Good Evening Munchkins!
Today I will be sharing with you an eye makeup look that is very shimmery, very beautiful and very appropriate for spring. For me personally, spring is all about pastel or pale-ish colours and experimenting a lot more with colours within makeup. This can be very neutral or can be the main event of your face, depending on how you apply it, so this could be one for the brave! I love this everyday, pink smokey eye (with very little smokiness!) and feel like it perfectly sums up spring for me. On we go!
The products I used for this look were:
- Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold: available from Boots and Superdrug
- Urban Decay Naked Palette, using the colours Buck and Virgin: available from Feel Unique
As you can tell, a lot of shimmer and pink involved already! When I first created this I did think there were aspects I could change (which I will explain as we go along) but I went through my day wearing this very proudly. Also, my eyeliner was very much on fleek that day!
The first thing I did was applied an eye primer. I did this just to make sure all my powder eye shadows stayed in place and it wasn’t just my cream one still on my eyelid at the end of the day (these Maybelline ones are seriously industrial strength!). I didn’t really have to worry about the colour pay off with it being Urban Decay and all! Unsurprisingly, it’s very difficult to just use a tiny bit of eye primer; my intention was my crease and inner half of my eye but it ended up all over my lid because it just wasn’t worth the hassle!
I then applied a little bit of Pink Gold onto the outer half of my eye using my finger. I hadn’t used this colour in months and seeing as it was cream, I was kind of scared that it would’ve dried up but it worked and I’m so happy as it was one of my absolute fave eye shadows last spring/summer! I have very small fingers (I’m a very small person!) so it didn’t really matter which finger I used (I also have quite big eyes) though I would recommend the index finger as that’s the smallest finger with most control (very good luck with using your baby finger!).
I then applied Buck directly into my crease, blending out the edges of Pink Gold at the same time. I just used a small, dense blending brush for this. I didn’t use too much as I wanted the pink to be the main attraction and definition wasn’t my main focus, but I wanted a little something just to make it look like I had crevices. Wait…
Taking a very small, flat-headed eye shadow brush, I applied Virgin on the inner half of my eye. Weird order, I know! This is so pigmented and in the pan it looks like a shimmery white with pink reflexes but it’s a lot lighter than I could have every imagined! This does look pretty shocking at first but trust me, after blending and all the other final touches, it doesn’t look too in-your-face. I also wear glasses so yay for thick, black frames!
I then of course applied my usual eyeliner with a black eye shadow and angled brush. On this particular day of taking pictures, it was very small and thin, a huge change for me! I did really like it though and toned down the pink a little bit but not too much so it was still evident. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I feel like eyeliner helps to draw everything on the eye together and this definitely did that! When I first applied it all, I was a little worried but my savior came to the rescue!
And there we have it! Let me know what you think of this look, what you have been wearing a lot of this spring, how you choose to wear your makeup now it is that time of year or what you would like to see more of. If you try this look out, send me pictures and tell me what you think of it! Also, if you have any other questions surrounding this look or anything you have seen on my blog, you are more than welcome to ask me in the comments below.
Thank you so much for reading and I will see you soon,