Four Shadows Natural Matte Eye (Custom Quad Part One)



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.


Mini Review

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.

Different Lighting 

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

  1. First I took a Sigma E60 large shader brush and Blanc Type I applied this shade from lash line to brow bone. 
  2. Next I took a Morphe E27 round blending brush to apply Kid all in the crease area. 
  3. Then I took a Sigma E40 tapered blending brush to apply Wedge lower in the crease than where I applied Kid. 
  4. Afterwards I took a Morphe M433 brush to apply Swiss Chocolate low and deep into the crease area to give more definition. 
  5. Next I quickly smoked out my lower lash line with Wedge and Swiss chocolate with a small flat definer brush. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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! 🙂 

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