groomed brow with a very small amount of similiar "sheen" brushed through.
I'd partner that eye with really beautiful satin textured creamy skin, a very soft neutral blush, a neutral lip with a similiar sheen on cupid's bow and middle of bottom lip.
I see this with softly waved "commercial" hair, and an elegantly outfit from say...Talbots (talbots.com).
PaulaMUAH wrote: I am thinking about doing a look with glossy lids. For artists that have done this look, does it only really show up with flash photography, or would it show up with natural light photography too?
If the light hits the gloss it'll pick up in a natural light setting. Try using the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hr Cream (UNscented). Works really nice