Today I thought i’d go a little out of my comfort zone and do a makeup look. I love makeup however I am still learning, especially with eyeshadow. After plenty of practice I thought I would put this look together for you all. It’s a golden bronze kind of cut crease – which wasn’t the actual intention of this makeup look but here we go!
To get this look I used the holy grail of eyeshadow palettes, the Jaclyn Hill palette. This palette is INSANE. Not only is there a colour for everything but the formula is so buttery and creamy. They blend so well together and they’re so long wearing. I won’t go on too much about this palette as I’m sure you’ve all seen plenty about it.
For my base makeup I used:
Foundation: Seventeen Stay Time Foundation (Shade Fair)
Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Shade Vanilla)
Powder: Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Shade Transparent)
Contour: Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
Blush: Milani Baked Blush (Shade Luminoso)
Highlight: BECCA X Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed (Shade Champagne Pop)
For my brows I used:
Brows: Brow Wiz (Shade Medium Brown)
Brow Gel: Clear Brow Gel
For the lips I used:
Lips: MAC Pro-longwear Lip Liner (Shade Oh-Honey!)
For the eyes I used:
Eyeshadow Primer: Primer Potion
Eye Liner: NYX That’s The Point Eyeliner (Shade Hella Fine)
Mascara: NYX Doll Eye Mascara
Lashes: Ardell Demi Wispies
Eyeshadow: Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette
Right, more into the shadow after aaaaall of that! I know it’s a lot of products but feel free to use whatever you like and however much you want. I just happen to go a little overboard lol.
To start the eyes I primed and prepped them with the Urban Decay Primer Potion as mentioned above and set this in place with the same powder I used for my face which was the Rimmel Stay Matte Power.
For the crease I mixed both of these colours from the palette (Shade M.F.E.O and shade Butter). For some reason this palette doesn’t have the names of the shadows on the back so this is the easiest way I could show you guys. As I have excess skin and kind of hooded eyes, when putting colours in the crease I usually do it with my eyes open and looking straight forward as I go above the crease the give the appearance of more surface area on the lid. For this part I used a ZOEVA 227 Soft Definer Brush.
For the next colour I used this burnt orange kind of colour (Shade Hunts) on the middle of the crease and blended it out slightly towards the outer corner. Try to use a gentle hand whilst doing this to ensure you don’t blend it too far into the crease, try to keep it more on the outer corner. For this part I used a ZOEVA 231 Petit Crease Brush.
For the next step I mixed these two colours (Shade Mocha and Abyss) and used a ZOEVA 230 Pencil brush to lightly blend this into the outer V. It doesn’t matter if this part is a little messy and the next step is to carve out the lid.
To carve the lid I actually used my foundation as it’s super thick and did so with a small Morphe Flat Brush. I carved out the front part of my lid until I reach the centre of my lid. I then set this with the same face powder from earlier to prevent creasing as with hooded eyes I tend to crease super easily.
I then went over the part we carved out, carefully using the off white shimmery shade (Beam) with a ZOEVA 234 Smoky Shader brush. After this to make sure I had a seamless blend, I went back in with the burnt orange-y shade and blended between the outer V and the cut crease. By doing this it made it look like a gradient effect. To finish the look off I used all of the colours we used on the lid and blended them on the lower lash line and buffed this out. I then finished with liner, a layer of mascara and lashes with a few sprays of the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
I hope this was ok to follow as I found it quite difficult to explain over text! I’m considering starting to feature some videos on my blog so if you guys would like to see something like this in video form or want to see any other looks please leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading my lovelies. See you next time! Much Love,