We all know a hectic, on-the-go lifestyle can be tough for a girl…especially when it comes to taking time to apply make-up! I don’t about you all, but my eye make-up is what I spend the most time on…or used to spend the most time on. My Naked palettes have become my best friend for eye make-up! Easy, natural and it lasts all day long!
For this tutorial, I used my Naked 3 eye palette and Naked Flushed for my cheeks after applying concealer and foundation first. If your foundation doesn’t form a good base for eye shadow…or you only use powder, then I recommend using a primer first on your eye lids. I use Merle Norman Lasting Foundation because its light, covers well, and is a great base for applying eye shadow and blush. It also has SPF in it, but I will save that for a later post.
So lets get started! Below is a photo of my eye lids after I was completely finished. Sometimes it is easier to see the finished product first so that you have a reference to refer to as I tell which color went where!
Also note, I start at the top and work back down to my lid. Top to bottom.
Color 1: The base. “Strange” ~Spread this color all over your lid and crease to just below your eyebrow. This color will act as a base for all other colors we are about to apply.
Color 2: The highlighter. “Limit” ~Spread this light pink color just below your brow (leave a small gap) and follow the natural curve of your crease and eyebrow. This color is not meant to be heavy and dark, but add just enough color above the darker color that will be going in your crease.
Color 3: The crease. “Nooner” ~This color is a deeper pink tone with brown undertones in it. It is only slightly darker than the color we used as the highlighter, which is what makes this look so natural. If you want your crease a little darker, then add in some “Factory” with “Nooner” but I only used “Nooner” here. Applying this color is probably the trickiest. Be sure to follow your natural crease of your eye lid and don’t go below the cease onto the lid. Depending on how far back your eyes sit, you may want to go ahead and go a little above your natural crease line so that the darker color shows up more when your eyes are wide open. I am one of those who must do this, otherwise you cannot see my crease color.
Color 4: The lid outer corners. “Darkside” ~This is the darkest color that you will be applying and it is in small amounts in the outer corner of your eye lids. You will want to apply this in the shape of an upside down triangle. The base of your triangle would be in the crease with the top point going down to your eyelash line. As you can see in the photo below, I have a very small amount of “Darkside” showing due to my eyeliner extending past my eyelash line.
Color 5: Lid Highligher “Dust” ~I love to add a bit of shimmer to really highlight my eyes. You will want to apply “Dust” all the way across your eye lids until you reach the point where you applied “Darkside.” For a more subtle look, you can blend “Dust” into “Darkside” slightly.
And you are finished with your eye shadow! Yay! I then applied a dark brown eye liner and black mascara.
No onto my cheeks using Naked Flushed. The photo below is the finished product where you can see my eyeshadow and my cheeks! I did not take a photo of the inside of Flushed but there are three colors in it. From left to right: dark bronzer, light shimmer highlighter, and the deep pink blush.
Applying Flushed: First, you will want to use the bronzer to contour your cheekbones. You do this by applying the bronzer (I use a small kabuki brush.) under your cheekbone in your faces natural indention. If your cheekbones are not very pronounced, then you may need to make a kissy face and suck your cheeks in to really see them. Next, apply the highlighter to the top of your cheeks above the cheekbone. This reflects light, which makes your cheekbones pop out more. Last, apply the blush to the ball of your cheek and along the cheekbone. Be sure your bronzer, blush, and highlighter have somewhat of a blending line where it looks natural.
And your finished! You are ready to go out and rock your hectic, busy day knowing your face looks great and will last all day!
Until next time,
The Fair Lady Boutique
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