Tutorial time again, loves! Trying to keep a balance of video and pictorials for you guys as well as a balance between supa’ bold and supa’ wearable so today’s look is going to be a really wearable, pretty look that’s appropriate for nearly every occasion and is really easy to pull off! I’m planning on my next eyeshadow tutorial being a really colorful, bold look so if that’s more up your alley, just hang in there because the plan is in action. 😉
Let’s begin! Eyeshadow primer is your BFF so go ahead and apply a thin layer of your favorite primer everywhere where your eyeshadow will be. My favorite eyeshadow primer is Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance.
On to the eyeshadow! The first thing I’m going to do is take this big blending brush from Makeup Addiction and apply Makeup Geek’s Peach Smoothie (matte peach) in and above my crease, making sure the edges are nice and soft.
Now I want to tone down the orangeyness of this a little so I’m going to take my MAC 286 tapered blending brush and blend in a little of Makeup Geek’s Purely Naked (slightly shimmery tan) right along the same area as Peach Smoothie, only not taking it up quite as high.
Time for work on those lids! I’m using my finger to dab a thin layer of NYX’s White Eyeshadow Base on to my lid, mainly focusing around the center area. This will give my loose pigment a little extra something to hold onto as well as intensify it a bit.
I’m using a flat Sonia Kashuk eyeshadow brush to pat Makeup Geek’s Sweet Dreams pigment (light shimmery beige) over my whole lid.
Next I’m grabbing my Makeup Addiction pencil brush and using it to apply Makeup Geek’s Frappe (medium maple matte brown) to my outer V area, dragging it down along my lash line a little. I chose this particular pencil brush here because it’s the largest pencil brush I own and I didn’t want this to be too sharp.
Grabbing my MAC 286 again, I’m just going to gently blend my outer V out a little.
Using a large pencil brush again, I’m just going to run Peach Smoothie along my bottom lash line and connect it up my upper eyeshadow so that this look will all blend seamlessly.
Purple!! I chose to add a little pop of purple to this look because I adore the way it looks with the warm, peachy tones of the rest of the look and it’s a nice way to add a little something extra while still being perfectly subtle and appropriate.
For this I’ll be using a smaller pencil brush, my Sigma E30, because I want more precision here. I’m going to start off by applying Makeup Geek’s Last Dance (satin purpleish brown) to the outer portion of my lower lash line and use a little Wisteria (matte pale purple) to bring it further inward.
Now we just need a little highlight! I’m using MAC’s Vanilla Eyeshadow (light matte beige) under my brow bone and LORAC’s Snow (shimmery white) from the LORAC PRO Palette 2 in the inner corner of my eye.
I’m going to take one of my favorite eyeliners, NYX’s Jewel, and apply it to my waterline to carry on this purple smokiness going on around my lower lash line. If you want to want to add a little more drama to this look, throw on some winged liner but I’m going to keep it cool and casual today. 😉
Add some mascara or lashes and now you’re done! I’m wearing Red Cherry’s 83 lashes. In person these look super natural and gorgeous and I’d totally recommend that everyone go order about 20 pairs of these right now. Did I mention they’re like $2.50 a pair?? I haven’t stopped wearing mine since I got them and they’re starting to get a little raggedy…
And there you go! One simple yet pretty and super-appropriate-for-damn-near-anything eyeshadow look!
I couldn’t resist the urge to pair this with Charmed, one of my new liquid lipsticks from LA Splash. Holy cow, these are INSANELY good! Forget Lime Crime and their Velvetines and get your hands on some of these bad boys! I’ll be doing a review soon but I’ll just leave you with that for now. 😀
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! What do you prefer when it comes to makeup? Simple and pretty or bold and colorful?