EYE SHADOW CLASS

POST + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Remember the case study I did comparing a matte eye with a shimmer eye (revisit it here)? Today we’re studying how to combine both eye makeup finishes together for one gorgeous look! Why? Because a matte shade anchors shimmer and keeps it from becoming a little too Vegas showgirl, while a shimmer shade adds a little life to a matte eye. Here’s how: 

TOOLS:

MATTE STEPS:

  1. Apply the bone shadow all over the lid as a base coat so when you apply the shimmer shadow later, it has something to adhere to.
  2. Apply the taupe shadow in the crease with a crease brush back and forth like windshield wipers.
  3. Apply the same taupe shadow along the bottom lashline. You can use the same brush as the crease.

METALLIC STEPS:

  1. Dab your finger in the shimmer shadow then tap it along the center of the lid. Repeat for more intensity if needed.
  2. Line the upper lashline with the metallic pencil, focusing on the outer corner.
  3. Line the lower lashline as well (optional).
  4. Highlight the inner corner of the eye using the shimmer stick.

Finish with a couple coats of mascara and pair it with any lip color you’re in the mood for! I used Anna Sui Lip Stick in #304 Fresh Pink for a pretty Spring look.

 

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