Now we all have our few little makeup items that we use over and over again. Those two or three eye shadows that are in the ‘every-day’ kit. For me, these are shimmery brown colours and most days, my go-to look is a shimmery brown eye which I think works great for any occasion. Some people shy away from shimmer for day looks, but I love it, and I think it’s perfectly reasonable to add a bit of sparkle to every day!
So here is my look, keep reading for how I did it!
Ingredients List (also know as the make-up you need for this look!)
Base: MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection (Ltd. Ed – you can just use any primer or pale shimmery shadow)
Brow Bone: MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown (medium brown matte shade)
Corner: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Smog (or any darker brown)
Highlight: MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon
Liner: MAC liquid line in Rich Ground
Mascara: (my fave!) CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Black
Brows: Any brow pencil suitable for your colouring, I used Savvy by DB eyebrow pencil in Blonde (a steal at only $4.95 from Priceline).
STEP 1: After applying your foundation (for anyone who cares to know I’m wearing NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Mont Blanc) and filling in your brows, apply a primer or colour base to the entire eye lid up to the brow.
STEP 2: Next, work a medium brown colour across the brow bone from the outside corner edge of the eye to 3/4 of the way in, with a crease brush or similar. If you have hooded eyes be sure to apply this with your eyes open and looking forward. You may have to apply it slightly above the brow bone to see it.
STEP 3: Work a darker shade, (I’ve used UD Smog) into the outer corner of the eye lid, and blend in towards the centre of the lid. Don’t apply this too heavily, we just want a soft brownish haze here. You can darken this significantly if you are altering this look for night wear.
STEP 4: Take a highlight shade and apply it to the centre of the eyelid, just above the lash line. Be sure to keep it in the centre and don’t work it too much into either side (this will make your eyes pop more!)
STEP 5: Apply the same highlight shade just below the brows and using a fluffy brush, blend all the colours together softly so there are no harsh lines.
STEP 6: Finish by lining with a brown pencil or liquid liner. I love the shade ‘Rich Ground’ by MAC as it has a shimmery bronze finish and offers great all day wear. Give your lashes a quick lick of mascara and you’re good to go!
Tell me beauties, what is your go-to every day look?
Do you think you’d try a shimmery brown look like this one?
Have a lovely weekend!