Basic Eyeshadow Tutorial

After having several people ask me to do a tutorial for the eyeshadow I was wearing in my NYX Butter Lipstick Swatches and Review post, I figured I better get to it! This basic eyeshadow tutorial is really simple to do, only uses three shades and looks great for any occasion whether it be the office, school or out on the town.

What you’ll need:

1 medium brown eyeshadow

1 dark brown eyeshadow

1 cream eyeshadow

1 medium eyeshadow brush

1 crease brush

1 blending brush

All 3 shades that I’m using today are from the Lorac Pro Palette.

First thing’s first though, apply a primer. Once it has a moment to dry we’re going to apply our first shade, the medium brown. I’m using Taupe from the Lorac Pro Palette. Apply it using your medium eyeshadow brush from the very outer corner of your eye to not quite the most inner corner. I’m putting the shade in and above my crease. Don’t worry about it looking perfect, blending will fix that soon.DSC_0030

Blend out the crease shade to soften the lines. Be careful not to get too much down onto your lid or to get it too close to your brow bone. Only move your blending brush in the areas where you want your color to be. I almost always use a MAC 217 brush for blending because it’s some sort of miracle brush sent from the heavens. DSC_0047

Using our crease brush we’re going to apply our dark brown shade, in my case it’s Lorac’s Espresso, to add some definition. Apply this on the outer third or so of your eye, right into the base of your crease. Don’t be afraid to go a little heavy here. Dimension is your friend plus soon we’ll soften it a little by blending. DSC_0081

Taking your blending brush again, gently blend it into the base of your crease. DSC_0158

Last shade! Wipe your eyeshadow brush clean on a dry washcloth or something similar. Now using your cream shade, mine is Lorac’s Cream, apply the shadow all over your lid and also under your brow bone. Very gently blend the lid color slightly upwards and the under brow color slightly downwards.

Your eyeshadow is now complete!DSC_0171

You can finish this look however you want. Add the eyeliner of your choice, or skip it all together, curl your lashes, apply some mascara and you’re good to go!

I opted winged eyeliner using MAC Fluidline in BlackTrack  and then tried to pile on enough coats of mascara to disguise the fact that my wings aren’t really even. Symmetry is nobody’s friend. DSC_0207

With the rest of my makeupDSC_0253


On another note, I got a hair cut and went a little more red! I’m digging the added red but I’m still a little attached to my missing locks. May they rest in peace. <3


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