Here’s a photo breakdown of our tutorial from earlier in the day and all the tools you’ll need to achieve this look. This really and truly is super easy and by learning how to do this, you are building the foundation for learning more sophisticated eye makeup techniques.
And there’s a bonus to all of this that I didn’t mention before — it works for ALL eye shapes! Yes, indeed! The focus of the dark shadow on the outer corners of the eyes gives the illlusion of having larger eyes, to boot. And it’s all thanks to Martha Stewart. For realz.
Cast of Characters:
Eye shadow primer: I wouldn’t leave home without it. I use and love MAC’s Paint Pots, this one is Soft Ochre.
Brushes I recommend: A flat brush to apply the base color and a fluffly, dome-shaped brush for blending. I use the MAC 252 brush and the MAC 217 brush for these purposes.
Shadow: I’m using a Stila duo of Jezebel (darker shade on left) and Twig (on the right). The premise is to use a darker shade on the outer corner and a lighter shade all over.
Eyes are lined with Stila Kajal in Topaz.
Brows are enhanced with MAC’s Lingering pencil, a taupe shade that is perfect for my lightened brows.
Lashes are made fluttery with Cover Girl’s Lash Blash.
Step 1: Apply primer all over lid. The primer will ensure your shadow stays on and will also act as your browbone highlight.
Step 2: Use the flat brush (MAC 252) to apply lighter color from lash line to the crease.
Step 3: Use your dome-shaped brush to apply color in a sideways “v” shape on the outer corner of eyes. Remember – start off with just a little bit of color and blend, blend, blend! You can always go back and add more color to the basic set up, and as I demonstrated, it can be a challenge to blend down too much color!
Here’s the trick to blending: Pretend you’re drawing small-sized circles with your brush. Start off by placing your brush on the outer corner of the lid and draw a sideways “v” by pretending you’re drawing those small circles.
There ya have it! The basic steps to creating a beautiful eye look.
Try it with a variety of colors, experiment as you please. You can always take it off and start over again! If you do try this look, send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them!