SPRING MAKEUP INSPO
I’m so ready for Spring. Especially when we get little teasers of warm sunny days! And one of my favorite ways to express it is through makeup, obvi! When switching to a pastel eye shadow, you can make it pop even more if you first pick one that sparkles a little (nothing too showgirl) and second, find one that you can wetten for more intensity. I had the pleasure of working on a metallic beauty story for Darling magazine this month that inspired this tutorial to show you just how easy it is to create this look.
- A Metallic Eye Shadow — I used this one ($$) on Amelia but you can create a similar effect with this one ($$) if you don’t want to deal with wetting it and making a paste.
- An Eye Contour Brush — I love to use this one ($$$) for wetting shadows because of its short and thin bristles. You can also try this one ($1).
- Optional — I added this lash strip ($) because, well, you know… but this look doesn’t need it!
- Fill the lid to the eye shadow with water or the liquid that comes with it (in that case use the tray that it comes with too). If you’re using a different metallic shadow, test it to see if it can be applied wet by wetting just the brush and swirling it across a small area of the shadow. If it makes a paste, great! If it balls up, no bueno and try a different one. Then dip the brush in the water and swirl it in the shadow to make a paste.
- Sweep the brush over the lid to start. You can leave it as is or bring it up into the crease as well like Amelia did here.
- Finish the look with mascara or add a lash strip like we did.