I slacked with the BASICS series, partly because I procrastinated, and then I do want to have the "mood" to do this, and then I would be on a roll, and post the entry right away.
In my previous BASICS eyemakeup entry, I did a 2 colour how-to, with the emphasis on the outer corner of the eyes. In this part, I will be sharing my fave method, which is just one color blended all over the lids. You can substitute the lid color with any color you wish, but my preference is to use a very multi-dimensional color, slightly shimmer/ metallic, so that you can see the color in "full bloom" when it is blended upwards, and still retaining the intensity near to the lashes of your eyes.
I did an entry on rich brown eyeshadows before, and you can check out some of my recommendations there.
Again, I ain't an expert in applying makeup, and I am just sharing what works for me. I hope you will find this interesting and helpful.
Pixiwoo has a tutorial on how to blend eyeshadows for different eye shapes, and that video shows very clearly how you can blend 2 colors together to make the most of your eye shape.
All eyeshadows mentioned here are from the Urban Decay's NAKED palette.
Step ONE: Base/ Primer for your lids. You can choose a colorless eyeshadow primer, or a matching colored cream shadow. Blend it with your finger tips. It doesn't have to be neat at this point in time.
Step Two: Apply lid color. I used Toasted. Pack on the color, concentrating on the lids area.
Step THREE: Use a clean fluffy brush, and blend color up to the crease. This creates a lighter blending shade, and gives the illusion of a socket/ crease.
Step FOUR: Apply highlight color. Blend into the crease color.
Step FIVE: Line lower lids. Use any color you wish, but here I am using a blacken gold color MAC Orpheus. Then you might want to set the liner with a matching color if your lower lids/ liner are prone to smudging.
Step SIX: Line upper lids.
At this point, I am starting to notice the lid color is too "red" and brown for my liner, and I will later change the lid color ---- and showing how you can still change your mind without having to clean off whatever you have done. Of course, if you decide to change from a blue smokey to a neutral look, then you really have to clean up.
Step SEVEN: TOTALLY UNPLANNED ---- I am going to darken the lid colour. Use the same blending brush and picked up a darker brown shade, and sweep it all over the lids.
Next would be applying mascara and/or false lashes as desired. I left out those steps. So you end up with something like this:
And the overall look:
I used Cosme Decorte essence control base, Lancome Teint Miracle, Sleek Makeup Coral blush, and Lancome lipgloss.
If you missed out on other BASICS entries, here they are:
I also did a couple of tutorials before, using the same ONE eyeshadow method, and here they are:
inuovi 'Techno' smokey brown tutorial ** wowza at my pimply forehead then! LOL
NARS China Blue smokey blue tutorial ** very detailed tutorial ---- I REALLY LOVE THAT LOOK!
I hope this has been helpful! Thanks for looking.