Phew! I feel like this was a TON of steps and I used 9 out of the 12 eyeshadows in this palette but I think the blending came out really smooth. It’s really not necessary to go that far to get a similar look but I felt like experimenting a little.
Products used and how I created this look:
- Physicians Formula Cushion Foundation in Light – Though you can’t see much of it, this is what I have on everywhere except my lid and under eye area.
- It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector in Light – With a small concealer brush I applied this lightly to my dark circles and blended it in.
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral and Light Neutral (mixed) – I swiped both shades on the back of my hand to mix them and then applied it on top of the corrector and blended it all out.
- Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Loose Powder – Using a small fluffy brush to avoid getting powder on my brows, I set the foundation and concealer with this.
- It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder in Fair – Since this is such a pigmented powder I used this with a small blending brush to add even more coverage to my dark circles.
- Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe (lighter side) – I took an angled brush and applied this all over my brows to generally fill in my brows. The shade is a little light for me and doesn’t show up a whole lot so I can be generous when applying it.
- Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown – For a bit more definition I used this along the bottom part of my brow, the tail, and to fill in any sparse spots. I used the spoolie on the end of the pencil to blend in any harsh lines.
- Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base – I used a couple dots on my lids and blended it all the way up to my brow bone.
- Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette
- Charmer – To kind of “set” the primer, I used this as a base with a fluffy blending brush all over the lid and up to my brow bone.
- Flower Child – With the same brush, I applied this liberally to the entire crease but stopped shortly before the brow bone.
- Smarty Pants – Again with the same brush, I applied this a bit more tightly in the outer crease. This creates a nice even gradient so the eyeshadow looks much more blended.
- Jetsetter – I used the same technique as the last step but I focused this more on the inner half of the crease area to give a bit of dimension using both warm and cool transition shades.
- Rebel – With a flat shader I applied this to the outer crease, first concentrating the color on the lid. As most of the color wore off the bristles, I slowly started to “drag” the color up into the outer crease. I also used just a tiny bit along my lower lash line.
- Leader – To darken the outer crease, I used the same flat shader and used the same technique as the last step to make sure I was blending the color as well as I could.
- Smokeshow – Using a small flat brush (mac 231), I tightlined my upper lash line. Without adding any more color to the brush and just using what was left on the bristles, I used the rest to darken up my lower lash line.
- Firecracker – To add a nice pop of shine to the lid I applied this with my finger to the center of my lid and then took the flat shader I used earlier to blend this in with Leader. It was helpful to do this step a few times to add more shine and blend the colors together nicely. I also used the fluffy crease brush from before to blend the top part of the shimmer with the crease shades.
- Funny Girl – With a small flat brush (e.l.f. concealer brush) I applied this to both the top and bottom of my inner corner.
- Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner in Black – After curling my lashes, I applied this as I normally do with a slight wing at the end.
- Covergirl LashBlast Length Mascara in Very Black – I applied a light layer of this to darken my lashes before applying the falsies.
- Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark Tone – I applied a thin layer of this along the entire lash band and allowed it to dry down for about 30 seconds.
- Revlon Beyond Natural Lashes, Defining #91181 – After allowing the lash glue to become tacky, I used a pair of tweezers to apply the lashes starting at the center of my lash line. After placing the lashes where I wanted them, I used the back of a small eyeshadow brush to tap down the outer ends and inner ends of the lashes. The eyeliner is a helpful guide for where to place the lashes and also disguises the band. If you can still see the band or glue, you can use a little eyeliner to hide it even further.