Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cool Toned Neutrals Tutorial

So as promised I will be showing you guys how I achieve the eye makeup that I blogged about a few days ago HERE. This version is the slightly darker, smokier version that I've been sporting a lot lately :) I used mostly inexpensive products which are great dupes for popular higher end products as well! I hope this is helpful and enjoy!


As usual, I started by priming my eyes with a clear base which is usually Urban Decay Primer Potion. Blend it out all over the lid and under the lower lashline as well.


Taking my NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt, I applied the pinky champagne color to the inner half of my lid. I've talked about this pencil being a dupe for Benefit's RSVP cream shadow HERE.


Blend out the cream shadow to the rest of the lid so that the powder eyeshadows are more vibrant. In the original post I did with this similar look I did not apply this base and the shimmers did not show as much.


Using a large flat eyeshader brush, I picked up some of pink champagne color in Wet n' Wild's Walking on Eggshells trio. This color is said to be similar to Mac's Naked Lunch or Stila's Kitten.


Pack the color onto the inner half of the lid and blend out the color slightly as to avoid harsh lines.


Next I used the brown taupe shade in Loreal HIP's Sassy duo which is a dupe for MAC's Satin Taupe.


Using a stiff blending brush, I packed on the color to the outer half of my lid and swept the color inward along my crease to blend the shadows together. You want a smooth transition between the light and dark colors.


Using a fluffy blending brush, I picked up a matte black shadow. My go-to matte black shadow is NYX's black but any is fine :)


Gently tap the black shadow on the outer corner of the eye close to the lashline. This shadow is super pigmented so be careful! The black really adds a smokey depth to this look and pulls everything together.


Then I lined the outer half of my lower lashline with ELF's Shimmer Eyeliner in Plum Passion. This pencil glides on easily and even though it fails to last on my upper lashline, it stays on alright on my lower lashline.


I picked up the dark plum-burgandy in Loreal HIP's Electrified duo with an angled eyeliner brush and set the purple liner on my lower lashline to make it pop!


I also went back in with a fluffy blending brush and added some of the plum shade into my crease to add more color. Although the title of this look is "cool-toned" it really features both cool and warm colors and I think it would look nice on most skin tones.


I used Wet n' Wild's gel liner in black and winged out my liner as usual and applied Maybelline's The Falsies mascara to my top and bottom lashes. I know my lashes look super pathetic here but they look better in real life :(


So that's it! Simple and affordable :D All of the products that I used in this look are my absolute favorites :) I find myself reaching for these products really often and I tend to neglect my other eyeshadows :( As you can probably tell I love champagne, taupe, and plum eyeshadow colors and I get to incorporate all three especially in the fall and winter ^^

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