If you’re someone like me, you probably love collecting eyeshadow palettes and having them look pretty in your collection. It’s the best feeling, but it can get expensive, really expensive. So in this post I’m going to show you just how versatile an eyeshadow palette can be. With a little creativity and imagination you can use just one palette to create looks that looks as if you’ve used five different palettes. Your bank account will thank you later!
My palette of choice is Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance. I chose this particular palette due to it’s versatility. It has a good amount of mattes and shimmers and while it is on the warmer side, you can get some nice neutral looks out of it too. Plus everyone has this palette so it makes sense to use it!
Look one –
An everyday neutral eye. For this easy and understated look, simply sweep the shade, tempera all over the eye from lash line to brow bone. Then take warm taupe on a fluffy brush and add some crease definition. If you’re someone who likes a little more, take Cyprus umber on a small crease brush and define the outer V. Add a little mascara and you’re done! If you like eyeliner, take Cyprus umber on a small angled brush and sweep it along the lash line, being sure to blend to avoid harsh lines.
Look two –
A copper smokey eye. Starting off again with tempera all over the lid, take Cyprus umber on a clean blending brush and apply it in the upper crease as a transition shade. Follow that by red ochre on the outer half of the lid and blend it into the socket line and the lower lash line. For a touch of shimmer, apply antique bronze on inner half of the lid and finish with Vermeer as an inner corner highlight. Curl the lashes, add a coat or two of mascara and you’re done.
Look three –
A subtle berry eye. Apply tempera all over the lid and follow it with buon fresco in the upper crease as a transition shade. Apply love letter with a fluffy brush into the crease and follow that by Venetian Red in the outer V and onto the lower lash line. Apply Cyprus umber as an eyeliner and slightly wing it out. Finish off with Vermeer on the inner corner as a highlight. Apply some mascara and that’s look three done!
Look four –
A warm toned smokey eye. For this intense eye start of with tempera all over the lid and follow it with realgar in the upper crease as a transition. On a flat brush apply Cyprus umber all over the mobile lid and into the crease. Blend the edges really well taking care not too lose realgar in the upper crease. Take primavera in the inner corner, apply some mascara and you’re done. For a touch of shimmer take the shade primavera again and either pack it onto the centre of the lid with a flat brush for a halo eye or take it on a fluffy and dust some shimmer over the entire lid.
Look five –
Warm bronze. For a more subtle eye. Apply tempera all over the lid and follow that raw sienna in the upper crease. Apply a little bit of Cyprus umber in the socket line and follow this by burnt orange all over the lid and lower lash line. Apply some primavera into the inner corner and a little more of Cyprus umber onto the lash line for added definition. Finish with some mascara and you’re ready to go!
If you don’t like a warm toned look, or don’t have the Modern Renaissance palette, use what ever you have on hand. Find your most versatile palette. Some cool toned palettes I like are the Urban Decay Naked 2 and the Zoeva Naturally Yours palette. Both are excellent quality and ones I really recommend.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post all about eyeshadow and I hope to see you back for my next post.