I love nude eyeshadows, with a softly defined socket & a hint of shimmer on the lid. It’s the best way to create fresh looking eyes without looking like you’re wearing tons of eyeshadow.
I used Honey Lust mixed with All That Glitters, both by MAC, on the lid up to the socket.
And on the centre of the lid, I placed a touch of Shroom over the top of those colours, also by MAC - this makes the eye appear larger.
Using a Brown gel liner as opposed to a Black one is so much softer. Especially on a mature eyes.
To softly define the socket, I used a matte Brown eyeshadow by Louise Young.
I prefer to use a matte Brown as this sinks the socket where you place the colour, meaning you can create any eye shape you wish.
If you were to use a shimmery Brown it would reflect light, which pulls that area forward, defeating what you are trying to achieve.
Here is a behind the scenes photo of a makeup look I created on model Kate Errington!
I used a variety of vibrant eyeshadow colours from brands such as Sugar Pill, Grimas, No.7 & MAC! It was all about contrasting colours but in a complimentary way. By that I mean using colours such as Yellow against Purple. They contrast due to their colour differences, but are complimentary on the colour wheel. By using colours that are so different, you can create some real eye-catching results, and that’s why I chose to use an electric Blue liquid liner across the eyelid. This liner is by No.7, I do love it but it does stain the skin, so be warned!
2nd image from yesterdays photo-shoot.
After creating a flawless base to Nicole’s skin using Kryolans Micro HD Foundation palette, I then used ‘Woodwinked’ eyeshadow from MAC to enhance her eyes, giving an autumnal feel to the image.
*Model - Nicole Prusinski
*Photography - Martin Higgs
*Makeup - Me