Today I’m gonna try out my first makeup tutorial!
We’ll be using the Tom Ford Eye Quad in Nude Dip and no falsies, only mascara!
What you’ll need:
Eyeshadow Quad – I’m using a Tom Ford quad, but you can use these steps for any quad that you have on hand.
Eyeshadow Primer – I recommend Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion, but any one that you love will do.
A Matte Cream Eyeshadow – I love Tarte’s Confetti Cake, but any skin colored matte shadow will do.
Eyeliner – I’m using Marc Jacobs’ Highliner Gel Crayon, but any black eyeliner pencil will do.
Mascara – I’m trying out Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara, but you know the drill – any will do.
Four Eyeshadow Brushes – a big fluffy brush, a blending brush, any basic shadow brush, and a tapered brush.
1) Line your water line in black. Your waterline is the space on the inside of your eyelashes.
2) Prime your lids
3) Dust a matte eyeshadow over your whole lid with a fluffy brush. This helps with the blending of the rest of the shadows.
Your eye should now look like this.
4) Take your lightest shade in the quad and with a fluffy brush dust it all over your lid, paying special attention to the area below your brow bone.
5) Take the next lightest shade and put in on the bottom half of your lid – from your crease ( literally where your eye creases. If you don’t have a crease then decide where you would want it to be and make that your “crease” ) to your eyelashes.
5) Take your second darkest color, and with a blending brush, work the color into your crease. I go from the crease to just above it. Go slow at first, as you can always go back for more shadow! It’s easier to add more than to have to try to blend out too much.
6) Now take your tapered brush and dip into your darkest color. You’re going to want to put that color on your outer v – literally make a V on the outside of your eye. Start a third of the way up your crease and bring it to a point, and then take it to the outside third of your lashes. You’ll see that you make a V with that shade. Remember, don’t grab too much shadow at first. Build up the coverage until you get the darkness you desire.
6) Take your blending brush and blend around your edges. Make sure that there are no harsh lines; your shadow should blend into one another. I usually just try to blend my crease color into my outer v color.
7) Take your finger (either your middle or ring finger ) and get some of the second lightest shade. Tap that color onto the middle of your lid. This will draw the attention to the middle of your eye.
8) Now just curl your lashes and apply mascara!
And that’s it! You have your completed look! If you love falsies then feel free to apply them. I normally do when I go out, but I wanted this to be a natural look.
Hope you enjoyed, and that this was easy to follow!
Remember, makeup is fun and should be treated as such. If you don’t like how it looks the first time, then just wipe it off and start again. Practice makes perfect!