It feels like a long time since I’ve done a makeup-y post because I’ve just been loving the skincare recently. So I’m coming at you today with a little how-to eyeshadow look using a palette that I’ve loved for around five years. I’m by no means a make-up artist and have no professional training, but I thought it’d be nice to share a tutorial with you all. If you’d like to see more makeup related posts in the blogosphere, I highly recommend checking out the lovely Livie Baines’ blog (particularly her Flawless Face Routine) as she does incredible things with makeup and I’ve learnt a lot from her posts!
Since the age of about fifteen I’ve never been without one of Benefit’s Big Beautiful Eyes palettes because it just really works for me. Inside this nice compact are three shades that I believe would work for anyone. I find myself reaching for it whenever I’m not sure what I’m doing with my eye makeup, or whenever I need something that I know looks good. You can use this palette to create a bold and striking look for an occasion or (which is what I do most of the time) you can use it for an every day look that compliments whatever you’re wearing.
The palette comes with three shadow shades, a concealer pan containing Boi-ing concealer in the shade 02 and also two handy brushes, one of which is double-ended, meaning you can take the palette wherever and still create a beautiful eye look.
The look I’ve created here uses all three shades of the palette, but I have on many occasions just used the first two and skipped the darker matte brown for a softer look. All I did was prime my lids with Laura Mercier’s Eye Basics Eye Primer in Flax. Then I took the lightest shade on the left, which is a shimmery champagne pink colour, and washed it over the entire lid. I then used the middle shade- more of a shimmery dusky rose colour- and I apply that to two thirds of the lid and up above the crease for more definition. After this you should have a light inner corner which fades to a slightly darker outer corner. Then, using a pencil brush, I took the matte brown shade on the right and applied it to just the outer corner of the eye in a triangular shape to give my eyes and lids a nicer shape. If things have gotten a bit messy on this part, then take a fluffy brush and blend blend blend to soften things up. I didn’t have to do that here because I liked how my outer corners turned out, for once!
I don’t tend to use the concealer pan that much to be honest. I will occasionally if I’ve had some fall-out from the shadows, just to clean things up under the eye area. I believe it is meant to be used to clean up the outer corner of the eye lid to make the “V” look sharper, but I say use it for whatever you want! It is a very good concealer so I should probably make more use of it.
To finish off, I lined my upper lash line with MAC’s Fluidline gel liner in Backtrack and did a couple of coats of mascara too.
I hope you enjoyed this one! It was nice to switch it up a bit from all the skincare. I’m going to try and broaden my horizons a little more this week and next, just to keep things fresh and interesting.
Until next time lovely readers,
A Little Disclaimer- All products featured have been purchased with my own money or have been gifts from friends and family. I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned or the links to websites that have been provided. All opinions are entirely my own and honest, I am not being paid to advertise these products. All pictures on this post have been taken by yours truly.