MY EASY PEASY GO-TO EYESHADOW LOOK

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Hello lovelies! 

Didn't I tell you I'd make my Wednesday post this week?! Didn't I?! I know it's 11pm butttttt it's still Wednesday so I did still keep my promise - better late than never!

Now today I'm sharing my first every makeup look post! I realllyyyyy hope you like it because I'm actually shit scared to upload this, for want of a better word (lol!) Now I'm definitely no pro, so please do bear that in mind as you read this. If you watch my instagram stories, you'll be familiar with my, frankly shit makeup explanations, but I'm hoping I'll do better today! I wanted to share this look with you: my go-to eyeshadow look. Basically if ever I feel like wearing eyeshadow and I have no particular colours in mind, then I'm probably going to be wearing some variation of this. It's perfect for all my fellow lazy gals out there, as its literally 2 colours and a bit of blending lol. So enough wittering on, let's get to it!


STEP 1: PREP
Now first things first, I always do my base. I know some people like to do their eyes first, but personally I prefer doing base first. I make sure I've toned and moisturised (Cetaphil is bae if you have sensitive/problem skin) and then I prime with the Mac Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage on the large areas of my face (i.e. cheeks, forehead, chin) and the Arbonne Primer (a gift from my Auntie; it's surprisingly good!) on my inner cheek area and nose, as it's got a much more silicone-y texture and is therefore good for filling in pores.


STEP 2: BASE
After I've prepped the skin, I go in with my base. At the minute I'm back on Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, I use the shade 'Syracuse', and use about 2 pumps of this all over my face. I absolutely lurrrveeeee this foundation. It is the bomb. It applies very evenly and sinks in well onto the skin - it's a cult classic for a reason, folks!


STEP 3: BROWS
I then move onto my brows and use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in 'Medium Brown' to fill in my brows. I've got a full review of this coming soon so stay tuned! I then set them with the Eyeko Brow Gel which I've used for years, though this is a bit of a redundant step, as the pomade usually keeps the hairs in place well on its own. 

STEP 4: CONCEAL
I then go in with my trusty Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in 'Ginger', and add just a touch of concealer around my brows to add a slight bit of brightness and to neaten them up a little too. I also add some concealer onto any blemishes I have, and then blend all of that in. 



STEP 5: EYES
Time to move onto the eyes - the fun part! Now for this look I've used the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. I absolutely loveeeee this thing. It's the only naked palette I have (basic beauty blogger alert lol!) but it's always a go-to when I'm wearing eyeshadow and I'm incredibly impressed with the quality. I definitely want to get another soon! Incidentally, please leave a message in the comments on what naked palette I should get next! Which is your favourite?
Anyway enough waffling, I basically start by placing the shade 'whiskey' evenly all over the lid, being careful to blend in as I go. I then place a bit more of that shade on the outer corner of the eye, to make the colour more intense there, as well as in the crease. I then take the shade 'Dirtysweet' and place it on the inner two thirds of the eye, making sure to press the colour in more, as opposed to blending it out fully. (I hope that makes sense lol!) That's basically it lol! I then take a clean blending brush and give it a good swish over the whole eye to get rid of any harsh or unblended lines.
I then take a little bit of 'whiskey' back onto a smaller brush, and run this under the eye/on the waterline, and take this to about two thirds of the way into the eye.
Once thats done, all that's left to do is add my standard winged liner - I use the L'oreal Superliner (3 for 2 on that link!) for this - to draw a thin wing along the eye. I make sure to line the whole eye, from the tear duct all the way out into the wing. 
I then add lashings of the Charlotte Tilbury 'Legendary Lashes' Mascara, and I mean lashingssss lol! Whenever I wear eyeshadow I always make sure to add extra to make the whole eye look pop even more!




STEP 6: SCULPT
I then go back onto the base and add a little contour/bronzer to lightly sculpt my cheekbones. I use the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar 'Sun Tan and Sun Light' Palette, which I think is limited edition (and still in limited stock), but just incase you can't get your hands on it, I hear nothing but good things about the powder Filmstar 'Bronze and Glow' Palette (which I fully intend on buying asap!), so I'm sure that will be a good substitute. I only like to add a subtle bit of cheek makeup, because I feel adding too much can often make the whole look a bit cheap, and can sometimes, if done badly, make you look like you haven't washed in a while, lol! I love this bronzer as it's very forgiving, so it's easy to build and layer and therefore you're less likely to apply too much.


STEP 7: LIPS
And lastly, the lips! I'm superrrr excited about this bit because I used a new lipstick; one that had been on my wishlist for forever! It's 'Whirl' by MAC, and needless to say, I am in love. I already had the Whirl Lipliner, so wasn't sure whether I needed the lippie too, but oh yes, I definitely did, and you definitely do too! My new holy grail for sure! Here I'm wearing the liner and lippie together, and I loveeee the colour. You can get the MAC Whirl Lip Duo here.


STEP 8: FINAL TOUCHES
So then I just go back and touch up my makeup. I take a cotton bud and clean away any eyeshadow fallout there may have been (though there isn't usually much with these eyeshadows), and I also clean up my blended out eyeshadow. I then take my complexion brush and just pat over my base just incase I missed any areas I neglected to blend in the first time around. 




And voila! There you have it, my go-to eyeshadow look. What do you guys think? Such an easy look, right? I mean honestly if I can do it, anyone can! Let me know whether you like this look, and whether you'd like me to post more things like this, I was thinking of posting an 'everyday makeup routine' as well as a 'uni going out' makeup look - let me know if you'd be interested in either of those! If so, there'll be one up next wednesday!
Until then, there'll be a new post up Friday - my usual Friday Thoughts as well as deets on my giveaway, so stay tuned!

Until next time,
Bisous <3

Eva
xxx

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