Hey guys! I was playing around with my Makeup Geek eyeshadows the other day and came up with this lovely fall inspired look and I thought I would make a tutorial and share with all of you. If you’d like to see swatches of all of my Makeup Geek shadows and pigments, you can check those out here.
This is the look we’ll be creating today!
For this eyeshadow look I’ll be using:
- Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (light peach matte)
- Makeup Geek Chickadee (yellow orange matte)
- Makeup Geek Frappe (medium warm brown matte)
- Makeup Geek Purely Naked (shimmery tan)
- Makeup Geek Bada-Bing (deep brown w/ gold glitter)
- Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (light beige w/ slight shimmer)
- LORAC Opal (warm shimmery white gold)
I always start my eyeshadow looks by blotting my lids with an oil blotting sheet and applying my primer. I most often use Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance to keep my shadow in place all day and today is no exception. Use your finger to gently spread a small amount of primer all over your eye, from lash line to brow bone, in the inner corner and I always run a little along my lower lash line as well.
Let’s get started with the shadows! I’m grabbing my beloved Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie to use a transition shade. I’m going to apply that in and above my crease using a large fluffy brush. This transition shade will make our crease colors and our highlighting shade blend together more seamlessly.
Once our transition shade is all blended out, we’re going to get to work on our crease! I’m starting with Makeup Geek’s Chickadee and using a dome brush to apply it the crease of my eye. I want to leave some of my crease still free of eyeshadow for now so avoid getting this shade too far into the inner corner. Blend it out until it’s nice and soft!
Still using my dome brush, I’m going to take Makeup Geek’s Frappe and apply this to the outer portion of my crease, taking care to make sure it’s blended well with Chickadee.
Next I’m going to use a flat eyeshadow brush to apply Makeup Geek’s Purely Naked on my lid, still leaving the inner corner blank for now. Using the same brush I’m going to pat a little more Frappe onto the outer 1/3 or of my lid to add a little more depth.
Now I’m going to take a pencil brush, I’m using the MAC 219, and dip it into my Makeup Geek Bada-Bing. I’m going to use the pencil brush to draw a sort of a sideways “V” onto the outer portion of my eye and making sure to extend it slightly into my crease and slightly into my lash line. It should look something like this before you blend it out.
Time to grab your blending brush and soften that line! Be careful to keep your movements pretty precise while blending as we want to keep this area sort of sharp and not dust dark brown eyeshadow all over the place.
Moving on to the lower lash line! We’re making progress here! I’m going back to Makeup Geek’s Frappe and placing it along my lower lash line, still ignoring the inner corner.
Back to Bada-Bing and our pencil brush! Use this dark shade to deepen the outer portion of your lower lash line and try to connect this line to the sideways “V” shape we drew earlier.
Almost done so let’s get to highlighting! It’s dependent on the style of eyeshadow but in most cases, I like to save my highlighting shades for last to avoid them getting muddied up by darker shades during blending. I’m using a fluffy blending brush to apply Makeup Geek’s Vanilla Bean under my brow bone. For the inner corner of my eye, I am using Opal from the LORAC Mega PRO Palette. I want this to look all nice and glowy so I’m really packing it on there. I’m putting this all over my inner eye from my lid, to my lash line to the area between the inner corner of my eye and my nose.
Finishing touches! I’m using NYX Wonder Pencil in my waterline to brighten it up a bit. Wrapping this look up with some eyeliner and my new lashes from House of Lashes in Temptress Wispy. And there you have it! One fall eyeshadow tutorial!
For the rest of this look, I’m wearing MAC Styled in Sepia on my lips, MUFE HD Foundation in 117 and Anastasia Dipbrow in Medium Brown for my eyebrows.
Hope you enjoyed it! Let me know what kind of tutorials you’d like to see in the future! =)