Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Quick Tip: Use Neutrals to Tone Down Bright Eyeshadow

 Feeling hesitant about wearing colorful eye shadow?  We have all seen eye shadow gone wrong; when some well meaning soul decides to try out a few too many colors  in her eye shadow palette all at the same time.  Don't let this make you afraid of color. Start off slow and  make bright eye shadows more wearable by surrounding them with neutrals tones.

Check out how I got this look!

I primed my lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion.  
(Skip NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk as a base if you don't want the color to look as vivid. A basic primer will help your eye shadow to last all day without creasing without amping up the color factor. )

For the green in this look I used the 88 Shadow Matte Palette
1. Lightest green for inner corner of eye.
2. Mid-tone green for eyelid.
3. Dark green for outer eyelid
4. Layered an even darker green over outer eyelid.

Next, I blended in neutrals to tone down the color.

1. Naked 2 Palette "Pistol" blended in the crease
2. Naked 2 Palette "Busted" Blended into the outer lid
3. 88 Matte Eyeshadow Palette Dark Brown (see above) 
blended into crease and outer lid in a "V" pattern.
4. Naked 2 Palette "Verve" for brow bone highlight.

Use neutral tones to make brighter eye shadow colors more wearable.

Check out the links below for products used for the complete look.

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