Heeeey lovely people!!
Hope you’re all fab! ❤️
Today I wanted to push myself and do something a bit scary that I would never have done a few months ago. An eyeshadow tutorial. Dun dun duuuunn! You’re probably thinking that’s not a big deal…but for me it’s huge! I’m not amazing at applying makeup but it’s something I love to do. It’s my happy place 😊 So I really hope you find this helpful and I know you guys will support me however it turns out because you’re a lovely bunch 😘
So without further ado…
Eyeshadow may seem terrifying at first. You see all these gorgeous looks on Instagram and Pinterest and think how on earth did they do that?!
The key is blending. Blend blend blend. I would invest in a good set of eyeshadow brushes. They don’t have to be expensive at all, just something nice and fluffy to blend, a brush to pack on shadows etc (if you want me to do a in depth post on brushes let me know 😊)
The palette I’m using today is the Sleek Au Naturel palette. This is a gorgeous drugstore palette with beautiful neutral colours perfect for a sexy smokey eye! Sleek palettes are definitely my favourites from the drugstore. They are incredibly buttery and pigmented and blend like a dream!
If you want to prime your eyelids go ahead! I don’t usually primer them. A primer will help to make the colours more vibrant and prevent them from sliding about and fading.
First, I took a very fluffy brush and used the shade ‘cappuccino’ as my transition colour. A transition colour helps all the other colours to blend in.
I then took the shade ‘bark’ on a different fluffy brush and swiped it in my crease. I take very little product and build it up. To get a nice gradient, use windscreen wiper motions and keep going back with your fluffy brush with the transition colour just to keep everything nice and blended.
Next, I mixed the shades ‘regal’ and ‘noir’ just to darken up the crease a bit more. Then, with a stiffer blending brush I took just ‘noir’ and applied it to the outer corner of my eye. You want to make sure you don’t take it past the crease colour. Don’t worry if you look like a panda! We’re going to be going back in with our transition colour and blend everything out softly so there are no harsh edges!
I’m darkening the outer v even more whilst blending at the same time. You don’t want to bring the black too in as we need some space for our lid colour!
Last of the eyeshadows. I applied the gorgeous ‘taupe’ on the remaining lid space with a flat brush, packing it on. Don’t worry if you get any fall out! We can clear that right up! I tend to do my foundation after my eyes but if you do it first you can buy some shadow shields or just place a tissue under your eyes to capture any fall out!
Make sure to blend out where the outer v and lid color meet, as we don’t want any harsh lines. Think Jaclyn Hill vibes! Flawless! Just blend it all seamlessly 😍
There’s the finished eye. Wasn’t too hard was it?! 😊
I realise it’s not a perfect smokey eye but I tried my best ☺️. Eyeshadow is my favourite part of applying makeup! Hopefully, I’ll continue improving 😊
I really hope you enjoyed this small pictorial and hope you try it out! I’d love to see what you guys do!
I do want to try and do more eyeshadow tutorials, with different themes. Let me know if that’s something you’d like to see!
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you are!