We are here with another video from our Back to Basics series. Today we are sharing a tutorial on how to achieve an everyday neutral eye makeup look. We were lucky enough to have Camille from Six Sisters Stuff as our stunning model. Those sisters have fantastic genes, right?! Thanks Camille!
A few things to remember about eye makeup:
1. Everyone has their own unique eye shape so take that into consideration when doing your makeup. It may not look exactly like it does on the model and that’s okay. If you have specific questions regarding your eye shape, write it in the comments and I will do my best to answer it.
2. Choose some neutral shades that complement your eye color. That doesn’t mean a drab gray brown for everyone. Blue eyes look great with bronze, green eyes with heather and golds, brown eyes with violets and rosy nudes. Figure out what is the best “neutral” for your eyes, and don’t be afraid to play around a bit with other options. I also love all the “naked” and “nude” palettes out there now that make it easy to pick up a bunch of neutrals
3. When it comes to eyeliner, I like a defined line right at the lash base so I usually use a felt tip pen or a gel liner. I realize some people prefer a softer or smudged look. If that is you, use a long wear pencil or a wet an eyeliner brush, dip it into a dark matte shadow, and wiggle it between your lashes for a softer look.
4. Please don’t wear shimmer all over the eye. Instead put it on the part of the eye you want to play up. I like to put it on the lid or on the inside corner of the eye, then use mattes on the rest of the lid.
5. Speaking of shimmer: please don’t put shimmer all over the brow bone. This is a dated look. We’ve all done it at some point. Guilty here. It was “the look” for awhile. But, you can still highlight that area with a creamy bright color. Use your skin color as a guide. The ivory I used on Camille would be too chalky for a medium skin tone. Match it like you would your foundation, pick the same undertones just a few shades lighter to lift the eye. You want it to look like bright skin, not powdery.
Products used in the video:
Apply Laura Mercier Eye Basic in Wheat (I also like MAC paint in Bare Canvas) on eyelid and brow bone (the most upper part of your eyelid). You can do this by using your finger or using the Bobbi Brown Cream eyeshadow brush.
These are the colors of eyeshadow I used on Camille:
-Stila “The Purrfect Cat Eye” palette ( no longer available but Kitten is sold individually)
-Laura Mercier eyeshadow in Fresco (similar to first shade used)
Applied a thin coat of Christian Dior Artliner in black to the base of the eyelash.
Applied a couple coats of Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara in black.
For those of you who need more affordable options these are the drug store recommendations:
I haven’t found a drug store eye base that I like. Anyone tried one they love?
Eyeliner: NYX The Curve liquid liner
Brushes: Sonia Kashuk Essential Eye Kit
Thank you Camille for being our gorgeous model. You look beautiful, chic, and oh so natural!
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