Thursday, July 16, 2009
I did a quick tutorial for yesterday’s look – on my eye, though, not on mum’s! I didn’t want to make her sit through all the photos etc.
You can do this in a simple three-step method, so stick around or scroll down. We’ll go over the materials/products first.
I always do intersecting swatches to see which bases to pair with my shadows, and I thought you guys might like to see them! Bases are the one thing I cannot stress enough – they make a huge difference on the outcome of your look! I love mixing and matching products. It not only helps with staying powder, but it also amps up the vibrancy a TON!
I ended up choosing Senna Twilight mixed with Korres Plum overtop of Smashbox Smashing Mystic jumbo pencil fort his look, though in real life I would have just used Twilight. (It doesn’t show up as well on camera as it did in real life!)
Man, these were SO different over a base! Some of them turned orange, others brown… and one, the perfect shade of gold! I went with the Victoria’s Secret Mosaic Moss palette, which contains a gold shade. In real life, I’d layer it over Benefit Gilded, but for the photos, I chose Smashbox Smashing Velvet jumbo pencil as my base.
1. Apply a base. Messiness doesn’t matter! Use a synthetic concealer/cream product brush or your finger to “pat” the product into itself, the other shade, and your lid. Don’t rub; this will only rub the product off.
2. Apply corresponding shadows overtop.
3. Blend. I know this looks more subdued in the photos than step #2, but I’m not quite sure why. In real life, the transition between 2 and 3 is definitely necessary and is conducive to a cleaner look! Get rid of all those harsh lines.
That’s it! Line and apply mascara if you wish; I didn’t bother, as I knew I wouldn’t be wearing this out of the house.