Sometimes less is more; it can be cost effective, easier for beginners, and faster. When it comes to creating the perfect matte eye look, for a night out or a day at school/work, try this perfect combo of shadows.
MAC shadows are quite possibly my favorite, at least so far. They perform spectacularly on the eyes. They come in tons of colors and I love that they are singles; you don’t have to get a palette with shades you won’t use. You can also buy a custom quads as well instead of filling an entire palette; this would be ideal for those who want something simple for everyday wear. This would also be a good way to get a great quality set of basic matte shades to mix with other shadows.
On this particular day my boyfriend and I had trouble taking pictures in good lighting. We live in an area were sunlight can be sparse; which can make getting good daylight pictures a challenge. Here are some pictures taken at different angles trying to get the best lighting possible.
Natural daylight pictures will be a learning curve at first. I aim to get the most color accurate pictures, for my makeup looks, as possible.
Main Products Used
- The four shadows I used were Blanc Type (MAC), Kid (MAC), Wedge (MAC), and Swiss Chocolate (MAC).
- Maybelline gel eyeliner in Blackest Black
- MAC Twig Lipstick
- House of Lashes in the style “Siren”
How I Achieved This Look
- First I took a Sigma E60 large shader brush and Blanc Type I applied this shade from lash line to brow bone.
- Next I took a Morphe E27 round blending brush to apply Kid all in the crease area.
- Then I took a Sigma E40 tapered blending brush to apply Wedge lower in the crease than where I applied Kid.
- Afterwards I took a Morphe M433 brush to apply Swiss Chocolate low and deep into the crease area to give more definition.
- Next I quickly smoked out my lower lash line with Wedge and Swiss chocolate with a small flat definer brush.
- For the last eyeshadow step I took the Sigma E60 and Blanc Type to touch up the lid and brow bone color to brighten them back up. I wanted to keep all of the brown shades mainly in the crease.
- To finish off this eye look I did winged eyeliner and popped on some fairly dramatic lashes. I used House of Lashes in the style “Siren”. Personally, I rarely do makeup without wearing false eyelashes. However, lashes are completely optional with this look, do whatever you are comfortable with! 🙂
Top Left – Blanc Type
Top Right – Wedge
Bottom Left – Kid
Bottom Right – Swiss Chocolate
Lipstick Shown – MAC Twig
I hope you enjoyed this post! As I get used to blogging updates will be made and the quality of my pictures will be much better! This is just the beginning! 🙂