A daytime, work appropriate look was requested by one of my readers. I decided to take it a step further and show how to do professional looking makeup that is subtle and wearable for daytime. There are four different components to the eyeshadow: lid shade, transition, crease, and highlight. You can change the colors you use, but just stick to the general guidelines.
STEP ONE: Fill in brows and apply primer. I went for a very strong brow, just for fun 🙂 I used Maybelline brow pencil in Blonde and MAC Espresso and Omega for my brows, and Urban Decay Primer Potion.
STEP TWO: Apply MAC Patina to the lid with a flat shader brush (MAC 239). If you don’t have Patina, use an antiqued gold color… something close to the color of your skin tone! You don’t have to be extremely precise because we are going to blend it out in the next step.
STEP THREE: Apply matte transition shade with a big fluffy brush (MAC 224). I used MAC Soft Brown because I wanted it to be a very warm look; warm colors make blue and green eyes pop!
STEP FOUR: Deepen the crease with a medium matte brown using a crease/blending brush (MAC 217). I used a mixture of MAC Cork and Mulch, but any matte brown will do. Try to keep the color concentrated to the crease — don’t over blend into the transition.
STEP FIVE: Apply brow highlight. I used MAC Vanilla which is a Velvet (mostly matte with tiny amound of sparkle) You can use either a shimmery or matte highlight for this look.
STEP SIX: Apply Liner. I used a brown gel liner by MAC called Dipdown, and winged it out slightly using a MAC 210.
STEP SEVEN: Apply liner to waterline, curl lashes, apply mascara. I used MAC Coffee Pencil, Lancome Lash Curler, and Loreal Voluminous Mascara.
I hope that was helpful!
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