(I HIT PAN ON THE BANANA POWDER AND HIGHLIGHTER OW - well loved)
Hello, you probably came here because you're curious to find out what I used. Well let me tell you, the two products I used were the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium and the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. The actual shades I used is the orange toned shade from the ABH Contour Kit called 'Havanna' (It's the shade on the top left corner of the palette in pic) and from the Naked 2 Palette shades 'Half Baked' and 'Bootycall'. And.... scroll down to see more pics and a step by step.
(I'm obsessed with my aviator clear lens glasses from Asos)
Right so the actual steps for achieving this look:
Before you do this look: Please use a primer of any kind and set it with a light eyeshadow or powder, it will make your life so much easier. I used the MAC 'Painterly' Paint Pot for priming.
So firstly you apply a tiny bit of 'Havanna' with a fluffy blending brush (I used the Sigma E25 Blending Brush) and swipe this around the outer v of your eye and blending lightly upwards to blend it out so there aren't any harsh lines. You should blend that colour through your crease too to create a transition for the shimmer shades that will be applied over the top. Carry on building up the orange-brown shade in that corner until there is a visible dimension to the eye and a smooth gradient.
Then using the shade 'Half Baked', apply it with either the flat side of the brush that comes with the Naked 2 Palette or something like the Real Techniques Detailer Brush to pat on the colour rather than blend it out so that the colour comes out more vibrant and opaque. Then go back in with your blending brush and make sure the orange-brown shade is blended into the gold to create a smooth transition.
To brighten up the eyes, use 'Bootycall' in the inner corner and blend it into the gold shade too. Bring that colour in the inner third of your lash line to start on the lower lash line shadows.
Then to finish off the eyeshadow, apply the shades 'Havanna' in the outer third and 'Half Baked' in the middle of your lash line. I used a Sephora Shading Brush to apply this. Then blend all those colours together and then make sure the gold shade is blended into the highlight in the inner corner.
Anndddd finally to finish off the whole eye, of course, comes mascara (and fake lashes if you really want but I didn't because this is more of an everyday look). I curled my lashes and used my favourite Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara on the top lashes and a recent purchase, the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara which I will review for ya'll soon.
I really hope this tutorial made sense haha! If you have blue eyes, I recommend you try this look because your eyes will look amazing.
Byeeee until next time x