Barely there but makes all the difference
Applying eyeshadow can sometimes be a bit overwhelming – especially when working with darker colors. In the spirit of avoiding the slippery slope of a smoky eye (or walking out your front door looking like a racoon, for that matter) we’re big fans of nude eye makeup; the look that is barely there but makes all the difference. All you need is three shades that keep within the range of your skin tone – a lighter one, a darker one, and one that is a little bit in between. For this step-by-step guide we’re using our Eye Shadow Quartet in Muddy Nudes, a flat eyeshadow brush, and a fluffy blending brush.
- Pick up the lightest shade with your flat brush and apply all over your lid.
- Using your blending brush, apply the medium shade all along your crease and blend until it’s merely a subtle wash.
- Use your flat brush to shade the outer corner of your lower lash line to enhance your eyes.
- Keeping with you flat brush, apply the darkest shade on the outer corner of your eye (make sure you don’t grab too much pigment – a little goes a long way here). Gradually build your color, steering free from the center of your lid.
- Blend, blend and blend inwards and along your crease. This will marry the colors with one another, creating a seamless gradient from light to dark.
- Top it off with a few good coats of mascara.
And there it is! The “barely there” eye makeup look that is quick, wearable and natural.