Monday, October 22, 2012

Everyday Eyeshadow

  Eyeshadow seems really complicated, and sometimes is only worn on special occassions because not everyone knows how to wear it so that it doesn't look to fancy for school or work.  The eyeshadow in the above picture is a very simple look for your eyes that you can wear everyday.  Combining neutral colored eyeshadows, this quick and easy look adds just the right amount of togetherness and practicality.  Read below to see how to do it. :)

 1. Go ahead and put on all your face makeup - foundation, blush, bronzer - whatever you normally do for your whole face.  Add some liquid foundation (like this Tarte one I use) or eyeshadow primer (like this one) to your eyelids and right on the bone under your eyebrow.  This will make the shadow stick better.

2.  Take a light sparkly/shimmery champagne or other light color and pick some of it up on a small eyeshadow brush.  I used the color Shimmering Buff by Tarte (from this pallete) but you can use any similar color that you want.  Apply it to the outside of the inner tearduct and blend about 1/2 of the way up onto your eyelid.  Also apply it on the bone under your eyebrow.

3. Take a brown color and pick some of it up on a brush of your choice.  I used Shimmering Cocoa by Tarte (also from this pallete).  Apply it on your crease, bringing to the corner of your eyelid and then blending it ever so slightly into half of your eyelid to meet the light color.  Take a bigger brush and blend the brown color and the light color all together to smooth out any lines.

4.  Take a little bit of the same brown color you used in your previous step with a very small brush, and apply it to the outer half of your bottom lash line.  Don't apply it to your waterline - you don't want to close your eye off.  This step is just to make your eyes look more define.

5. Now take a little bit of the light color you used earlier and color the rest of your lower lashline with this.  This will really open your eyes up some more.  Your eyeshadow is done!

6. The final step is to line your lids and apply mascara.  Use a brown eyeliner pencil.  You want to use a pencil for this because it's softer (I use this one in the color Belgian Chocolate).  Make the line thin, and only wing it out a tad.  Soften the line by blending it with a brush.  Curl your lashes (this tutorial is good because it makes your eyelashes very curled), and add mascara.  You could use false eyelashes, but for most normal, everyday wear - they're not very practical.

And your done!


Maya M said...

Great post, personally I love wearing eye-shadows.

Larissa said...

Casual and beautiful! I like it :)

Marta Cermeño said...

I love your blog, it's really nice!
Thanks for your comment, would you like to follow each other?
Have a lovely day x

Lili Matic said...

Nice post ! Love your blog ;)

Would be great if we followed each other, don't you think so ? :)
I'd love it :)



Perla Sanchez said...

Great natural look! Your have a great blog, I'm following you now, please check out my blog and follow me too if you like it :)

Lili Matic said...

Thank you for the lovely comment ;)

I follow you now ! :)



Elfena said...

Lovely!I like it. Nice blog. What about following each other?

Amy K said...

Great look!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Would you like to follow each other?

Much Love,

pretty little things said...

love the tutorial.
xo sabbi

Marta Cermeño said...

follow back!! xx

inEka said...

Great post, I love this look.
Thank You for the comment on my blog I now follow you I would love if you could follow me back.

Marian said...

I tagged you at my blog! :) said...

Great post! Thanks for the tips!

Chai Chen said...

Nice tip! It complements the skin and makes it look good for the entire day. :) Natural look. :)


OPInionated said...

I am a big fan of neutral eye shadow!

Mish Rendon said...

Great tips! Anyway, thanks for dropping by my blog! Followed you! Hope you follow mine as well :)

XO, Mish

Charlotte said...

aw so pretty :)

- ordaining serendipity

lhnguyen said...

Thanks for sharing these helpful tips! I tend to be troubled when trying to apply some neutral looking everyday eye makeup because I usually don't know what to go for or where to start, but these are such simple guidelines to help me if it get stuck. :D Btw, thank you for dropping by my blog hun! I'm in love with yours, especially since our blogs seems to have a similar concept going! ;)

With love,
lhnguyen xx

Rebecca Recommends said...

I enjoyed reading this, say hello to your newest follower :) xxx