It is also time to just be a little brighter all-around! Now don’t get me wrong—I love me some fall and winter beauty and fashion—but there is just something about brighter colors and lighter layers that just makes you want to take s deep breath and enjoy!
I wanted to share this spring eyeshadow look in honor of all you lucky spring breakers who get to enjoy a little vacation in the coming weeks! I actually made a video tutorial for you to watch as well! So if you’d like to learn how to get this lighter, brighter makeup look, keep reading, watch the video and follow along! [I still need to figure out how to not have such an awkward thumbnail for the video so any experts out there please send me instructions! :) ]
After moisturizing and priming my eyes and face, I decided to go in with this palette called Bling Boss from Jaclyn Hill’s Vault Collection by Morphe. These purple tones might be intimidating, but blending is everything!
Above and in crease- transition shade
I first used a light mauve shade called Hush Hush on a Sigma E40 fluffy blending brush to lay down the transition color. This really won’t show up very much in the end, but will be super helpful with helping to blend the more vibrant colors out later!
I then took a more dense blending brush, the Sigma E25, to go in with this darker maroon shade called Mystic and concentrated this darker shade on the outer corner and blended to just about the middle of the eye. To keep your eyes looking larger and brighter; you want to avoid dark colors in the inner corners. Same technique, i build and blend gradually until I achieve the depth of color that I want and go back again ton blend the other colors with it. Tip: start off light-handed with color and then gradually blend out and build up to the color that you want! It is much easier to build slowly than take away. Once I built up to the desired color, I again blended with my transition shade and fluffy brush to get rid of harsh lines.
Lid- inner ¾ of eye
I wanted to use something nice and sparkly so i used this pink/purple pressed glitter shade called Bling Bling on a Sigma E57 firm shader brush on the inner ¾ of the lid. To give the color some extra payoff and staying power, after I pack on color to the brush, I spray it with MAC Fix Plus to wet it. This spray can help intensify shimmery shadows, glitters and can be used as a setting spray for the whole face too!
Winged liner is always a challenge, even for the most practiced hand! I wanted just a subtle wing for this look so I use this liner starting at the corner of my eye and draw a diagonal line down to the lash line and then draw another line straight across to connect the wing down to the lash line. I go all the way into the inner corner. Tip: it does help to get a straighter line if you slightly tug at the corner of the eye to smooth out the lid. Don’t tug too hard, but this will help to achieve a smoother look.
Lashes- Curl & Maybelline Lash Sensational
You can use any eyelash curler but this definitely makes a difference in your lashes! Squeeze the lash curler a couple of times right at the base of your lashes. Next, I go in with one of my favorite mascaras, the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof. I know that not everyone likes waterproof mascara, but with proper makeup removal using a cleansing oil, I have never had an issue with losing lashes or removing it effectively!