Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Quick and easy shimmery neutral eye makeup tutorial

In an effort to use up some of my makeup (hands up who has ever finished an eyeshadow?!), I've been playing around with some eye products to see what I could come up with.  Today we have a simple shimmery neutral eye that's work appropriate and can be built upon if you're heading out after you clock off.

Let's get stuck in shall we?

In a totally unnecessary step, I used one of the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Mono Shadows in La Vie En Rose.  It looks coral in the pan and I can safely say I have no coral eyeshadows in my stash which is why I bought it.  After applying it to the crease, I can still safely say I have no coral eyeshadows in my stash because this just looks pink on my skin.  Not what I was going for at all at all.  So I applied the shade 106 Breaking Nude over the top of it to try and hide the pink.  These shadows are bloody brilliant and highly underrated.  If you don't believe me, go to your local L'Oreal stand, swatch them, then come back here and tell me how creamy, soft, buttery and pigmented they are.  I'll be here waiting.

I've spoken about Max Factor's Excess Shimmer eyeshadows recently and my go to shade is most definitely Copper.  Which is really taupe.  But that's just a technicality.  I applied this shade onto my eyelid to bring light to the eyes.  You can either apply a sheer layer for a wash of colour or apply two layers for more oomph.  Because the look was a little too soft for my liking, I took a liner, in this case Charlotte Tilbury's Rock 'n Kohl liner in the shade Elizabeth Violet along the upper lash line, winging it out slightly.  I didn't use black because I just wanted to add definition to my eyes and not much drama.

I took Elizabeth Violet very softly under the lower lash line and blended it out using a pencil brush, making sure everything looked seamless.  Then I took the brown eyeshadow we used earlier and applied it on top of the liner, blending away.  A layer of mascara, Charlotte Tilbury's Full Fat Lashes, and we're good to go.  If I wanted to take this from day to night, I'd apply the liner to the waterline and maybe add a bit more to the top lash line.  But this is a very work appropriate, day time look that I've been loving wearing!

This takes minutes and is a lovely spring time eye to wear as we finally hit February!  I'm wearing it below with NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita but I think it'd look just as nice with a nude lip or even a bright pink one.

Thankfully you can't see the pink that much on my eyes.  Not my finest makeup moment!  Are you proud of me for using a load of different products on my eyes?  I will finish an eyeshadow this year somehow!


  1. this look is gorgeous on you! It’s very similar to what I like to wear. I have dark green eyes and I love pink, rust, bronze eye shadows. The warm colours make the green pop, don’t you think? xx

    1. I'm all about warm shades on my eyes, helps me look more alive too!

  2. Lovely look, just realised I don't think I've ever finished an eyeshadow either!

    1. I can't see it ever happening, maybe a Charlotte Tilbury one because I'm lashing my way through it at an ungodly rate!

  3. Love the makeup your gonna put me outa work lol xx

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