One of my favourite looks for Hooded Eyes….
Applying eyeshadow seems easy enough until you have to take into account your eye shape. I have hooded eyes, which is why I share these tips on How to Apply Eyeshadow to Hooded Eyes tutorial. A smokey eye is universally flattering and using colour instead of neutrals is so versatile. Choosing the colour according to your outfit or occasion. You can add colour to the whole look, using different shades or just add a pop of frost or sparkle to give a more glammed up look.
What you wear can be the inspiration behind what make up look to apply
I was meeting a friend for lunch today in London. The weather was cooler and I wore a leopard print dress with white trainers. This dress is figure hugging, but the material is stretchy and it goes just past the knee. I love this dress because I can wear it for about 9 months of the year in the UK. It’s from last season’s Whistles collection. It has a black and blue/purple subtle animal print pattern to it. Price per wear has been very good for this item. you can also dress it up or down.
I had already done my hair, which is pretty much the standard for me. Letting it air dry or sitting under my hooded dryer until it is 100% dry and then using my T3 styler to give my hair a polished look. I use medium heat to avoid damaging my hair. You can check out my IGTV’s to find information on what I use on my hair and how I style. Go to @silver_styling.
What comes first when you apply makeup….
I wanted to share my makeup with you today because it can be interesting to see how to apply eyeshadow to hooded eyes because there are various ways of doing it. It really is about experimenting with your own makeup because we all have our own unique eye shape even if we share similar characteristics.
When it comes to my make up, I almost always do my skin before I do eyes. Applying my base first, helps me feel so much better when my foundation is on. I can still touch up my skin after I have done my eyes to clean up any fall out from eyeshadow and to perfect the make up. I always powder right at the end, when I know there are no more corrections to make.
Products I used for the look below were in order of appearance:
STEP 1-10….. SKIN
Step 1- Becca Back Light Primer using a Real Techniques Buffing Brush from TK Maxx
Step 2- Becca Under Eye Anti Fatigue as an eye primer
Step 3- Givenchy Prisme Libre Travel 01 Pastel as the setting powder for my eye primer
Step 4- Arbonne Foundation in Soft Blush (this is the perfect shade for my light cool undertones skin.)
Step 8- The Balm Bahama Mama bronzer (but I used it as a contour because it has a slight smokey look)
Step 9- Givenchy Bronzer in Medium. Here is a similar one.
Step 10- Narcissist blush in Maldives (this has a slight highlight glow to it which is beautiful on the skin, especially if you have cool undertones)
STEP 11-15- EYE MAKEUP
Step 11- Smokey Eyes
Arbonne Its All in the Eyes Palette Vol 2 (I used the lighter purple for the lid and the darker purple and black for my outer corners
Itsmycolour Plum Trio Eye Shadow in the middle shade just above my crease.
Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Palette and I used the shade Royalty as the pop of colour on the middle of the lid. Applied with a flat brush.
Step 12- I then used the black from the Arbonne Palette to line under my eyes and just above my upper lash.
Always blending. I recommend the Morphe Jaclyn Hill eye brushes for applying and blending this look.
Step 13- I then highlighted under the brow with the highlight shade from the itsmycolour plum trio palette and blended some more.
I then cleaned up the area with some of my foundation and then smudged under the eyes with a clean fluffy blending brush so that it didn’t have a definite line, which can happen after ‘cleaning up with foundation.’
Step 14- Curled my lashes with a lash curler. My favourite is the Surrat curlers but I didn’t have them to hand today because they were in my makeup kit.
Step 15- Mascara. I used Arbonne Speaks Volumes mascara and the fibre from the Urban Decay No Lash Lash Mascara.
STEPS 16 AND 17- SETTING YOUR MAKEUP AND APPLYING PRODUCT ON YOUR LIPS.
Step 16- Once I was happy with my skin. I set with loose powder using Arbonne Setting Pretty Powder. Once you have set your skin, you can’t go in and change anything or you risk your skin going patchy.
Step 17- Lipstick. This is Runway Rogue lipstick Jet Set. I am totally obsessed with their lipsticks and glosses.
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