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.