It’s been a while. Life happens. It’s only been recently that I felt ready to sit down with the camera and play with makeup. The recent purchase of this beautiful Stila palette didn’t hurt:
I’ve had this palette on my Sephora wishlist for ages, and I finally pulled the trigger when I got a bit burned out on defining a crease, wearing liner, etc, and all I wanted to do with my makeup is wash a one-sweep shadow over my lids, sweep on mascara and go. Turns out, this palette is great for both of those options, and since I bought it in December, it’s all I’ve used.
I wanted to see exactly how versatile this palette can be, so I really decided to go for it- see how full on I could go and still be wearable. I didn’t have any other plan for this makeup tutorial other than the pile on. I’ve linked all the other products at the end of the post instead of linking them as I go.
I’m going to speed through the base- I’ve shown it time and time again. I used two foundations and my usual makeup sponge. My redness is improving, but I still have to bring the color down past my jawline to make sure my skin is as even as possible. I always finish my face with a bit of under eye concealer just in the inner corners as it does my crows feet no favors if it goes all the way to the outer corners.
Here are the shadows and the order that I used them:
I swept the matte ivory shadow in the crease to provide a good blending surface and stop the shadows from creasing later in the day. With a crease brush, I blended the medium matte brown shade in the crease really pulling the corners wide to the outside to create shape. After doing one eye, I realized I FORGOT TO DO MY BROWS and had to back up a step…
Then I packed the dark brown matte shade on the outer corners, pulling it up through the crease and towards the middle of my eyelid.
Then I packed the darkest brown shade on the very outer corner before running the light brown matte shade all the way along my bottom lash line for the hazy effect and connecting the bottom lash line and outer corner with more of the darkest brown.
Finally, I packed the shimmery ivory shade on the inner corner and half of my eyelid before lining my eyes with a heavy dose of my go-to gel liner (it’s a habit I cannot break!)
I also managed to get the gel liner on my face, which was not the easiest to remove. After most of the product was removed, I brushed it in my lower lash line to thicken the appearance of my sparse and wonky lower lashes.
Mascara… my newest fav and BOOM! Done. Actually, I decided if I put any more products on my eyelids they might be weighed down seal shut.
Next to finish the face in the usual way. Powder. Bronzer. Blush.
And, because I’m a lipstick junkie, I tried three different options with this.
A gloss, a nude lipstick, and because I can- a vibrant amazing red.
THIS.RED. Dita Von Teese for MAC. It may be the best one. And I’d know. I own way too many. Neon. Matte. THE BEST. Get your paws on it.
Stila Eyes Are the Window Palette in Soul
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Pro LongWear Paint Pot in Painterly
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 1C1
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW10
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium
L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Espresso
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Waterproof Blackest Black
Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss in Dolly
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in 01 Nude
MAC Lipstick in Dita Von Teese (this is limited edition. If you have a thing for red lipsticks, get it before it’s gone!)
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