Every once in awhile I like to lighten up my eye makeup and experiment more with fun lip colors (think coral, pink, etc). I've found a great mix of shadows that add definition and color to my eyes, without being to dark.
This is the first time I've purchased Urban Decay eyeshadows, and I have to say I'm quite impressed. There is absolutely no fall out during the application, and the colors are blend-able and smooth. Plus, the brand itself is cruelty-free (no animal testing), and a handful of their products are vegan (including both of the eyeshadows used in this tutorial), so I enjoy supporting a company that focuses on those things.
MAKE eyeshadow in Alabaster ; Urban Decay Laced ; Urban Decay Tease ; Maybelline Barely Branded 24 color tattoo ; Revlon Colorstay Gel Liner
I used Maybelline's color tattoo as my lid primer. I've heard great things about it so I wanted to try it out. It's fantastic either worn alone as a shadow, or used as a primer.
*I have residual liner + mascara on since I had to squeeze this tutorial in after I had already done my makeup. So, if you are starting from the beginning, as you should, just follow the same steps but save liner + mascara for last.
Use your finger to apply lid primer/color tattoo.
Grab a fluffy eyeshadow brush and sweep Laced all over the lid.
Pick up an angled eyeshadow brush, or a less-fluffy brush, and press Tease into the outer corners and crease.
Grab a clean fluffy brush and sweep Alabaster across your brow bone, blending down towards your eyelid to soften the darker brown.
I like the tiny little brush that comes with Revlon's Gel Liner since you hold it so close to you eye. Use that, or whatever brush you prefer, and line your upper lashes.
Swipe mascara on both the top and bottom lashes and you are finished!
questions about brushes? see this post
questions about my daily makeup routine? see this post
Another nice thing about starting the day with lighter shadow is that it's build-able if you are going out later that evening. All I would do to switch this look from day to night is add a little bit more liner to my lower lash line and swipe a darker charcoal shade across the lid (except for the inner corner).