photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

I can’t tell you how many times I sneak a little blush on my clients’ (and my) eyelids to make them come alive. Maybe 1,000? It’s a magical little moment that takes a soft look and turns it into a gorgeous sunset. Here’s how to make it happen:

  1. Apply a bronzed chocolate color on your lids if you have warm undertones or a smoky dark grey if you have cool undertones. Focus on your lids and don’t go higher than your crease.
  2. Apply the same shadow on your lower lash line with a thin liner brush.
  3. Dip your eye shadow brush into your most harmonious blush shade (find yours with our printable guide here) and sweep it back and forth directly in your crease. I used this gorgeous peachy coral shade on Carissa above because she has olive skin tones.
  4. Rim the inside of your eye (waterline) with a minx pencil for warm undertones like I did above, or black kajal pencil for cool undertones.
  5. Line the upper lash line with a dark brown or black pencil (this is our favorite one that goes on like a pencil but looks like a liquid liner.
  6. Finish with a coat of your favorite mascara.


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