If you haven’t yet heard me preaching the wonders of MAC’s Blue Brown pigment, now is the time! I absolutely love this stuff because due to the fact that it’s a duochrome, you can use this one shadow by itself and have a really complete eye look! Just pack it on to your lid, blow it out in the crease and ta-da! A multi-dimensional and complete eyeshadow look with very minimal effort.
Even though this shade is awesome on its own, we’re going to step it up a notch for this eyeshadow tutorial!
Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial
You know the drill! As always, I’m going to start by applying my favorite eyeshadow primer, Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance. If you’re prone to oily lids, I’d also recommend using an oil blotting sheet on your lids prior to the primer to absorb any excess oil.
To get started, I’m going to use my finger to pat on a thin layer of NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black onto my lid. By starting with a black base on your lid, we’re going to make the duochrome shadow that we’re about to use look even more multi-tonal.
If you don’t have NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black, don’t worry! You can use a black eyeliner for this step instead. You wanna make sure that this is an eyeliner that you are able to smudge out though, so I personally would opt for a pencil as gels can be quick drying.
Okie doke, on to the shadow! For this look, I am using MAC’s Blue Brown pigment which is a duochrome shadow that looks anything from blue to green to red to brown, depending on the way it’s applied and the way the light is hitting it. For this look to work out correctly, it’s crucial that you use a duochrome eyeshadow but if you don’t have MAC’s Blue Brown pigment, don’t worry! There are a ton of dupes out there for this product such as Makeup Geeks Insomnia pigment and one of the shades in the super affordable Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette.
I’m using a Sigma E55 to apply this pigment over the same area where we applied the NYX Black Eyeshadow Base.
This is the part of this eyeshadow tutorial where we start to really see the wonders of MAC’s Blue Brow pigment! So far, this is the only eyeshadow on my eyes!
For this step, I’m using a Sigma E40 blending brush to blend my lid color out and upwards, being careful not to take it all the way to my brow bone. If you need a little more, don’t be afraid to add a little more color to your brush during the blending process.
Smokey, smokey! The next thing we’re going to do is grab a black pencil eyeliner and apply it to our lower lash line. This doesn’t need to be perfect at first because we’re gonna smudge it all out. I’m using my Makeup Addiction Cosmetics pencil brush for this part. If you need to add a little bit of black eyeshadow to your brush to make this blend better and look smoother, go for it!
And the next step is easy peasy! Using the same pencil brush, I’m going to apply a little more of MAC’s Blue Brown pigment right over the black eyeliner and use side to side motions to blend that in a little.
So this eyeshadow look is looking pretty fabulous and grungy right now but I wanted it to have something extra, something pretty and glowy so I used a bright lavender/sky blue eyeshadow!
For the inner corner highlight, I’m going to spray a tapered brush with NYX’s Dewy Setting Spray, dip the dampened brush into my shadow and just pack this into the inner corner of my eye until it’s nice and bright.
To finish this all up, I’m tightlining and lining my waterline with Inglot’s AMC Gel Liner in 77 (longest lasting eyeliner EVER) and popping on some of my favorite lashes, Siren from House of Lashes! For my brows, I’ve used Anastasia’s Brow Powder Duo in Ash plus the Clear Brow Gel.
And that is the finished look, ladies and gents! I paired this look with Wet n Wild’s Mocha-licious, City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Blush in Hibiscus and topped it off with this cute faux septum ring in Lyka from Bauble Nation. I also have a coupon code (no commission for me, just $ off for you!) from Bauble Nation to share with you all! Use code SULTRY at www.baublenation.com for 15% off, valid until midnight June 8th EST.
I hope you guys enjoyed this Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow tutorial because I definitely enjoyed making it!
Also, I was wondering if you all would be interested in a review of some of the Makeup Addiction Cosmetic’s eye brushes? I have a set of them that I’ve been using for several months now so I have a really good feel for them and thought I could compare and show the differences in these brushes vs. similar brushes from other brands.
Let me know your thoughts, loves! <3