Hello! On the rare occasion when I get a few extra minutes for my makeup, I like to really play up my eyes. My favorite “going out/special occasion” eye look is to use a super metallic shadow- almost giving a liquid metal look to my lids. Here’s how I do it!
First off, I start with an eyeshadow primer. You can use any primer you like; even concealer works. My favorites are the NARS Eyeshadow Base, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, ELF Glitter Primer and MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot. You just want a nice even base on your lids to help the shadows blend out evenly, and also help them to last.
I like to start off with a base color on my lids, and up through my crease. I usually use a medium toned matte brown color like MAC’s Wedge.
I then like to take another deeper matte color, and work it into my crease-darkening it up as I like depending on how dark I want the look to be. I don’t ever like to use shimmer in my crease, I always get fallout when I do that- so I stick with matte or satin finishes. MAC Espresso is a good one.
Ok, now for the fun part. I take a flat shader brush like these, spray it with a little Fix + or Primer Water (regular water works too-you just want it to be wet) and dip it into my shadow.
I then just pack the color onto my lid, blending slightly as I go. I don’t ever like to use a brush that is fluffy for this step cause FALLOUT. I just continue packing the color onto the lid until it’s where I want it. Here are some of my favorite colors to use for this step:
NYX Prismatic Shadow in Girl Talk
From left to right: Burberry Nude No. 002, NYX Girl Talk, L’Oréal Amber Rush, NYX Punk Heart, Urban Decay Solstice, NARS Himalia
After I am done packing the shadow on the lid- I always take a bit of the shadow on a pointed or flat top brush and drag it underneath my lashline. This helps to bring the look together and define the eyes.
I also like to take a shade like Girl Talk and put some in the inner corners of my eyes. It really brightens it up.
Do you like these shadows?