In my 20's, one of my favorite eye shadow looks was pink shadow on the lids and gray shadow in the crease. At that time I used a medium pink and a fairly dark gray. I decided recently to try that same combination with light colors. I paired it with pink lip balm and I loved how it looked. Here's the finished look, and below are the products that I used and the steps that I took to do it.
Products I used:
Urban Decays Primer Potion for eyes
MAC pigment in Lovely Lily
MAC shadow in Vanilla
Stila eye shadow in Shore
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Zero
L'Oreal False fiber mascara
L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara
Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch
The first step was to put primer on my eyes and let it dry. Then I used a full brush to pick up pigment and brush it over my eye lid.
Next I brushed a lighter gray in the crease of my eye. Use a back and forth motion like a windshield wiper.
Last I used a matte off white shadow under the arch of my eye.
Then I used a rounded-tip brush to blend the shadows. Go back and forth or around in small circles until it's blended to your satisfaction. The darker the color, the longer it typically takes to blend it.
Next I used a black eye pencil to line my upper eye. Since I am getting older, the skin on my eye lids is getting looser. (If you're younger you can skip these next sentences.) This means that drawing a line across isn't as easy as it used to be. The small creases in your skin will keep the pencil from drawing a straight, smooth line. If you're going to smudge it like I do, it's not such a big deal. If this were liquid liner, I'd need to go back and dot the little spaces that didn't get liner the first time.
After the upper lid, I lined my lower eye with the same pencil. I draw it as close to the inside of the eye as I can get it. It just looks better that way.
Then I use a smudge brush - a brush with short rounded bristles - to smudge the eye pencil. You can also use a cotton swab.
Last I curled my lashes and put mascara on upper and bottom of all the lashes.
I used L'Oreal's telescopic mascara to get at the lashes on the corners of my eyes.
Once I finished my eyes I put on foundation, blush, and some bronzer to contour (a tutorial for that is coming up soon). On my lips I just used baby lips lip balm, which amazed me because it looked so much like lipstick. (see previous post for review of those)
A great look that I need to remember to use often!