This is the first makeup look that I’ve posted so I’m kind of nervous but I personally love it and I hope you do to.
Seeing as its coming up to Valentine’s Day I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and create a look for the occasion. I’ve seen a lot of pinks and reds around but I wanted to go for something slightly different, so I went for a purple and copper/gold spotlight eyeshadow look. So, without further ado…
I used four eyeshadows that I haven’t used in a loooong time for this look, all from Makeup Geek and all very affordable. They are available from Beauty Bay where you can get them for £6.00 each.
Step 1 Firstly i applied my MAC paint pot in Painterly all over my eyelids and set it with my Kat von D Lock It Translucent setting powder to prevent creasing and allow the eyeshadows to blend easily.
Step 2 Next I used a blending brush to apply the colour Petal Pusher into the crease; this will be used as a transition colour which the other colours can blend into.
Step 3 Then I used the colour Frappé on the outer and inner corner of the lid, leaving the centre as clear as possible. I know it’s a brown colour and this is a purple/gold eye look but I thought it worked well to as a base that the purple shadow could be blended into.
Step 4 Once I was happy with that I then went on to apply the colour Curfew and blended this into the outer and inner corner as with the previous step. Using the same blending brush I used with Petal Pusher, I then blended the edges to create a more seamless look.
Step 5 I then used my finger to dip into the colour Cosmopolitan and used tapping motions to apply the colour in the centre of the lid that I left clear. I always find its best to apply shimmer shadows with my finger as I always get a better colour pay off than when I use a brush. I also took the colour slightly into the crease in order to really create the spotlight look. Again, I slightly blended the crease to make sure there are no harsh lines. I then used the same brush to slightly blend the inner and outer colours into the centre of the lid.
Step 6 The look could have been left like this on the top lid but I wanted to define the lash line slightly so I did a thin winged liner that will help to hide the band of the lashes I was going to apply.
Step 7 Nearly done. I repeated the previous steps on the lower lash and lined the inner and outer part of my lash line.
Step 8 Before finishing the look I took a clean blending brush and blended the shadows further, trying to avoid mixing the shadows. Finally I applied mascara and my Huda Lashes in Giselle.
And there it is. I really liked the outcome of the look; I think it’s a nice soft look thats perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion/date night. To finish the look I used my Colourpop liquid lipstick in the colour Beeper.
Let me know what you think of the look in the comments, I’d love to hear your feedback. Until next time.