I don’t do a lot of tutorials, but I thought I’d try something different and see if you guys like. So first up, is a simple look that I’ve been really into lately. This is a high shimmer “wet look” lid that looks fresh, but a little sultry.
I’m using the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection ($36), which I really like. The shimmer finishes are absolutely perfect for this kind of look (which is why I got it), but this tutorial would work with whatever shimmery shadow you like best. The key is to get a base shade that will look bright against your skintone.
1. Prime those lids!
2. Apply a bright, shimmer shadow (preferably on with a gold highlight to it) like “Satin Sheets” over the lid.
3. Softly blend a grey shimmer shade (“Sugar Walls” or “Lap Dance”) into the crease a fluffy brush is best to get the diffused texture you want in the crease.
Blur out the crease so it’s nice and blended.
4. Take a matte grey (“Garter Belt”) and blend over the shimmer in your crease to build definition.
Be sure to smudge a little along the outer half of the lower lashline to softly define.
*Tip* if the crease color ends up getting too far into your lid, add a bit more of your shimmery base color to brighten it back up! No need to start over!
Make sure to also apply some of the shimmer shadow into the inner corner of your eye.
5. Take a light, matte shadow in a nude or white color (here it’s “In the Buff”) and concentrate it under the browbone.
Pull it down from the browbone and blend, which will diffuse the shadow from your crease and smooth any harsh lines.
6. Take a dark shadow like a brown or black (here I used “French Tickler,” a black with gold sparkle) and trace along the lashline, starting at the outer corner, and pulling in. Because of my eye shape, I taper the line down around the middle of my eye, but you can also draw the line the whole way to your inner corner if that’s more flattering for you.
The reason I use eyeshadow instead of regular liner here is twofold.
First, it’s a lot easier to change, especially if you aren’t comfortable with getting that perfect cat eye shape. If you aren’t happy with your results, just blur it out by running a brush over it (if it’s too thick) or add more and more as needed (if it’s too thin).
Second, the line will be a little more diffused, which makes it extra smoky and sultry.
Important almost final step!
7. If you have some shadow fallout under your eyes, don’t wipe it off! that will just smudge it more. First use a fluffy powder brush to flick away excess,
8. Add mascara (and brow powder/pencil) and you’re done!
DONE! Now you have softly smoldering eyes worthy of an old Holywood star.
P.S. I’m wearing Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm ($8.99) in Ingenue on lips!