Just Add Color – Eyeshadow in Action


Make Up For Ever Artist Palette #2 Artistic worn on Dark Skin

I love colorful eyeshadow in theory.  In action, I’m a little more drawn to neutrals lately but I really wanted to find a way to incorporate some color into my everyday makeup look.  Since I’ve been a little in love with my MUFE Artistic eyeshadow palette lately I decided to add some color by smoking out my look.  This eye look is really simple and honestly, I used my MAC 217 brush and just blended some of the purples, blue/greens and pinks together.

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette #2 - Artistic worn on Dark Skin


Make Up For Ever – Mattifying Primer

MAC Correctors in Burnt Coral and Pure Orange

MAC Studio Fix Fluid – NC50

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation – New Guinea

Nars Illuminator – Laguna

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NW40

Laura Mercier Translucent Face Powder


Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder – #8

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Topaz

Nars Blush – Taos

  1.  After skincare and primers, apply corrector to cover up hyperpigmentation and acne scarring using a flat/stiff foundation brush.
  2.  With that same foundation brush apply the foundation mixture (foundations + illuminator), then blend out with a damp beauty blender.
  3. Apply lighter colored concealer under the eyes, down the center of the nose and on the forehead.
  4. Set concealer with a pressed powder using a fluffy blending brush or beauty blender, then lightly set the rest of your face.
  5. Go around the perimeter of the face with bronzer using a buffing brush. (feel free to chisel the cheek area a bit as well).
  6. Go on top of the cheekbones, down the center of the nose and on the cupid’s bow with the highlighter using a fan brush or a small soft contour brush.
  7. Use a blush brush or a stippling brush to apply your blush and then blend it out with your beauty blender.


Wearing Colored Eyeshadow Eyes


MAC Paint Pot – Layin Low

MAC Brow Pencil – Spiked

MAC Eyeshadow – Arena

MAC Eyeshadow – Soft Brown

Make Up For Ever – ME-910 (Magenta), S-924 (Purple)

Make Up For Ever – ME-700 (Teal), ME-930 (Blue/Green with Hints of Brown)

Make Up For Ever – ME-302 (Deep Blue/Purple)

Wet N Wild Gel Eyeliner – Black

MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash

Red Cherry – Demi Wispies

  1. Brush brows upward with a spoolie or brow brush.
  2. Fill in brows with your brow pencil using very light strokes.
  3. Lightly define the brows using your foundation (you can skip this step for a more natural looking brow)
  4. Pat your paint pot on the lid using an eyeshadow brush or your ring finger and blend it out.
  5. Blend Soft Brown e/s all over the lid and into your crease using a fluffy blending brush.
  6. Add a little Arena e/s under the brow bone and blend it out.
  7. Blend S-924 (Purple) e/s into the crease lightly.  Darken it with ME-302 (Deep Blue/Purple) and then add some pops of the  ME-700 (Teal), ME-930 (Blue/Green with Hints of Brown) into the outer corner of the eye.  Then pop a little bit of ME-910 (Magenta) next to those colors moving toward the center of the eye.
  8. Under the bottom lash line, use a little of the ME-910 (Magenta) e/s with a flat eyeshadow brush and gently apply some shadow there.
  9. Apply your Gel Eyeliner on the top lashline.
  10. Apply your false lashes getting as close to the lash line as possible.
  11. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Lip Products

MAC Lipstick – Taupe

Hope you enjoy this look and let me  know how you incorporate color into your makeup looks.

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