Happy Sunday everyone! Tonight I’m bringing you a makeup look to help brighten up your Monday routine! What better time than Monday morning to add a colorful twist to your makeup routine and amp up your mood for the work day/week ahead. I hope you like!
STEP 1: The very first step is to always, always prime your eye area. A good eye shadow primer creates a base for the shadows to adhere to, enhances the vibrancy of the shadows and makes the shadows last all day! My holy grail eye shadow primer is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. A great cheaper alternative to this primer is Wet N Wild’s Fergie Center Stage Collection eyeshadow primer called “Take On The Day”.
STEP 2: Next take a fluffy eye shadow brush and apply the color “Buck” from Urban Decay’s Naked Palette (or any matte brown shade) to your crease area. I’m using my Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush. Sigma’s brushes are the next best thing in makeup brushes after Mac’s brushes and at a fraction of the cost! Anyway, this color is going to be our transition color to help everything blend seamlessly. It should look something like this when you’re done.
STEP 3: To make the colors stand out even more, apply a lightly colored base (and blend it out with your finger). One of my favorites (and one of the cheapest) is NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in “Milk”.
STEP 4: Next I applied Loreal’s Infallible Eyeshadow in “Perpetual Purple” to my lid with a blending brush. Here I’m using my Eco Tools Bamboo Eye Shading Brush which you can find at your local CVS, Walmart, Ulta, Target, Walgreens and other drug stores! You should have something like this when you’re done.
STEP 5: Next I took a regular blending brush and applied another one of Loreal’s Infallible Eyeshadow in “Continuous Cocoa” directly into your crease under “Buck”. The brush I’m using here is my Sigma E25 Blending Brush. Adding this color will add a bit more dimension to the look. And you should have something like this when you’re done.
STEP 6: Now for the most important part of any eye shadow application process, blending! Using a nice big (somewhat dense) fluffy brush, I blended out “Continuous Cocoa” slightly above my crease area. Again, I’m using my Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush to achieve my desired results.
STEP 7: Now for the fun part. Taking my Eco tools shading brush I used earlier, I lightly dusted Mac’s “Amber Lights” Eyeshadow over top of the purple in the middle of my lid to give it a nice gold sheen.
STEP 8: Lastly, I applied Lastly, using the same Eco Tools shading brush used above, I applied the color “Virgin”, also from my Naked palette in my inner tear duct area. (Any bright shimmery shade will do) I then applied “Foxy” from my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette below my brow onto my brow bone, as my brow highlight. (Any bright matte shad will do for this)
Finally, add your favorite mascara and you’re done!
And here’s the final look! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!